How To Let Go Of Worry And Control | Audio Blog + Meditation | Amber Hawken

The concepts of ‘surrender’, ‘letting go’ and ‘releasing’ rub my sensitive bits more than synthetic knickers.

Let’s strip things raw and blow some fresh air into a topic that is dense with both judgment and misconception.

Just like humans, once stripped of unnecessary conditioned baggage, the truth is revealed and freedom from the inside is then an option. Prior to a stripping back, such concepts only serve as a temporary buffer to our fears of scarcity and feeling out of control. This buffer acts as a petri dish for growing anxiety, doubt, resentment, shame, blame, guilt and depression.

Trying to force surrender or release has us wound up in anxious balls of resentful, hardened and/or perpetually overgrown spiritual egos. How many of us try to force a ‘letting go’ and think about surrender until we want anything but to “accept things for how they fucking are, mate”.

“You know, perhaps that client just wasn’t for me?” Note the question mark; I did that on purpose. The statement represents our innocent intention and the question mark shows our lack of the true work that needs addressing; our fear. The kind that kicks you in the guts but can be momentarily numbed with spiritual self-talk and positivity that curbs the discomfort temporarily.

Unless we have a deeper connection with self, the impermanence of life, an appreciation of unconscious creation and take some responsibility and take back our power, we’re pretty fucked. We repeat mantras whilst still being riddled with self-doubt or shame.

Or, another favourite of mine: Letting things go during a new moon phase. Sure, go for fucking gold, Sally. Let Sean go with your letter all you like, but that ache in your guts is your higher self-trying to drag your bypassing ass back to the tension within and greet it with a tender open and very courageous heart. To face it head on, to stop resisting and let it show you what you need to see, learn, address, embrace, own, transcend and alchemise.

We can feel a little better with a self-love chat, a focused attention on surrender and even releasing control by telling yourself you are letting it all go. But more often than not that self-love has an undertone of narcissism, the focused attention is just a mental distraction from the present discomfort and the release of control simply a defeatist attitude, all without releasing it.

So now, let’s rebuild, embody and embrace surrender with a deeper understanding to ensure we aren’t just skipping over and suppressing fear, resentment and shame that is, later on, going to bite us in our universal, cyclical human asses.

I made this audio for you which also contains a guided meditation that will help you embody this understanding as well as strengthen your emotional awareness.

Alright, I want to hear directly from you. Comment below and let me know:

  • How did you feel after this audio?
  • Did you feel a difference in your emotions, body or energy at all?


Hope you enjoyed that one.


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