“As your faith is strengthened, you will find that there is no longer the need to have a sense of control, that things will flow as they will, and that you will flow with them, to your great delight and benefit.”

 –Emmanuel Tenney

 With tears gently strolling down my cheeks, I tenderly felt my heart expanding as I walked for hours on Crane’s Beach this past Sunday.  As I released any attachment to my current circumstances, and just allowed myself to be in the moment, I felt an exquisite peace.

Realizing I have done all I humanly know how to do to prepare for greater success and love, I simply let go.  In observing the seagulls flying, waves crashing, children running, couples holding hands, and the sky’s changing colors, I was fully present to life.

With each step, as I embraced the bounty of nature, my sense of life’s abundance expanded.  Slowly, I began pulling back my arms, opening my chest, and breathing in new insights.

 I saw in my diligence of setting clear intentions–and taking daily actions towards goals for manifesting dreams– that I had not left enough space for trusting in the invisible.

 Doing “my part” to achieve my desires is important, yet leaving room for the Universe to gather and deliver the right people, places and opportunities is also essential.  Some will be only “stepping stones’’ to a larger life, and others will continue on with us in our journeys. 

 By not willing outcomes, I can accept each arrival as a blessing and perhaps a new lesson to be learned.  I anticipate the curriculum to include more teachings of joy. 

 Increasingly, I also understand my self as but a grain of sand in the larger plan of life, and welcome the role I will play in serving the world.

 Sitting quietly with not yet knowing when, where or with whom I will be called to share my unique offering–but knowing I am ready–I trust.

 (Thanks again to Beth Scanzani for sharing her photography, as her artistic “eye” serendipitously resonated with my own creative muse.)


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  • Melissa says:

    “Trusting in the invisible” Some may call it fate, but you point out something so important … that we need to open ourselves to possibilities, in order to be receptive to what each new person and situation may mean for us.

    Thank you for my blog therapy.

  • Gail says:

    Thanks Melissa for sharing your own wisdom about staying open to possibilities, and to seeing each new person or situation as a potential gift.

  • Kim S. says:

    Morning Gail.

    What a wonderful way to begin my day. As I read your piece and pictured you walking the beach, releasing tension and control while gaining inner peace through the goings on around you, I noticed my own shoulders dropping at my keyboard, my breath becoming more regular, my mind slowing from the “raciness” I had been experiencing
    since awakening at 5:30am with a brain full of the day’s “To Do’s”. I need to learn from your words and ways. I need to lessen my control on lots of things
    to let nature and the universe move me forward. To allow myself to learn from others – whether by watching or listening. To stop stressing.

    Thanks for today’s valuable lesson.
    I already feel richer.


  • Gail says:

    Kim: Thanks for providing such warm and loving feedback in your own eloquent style of writing. I am glad you feel enriched.

  • Cynthia says:


    Your piece truly resonates with me. How hard it is to “let go” and to trust; and yet sometimes that is the only path we can take. Whether we are speaking of a career, a partner, a child we are worried about – sometimes we can only trust and let things unfold. Thank you for reminding me of that.

  • Gail says:


    Thanks for sharing in the diverse ways we often must “let go” to see how life unfolds, without attaching our “will” to an event or person.

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