God never expresses Himself other than perfectly. Therefore, whatever imperfection does exist, it is always the result of our individual or collective modes of thinking. Since this is true, it is not necessary that you hold onto anything, “for fear of losing it.” In fact, the truth is, you will never truly enjoy anything you must hold on to, because freedom in all negative areas of your life is absolutely essential if you are to grow into the truly great human being who you are quite capable of one day becoming. Stated slightly differently, we can say that energy must flow through you freely without any obstructions, if you are to achieve the good which you desire.
At this point you may be asking, “What are these obstructions?” that I have been referring to. Let me list some of them. They include doubt, guilt, resentment, and any thoughts of lack or limitation. They include any negative ideas which have a tendency to block the flow of creative energy, to and through you. For example, you might very well be attempting to get a beautiful image in your mind, which would cause you to feel wonderful, and yet because of these “inhibitors,” as they are sometimes called, you end up with nothing but frustration.
Your problem—whether you realize it or not—is that you haven’t created the space for the beautiful image which you are trying to create. Therefore, you must resolve yourself to let go of all of these obstructions, to enable you to make a space for the good you desire.
You should visualize your body as being an instrument through which a nonphysical, creative energy flows. You should liken it to an ordinary garden hose, which you may be using to water the garden at the back of your home. Suppose, for a moment, that you decide to water the flower-bed in the front of your home. In order to accomplish this, you must drag the hose to the front of the house. But while you are dragging it, suppose that you form a loop in the hose and as you pull on it—unbeknownst to you—it kinks.
Although there is an abundance of water at the source, the water will just be trickling out of the hose, a drop at a time, onto the flower bed. The reason for this is that the kink is obstructing the flow of the water, which could, if it were allowed to flow freely, actually breathe new life into the plants.
In a similar manner, these negative concepts which you hold in your mind are obstructing the flow of energy which could, if it were given a chance to, breathe new life into you and into your results in life.
In the case of the garden hose, you would immediately investigate to find the cause of the interrupted flow of water. Once you found the kink, you would then proceed to remove it, so the water could resume flowing freely in a steady stream.
Now, be aware of this—the process that I have described for the garden hose, is exactly the same process that you must undertake, yourself, with respect to your marvelous mind. That is to say, you must let go of all of the obstructions that are hampering you—release the mental kinks—and you will immediately find that there is no lack of creative energy at the source. In truth, there never has been any, and there never will be any. The mental kinks which you have carelessly—and very likely— unconsciously built, are actually limiting the flow of the life-giving power which ultimately transforms your results in life.