I’ve been gradually letting go of my business for the last four years. First, it was a matter of hanging on to defining myself as a Content Development Coach. When I was able to release that label, I began to seriously study conscious change. However, I had not completely let go of my past. It was like straddling two worlds and not fully embracing either one.
The big release
One day I finally let go of my past I put all of my books of the last twenty years on my blog free!!!! It was like being sprung from a trap. I began to get thank you notes from people in my tribe. I was able to offer my early Science of Mind (Center for Spiritual Living) books to some minister friends as well as everyone on my list. I defined myself only as a seeker and explorer. I was free. I had nothing to sell, only my thoughts to give away.
Letting go propelled me to my next place of service
I downsized my shopping cart, which saved some money. I closed down a blog that was part of my past coaching practice. It left me free to continue the deeper personal exploration that means so much to me. I have no schedule. I have four books on conscious change at assorted stages that I may or may not put together. I am content to explore insights and ah-ha’s one blog post at a time. It will be wonderful if those reflections resonated with others, but meanwhile I am benefiting, I am growing, I am singing a deeper song.
Be patient with letting go
When it’s time to let go it feels like releasing the string of a helium balloon, it is done in seconds. It took me five days to rearrange products and landing pages, but I didn’t quit, I didn’t procrastinate, I was totally ready to let go of my books. If you are in a period of wanting to let go of something, just keep noticing how you feel. Look for what is holding you in place. One thing I realized I still needed was the representation of all my writing in one place. It is rewarding to look at that one web page and see how much I’ve created and what I have to share. Once I moved every book to one page, I could let go. Another thing that prompted the timing of letting go was the upcoming renewal of my shopping cart. Downsizing the services met my needs better and cut my expenses in half. It was an organic time line I decided to meet. What is keeping you from letting go? What organic deadline might prompt you to action?
Letting go takes many forms
In my personal life, I continue to let go of material possessions so I can live a simpler life. As I continue to embrace the concept of allowing life to unfold, I have let go of business plans, schedules, have-to lists, and should’s. One of the trickiest concepts to let go is the need to do things in a certain way – either the way I like to do it, or the way I think it should be done. I am getting better at letting life and circumstances unfold, and I am much more accepting of the needs of others to do things in ways that are comfortable for them. What form is letting go taking in your life? What else are you ready to release?
Your vision of the future improves
Once you let go of something, once you are free of the back and forth considerations of when and how and if to let go, you are free to focus on the path ahead. You are free to tune into the rising energy of the day and let it take you where it will. A load is lifted. You can stand tall. You can walk freely. A new adventure begins because you have finally let go. What are you ready to release?