And just like that...

I have had something bothering me for a while now.

Then this weekend, I had a breakthrough. I was in traffic, singing my heart out on my way to a Kundalini Yoga class, and the voice in my head dropped a truth bomb on me. Considering this was something I have been struggling with for almost a whole year now, it was a rather abrupt revelation. I wasn’t thinking about my issue or the other person involved, but that’s when our minds do the best work, right? Isn’t that why meditation can be so enlightening? When you completely clear your mind, you make room.

This realization then tumbled around in my head for the rest of the drive. I examined it from every angle; I played Devil’s Advocate, psychotherapist, and disbelieving critic with myself.

Then I got to yoga. Kundalini isn’t like the yoga I teach. If you are struggling with anything, or simply want to try something completely different, I encourage you to take a Kundalini class. After the chanting and the dynamic movement, the meditation and gong simply wash away all that energy you dredged up and everything attached to it.

And as always, I landed exactly where I needed to be, because…

She Let Go

by Safire Rose

She let go.

She let go. Without a thought or a word, she let go.

She let go of the fear.

She let go of the judgments.

She let go of the confluence of opinions swarming around her head.

She let go of the committee of indecision within her.

She let go of all the ‘right’ reasons.

Wholly and completely, without hesitation or worry, she just let go.

She didn’t ask anyone for advice.

She didn’t read a book on how to let go.

She didn’t search the scriptures.

She just let go.

She let go of all of the memories that held her back.

She let go of all of the anxiety that kept her from moving forward.

She let go of the planning and all of the calculations about how to do it just right.

She didn’t promise to let go.

She didn’t journal about it.

She didn’t write the projected date in her Day-Timer.

She made no public announcement and put no ad in the paper.

She didn’t check the weather report or read her daily horoscope.

She just let go.

She didn’t analyze whether she should let go.

She didn’t call her friends to discuss the matter.

She didn’t do a five-step Spiritual Mind Treatment.

She didn’t call the prayer line.

She didn’t utter one word.

She just let go.

No one was around when it happened.

There was no applause or congratulations.

No one thanked her or praised her.

No one noticed a thing.

Like a leaf falling from a tree, she just let go.

There was no effort.

There was no struggle.

It wasn’t good and it wasn’t bad.

It was what it was, and it is just that.

In the space of letting go, she let it all be.

A small smile came over her face.

A light breeze blew through her.

And the sun and the moon shone forevermore…