Letting Go

I am reading David R. Hawkins book “Letting Go, The Pathway of Surrender”. It comes at an ideal time for me. This whole time period is about staying connected to the present and boy are things being revealed.

If someone told me I would be “happy”.., while doing this, I might have thought them crazy! In my mind, I want to make this hard. I want it to be a major challenge. Mainly because my mind wants something to work on. It wants a project it can really sink its teeth into. Something that has to be chewed into submission.

But that is not what is happening. As a result, my mind doesn’t know what to do with itself.

Here is where this book has been helpful. I am sure I have heard or read this before, but there is a way that Mr Hawkins has helped to crystallize it and make it more clear. He says… you can’t work with your thoughts to surrender or let go.., you have to work with your emotions. His perspective is (all paraphrasing based on how his writing hit me…) that we have 100s of thousands of thoughts per day, and to focus on the thoughts, just creates more of them.

His premise is that all of our thoughts, we consciously or subconsciously attach to our emotions. And if we want to shift or change the impact of the thoughts, then we should focus on the emotion(s). AND when we successfully let go and surrender these emotions, we alter, eliminate, or shift tons of thoughts we have attached to them at the same time!

The best part about this for me..? I can use my mind, to query or assess the underlying emotions associated with whatever story, collection of thoughts, or string of thoughts I seem to be tugging on! So I get to use my mind to ferret out the emotions that are bubbling or working just below the surface.

Score! My mind has something to do!

He also references some of his earlier work that I have heard about but not read myself. The resonance or scales of emotions and their associated levels of consciousness. It is only summarized at a high level in this book, but conceptually, it makes sense to me.

In fact, while reading these chapters, I could look back at different times in my life and define where I was operating from (predominantly) during that time. Based on his descriptions, I could also understand why.

With this new (to me) information, I found I naturally feel more compassionate toward myself and others…. Mostly because of the understanding that much of what I have created and experienced was because of not knowing what I didn’t know!

And isn’t that how we are with ourselves. We learn something new.., and then become critical of ourselves because we didn’t do something, we had no awareness or knowledge of before. Yet we, or at least I have, held myself accountable to a standard I was not even aware of!

I don’t want to make it sound like this book is for everyone. But in the spirit of writing about what is having the greatest impact in my life each week… I can honesty say, Mr Hawkins’ book and I, have become good buddies!

With Light, Love, and Laughter


  1. That is the best blog, you ever wrote. It touched me personally.

    • Yay Allura! You got through! And Thanks for the 👍

  2. Thanks for sharing, Charles. I loved the part where “the mind has nothing to do” when it clings to the past or worries about the future.

    • Thanks Sandy!

  3. Morning Charles. How wonderful to have found this book to help you on your journey. I know how true this saying is…..”When the student is ready, the teacher arrives”
    We are both…student and teacher as are everyone who are in our life’s circle. A good friend who is a channeler has always said….”if we only knew how much help we have, we would never have any fear”. Happy Travels to you!!!

    • You’re so right Donna… not only about being both Student and Teacher… but also the support that is always available from the Unseen… I wonder why I forget this sometimes!?! Thanks for your support and insights!

  4. 💗

  5. I look forward to your insights. It’s hard to stay focused on being unfocused..

    • Boy, you got that right Tina!

  6. Wonderful ‘food for thought’ Charles. Creator created the physical experience so we would have senses, which elicit emotions in response to the thoughts and our perceptions of them. Emotions rock! (as a teaching tool) They always show us our judgments and where we are not being unconditionally loving towards our self or others.

    • Thanks Joseph. Great summary of the role of emotions!

  7. Hi Charles: I have read 2 other Hawkins books and really enjoyed them. Just in case you want to up your resonance while reading, check out the website http://www.FLFE.net…..they have a free trial and their work is based on Hawkins work on consciousness.

    • Thanks Heather, I’ll check it out!

  8. Fantastic, Charles! Great summary of the book’s concept. I love this book as well, somehow, as you said, Dr. Hawkins finally got through to me that my mind/ thoughts will not help me let go. It is by surrendering to the emotion, without judgment or needing it to change, that things magically shift.

    • I was tickled to hear we were reading the same book at the same time! Birds of a Feather Vikki! 🤓👍


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