Today I felt like picking one of my gateway oracle cards again. There was so much racing through my mind that I had to stop it by asking what it is that wants to be shared. Here goes:
Why was I not surprised that this card appeared? The theme of “letting go” may never cease to be part of our development. It accompanies us throughout our lives because it goes hand in hand with change, which is the driving force in our progression. Only when we let go of something we have outgrown, do we create the space to invite something new to grow from again. Or, in other words: Only when I open my hand can I let go of the string that holds me down and instead catch the one that pulls me forward. Still, I’ve written a lot about this subject, so I thought it must be something else. As I was putting the rest of the stack back in the box, a card appeared on the top of the deck, giving me the hint about which direction I should go with this post.
As I said before, we can only start something new when we let go of what is holding us back from moving forward. BUT before we can let go of anything, something happens within us that first brings us to the realization that we must move on. It is this inner growth that has taken place. That only triggers the feeling of doubt that everything is still okay as it was. And as we struggle with the question of which direction to go, another attitude is born.
It is not necessarily an object we need to let go of, but a previous attitude. Once we have changed that attitude, we have already grasped the new rope. For some time we may hold on to both ropes. It is a natural reflex and may be necessary. Tarzan would have broken his neck if he had let go of the vine before he had the next one in hand or at least within reach. The next step is to let go of the old rope and only hold on to the new one to swing to a new level. Thus, letting go of the object is only a consequence of altered consciousness. So when we struggle with letting go of an object, a person, a hobby, a job, or whatever we are struggling with, again we need to take a step back, look at everything from a distance, and become aware of the inner new self that wants to move on. The inner conflict is caused by a mind that has become accustomed to something and a self that is ready to embark on a new journey.
When you were able to change your attitude, your perception of that thing you wanted to get rid of changes too. That means you no longer need to let go of that. Sometimes you don’t outgrow something outside of you but actually always only a part in you. It seems so clear, doesn’t it? But in the midst of the process, we tend to overlook that fact because we are so focused on that object we struggle with.
The important journeys always happen in ourselves.
In Love and Light