Your Challenge Today:

Letting go of the old form …

By Bernadette Kathryn, LMT, IHLC


 

Relationships are eternal.

The ‘separation’ is another chapter in the relationship.

Often, letting go of the old form of the relationship

becomes a lesson in pure love

much deeper than any would have learned…

 ~ Marianne Williamson 

 


 

Life is a series of chapters, you have to know when to turn the page … simple, powerful and sometimes challenging. Letting go of an old form of a relationship is also sometimes challenging. Why is it when the emotions are involved, things get complicated? Why do we (sometimes) hold on to relationships that need to change? Marianne Williamson is an internationally acclaimed spiritual author and lecturer and has written numerous books, her spiritual insights offer much thought for reflection.

 

I have found change in abstract forms to be easier than relationship changes. Learning to let go of outdated affiliations has proven to be one of my biggest challenges in life, ever since I was a little girl I craved stability in my relationships. Learning let go of that which does not serve me any longer is a lesson in love. How do I let go with love and respect for myself and the other? How do I transform my liaison into a one of emotional, mental and spiritual health that supports my life and journey?

 

We are all on our own spiritual path, we have our own spiritual lessons to learn and it is not ours to judge. We (I) need to remember that while we each have our own journey, we have to be responsible for our own personal choices. We owe it to ourselves and each other to respect those choices and trust in the Universe to provide what we need for the next chapter. It is when we are living a space of ‘fear’ that we are inclined to hold on ~ when ‘fear’ is our driving emotion, we cling to what we know instead of lovingly letting go to make room for the new.

 

When I think of life being a series of chapters combined with lovingly letting go ~ I imagine my life being a series of love stories. The love that I feel for my friends, family and lovers are the stories that make up my life and contained in my book. Learning when to transform an outdated relationship, end a chapter and turn the page is a lesson in love, pure love. It is the love of the myself and the love and respect of others that helps me write a new chapter and turn the page. I have to remind myself to trust the Universe to provide for me.

 

Relationship transformations are not strictly limited to loving, intimate relationships. This can be a job, a friendship, a business or even a community. When we choose to move from one place to another we undergo some form of transformation and it can feel scary, uncertain and like a loss. It is vitally important for our personal growth that we remember life is full of change, life is a series of transformations, life is a series of chapters ~ we have to know when to turn the page ~ and begin to write a new chapter.

 


 

I am always in the right place at the right time

for my good and the good of all concerned.