by Michael Maciel
When the God-Self shines outward from within us, as a result of our seeking God, it activates all the dross in us, the stuff we need to let go of. As it comes up, it can be tempting to say, “That’s me…those are my sins.” But letting go of these things is what we have to do. How? By not identifying with them. Just recognize that what you are seeing/feeling is stuff that is on its way out. If you identify with it, that’s the same as hanging onto it. Just let it go. It’s not you. You’ll be surprised how good you will feel!
The mind doesn’t have hands with which to hang onto anything. The mind’s “hands” are its propensity to identify itself with what it perceives. All kinds of strange cause and effect conclusions can arise from this. The more you identify with an event/activity/idea/feeling, the more it becomes part of what you are “speaking” into the Creative Intelligence we call the Mind of God. The less you identify with it, its power to recur in your experience is diminished.
Studies have shown that detailed analyses of where the chains of events began, the one’s that seem to have us by the throat, are not effective in helping us to let go; in fact, they tend to reinforce the belief that they are us, which is exactly what we don’t want! So, take away their sticky-power. When they parade themselves in your awareness, just say, “Hmm…that’s interesting. Glad to see that that’s moving out,” and let it go. The worst thing we can do is to feel shame about it, which can only happen if we identify with it. That can only lead to suppressing it, which is the same thing as hanging onto it.
Let it go!