I was speaking with a mentor the other day about the phrase "Let Go and Let God."
I confessed to her that I had absolutely no idea how to do that but I knew what the results were when I was able to do it; peace, absence of resentment, forgiveness, no more attempts to control.
Sounds nice right? But how do we get there? Especially if, like me, you are a New Thought person and have a god which is more inward directed than outward. In other words, it isn't a god somewhere out there in the sky, but more of a "great reality deep within" kind of god. How do you let something do something when it is a part of you? How do you separate the action from the consciousness?
For me, this particular resentment stemmed from my own attempts to control.
Doing a 10th step definitely helped me, and following up with sharing my results with my mentor helped more.
In my book I talk about steps 6 and 7 as a process of enlarging my connection with spirit, replacing that which does not serve with something new, and asking for help.
For this particular resentment I knew that I needed to quit judging and love them unconditionally. I began to do that and immediately began to feel better. I also knew that I needed to keep the boundaries I had set......as I do not feel safe around the person on my resentment list, and I am continuing to do that.
Somehow, the combination of unconditional love, no judgement and taking care of my own needs so that I feel safe has resulted in that feeling of peace that I so wanted in this situation. To me...that is letting go and letting god.
What is your experience of this phrase?