A Surprising Tale of Resistance and Letting Go
On Thursday following the energy healing workshop at Michigan State University I held an evening seminar/talk at an East Lansing church. The med student who had had such a tremendous experience at the energy healing workshop was in attendance. During the Q&A part of the evening she brought up a difficult family situation she was embroiled in.
Her grandmother had recently died and left her house to her. She wanted to sell it to pay for her medical school tuition. Bu there was a big fly in the ointment. Her mother, an alcoholic, was living in the house and refusing to leave. Try as she might, the young woman couldn’t get her mother to budge.
She was at her wits end. What could she do to get mother to move out? If she couldn’t sell the house she would have to drop out of med school. The stakes were high. Her future was on the line. Anxiety and anger were etched on her face and evident in her closed fists.
“Let go,” I said.
“Let go?” she replied incredulously.
“Let go,” I repeated.
“I can’t let go,” she retorted. “My whole future is riding on this. You don’t understand.”
“I understand. Now let go.”
She burst into tears. A few minutes later, she wiped her face and sighed, “O.K. I let go.”
“How do you feel?” I asked.
“I don’t know. Numb I guess. Defeated. Hopeless.”
“You’re not defeated. You’re released. Are you still feeling angry at your mother?”
“So everything’s changed.”
“I guess so,” she admitted.
I looked over at the clock. It was 9:45 pm. I took a few more questions and ended the seminar a little after 10 p.m.
I was departing the next day. On the way to the airport I received a call from her. “You’ll never guess what happened last night,” she said. “When I got home there was a message on my answering machine from my mother. She’s moving out of the house! The time stamp on the message was 9:45pm.”
“The exact time you let go.”
“Yeah,” she said. “That was the most amazing part.”
“When you let go of your resistance you stop blocking yourself and the situation can move toward harmony and resolution. Anger is a form of resistance. If you don’t let go of your resistance, the situation will escalate and worsen. When there’s nothing more to be done, let go. Drop your demands. Dump your negative emotions. Then harmony will be able to prevail. Good luck with school.”
“Thanks for the most amazing week of my life. The energy healing changed everything.”
“You’re welcome. Now go be a great doctor.”