I have followed Louise Hay since my college days. I worked to let go of the past. Back then, I was healthy and productive. I was living my life as a college student, anxious to raise a huge family and give back to the world through the life that I lived. I was graduating college with my Bachelors in Social Work and 3 small children.
Louise Hay teaches in her book, ‘Heal Your Body’, No matter how dire (your) predicament seems to be, I KNOW if (you) are WILLING to do the mental work of releasing and forgiving, almost anything can be healed.”
I believed it then when I was healthy, but when my health failed even though I continued ‘releasing’ and ‘forgiving’, I began to doubt. I had a positive attitude that impressed people, but in my heart, I doubted the ability to ever live a healthy life again.
Four years ago I wrote the steps as I saw them, still thinking that I had ultimate control:
Step 1. Believe that it is possible. When we are experiencing uncomfortable lives, we sometimes feel there is no hope. We can’t see any way out. It doesn’t seem possible to have peace. For starters we must believe that it is possible! God wants us to have all the good that we want. I believe that we are all connected to God and with God, all things are possible.
Step 2. Let go! Let go of our habits that are creating the poor conditions of our lives. We must be honest with ourselves and understand what we are thinking and feeling. These thoughts create our circumstances. My journey has led me to the understanding that we really do have power over our physical circumstances.
Step 3. Trust our God-given inner power to create the life that we dream of. We must choose to use this power to control our minds to tell ourselves what we want to be. This power is the power to acknowledge the good that is in us, the power to live in the now~ letting the past go. Our thoughts and our words (affirmations) give us the power that will lead us into the area we want to be.
After 51 years of learning, including 19 years with Multiple Sclerosis, I’m honestly letting go! God has the power to miraculously heal me, but He has allowed me to have this experience to learn. I never thought I’d say it, but I appreciate the MS experience!
My journey led me to ClarityPoint Coaching. I was very close, but Kim Giles, gave me the tools that filled in the blanks!
I still have 3 steps, they are simply modified:
Step 1. Believe we are all Diamonds We are diamonds, infinite and absolute. Nothing that we can do or that’s been done to us will change that. We are unique and unduplicatable and our value is never on the line, we’re bullet proof.
Step 2. Let go! Of old thoughts and replace them with truth. We need to realize the power of choice is within! We will let go as we re-program our subconscious mind by choosing different thoughts that drive our actions.
Step 3. Trust our journey We can trust there is order in the universe and life is a perfect classroom. We are co-creators of our journeys and everything that shows up is here for a purpose. God has the ultimate say and reality is we have many choices and every experience is to teach us something, it’s all about personal growth and development.
I feel so grateful for all that I have, I am enjoying life to the fullest. When I say my morning prayers words can’t express my gratitude for all the blessings in my life. My perfect journey has provided me with good health, rewarding relationships, a satisfying career, abundance in everything. I have honestly Let Go.
About Linda: With a bachelors in Social Work, Linda is 54 years old, happily married with eight children and 15 grandchildren and has been living with Multiple Sclerosis since 1995. Linda’s unexpected path in life has led to her helping others choose happy in their own realities. Linda’s focus has always been to help others with compassion and nurturing, whether working as a group counselor at the abused women’s shelter in Anchorage or while raising their eight children, Linda has always been a nurturer. Her gift for wanting to help others fits perfectly into her becoming a certified life coach.