Today is the Anniversary of my mother’s death. I have been thinking about her lately. One thing my mother told me before she died was one of my life lessons was to learn how to let go. Letting go is difficult. When we are attached to a person, place, or thing, it’s difficult to let go. That person, place or thing has become a part of us. It’s difficult to let go of a part of ourselves.
I have learned how to let go of many people in my life. It’s difficult. Letting go doesn’t mean you forget about them. They are still with you and a part of you. Letting go means not holding onto the bad parts or memories.
Sometimes letting go means letting go of things you believe in so you can grow. When you let go of something, you make room for something new to take its place. I have learned to let go of many of my spiritual beliefs so I could grow spiritually. Growing up in a Christian home. I let go of many of my beliefs when I started studying other spiritual practices. As I grow older, I get, the better at learning to let go.
I have learned to let go is a huge part of life. We do it more often than we think. When we move, we have to let go. When we get a new job, we have to let go. When something or someone dies, we have to let go. Learning to let go must be a life lesson for every person. I am sure it is much easier for some than for others.
It all depends on how strongly we attach to the person, place or thing we are letting go of. I know, not a day goes by. I do not think of my grandfather, mother, father, and my beloved pets. But I feet that I have let them go. My spiritual beliefs have helped me a lot with this, as I am sure yours have for you. I believe we are all connected and the death of something doesn’t mean it’s gone from you. It is still there in a different form. I also believe we will all be reunited again in the afterlife. That is how I deal with letting go. How do you deal with letting go?
In loving memory of my mother Barbra Chapman Fluhaty
Thank-you for reading,
Much Love and Light,
Brenda Marie Fluharty
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10 thoughts on “Letting Go”
Beautiful post Brenda and I love the posts you write of your family – shows the love you have.. Letting go of things does help so much, and I know our loved ones are always with us in one way or the other.. I am definitely working on getting better at letting go (quickly) of the negative feelings that can crop up at times..
That is something I think we all need to work on.
I know it’s hard to let go, my mom has been gone 23 years this month. While I’m happy she is now pain free, I miss her terrible. I also know she wouldn’t want me to grieve her but remember all the wonderful memories we shared.
Brenda, I celebrate that you had such a relationship with your mother. And you have my compassion for the anniversary of her passing. We are close to the anniversary of my mother’s passing, so all the grief and the need to let go are very fresh for me. Blessings to you!
It’s been 13 years since my mother died. I have the memoried. I do not greave for her. But, shre the love we have.
Lovely blog. I believe that whenever we think of loved ones, they are there with us. My mom died shortly after I had a stroke and couldn’t speak. I know she was very upset with the surgeon. I hope that she was able to let go of her anger and that she is resting in peace now.
I am sure your mother did end up letting go and healing before she crossed over. Much love to you dear.