Do you feel like you’re holding onto old emotional junk that keeps you down? If you do, are you ready to start living? If you really want to live a big, full, joyful life, you’ve got to learn how to let go … Let go of the past, let go of the old habits of thought, let go of the fear, the self-doubt, false beliefs and dependence on any one or any thing for your happiness.
The question is, how do you do it??
How to Let Go in 5 Simple Steps
What I’ve found is that letting go of old crap happens in stages or steps. They’re simple steps, really, but not necessarily easy. Why? Because change doesn’t happen automatically. You see, the more difficult or traumatic your earlier years were, the more committed and conscious you’ll have to be to really make change. The bright side is – you CAN do it! Here’s How …
1. Ask for Assistance
Whether it’s some therapy or a deep tissue massage or a call to your angels to take the burdens of your past from you, getting help is worth the effort. You’ve got to ask though. And I’m not talking about asking people to listen to you rehash your pain over and over again, I’m talking about seeking assistance in helping you release.
2. Learn to Laugh
Sometimes you just have to laugh at the ridiculous antics of the inner drama queen or king. Sometimes the stress of the old crap can be so overwhelming that laughing at it is the only way to take away its power. Laughing generally is also superb therapy, so make sure you give yourself regular doses of comic relief any way you can.
3. Refocus – “You’ve gotta Line Up!”
And no one teaches refocusing the mind better than ‘Abe’ – Abraham-Hicks, that is. Don’t know their work? Enjoy their wisdom on the Law of Attraction and ‘lining up’ here …
4. Forgive Yourself
Yep, yourself – for any false beliefs you carry, any and all ‘mistakes’ you’ve made, any belief that you ‘allowed’ the events and circumstance and people of the past to harm you, any notions you have that you should be better, smarter, stronger, prettier, whateverer … And when you can’t truly feel forgiveness for yourself, say this 25 times a day: “I am willing to forgive myself.
5. Get Perspective
YOU are not your thoughts. You’re not your memories either. Nor are you the opinions of others (past or present or future). You’re not the things your parents told you you were (or weren’t), you’re not the traumatized child, the dorky adolescent, the unwanted kid, the divorcee, the ‘bad’ parent or any other nasty thing you might be telling yourself. YOU are an eternal being, beloved always by the divine and in fact, ONE with All-That-Is. All the other stuff? Simply one act of human experience in a play of divine eternity. The truth of who you really are is far beyond the confines of this little, ego-dominated personality you call “me”. So when your past drags you down like a lead anvil, give yourself the gift of perspective – and let it go!
What in your life are you now ready to let go of? Leave me a comment and share your experience.