The Sixth of the Seven Spiritual Laws of Success is the Law of Detachment.
"In detachment lies the wisdom of uncertainty ..." - Deepak Chopra
Wisdom in uncertainty? How can that be?
We touched on the idea of detachment a bit last week. This week we take a closer look.
The quote above refers to the fact that by allowing ourselves to dwell in uncertainty, we are free from the things in our past that tie us to fear in moving forward. When we open ourselves up to uncertainty, those things have no hold over us and we are free to move into the realm of infinite possibility where we can manifest anything.
"Easier said than done," you might say, and you'd be right. Attachment is based on fear and insecurity. We all want to feel safe, and the idea that fear of the unknown is more scary than fear of the known is a trap we all fall into. We may not like it where we are, but what if what is ahead of us is worse? Better the devil that you know than the one you don't right? Wrong! With the Law of Detachment, when we step into the field of uncertainty, we get to choose. We get to set our intention, fuel it with desire, and then send it out into the Universe to bring us all kinds of choices and opportunities to manifest our dreams.
One of the hardest parts of using this law is the idea that if we want to be free to make our own choices, we have to be willing to let others do the same. We cannot deny others the right to change and grow just to make our own change and growth easier, for that is also a form of attachment. Moving into uncertainty means giving others the freedom to do the same. If you love them, you have to let them go on their own journey of discovery just as you go on your own.
Here are three ways you can put the Law of Detachment to work in your life:
1. Allow yourself and others the freedom to be who they are. Do not seek to force your solutions and ideas on your own problems or theirs for that is only creating more problems.
2. Let go of the idea of having to be certain. Do not let fear and insecurity keep you from the totality of possibility. When seeking a solution or a desire to manifest something, factor uncertainty into the equation.
3. Let yourself get excited about being uncertain instead of being afraid of it. Turn it into an adventure! See where being open and not locked into a particular outcome can lead you!
Like looking for buried treasure, the Law of Detachment can take you on a journey of fun, excitement and magic, and who couldn't do with a little fun and magic in their lives?
And so it is.