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Editor’s Letter Sep 2010 Issue

The Open Window

Lately it seems I’m surrounded by people who are having trouble letting go— including myself. Some are clinging to relationships even though they’re no longer satisfying. Others are holding tightly to the past, afraid to let go of the old and make room for the new. For many, it’s simply about releasing the need to control everything around them rather than trusting the universe will provide—something I’ve been guilty of many times.

Why do we struggle so hard against the flow of life? What is it that keeps the wall of resistance up when often what is waiting on the other side is more incredible than we could even imagine? The answer is usually fear—fear of the unknown, fear of change or fear of being alone. But the truth is, it’s within the unknown that all the magic of creation occurs, and change is not only inevitable, it is necessary for our individual growth. And since we are all one energy—each a piece of God or Source—we can never truly be alone, even when it seems we have no one by our side.

Our cover story interview for this issue is singer, songwriter and musician, Melissa Etheridge, who talks about her new album Fearless Love, and her own road toward spiritual truth. A breast cancer survivor, Etheridge had an awakening in her 40s, and this new album is the second in a trilogy revealing her life story and spiritual beliefs.

It was very clear to me that I did not want to ever create anything again that wasn’t from my heart, wasn’t truthful and wasn’t about making the world a better place, she tells Elevated Existence, explaining her new album is based on the belief that only love and fear exist, and it’s our choice which world we chose to live in.

It’s in choosing love, whether for ourselves or others, that we become free from fear. Both love and fear can’t exist at the same time, and the more we choose love, the less we will struggle to let go of things that no longer serve us.

In this issue’s Energy Awareness Radio column, we have an interview with Guy Finley who wrote the book, The Secret of Letting Go, where he explains letting go begins when we realize it hurts to hold on. Also, in the law of attraction column, author Sonia Ricotti explains the importance of releasing our resistance to situations, things and people in life in order to let our desires flow in.

It’s not an accident that this issue is focused on letting go and living fearlessly—first, because I don’t believe in accidents, and second, because as our world continues to change, and more people wake up and begin to live at a higher consciousness, they are realizing there is no choice but to either let go or continue to suffer.

The old saying ‘when God closes a door, he opens a window’, isn’t just a comforting thought—it’s something I’ve seen happen time and again, both in my life and in the lives of friends and family.

As the fall season begins, take stock of what you are hanging onto that is no longer serving you. Whether it’s a person, possession or poisonous emotions like anger, fear and resentment—take a breath and let it go… and then look for the open window.

Blessings and love to you all!

Tammy Mastroberte
Founder, Publisher & Editorial Director