I listened to Songs of the Spirit 11 CD by Karen Drucker this week. The words spoke to my heart as they did when I first listened to the songs 13 years ago. “I relax, I let go, I release and surrender, all is well.”
Is it easy to relax, let go and surrender? No, I don’t believe it is easy, but if I want peace in my life, I must learn to let go, trust, release, and surrender to what is happening in my life. My daily prayer and intention is to be peaceful, to love, and to serve.
I have several RELAX plaques around our house to help me to remember to RELAX and live in the present moment. The past is gone and the future is not here yet. All we have is NOW.
For many years, I wasn’t peaceful and relaxed because I felt responsible and tried to control and fix the people I loved and cared about. I thought I knew what was best for them. How disrespectful it is to think I know the answers for someone else’s life. I know today, that behavior was born out of unresolved childhood trauma and not wanting to feel what was inside of me (not good enough, unworthiness, fear, and perfectionism.)
Doing my best was never good enough – I had to be the BEST. I had to be the president of the sorority, the captain of the cheerleaders, and queen of the prom to feel worthy and deserving of love. I worked hard, stayed busy, and pushed myself to do more and be more. Can you relate?
I looked outside to others for the answers for my life. I thought others knew what was best for me. I would ask friends, “What would you do and how would you feel if this happened to you?” I didn’t trust my feelings or myself and that the answers were within.
I’m grateful to say that has CHANGED! Today, my life is about ALLOWING, BEING, TRUSTING, and not pushing and planning everything. It’s living in the moment and trusting my intuition. It’s trusting Spirit to guide, protect, and provide everything that I need. My “job” is to keep my vibration high with gratitude and love. I send love and light out to the world rather than fear and worry. Can you imagine what the world would look like if we all sent out love and light instead of blaming, judging, and thinking we are separate?
What a breath of fresh air and relief to know I don’t have to control people, places, and things and that everyone is on their life’s journey and learning the lessons they need to learn. I believe it’s all perfect and in divine order.
What I can control and am responsible for is myself, my attitudes, choices, and reactions. I can choose love or fear and release beliefs that no longer serve me. I’m responsible for my happiness because happiness is an inside job. My friend, Donna, describes me as living from pleasure to pleasure. I know what gives me pleasure and I do more and more of it. How about you? What gives you pleasure and what makes you happy?
I love the synchronicities and miracles that unfold as I let go, relax, release, and surrender. I walk on the path every morning overlooking the ocean and spread the love. I pray and ask Spirit to lead me to the people I am to talk to. It is my “joy” to smile and greet people by simply saying, “Good morning.” I introduce myself and they remember me as “Pat with the hat.”
A few months ago, I met Henry through Norma, the cat. I was impressed by Henry’s love and apparent soul connection to Norma. Henry and I became friends and often discussed our spirituality and our upcoming book, “It’s Never Too Late for Love.”
When our book came on Amazon a few weeks ago, Henry and his wife, Marcy, sent out 10 books to their friends all over the world. I cried and was overwhelmed with gratitude when Henry shared what they did. Of course, they hadn’t read the book yet but felt the love energy from what I had shared about the book.
This is just one of many miracles that are happening as I remember the song, “I relax, I let go, I release and surrender, all is well.”
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