January 23, 2010
Recently, when I was talking with a good friend, she pointed at the fence beyond her apartment patio, and told me a story. She said that once, when she’d had a bill due that she wasn’t sure how she’d be able to pay, she’d talked to a bird that was sitting on the fence. She saw the bird as an angel messenger, and asked the bird to carry her concerns to God. The bird immediately just fell off the fence — into an oleander bush, and lay there very still! She was appalled, and thought, “Wow, that was really heavy for me, that concern about paying that bill. The bird has shown me how heavy, but I’ve killed the bird!” Shortly, however, she heard a rustling in the bush as the bird came to and flew off. She turned to me and added, “I’ve never even heard of such a thing; have you?” I had not.
Clearly, I was hearing this for a reason. This story reminds me of how very important it is to let go of things that are heavy for us: clothes we no longer need, outdated files, worn out habits, limiting beliefs, counter-productive activities, out-grown jobs and careers. When we let go of those, we create room for our new good. May you — and I — let go of lots that we no longer need or want, and thereby create beautiful space for new abundance.