Letting go of something or someone that has held a place in our lives can feel confusing and overwhelming at times.
How do you let go?
How do you really move on in your own mind?
How do you know if you are doing the right thing by letting go and moving on?
As we ground our connection within the new earth energies, there has been much around us that has been falling away. Jobs, relationships, and habits and emotional patterns that are no longer serving us are falling away rapidly, making room for us to embody new levels of consciousness. Instead of mourning these losses, there is much we can learn from them as we move forward.
Every loss is in some way, shape, or form a piece of our DNA blueprint that is no longer serving our highest good. If we can view these pieces that are falling away as little pieces of energy that have been part of our energy field and are now falling away to make room for new, clearer energy, it helps to understand the process and disconnect from the feelings of discomfort that change can often evoke.
The challenge is in being able to accept this and remain open to how the loss of something or someone we once loved could be the opening of new doors of possibility in our lives. The most important law to remember is that no energy is ever truly gained or lost, it simply changes shape. Letting go frees up the energetic space in your life for new possibilities to enter.
Practice letting go of thoughts, things, other people’s thoughts about you and habits that are no longer serving you EVERY DAY!
When our lives are too cluttered with stuff; people, things, thoughts and activities, we leave no room for the universe to present us with a miracle. Sometimes we are willing let go of our stuff, and at other times it can feel as though it is being yanked from our hands. Both cases are important lessons in letting go, and essential as we move forward into the time of new opportunities that lie ahead of us. If we stay connected to the fear of losing the things in our lives, we block ourselves from receiving what is coming. The great thing about the universe is that if you are not ready to let go of something that you need to let go of, the universe will find a way to make you let go.
“Knowledge is learning something every day. Wisdom is letting go of something every day.” Lao Tzu
What if you are not sure if you should let go and move on?
Do you sometimes feel like letting go and moving on would be the right decision,
but at other times feel like you would be walking away from an important part of your life?
The best way to make a decision in alignment with your highest self is to get out of your head and tune into your gut.
Deep down, letting go should always feel good, it should always bring a sense of peace, calm and relief.
Embrace the opportunity to let go.
Pray for as many opportunities to release what is no longer serving you, as is possible,
even if the things that fall away are not what you planned or expected.
The shamanic tradition of ritual death, is a way to understand how your own universe may be birthing you into a new place in life……
In shamanistic traditions a healer must first embrace a ritual death in which they are confronted with and must embrace a death of their old ways of life and personal identity. This symbolic death brings the right to heal. Many of these rituals are brutally hard on the body, mind and spirit. It can be difficult for a person to survive the abuse and come through with their balance in tact. The basic idea of these ritual deaths was to break down all of the former notions of ‘self’ that were held by the shaman-to-be. This could include brutal tests of strength of physical and psychic ability, and having every emotional ‘button’ pushed hard. Taunting and spitting on the individual were common practices and taught him or her to endure the duress with humility and fortitude. The final initiation step was to be buried in the earth for one day and reborn without the former ego in the morning.
The power in understanding this ritual is in understanding the clarity death brings. If we are unaware of what is going on, these experiences may feel as though they are leading us to our breaking point. However, once a deeper spiritual awareness of the natural process of death and rebirth are fully understood, we can begin to see the higher purpose in our current situations and embrace them with the power of the healer, knowing that once we have embraced our ‘death’, we can then experience the joy of waking up without our ego in the morning, ready to live from our true place of strength.
The beautiful image above is from The Ballerina Project, a collection of stunning photographs online that capture the essence of the ballerina ❤