Reflections on a Life

Reflections on a Life

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

She Let Go - Ernest Holmes / Rev. Safire Rose*

She let go. Without a thought or a word, she let go.

She let go of the fear.  She let go of the judgments.  She let go of the confluence of opinions swarming around her head.  She let go of the committee of indecision within her.  She let go of all the 'right' reasons.  Wholly and completely, without hesitation or worry, she just let go.

She didn't ask anyone for advice.  She didn't read a book on how to let go...  She didn't search the scriptures.  She just let go.  She let go of all of the memories that held her back.  She let go of all of the anxiety that kept her from moving forward.  She let go of the planning and all of the calculations about how to do it just right.

She didn't promise to let go.  She didn't journal about it.  She didn't write the projected date in her Day-Timer.  She made no public announcement and put no ad in the paper.  She didn't check the weather report or read her daily horoscope.  She just let go.

She didn't analyze whether she should let go.  She didn't call her friends to discuss the matter.  She didn't do a five-step Spiritual Mind Treatment.  She didn't call the prayer line.  She didn't utter one word.  She just let go.

No one was around when it happened.  There was no applause or congratulations.  No one thanked her or praised her.  No one noticed a thing.  Like a leaf falling from a tree, she just let go.

There was no effort.  There was no struggle.  It wasn't good and it wasn't bad.  It was what it was, and it is just that.

In the space of letting go, she let it all be.  A small smile came over her face.  A light breeze blew through her.  And the sun and the moon shone forevermore.
~ Ernest Holmes/Rev. Safire Rose
*I have seen credits of authorship to both


  1. Ruth, your insight and interpretation of this lovely photograph are so beautiful. Thank you for writing about this precious girl, and sharing your love for her with us!

  2. I see now that it was written by Ernest Holmes, but it sounds like something you would write! Thank you for sharing this sweet photo and inspirational essay.

    1. Thank you for finding it, though, and me. This is my 'special place' where I attempt to write from my heart and with my words. But this oh-so-amazing short piece has just grabbed me and I wanted to always know where to find it. Thanks for being you and starting to recognize me!!!


  3. Hi Ruthie, I was looking for another friends blog and you showed up. What a treat! Its wonderful connecting with you again even if its only in words. Hugs {{{ }}} Kathie

  4. Thank you for sharing this beautiful writing, Ruthie B. When a friend of mine sent it to me in an email today, I thought, "How odd that a man wrote this!" So I did a bit of research and found other attributions. I checked them out and Voila! The copyrighted author of this wonderful piece is Rev. Safire Rose of the Agape Ministry. Yet another wonderful woman like you and all whom you attract!