What would happen right now if you decided to let go of your past? What would happen if you just made up your mind that you will no longer continue to live in the state that you are in? REALLY…WHAT DO YOU THINK WILL HAPPEN? I’ll tell you this, letting go is the start of something so special, eyes have not seen it nor have ears heard it. But first you must LET GO!
I really felt in my heart to share the art of “Letting Go” because there are many women out there that need to hear why it is important to let go of the things that are keeping them from reaching their full potential or as I like to say, fulfilling their purpose. I know many will ask and say, “Letting Go” an art? Yes, an ART. The word “Art” according to the Merriam-Webster Dictionary is “skill acquired by experience, study, or observation; a branch of learning skill acquired by experience, study, or observation; a branch of learning”. Now when we think about the word art we immediately think of the word according to “something that is created with imagination and skill and that is beautiful or that expresses important ideas or feelings (Merriam-Webster Dictionary)”. All of this is true but still what does it have to do with “Letting Go”? Before we chat let’s look at the meaning of “Letting Go”. “Letting Go” according to the Merriam-Webster Dictionary means “to move out of or away from a place expressed or implied: leave or depart: to take a certain course”.
What is it that you seek but feel as though you can’t obtain it because you cannot let go of a past issue or even a present issue? Why do you feel like you can’t let it go? In my past experiences with letting go I wasn’t aware of how much holding on to something toxic or negative was affecting my life and just like me many people don’t realize how holding on to toxicity and negativity effects their lives as well. The issues that stem from not “letting go” can cause your life to be a wreck and you become stagnant. It is impossible to fulfil your purpose when you are holding on to past and present issues. I will not sit here and say that it is easy to let things go, but it is so worth it in the end because your outlook on life will change. Your eyes will be open to so much and you will wonder why it took you so long to let go. If you knew what was on the other side of letting things go you would never hold onto to whatever it is in the first place but here is the clincher…God may have allowed the issue to take place, but he didn’t mean for your life to be placed on hold and turned inside out, he meant for you to learn from that experience to trust Him, grow more mentally, spiritually, physically, and emotionally. The issue is just preparation for the things God has waiting for you. We all have goals we want to accomplish but if we cannot let go of the things that hold us captive we will never reach those goals.
Mastering the art of “letting go” is something that I had to learn, and it took years because my past issues became a part of who I was. During this time my past issues were weighing heavily on me and then there were the added present issues I was having a hard time dealing with. I know now that it was never supposed to become a part of who I was, but it did. How many of you are letting your past determine your future? Many don’t even realize it.
Through my experiences I want to show my readers what is the “Art of Letting Go”. Below I wanted to share my process in “Letting Go” and how I determined it to be an art. The first stage of this process is the “Issues”(trials) that an individual struggles through. Then we have the second stage of the process, the “Experience”(lessons learned) Stage. It is during this stage that I learned lessons to better equip me with for future trials. Decision making was a big lesson for me among many other lessons that I learned during this process. Believe it or not there will be more trials but how I approach them is key which brings me to the next stage of this process “Skills”(prayer, bible reading, meditation, mindshifts). In the “Skills” stage I adapted routines and habits that I practiced on a daily (still do today). Within this stage (Skills) your list may differ from mine and that is okay because everyone knows what works best for them. These skills gave me a positive outlook on my life and I begin to love the way I felt. I soon realized that there was no need to hold on to what was hurting me and holding my mind captive so I “Let Go”(creativity, positivity), the last stage in the process. Once I “Let Go” I noticed changes in my appearance, my thoughts, my words, and it felt good. I felt like I was an improved version of my old self before all the battles I had been going through. Within this stage I was able to explore my creativity and found out somethings about myself I would have never known if I continued to let my trails hold me captive and I know that I am walking in the path God has for me
Remember the first meaning of the word “Art” above, “a skill acquired by experience, study, or observation”, you see, when you go through trails in life it is within those trials that you gain experiences. Within those experiences you gain skills that you will use throughout your life and if you continue with the skills you will “Let Go” of everything holding you back and you will awaken the creativity and positivity that is hidden under all the negativity. You will awaken your imagination and be able to express important ideas or feelings just as the second definition of the word “Art” stated above. This is the “ART OF LETTING GO”. You are now in another space and have departed from where you once were. This process has continued to work for me. Whenever an issue arises I deal with it using this process because I refuse to let any issue fester into something more. I refuse to be held mentally captive. LET GO!