Letting go allows you to remember what you have always been: one with Creator.
“One cannot surrender completely to anything but God. … In the act of surrender there can be no forcing. Willing a release makes the release tighter because it does not yield to will. It yields to yielding. … By the act of surrender you realize the absolute control you have over your life. Surrender is a choice— an absolute personal choice. … Surrender can be proclaimed as the most selfish act because it leads to total fulfillment. … The final lesson for each soul is the total surrender to the will of God manifested in your own heart.”
–Emmanuel’s Book, pp. 34-35
“As you release, so will you be released. Forget this not, or love will be unable to find you and comfort you.”
–A Course in Miracles, T-16.VI.2:4-5.
“Always think of Me, become My devotee, worship Me and offer your homage unto Me. Thus you will come to Me without fail. I promise you this because you are My very dear friend. … Abandon all varieties of religion and just surrender unto Me. I shall deliver you from all sinful reactions. Do not fear.”
–Krishna, Bhagavad-Gita, As it is, trans. A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada
This idea of surrender shows up again and again in spiritual texts. It instructs us on what to do with the mind: surrender all ideas of what you think you should be or do, let go of the personality or small self’s need to control and understand everything, stop trying to logic your way through life, cease conscious effort, realize you really don’t know, become silent within, and surrender.
Surrendering is a leap of faith. It is trusting and allowing the Universe to help and assist, as it is meant to. We tend to get in our own way and create problems for ourselves when we think we are all alone and therefore operate from a place of fear. Fear drowns out our guidance system from Spirit.
Letting go allows the direct connection to the great consciousness that is in everything to be heard within.