Ask, Believe, …. and Let Go!
Ask, Believe, â¦. And Let Go!
The path of The Secret, like many life journeys, is often two-steps-forward-one-step-back. That means weâre still moving forward, but sometimes we need a little reminder.
Last spring I had taken one of those steps back and was feeling discouraged. I was in the garden one day, turning the soil and cleaning up after winter. The activity wasnât giving me the lift it usually does. So I thought, âIâll ask the Universe to send me a sign that Iâm on the right path, and Iâll find my way again soon.â I wanted something specific. It was a test that the process was really working.
I looked around and noticed the patches of clover in the back yard. âThatâs it!â I decided. âI want the Universe to give me a four-leaf clover.â
So I started looking. I could see it so clearly in my mind, and I believed that I would find it. A perfect, four-leaf clover. I combed every square inch of the back yard, holding the picture firmly in my mind. I looked and looked, then looked some more!
After an hour, I had to admit that there wasnât a single, four-leaf clover to be found. âOh well,â I told myself, âI guess the magic isnât working for me today.â I gave up and forgot about my request to the Universe.
A couple of weeks later, I was working outside and dropped a ball of string. When I bent to pick it up, I looked. And looked again. The ball of string had landed right next to a four-leaf clover! I got down on my knees to take a closer look and found another one. Then another. And another! In all, I counted 15 four-leaf clovers.
By this time I was laughing with surprise, and joy, and gratitude. I remembered that sometimes thereâs another step between Ask, Believe, and Receive. Itâs Ask, Believe, â¦. And Let Go. You have to have faith in the Universe. If you hold on too tightly and try to control the process, youâre telling the Universe that you donât really believe. You have to get out of the way, go about your business, and let the Universe go about its business. It will deliver according to its Divine schedule, not yours.
Thatâs not the end of the story, though. We live on two and a half acres, and over the past few months, Iâve found three more patches of four-leaf clovers. I never look for them. I just happen to glance down, and thereâs another one!
Iâve only picked one of my four-leaf clovers, the first one. I framed it and put it on my desk as a reminder to let go. It also reminds me that there are gifts waiting â¦. for all of us. We only have to ask.
Blessings and joy â¦.