Sometimes I find myself trying to push, instead of letting Spirit guide me. Oh sure, sometimes I relinquish control, but these times are few and far between. When I don’t just trust, I become stressed, anxious (same as stressed?) and dissatisfied.
The idea of letting go reminds the John Burroughs quote> ‘Leap and the net will appear”. Let me share a story with you. I was writing a talk about my sister, Meredith, who had passed earlier that month. Although it was midnight, the day before I was scheduled to speak. I felt a need for just one more quote to include in my talk. As I browsed the internet for ideas, I found just what I was looking for: in the poem ‘Come to the Edge’, (by Christopher Logue).
Let me share it:
Come to the edge.
We might fall.
Come to the edge.
It’s too high!
COME TO THE EDGE!
And they came,
and he pushed,
And they flew.
I used this in my talk, and it was just perfect.
But the story doesn’t end here.
My sister was writing a book about animals when she died. Several weeks after my talk I decided to help finish her book for her. Ultimately, I stopped…it was too difficult. However, as I browsed what she had already written, hoping to find some inspiration, I was stopped in my tracks. There in the middle of these documents on raising your person written by a dog, I found this poem. ‘Come to the Edge’, by Christopher Logue. The same poem I used in my talk to honor her.
I had been having a difficult time that year and found this poem to be a great reminder that If you allow yourself to have the courage to leap, the net will always be there and you will be provided for. It is almost as if Meredith was reminding me to just let go and trust. So maybe, as I share this, it will help remind someone reading this just let go, knowing the net will be there if they do.