Let things go and they will find you again.
It’s Universal law that that to which we clutch will only squirm away. That to which we release will enter the flow, streaming back to you, sometimes in a new form.
For two years I thought my pearl earrings had been lost. I erroneously thought I had left them in an OP costume whilst playing a doctor on a soap opera. It haunted me for months. Occasionally, I would think of those earrings and get sad all over again for the loss of them.
Then one day I decided mentally to let them go. I replaced them with other earrings. They weren’t the same (my mother had given me the original pair), but I accepted the loss as a natural part of life.
The other day I was searching for a necklace I knew I had placed in a pocket. But which one? So I looked and looked and looked, remaining calm with a newfound trust that nothing is ever lost. It only changes form. That’s when I unzipped a pocket I hadn’t peered into for years. And wouldn’t you know? There were my pearl earrings, smiling back at me.
A few minutes later the necklace resurfaced too as I relaxed my mind and placed my intention on releasing any preconceived notions about how things should be.
Therein lies the key. When we place our own ideas onto how the world should look, we block the energy that flows without effort when we step out of its way. It is meant to serve us. The best thing to do in such circumstances is to surrender yourself to the flow, joining its current as it whisks you down its path. It is most liberating to be carried by the stream of life instead of forcing outcomes that are often suboptimal at best.
It may be the hardest lesson I have to learn in this lifetime. But the Universe really does have our best at heart. Sometimes it takes a few years for things to return. But if they are meant to be in your life, they will be.
They truly will.