An important element in the preparation of the human being on the spiritual path is a change in the attitude of the one who wishes to go this path. The spiritual path is not a race or competition, and spiritual goals cannot be reached by willfulness. It takes a lot of patience, but another factor comes in: Humans need to learn to let go, try to be less striving for a goal because of a mental conviction, instead act out of an inner wish to serve the creator and according to his will.
This letting go has additional aspects in other areas of existence and spiritual advancement, and has effects on many behavioral patterns and actions. This includes bringing letting go also into healing processes, the purpose of guiding light through the body should not be the elimination of the physical ailment, but light work should be used to “enlighten” the problem to clear up the causes in order to allow solving them for neutralizing disharmonies and getting ahead on the spiritual path. Through light work letting go can be practiced by letting go of the reasons that motivated the light work – the pain or disease – and making spiritual development the goal by recognizing disease or pain as a manifested signal from the soul. Simpler said, letting go could be the letting go of obvious motivations like “I have this pain in my body, to get rid of this pain I am doing some light work”. Whoever thinks this way needs to understand that light work can reduce physical ailments, but the purpose of light work for healing is not the reduction of symptoms, but going to the cause and dissolving it as part of the spiritual development. When someone continues to use light work only for reducing symptoms, then real healing cannot take place because a change in attitude has not taken place and new problems have to keep returning as physical ailments, to ensure that the human being recognizes them. The purpose of light work is not to cure physical ailments, but to be an important building block for spiritual development.
The meaning of letting go can also be applied to spiritual work. Healing with light should be seen as letting go, as it is a turning the matter over to the power of light. When I talk about light work, I am not referring to an active work, but a request for the powers of the light with some help of imagination, but the actual healing work is done by the light and healing angels, not by the one picturing the light. But also during meditation letting go can be applied, let yourself be guided by your spirit guide and let go of your mind’s will, and you will experience a more wonderful and teaching meditation than one guided by mental willpower. Of course, letting go can be applied to other areas in life as well. However, it takes practice to learn to let go of your own willfulness and trust spiritual guidance.
When I talk about letting go in this chapter, this is the letting go of willfulness, the desire of the human mind to have control over everything in life. Letting go is not giving up yourself or control over your life, rather a letting go of following obvious motivations from your mind or lower emotions that are not in harmony with the spiritual development of the soul.