LETTING GO: Living in the Moment

Rev. Mary Louise Ruffner

“And no one pours new wine into old wineskins. Otherwise, the wine will burst the skins, and both the wine and the wineskins will be ruined. No, they pour new wine into new wineskins.”
 ~ Mark 2:22 ~ 

“Behold, the former things have come to pass, and new things I now declare; before they spring forth   I tell you of them.”
 ~ Isaiah 42:9 ~

Consciousness1 eventually shows up as “form.” This implies that we can look at our present physical, material environment, as well as our emotional state, and see our values represented as our lives … whether they are residual images from our past beliefs or are our present mindset.

Have you ever felt that change was imminent in your life without any apparent evidence? This intuitive impulse often motivates us to begin preparing for newness without knowing what it is that is about to be born through us. For example, we may find ourselves clearing out closets, emptying drawers, having a yard sale, or donating to charity those things that have served their purpose in our lives.

Yes, even before the new version of ourselves show up in “form,” the former things begin to gradually fade away. Change always means some unexpected newness is about to happen; new people, new clothes, new technology, or perhaps a new location. Whatever it is, it is an uncharted experience being birthed.   

As we step into our greater-yet-to-be, we may find there are old beliefs and habits still lingering in our atmosphere. These diehards, are forms of energy that are sustained by the attention we give them.   They now require our conscious and deliberate effort to let them dissolve into the nothingness from whence they came. Perhaps this is what the Apostle Paul spoke when he said, “Be ye therefore transformed by the renewing of your mind.” While the language may be archaic, the message is timeless. 

Energy in its purest form is always giving of its creative power to everything it contacts. It is “the idea or strength, vigor potency, and vitality” that maintains and sustains the health of our body organs, as well as the love we experience through the people, places, and things we encounter along the way.  It is always giving.

“Unforgiving” denotes the space for the givingness of divine energy to flow is blocked by the mental and emotional attention to resentment, anger, and sense of victimhood. Once these concepts of separation are healed, the soul’s sincere desire is unleashed and begins to flow like water from a pipe that was formerly clogged.

The process of letting go of the old is not a one-time proposition. Each time we ascend to greater heights of awareness, we leave behind that which no longer serves us. All this is part of the process of “letting go” of our attachment to that which is subject to change. It is a process of letting God be God in our lives.

 1Mental awareness; both objective and subjective. (The Science of Mind page 580)

This Weeks Affirmation

I affirm–All the good there is, is mine now!

Angela “Chris” Beam

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