Language of Letting Go - March 8

Old 03-08-2007, 03:53 AM
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Language of Letting Go - March 8

You are reading from the book The Language of Letting Go

Surrender

Made a decision to turn our will and our lives over to the care of God, as we understood Him.
--Step Three of Al-Anon


Surrendering to a Power greater than ourselves is how we become empowered.

We become empowered in a new, better, more effective way than we believed possible.

Doors open. Windows open. Possibilities occur. Our energy becomes channeled, at last, in areas and ways that work for us. We become in tune with the Plan for our life and our place in the Universe.

And there is a Plan and Place for us. We shall see that. We shall know that. The Universe will open up and make a special place for us, with all that we need provided.

It will be good. Understand that it is good, now.

Learning to own our power will come, if we are open to it. We do not need to stop at powerlessness and helplessness. That is a temporary place where we re-evaluate where we have been trying to have power when we have none.

Once we surrender, it is time to become empowered.

Let the power come, naturally. It is there. It is ours.

Today, I will be open to understanding what it means to own my power. I will accept powerlessness where I have no power; I will also accept the power that is mine to receive.

From The Language of Letting Go by Melody Beattie 1990, Hazelden Foundation.
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Doors open. Windows open. Possibilities occur. Our energy becomes channeled, at last, in areas and ways that work for us. We become in tune with the Plan for our life and our place in the Universe.

And there is a Plan and Place for us. We shall see that. We shall know that. The Universe will open up and make a special place for us, with all that we need provided.

It will be good. Understand that it is good, now.
Those words so eloquently describe how it has been for me. Although I always believed in a Higher Power, that I call God, I had no idea the gifts that would come if I just surrendered and turned my life over to Him. I repeat that surrender every morning, saying a prayer and asking to be led. And at night, I say another prayer, a Thank You prayer of gratitude. It keeps me connected spiritually and reminds me that I no longer run the universe.

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