Back when I was known as “the feng shui fairy”, I wrote an article for Elephant Journal called “Letting Go is an Act of Faith”. I was reminded of this article today, by a friend who is in the process of letting go in her own life. I have experienced so much growth since I wrote this article. I’m so glad that I found the faith to let go of what was no longer serving me, even if the process itself was sometimes painful. Alas, originally published on June 9th, 2009…here’s the classic “Letting Go is an Act of Faith”:
“I am planning to sell most of my things and that’s bringing up a lot of emotions for me. I never thought I’d leave San Francisco. I dreamt of being here for a solid five years before making that giant leap of faith. There might still be opportunities for me here. In fact, I’m sure there are. As it turns out, I’ll probably be doing feng shui for brides and making bridal jewelry from my lovely collection of white pearls. I met someone who also writes for Elephant Journal, lives in San Francisco and creates eco-chic bridal gowns. We’re planning to connect when she returns from a trip and I’m super excited about that!
Letting go of things, people, dreams, mistaken certainties, beliefs, etc. is an act of faith. Let’s take physical things for example: when you let go of the things that are no longer part of your present life, like me with selling my stuff being stored so generously by my friends in San Francisco, you’re acting on faith that you’ll have what you need when you need it. Faith that while those things served you and had a purpose in your life previously, they are now holding you back. Faith that travelling lightly is ultimately the best way to go. Faith that by letting go of your stuff, you are creating space for fresh, new opportunities…”