After we have asserted our responsibility for our own spiritual path, we can let go of the past and any hurts that remain there. We can also release the future to the care of The Divine, certain that we do not walk alone. Letting go of the past and the future takes a commitment to live solely in the present. I don’t know many people who have mastered this art, but I do believe part of the key is given in Stone Two which encourages us to “open.” Specifically we are to open to spiritual wisdom, knowledge, and insights from a variety of sources, but what the Stone doesn’t spell out is that we are also supposed to open ourselves to life. For most of my youth and adolescent life, my birth religion was opposed to dancing. After I left, I wanted to experience what I had been missing.
I opened myself to the experience of dancing, and I discovered that it was not evil. In fact, it was fun, joyful, and while I was dancing, I found myself living in the present moment, enjoying life to the fullest. We can let go of some of the religious rules and regulations and live a happier, freer life. Discerning which ones we can release, and which ones we should maintain is up to us.
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