1. There appears to be nothing there but a bottomless abyss. We are afraid that if we let go we will die – we will be obliterated. Mind wants to make a deal – wants assurances – “if I let go, what will happen?” No deal! Just let go. That’s what we are here to do. This is what it means to be completely defenseless. And yet, it is only in our defenselessness that we will find safety.
2. A foolish consistency is the hobgoblin of little minds, adored by little statesmen and philosophers and divines. With consistency a great soul has simply nothing to do. He may as well concern himself with his shadow on the wall. Speak what you think now in hard words, and tomorrow speak what tomorrow thinks in hard words again, though it contradict every thing you said to-day. “Ah, so you shall be sure to be misunderstood.” Is it so bad, then, to be misunderstood? Pythagoras was misunderstood, and Socrates, and Jesus, and Luther, and Copernicus, and Galileo, and Newton, and every pure and wise spirit that ever took flesh. To be great is to be misunderstood. ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson, Self-Reliance
3. The mind goes through purification. Old baggage comes to the surface and is released. Then that healing energy and/or shift in awareness sometimes called a miracle extends to others. How it is received and who is blessed by it is none of your business. It is not under your conscious direction or control. Just do what you are told and try not to interfere (don’t let your ego get in the way). You do not need to understand or find a meaning. Just let it BE.
4. We do not have an ego. We are an ego. We do not have baggage. We are the baggage. We are the story, regrets, plans, fear, guilt, grievances and judgments. We cannot undo ourselves. The best that we can do is remain totally defenseless – give up our plans, and offer just a little willingness to release the rest of it. Just let it all go.