Thank you for this beautiful, honest article. I am struggling with letting go, particularly because those dark places are SO dark. Yet I am committed to moving through them as I sit, listen deeply and surrender to it all, knowing full well that Spirit has it's own agenda, in it's own time for my healing and growth. Here's one of my favorite poems about letting go. Blessings.

Let go of the ways you though your life would unfold;
the holding of plans or dreams or expectations ~
Let it all go.

Save your strength to swim with the tide.
The choice to fight what is here and now will only result
in struggle, fear and the desperate attempts to flee
from the very energy you long for.
Let go.

Let it all go and flow the grace
that washes through your days
whether you receive it gently or with
all your quills raised to defend against invaders.

Take this on faith:
The mind may never find the explanation that it seeks,
but you will move forward nonetheless.
Let go, and the wave’s crest will carry you to unknown
shores,beyond your wildest dreams or destinations.
Let it all go and find the place of rest and peace,
and certain transformation.

~ Danna Faulds