Thursday, April 4, 2013

Letting Go With Grace

This blog post is part 5 of a 5-part series on Snake Oil: The Art of Healing and Truth Telling by Becca Stevens. For parts 1-4, click HERE, HERE, HERE and HERE.


Letting go with grace is a lot like being a tight ropewalker. There is tension in it, there is uncertainty, and there is the illusion that nothing will be under you should you fail. But the beauty in watching a tight ropewalker perform is that at the end of the day, through the tricks and leaps and almost-disasters that occur, the ultimate message of such an act is to invite people to hear stories, to invite people into a sacred space who are searching to be moved.

Being able to let go of control means that we are to loosen our grip on our need for certainty and to accept grace that is extended to us.

“Sometimes letting go is hard, not because we will lose something or someone we love, but because the process of releasing requires us to contemplate our own shortcomings and fears.”

The healing oil "Contemplation," made with jasmine, grapefruit, frankincense and myrrh in olive oil, invites us to restore our minds and bodies for reflection. A descendant of the oils that Mary carried to the tomb of Jesus, Contemplation reminds us to accept the things that we cannot change, and to receive love as it comes to us.

In the end, being a snake oil salesman means the ultimate invitation to come and know, and to seek truth. They invite us like the eternal sky to keep searching for truth and meaning. 

You can order "Contemplation" or our entire line of healing oils on our online store. For more information on the book, Snake Oil, visit the Jericho Books website or purchase online at:
Parnassus Books
Barnes And Noble
or find at an Independent Bookseller near you

Story by Abby Hardaway
Photos by Peggy Napier & Carolyn Snell

No comments:

Post a Comment