Esther Hicks channels Abraham, which is really a name for a collection of energies that communicate wisdom. So far it hasn't mattered whether I believe that channeling is a real thing, I still find insight in what she says. I was listening to a Hay House interview with Esther, simply speaking as herself, and she was asked about what she has personally learned through channeling Abraham. So much of what she described was about letting go, She said one of the first things she learned was that, "the solution cannot appear while the problem is active"
There is a moment that I struggle to name for the elementary art students I teach, integral to the creative process. David Sedaris coined the most perfect name, one I can't use at school: the "Fuck It" moment. I ask you, what phrase conveys the cathartic nature of throwing up your hands in surrender quite like 'Fuck It'? It comes right after being hard on yourself, and right before the relief of letting go. Fuck It! Things might be thrown, paper torn, tears shed, and it's all part of this transition. The best I've come up with it the 'I don't know!' moment. When we're so committed to our thoughts and beliefs, we can't see reality. Then,where once the idea of starting over was too monumental to even consider, holding on becomes just too much of a fight. What is truly amazing, no matter how many times it happens to me, is that reality appears and it's always more peaceful. Questioning the thought creates enough space for observation and we get to choose again. Peace or pain? Reality or more monkey mind?
Is there a right time to let go? Yes. Can it be missed? No. The Fuck It moment always arrives on time, reality. How do I know? Because that is what happened. No longer holding on tight to knowing it all opens the space for infinite possibility. Peace resides here.