Letting go of the Excess
I sat with my coffee this morning looking up at the clouds. I thought about Wayne Dyer writing in Your Sacred Self about his playing with the clouds with his children. He talked about making animals out of the clouds as they passed over head, and he and his children made a game out of it to see who could make the best shapes out of the clouds. He used this as an example of practicing our ability to interact with our surroundings.
There were a lot of clouds this morning, so I decided to see what shapes showed up. I saw a bunny and then two bunnies. They were laying on their sides as if nursing from their mother. One slowly shifted into a puppy and the other bunny passed by overhead and was lost from my sight as it floated over the leaves of the maple tree.
I thought I’m not making the shapes. The shapes are revealed to me in their passing just as Michelangelo sculpted away the excess marble in his sculptures. He said, “The sculpture is already complete within the marble block, before I start my work. It is already there, I just have to chisel away the superfluous material.” I was only seeing what was already there. I wasn’t creating it.
Wayne Dyer spoke of trying to create the shapes. We don’t really create them. We just acknowledge them as they show up. We don’t create our reality as much as we chip away at the excess and see what is already there underneath.
We let go of the excess junk that we carry around like hate and fear. Fear of not being good enough or fear of not being loved. When we let go of that junk, we see what is already there hiding underneath. That we are already good enough and that we are already loved and loving. What if we could simply sculpt ourselves like Michelangelo and discover that divine perfection waits us underneath?
Techniques for Interacting with Energy
- Watch the clouds as they pass overhead. See what shapes appear. Are you creating them or are they already there and you are simply noticing and recognizing what is there?
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