Law of Detachment*
August 13, 2015 by Cathy Brown
How is your ego vs. Spirit going? It’s O.K. to take baby steps. Remember, Rome was not built in a day. As long as you are moving forward and focusing on love instead of fear you are on the right track and amazing things will come to you. Let’s move on…
The 6th Universal Law is the Law of Detachment which states “In order to acquire anything in the physical Universe, you have to relinquish your attachment to it.” As Deepak Chopra says in The 7 Spiritual Laws of Success, “This doesn’t mean you give up the intention to create your desire. You don’t give up the intention, and you don’t give up the desire, you give up your attachment to the result.” This means giving up control of the “How” and “When”, allowing the Universe to take over.
This is very powerful. Attachment is based on fear and insecurity – the need for security is based on not knowing your true self. The source of wealth and abundance in the physical world is the self (your Source); it is the consciousness that knows how to fulfill every need. Everything else is a symbol – cars, houses, money, clothes. Symbols are transitory; they come and go. Remember ego? Don’t exchange yourself for the symbols of yourself.
Attachment comes from poverty consciousness, belief in lack = attachment is always to symbols. Detachment is the same as wealth consciousness – because in detachment there is freedom to create.
Here’s an example of the Law of Detachment from my life. I was living in Florida in 2005, having sold my real estate company and working as a Trainer to new realtors. I kept feeling I was no longer comfortable in Florida. I wanted to go back to Ohio as my entire family was there. I had been away too long. I put my house on the market, and acted as my own realtor. I had planned to stay in Florida until my house sold. I held open houses, broker special tours, everything I could think of to sell the house quickly. You could say I was very attached to the outcome! I tried to control the outcome. I was based in fear and insecurity – I was not in touch with my true self.
One of my daughters was pregnant with her 2nd child and I wanted to be in Ohio for her. I decided to turn my intention of selling my house over to the Universe – no strings attached – now I was detached!
On the next trip to Ohio, I found a home to purchase and started the ball rolling…only focusing on the intention to sell… and going on about my business. I was planning to move in 60 days, regardless if the Florida house sold or not. I released the outcome to the Universe and stayed attached only to the intention – to sell the house – not the How or When…the result.
Magically, as soon as I decided to move ahead with my plans to move to Ohio – purchase the Ohio house – and set my departure date; within a week, I had an outstanding offer with a $100,000 profit margin. We closed the day before I had scheduled to leave for Ohio. Moral of the story…detach and allow your desires to come to you.
It’s all about TRUST, as we have talked about before; the Universe was setting up all the events for me to sell my house. Remember the meaning of TRUST: To Rely Upon Spirit Totally.
When you know that Spirit will give you what you need – not necessarily what you want (that’s the ego’s job) – then you will learn to do the work that is required to be done and move on. The results will take care of themselves. The timing of how things manifest will come at the perfect time. When we trust, the Universe knows what the perfect timing is and it happens even faster because we get out of the way.
By learning to trust, you live in the wisdom of insecurity and uncertainty where there are unlimited opportunities being created in the present moment of now. Remember the Law of Pure Potentiality? See how all the laws work together? Detachment is another way of saying allowing. It is when you combine your intentions and detach from the outcomes that your desires will manifest.
Like in the example of my house, when we are attached to a certain outcome, we need this thing to happen in order to feel happy and secure. We are looking at circumstances, situations, events and people outside of ourselves as being our Source. (That’s the ego talking again!) Our Source of all good things, including happiness and abundance, is our higher self, the Pure Potentiality, which is within ourselves; not outside.
Detachment comes from having an abundance consciousness, because you trust and know that everything will fall into the perfect place at the perfect time. You know your unlimited potential and that you can be, do and have anything in your life. When we are attached to our outcome being a certain way, we lose the flow of our creativity and our energy. Attachments are resistance and with resistance the Universe cannot deliver our desires to us. The attachments interfere with the entire creative process. Detachment is the ultimate act of allowing.
When you are in alignment with the Law of Detachment you don’t force things to happen, you allow. When you allow, you are in vibrational alignment with pure positive energy and things easily flow to you.
When you practice detachment, you realize that there are no problems. In every difficult or challenging time, there is the greatest potential for growth. Now when you are detached, you understand that you are in transition or that difficult times are actually times of breakthroughs and growth. When do you grow more – when everything comes easily or with a challenge?
It is when you are in the space of trusting, allowing and detaching from the outcomes in your life, that you feel inner peace and everything flows. This law is about freedom. This law is about relaxing and knowing that every outcome
will turn out beautifully if you trust. Just be detached. Check your emotions, if you are being detached you feel good, no worry, anxiety, or fear.
Think of it this way – get your goal – your intent, your vision – keep your eye on the prize – that goal, that vision. Absolutely align with it, feel what it is going to feel like when you finally have it. But release all of the worry and anxiety, the doubt and disbelief. That’s where you would be attached, it’s in that attachment that the Universe can’t come in and work for you. Because you are too clingy – you need to let it go and truly trust that the Universe is going to bring you your desire. I am always thinking of the song from the Walt Disney movie, “Frozen”… Just “Let It Go”.
Next week is our 7th Universal law- The Law of Polarity….”Unity is plural at a minimum of 2”…What??? I’ll explain it all next week. It’s not as complicated as it sounds. Have a wonderful manifesting week!
*Based on the teachings of Christy Whitman
“The practice of Detachment encourages the positive aspects of your life to become dominant, while providing a clear path for the negative aspects to recede.” ~Gary Hopkins
I TRUST in the Universe and allow it to take the lead.
I am attached to my intention, not the outcome.