How to Let Go
Hey there warriors. The weather is shifting, we’re moving out of the dark half of the year and into the light (for those of us in the northern hemisphere. The days are getting longer and brighter, and the temperatures are rising. So today I wanted to give you guys something a little different. So that we can dispel a little bit more of the darkness… because… light….
We’ve talked a lot about dreams, illusions, and fantasy over the past year. About how they create chaos in our lives when we take them down… unfortunately necessary.
About how they cause us to try and manipulate or force others into changing… a useless pursuit.
But more importantly they keep us from truly showing up in the world, from being present and fulling living. Some dreams are good, more than that, they’re great. They keep us hopeful, aspiring, visioneering.
Others, become stale and heavy. They keep us stuck. Stuck in the past. Stuck in bad relationships. Stuck in situations that cause us to be disrespected or inhibit us from fully stepping into our worth.
So let’s write some letters and get rid of that bad juju.
So let me ask you, what letter do you need to write? Doesn’t mean you’ll actually send it, but what needs to come out? What do you need to release? What do you need to let go of? Who do you need to write it to? Is there a second letter that needs to be written? Do you need to write one to yourself?
Is there a story that hasn’t been told? Feeling that haven’t been expressed? Words that haven’t been heard? Perhaps there is forgiveness that needs to be given.
I anticipate that if you need to write a letter to yourself there will be a fair amount of forgiveness that needs to go in there. Write it, fill it with love.
Grab a pen and a piece of paper, or maybe tear a piece of paper out of your journal. The jagged slip remaining against the binding representing what you’ve chosen to release.Don’t filter yourself or judge yourself for whatever it is you’re feeling. Your feelings are your own and you’re entitled to them. Click To Tweet
Write it out. Don’t filter yourself or judge yourself for whatever it is you’re feeling. Your feelings are your own and you’re entitled to them.
Maybe it’s not a letter you need to write out but a dream or illusion that needs to die. A fantasy of what life should have looked like, a vision of what that relationship should have been.
Write it down.
Write down all of it. Go for as long as you need. It can be 1 sentence or 3 pages. Keep going until you feel satisfied.
Now burn it. In a fire safe container please. An empty kitchen sink or ashtray usually works well for this, just turn on your fan or crack a window.
If you’ve got a fireplace, throw it in.
You may feel some resistance here, and if you do that’s ok. Even our worst stories, no matter how rotten they are, can be comfortable. But if you were compelled to write it down, then its time to let it go.
Light it up.Watch it burn, release it as it goes up in flames. As it turns to ash, let it go and make room for new possibilities. Click To Tweet
Maybe you want to make a ritual out of it by lighting a candle and playing some meditation music. Maybe you want to crank up some rock music and pour a glass of wine.
Whatever your jam, go with it.
If tears come, let them flow. Some dreams are heavy and need to be mourned. Others are a bittersweet release. If you want to dance around in your underwear while sending it off into the ethers, go for it.
If you’ve got more than one to burn, light them up. Make it an annual ritual. Or maybe you need to repeat this again next month, or tomorrow.. If it will help you let it go, go for it.
Whatever you need to help you let go (responsibly of course), just do it.
When you’re done, chose a word, a phrase, or a mantra of what you want to draw into your life. What do you want to bring into the void?
Let it all in. Maybe you want to sit in meditation, lie in savasana, take a hot bath, or go for a walk in nature. Or maybe it’s just a chocolate brownie and a disney movie under cozy blanket.
Whatever it is, take the time you need. To mourn what is no more, and take in whats coming next, because its going to be great, and beyond anything you can imagine.
Let me know if the comments below what your burning ritual looks like. And if you’re feeling stuck, drop me a note and let me know how I can support you.
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Thank you for watching and I’ll see you in the next video.
But until then, sending you love.