I chose card twelve, the Hanged Man, to post next. Thank you to Lyn Thurman once more for sharing this prompt and this is what I was inspired to write.
The Hanged Man
There is such a calmness about choosing to hang out. There is a wonder in seeing the world from a different angle. When there is a freedom from everything carried on a daily basis, and the view is flipped, there is such a sweet release and a moment of deep breaths. This all leads to a quiet understanding that this is the break that has been a long time coming.
There is such a relief because finally things are being let go and it is okay to do so. Also, things are being looked at from a different angle and problems can often be solved faster because of this.
So I am learning – to leave the past in the past. I am learning it is going to be okay and my world will not end if I just release the hold. Resistance to being off the hook is strong but I have determined that I am stronger.
Anne Partain put it beautifully. And it was a major A-ha moment for me. “I think letting go means trusting the outcome to the Source.” (and put whatever word for Source in there that feels right to you: Life, God, Spirit, the Goddess, Divinity, you get the point). Isn’t that just a beautiful way of looking at it? It definitely spoke to me and I have had an easier time letting go ever since.
I do not claim to know all of the answers. But what I do know is there is so much that I do not miss that I thought at one point I could not live without. For instance, I thought I would go belly side up when we stopped subscribing to cable television. But I didn’t. And I know, in this day and age, you can still watch a lot streaming, but not all. And I don’t feel as though I am missing out. I have moved past so many excess things I thought I had to have and I am better because of it.
What do you need to release?