She Let Go…

I love how words can bring you back to yourself. One breath at a time, one delicious vowel and lofty concept floating on the breeze and I return again and again to the truth of my Self, lost in divinity for a timeless moment… Enjoy these words of great beauty and may they touch your heart and awaken your sense as they have mine!

She Let Go by Rev Safire Rose

She let go. Without a thought or a word, she let go.

She let go of fear. She let go of the judgments.
She let go of the confluence of opinions swarming
around her head.

She let go of the committee of indecision within her.
She let go of all the ‘right’ reasons. Wholly and completely,
without hesitation or worry, she just let go.

She didn’t ask anyone for advice. She didn’t read a book on how to let go.
She didn’t search the scriptures.
She just let go.

She let go of all of the memories that held her back.
She let go of all of the anxiety that kept her from moving forward.
She let go of the planning and all of the calculations about how to do it just right.

She didn’t promise to let go.
She didn’t journal about it.
She didn’t write the projected date in her day-timer.

She made no public announcement and put no ad in the paper.
She didn’t check the weather report or read her daily horoscope.
She just let go.

She didn’t analyse whether she should let go.
She didn’t call her friends to discuss the matter.
She didn’t do a five-step Spiritual Mind Treatment. She didn’t call the prayer line.
She didn’t utter one word. She just let go.

No one was around when it happened.
There was no applause or congratulations.

No one thanked her or praised her.
No one noticed a thing.

Like a leaf falling from a tree, she just let go.

There was no effort. There was no struggle.
It wasn’t good and it wasn’t bad.
It was what it was, and it is just that.

In the space of letting go, she let it all be.

A small smile came over her face.
A light breeze blew through her.

And the sun and the moon shone forevermore.

(I found this poem many places on the internet and it’s usually attributed to Dr Ernest Holmes (1887 – 1960), an American healer, writer and founder of the Religious Science movement. However, I also found several entries on various blogs mentioning Rev Safire Rose – a minister at the Agape International Spiritual Centre as the author – one of which was the Rev herself confirming her authorship and copyright ownership of the beautiful words above. For another tiny poem of beauty, this time written by Dr Ernest Holmes, melt into these words of “Yourself”…)

What’s your experience of letting go?
How does this poem touch you?

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