At certain times, many of us may find ourselves having expectations and pre-conceived notions about a relationship, situation or experience. We may even become extremely attached to achieving a specific outcome or the end result. In doing so, we can then become consumed with frustration and disappointment when things didn’t go as planned and ultimately deprive ourselves of something even better.
I’ve learned over time and with much practice the gift of non-attachment to the outcome. Personally speaking, I recently traveled to Atlanta, GA to collaborate with my friend Jacqueline for a workshop and healing event. No one had registered in advance, yet we knew there was the possibility for walk-ins, and we still needed to be there at the designated time.
On the car ride to the event center that morning, we began discussing possibilities while still being very present and allowing. Turns out, no one showed up for the day long workshop. The private sessions I had scheduled for Sunday were able to be rescheduled to Saturday, so Sunday became available for exploration and play.
Synchronistically, the workshop we created to present is titled “Embracing the Magic Within” and focused on the power words of connection, communication and creation. Rather than present it that day, we were both intended to embody and embrace it for ourselves.
Consider this: Upon reflection, when thinking about your own experiences where you have been attached to the outcome, and it didn’t turn out the way you had planned or even hoped, how did you feel? Did you feel disappointed and frustrated? Were you able to move through that energy to embrace the gift that presented itself to you?
Remember, every experience and individual you encounter offers you opportunities for learning and growth. If you are guided to, choose to consciously practice non-attachment to the outcome whenever possible (and it’s always possible). Sometimes, it is necessary to step back from an experience, observe what is happening, allow it to happen and then let go of the outcome. Subsequently, the magic of the moment unfolds as you welcome the gift of non-attachment.
About the Author
Shelly Wilson is an author, intuitive medium and conscious creator who is passionate about helping people wake up to their greatness. She supports others as they navigate their own journey into consciousness to experience aliveness.