Letting Go and Letting God

We hit a speed bump along the path of life, then we begin hearing from our fellow journeymen and ladies, "just let go and let God".  Ugh, this is so airy fairy that it has literally made me nauseous to hear people exclaim it.

I get it now, nausea be gone!  We as humans are constantly trying to control our world.  We try to control ourselves by constantly telling ourselves what we should be doing, how we should be doing it and why we should be doing it.

Once we think we have some control in our lives, we point outside of ourselves, in our righteousness, and believe we know what is right for others.  We even bring this into prayer that is ripe with condescension.  "I will pray for their soul." Blek, ugh blek.    

Finding God is OUR journey to finding the depth's of ourselves.  Knowing our own soul and connection to the Divine.  The distraction is the belief that we've got it all figured out.  

When Carrie Underwood sings, "Jesus take the wheel!", I do not hear, "be a good Christian", I hear focus on compassion.  Jesus spoke about compassion over and over.  Compassion for others and self compassion is the process to deepening within ourselves.  Letting go and letting God is about removing the incessant need to control myself and others. 

Know that God is working in your favor.  Know that God exists and is working in perfection for others as well.  Sending love and blessings to people is not patronizing or condescending, it is the verbing (action) of God.  Control is the very nature of being human.  We don't have to know this in a heavy sense.  We can know the distinction between control and compassion on very humorous level.  It is the act of making it heavy that keeps us in a dysfunctional loop.  

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