ART OF LETTING GO
Everything that has a beginning has an end. The green of summer is quickly turning to brilliant hues of yellow, orange and brown.Letting go enables us to grow and shedding makes growth possible. Learning how and when to let go is essential. The continuum of this cycle is apparent in fall. Whether it is a tree’s choice to shed it’s leaves or not, it is this release in fall that allows the continuation of trees life as the strength of the sun fades away.
This seemingly simple act of letting go is monumental in shaping us. Revisit your first visit to the studio, what did you let go of when you decided to take your first pole class, and since then what else have you let go, think about your growth in that time. We continually need to drop or shed aspects of our being, our beliefs that we hold about about ourselves, continually evaluate expectations we maintain form other people, relationships, job, and from ourselves.
Shedding of previously held beliefs, expectations, perceptions ensures growth. Letting go is not easy, it is a step into the dark unknown space, just like the leaf letting go of the branches floating beautifully down to the ground. When we decide to let go it is natural to experience a surge of fear because what is known and comfortable is being left behind In that that moment I want you to remember
“There is no growth without change, no change without fear or loss and no loss without pain” Rick Warren
The sense of fear and despair needs to be fought with faith and belief in yourself. Be aware of the magic unfolding in front of you, from the trees letting go of their leaves with grace, leaves letting go of branches and nourishing the ground, to the monarch butterflies flying to Mexico leaving behind their chrysalis hanging on fences. What awaits us on the horizon like the rising sun is palpable, capable of being sensed before the first rays are seen.
In letting go lies magic, be magical.
I will leave you with the following words
“When light rises, fear springs up to dim the light. We are presented with the choice to give in to the fear or to rise above it. We always have a choice.” -Danielle Lindner
CHOOSE TO BE MAGICAL