Once again we have seen another month of change this June, and we have all had to shuffle around in one way or another. One important thing that I have learned is to ignore my Ego when it tries to go into planning mode. See, I used to be a super-planner, planning out my outfits for school as a child, and scheduling my day out to the nth degree. However, now in the midst of all of the change going on, I have simply learned to be okay with saying, “I don’t know.”

We tend to think that our future is always set in stone, but it is not. Our future is created by our choices, thoughts and actions made in the now moment. When we look to the future with fear, we create that future; when we look to the future with hope, we create that future. Because we are always in the process of creating, we will never always know what is around the next turn for us.

The only thing I do know is that I have given up trying to figure out what will happen next. Yes, I will follow my intuition when it prompts me. And, yes I will hold positive expectations toward what I wish to manifest. But, beyond that I am not in a space to know all of the details at this moment, nor do I need to. It is only the Self that has to know all of the whos, whats, wheres and hows. It may be difficult for some to release the need to know all of the details, but I have learned to be at peace with not knowing.

At some point on the spiritual path, we are all asked to let go of our perception of control. It is not an easy thing to let go of, and there are still moments when I can hear my Ego trying to add its opinion on such matters. But, I have chosen not to listen to it anymore. We all give energy to our thoughts and expectations from time to time, but many times we take it way too far and waste energy trying to combat every potential outcome of a situation.

One of my favorite affirmations to use when I feel the Ego trying to influence this behavior is “I expect the best, by having no specific expectations.” This way I can remain in a place of positivity, and still let go of the need to control all if the details. It is actually quite a freeing place to be!

Releasing Expectations
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