Through allowing, you become what you are; vast, spacious. You become whole. You are not a fragment anymore, which is how the ego perceives itself. Your true nature emerges, which is one with the nature of God – Eckhart Tolle
The week before our son died I went to see the movie “Moulin Rouge”, it was a big hit at the time and I became obsessed with the music. Little did I know that the words to one of the songs would help me realise there are no guarantees in life except, that I could love my son until the end of time.
“Come what May” became a mantra of mine, as it helped me come to terms with letting go of the illusion that I had control over my life. I believed if I was a good person and a protective Mum that I would certainly attract good karma and that bad things only happened to bad people.
I was wrong and yet, my lesson to let go of my control and allow, was the beginning of my healing. When we resist and hold on to life believing we are controlling it, we are taught to change. We are the only ones who can love and accept ourselves into a state of allowing. We are all in the moment, practicing the art of allowing, or the art of resisting.
“Accepting, allowing and interacting with your life as though it is exactly as it should be, without making yourself wrong (or right) for what you discover is it the way to Self-Realisation.” ~ Ariel Kane
“Moulin Rouge” was a love story that was destined to end. Throughout their journey they wanted to believe their love was strong enough to prevent tragic circumstances, but life had a different ending for them and they had to let go and allow their story to unfold, which is not always the way we plan.
It is difficult to trust and allow our life to unfold, even if it means the death of a loved one or major life changes. In believing that it could never happen to us, we cannot surrender to this moment. Not knowing what tomorrow may bring is exactly why we need to be fully present.
Below is a quote from Lao Tzu. I love the way he shows us how to let go slowly and overtime. Everyday I hope to surrender more to what is.
In the practice of the Tao,
every day something is dropped.
Less and less do you need to force things,
until finally you arrive at non-action.
When nothing is done,
nothing is left undone.
True mastery can be gained
by letting things go their own way.
It can’t be gained by interfering. – Lao Tzu
Come what may and love until the end of time.