Let Go and Let God

I just landed in Zurich after spending one month in India.  Being in India after several years was an exceptionally beautiful, rich and healing experience.

The months prior to this trip were some of the toughest of my life; a time of major transitions.  As I tried to figure out next steps, I came to a point where I wanted to give up.  I was too confused and exhausted.  

I finally decided to "Let Go and Let God."  Surrender.  I made a resolve to become receptive to what the universe has in store for me rather than try to figure it out.  I prayed, "Lord, make me an instrument of your peace." 

A friend traveling to South India had been inviting me to join him.  My Aunt in Jaipur invited me to stay with her.  Family members were encouraging me to see my Grandparents in central India. 

I had a lot of doubt and fear about going to India.  Will I be safe? Is it okay to leave my four year old daughter for over a month? Am I a terrible mother?  Yet, the feeling was too strong to let go of my fears and let myself open to the opportunities.

Since I made that decision to Let Go and Let God, only good things have happened.  An incredible trip to India, new friends and opportunities, deepened connections with my family, my daughter spending quality time with her Dad and Grandparents, and spaciousness within to perceive more possibilities. God is doing a much better job than my little mind!!   

A couple of weeks ago, while I was staying in Maharishi's ashram in South India, this message to let go was reinforced.  "The deeper experiences of yoga only happen in a state of complete effortlessness," my teacher there emphasised.  

I find that we humans have become really good at effort.  I imagine that many of us could use more surrender and trust in our lives.  With trust, comes relaxation, freedom from stress, more peace, less attachment, an ability to stay in the present moment and be receptive to all that is available to us now.