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I have read posts on IQ where people discuss 'letting go' in regards to manifesting one's desires - i.e., for a brief time focusing strongly in one's mind and heart on what one wishes to manifest, then letting that desire go. In my current incarnation I have noticed a resounding pattern of 'letting go', but in a different way: manifest, let go; manifest, let go; manifest, let go.

Although I think of all of us as Free Spirits, I have often been called by others 'a Free Spirit', denoting that it is not in my nature to be 'tied down' to any one particular paradigm, even though this expression is itself a paradigm.

When I review my linear life and ever-unfolding NOW, I appreciate the many manifestations I aligned to. Once I achieved such alignment I would, in a sense, 'let go' and move on to another potential manifestation. This applies not only to creative endeavors and expansion of conscious awareness, but to family, intimate relationships, friends, vocations, environments and locales; attitude, taste in aesthetics, cuisine, music, and fashion - everything in my 'reality'.

My current incarnation feels very much to me to align and 'let go', align and 'let go'; to manifest, allow alignment with manifestation, but not get 'caught up' in being identified or personified as the manifestation.

Have any of you seen a film from 2007 called 'The Nines'? A dear friend of mine at work recently loaned me his copy of the film, telling me, 'I think you should watch this. I think you will find it interesting. And I'm interested in hearing your perspective.' Initially I was reluctant to watch it, as my friend's track record of referrals to movies I hadn't seen, but ended up seeing, had not scored very high with me; but I was intrigued, so I did. The hidden-in-plain sight messages of this film triggered many feelings within me. The biggest trigger I felt, and the main 'subconscious' message of the film was, 'Remember what you are, and do not get caught up in your own creations'.

Does this resonate with anyone? Any thoughts on this?

Although what I have said above may pose a question or questions, what I'm relaying is a statement.

asked 08 Mar '14, 11:03

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(09 Mar '14, 04:22) ursixx

reminds of the phrase "can't see the wood for the trees" :)

(09 Mar '14, 06:00) jaz

@jaz: 'I am the Destroyer of worlds. I am the Maker of new ones'.

(09 Mar '14, 19:08) TGunn

yes @TGunn that is how the whole of nature functions at each moment including humans whether we realize it or not, it is the constant ebb and flow of yin and yang in action ... make/break/make/break/make/break

(10 Mar '14, 03:41) jaz

Yes! Well stated, brother :o)

(10 Mar '14, 06:09) TGunn

@TGUNN Love u brother

(11 Mar '14, 16:26) TReb Bor yit-NE
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Tao Te Ching verse 24

He who stands on tiptoe doesn't stand form.
He who rushes ahead doesn't go far.
He who tries to shine dims his own light.
He who defines himself can't know who he really is.
He who has power over others can't empower himself.
He who clings to his work will create nothing that endures.

If you want to accord with the Tao, just do your job, then let go.


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answered 09 Mar '14, 04:28

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@ursixx: Thank you for the external quotation. Once again, this has absolutely nothing to do with what I am talking about.

(09 Mar '14, 05:08) TGunn

"Remember what you are, and do not get caught up in your own creations."= "just do your job, then let go."??

(09 Mar '14, 05:48) ursixx

@ursixx: Perhaps you are correct. 'He who clings to his work will create nothing that endures'. This resonates highly with me. I have never clung to anything or anyone for very long. I work on a project and move on. I forge relationships and move on. I do one job for a while and move on. I live in one locale and move on. I have been criticised for this since I was a teenager and throughout my adult life, but I understand now that what I have been doing I was meant to do all along.

(09 Mar '14, 19:23) TGunn
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Letting go I think is a confusing terminology to place the situation in.

I think a better terminology would be, "don't worry about it." We relax and know that it is ours.

This is a confident knowing that everything will turn out well. I have declared it, and know that it is in the works even now it has already began to come.

I have stated elsewhere about manifesting being like releasing an arrow. We aim pull the arrow back, and release it, in other words don't worry about it, it is on the way to the target.

Bowling is similar, all the worry after you let go of the ball is not going to steer the ball toward the pins, only the set up does that.

So once you let go, it is better to not worry about it. It will be as you declared.


answered 08 Mar '14, 14:14

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Wade Casaldi

@Wade Casaldi: Thank you for your response. This is good advice for those sending out 'rockets of desire' and waiting for them to manifest. However, this has absolutely nothing to do with what I am talking about.

(08 Mar '14, 15:16) TGunn

@TGunn sorry that I couldn't help you. Maybe some others here can.

(08 Mar '14, 17:59) Wade Casaldi

@Wade Casaldi: by acknowledging and responding you always help, brother :o)

(10 Mar '14, 06:06) TGunn

@TGunn I appreciate that, sometimes I feel like if my answer didn't help it was useless.

(10 Mar '14, 22:17) Wade Casaldi

Thank You @ Wade Casaldi for the arrow analogy , its very helpfull :-)

(25 Mar '14, 20:34) Starlight
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Letting go is important. We want to let go of anything that attaches ourselves to the physical world. This is in a book (TFN - Three principles to life) that I just read about and explains why, but here is what it states:

There are three basic forms of attachment to the physical world that keep us from ascending to a higher spiritual existence that we all must overcome.
1) Attached to materialistic world through desires of the flesh. This could be physical feelings, like food, drugs, gambling or sex or feelings that emanate from owning materialistic things and a strong desire for money. 2) Attached to identify through a strong EGO. This is when you are afraid to show who you really are to the people around you for fear of what they may think. You may hide true beliefs and act differently around different people rather than being who you really are. 3) Attached due to be owed a debt of some sort. This is when you do wrong to others or have been wronged and you hold resentment(s). By not forgiving someone of their debt or not being forgiven for your debt to someone else will keep you attached as everyone has to make good on their obligations. It must balance and no debt obligation can be unsatisfied, but they can be forgiven.


answered 26 Mar '14, 12:24

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