Sunday Spirit


She let go.
Without a thought or a word,
she let go. She let go of the 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 the memories that held
her back. She let go of all 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 analyze 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.

Reverend Safire Rose

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10 comments on “Sunday Spirit

  1. I really could not love this more! Thank you xx

  2. Patricia on said:

    Thank you for sharing this. It is perfect. I will pass this on to all the women I know who need to simply let go. What freedom it brings!

  3. kimp on said:

    Oh Alison. This is so applicable on so many levels! How many of us hang back and don't move forward because of some little something that stops us. I know I do. I need to let go in so many areas. Thanks, Girl!

  4. mizsilverside on said:

    Gorgeous. Perfect reading, at exactly the right time, as usual Alison. Thank you.
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  5. koma on said:

    EXACTLY what I needed to hear today.(you have no idea)…thank you!

  6. Sally Hackney on said:

    I felt such peace as I read this. I strive everyday to just let go of the rubbish that gets in the way. Thanks for the Sunday reading. Love, Sally

  7. Amanda on said:

    Beautiful! I saw a quote recently that said "worrying about tomorrow only robs today of it's strength". I agree[but sometimes it's Sooooo hard]. Hope today is scrumptious! Amanda