Let Go and Let the Energy Flow
Recently, I had the opportunity to attend the Hay House Event “I Can Do it!” at the National Harbor. I walked away with many gems from the weekend – here are some thoughts about how letting go, releasing and simplifying can pave the way for greater contentment in life.
We live in such a fast paced, overstimulating world full of a lot of stuff.
We have a lot of stress! When we stay grounded and focus on being awake and engaged in life, we can really enjoy what we are experiencing; especially if we set ourselves up to experience what brings us joy. One of the speakers, who is a life coach and author suggested we should spend the next year of our life removing anything that we don’t absolutely love, or doesn’t serve us, in order to watch an amazing life unfold.
I couldn’t agree more.
Where we consistently put our energy is related to what shows up in our life.
By releasing and letting go of things, relationships, experiences, ideas and beliefs that don’t serve us, we make more room for what does. Many people say yes automatically to things as long as it fits in their schedule (or even when it doesn’t!). Before saying yes, ask yourself if the experience will bring you joy or serve a constructive purpose. If it doesn’t, why give your precious time and energy to it?!
Remember, it is possible to say no from a place of love and respect.
Also, it is not selfish to say no. When we are more choosy about our time commitments, we just might be amazed at what joyful things we find ourself doing simply because we are not overcommitted.
Another way to let go of stagnant energy and to make room for possibility is to actually get rid of physical stuff. Don’t keep that old mug with the company logo from your last job if it reminds you of a difficult time/relationship you were going through. Do you have piles of paper everywhere that remind you of what you still need to do, organize or read? Well, get to it or get rid of it. Do you have some kitchen gadget on your counter that makes you feel guilty because you never use it but your mother gave it to you? Be honest and do what feels right but don’t keep it there uselessly taking up space.
What we might be carrying with us that doesn’t serve us.
Finally, what false beliefs or stories are you telling yourself about yourself? What habits, toxic relationships, ideas and agendas are you carrying with you that keep you from advancing on your path? Sometimes we have a desire to be our best self, but it doesn’t manifest because we have these ideas that keep us small. They get in the way of having self love, self respect and compassion for ourselves and others. If you have a habit you are trying to let go of (i.e., smoking), you might find it easier once you put down anything that doesn’t keep you connected to the idea that you are a beautiful being that is always safe and loved. You also have to let go of a lot of fear. I think this Marianne Williamson quote speaks to that very idea:
“Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous? Actually, who are you not to be? You are a child of God. Your playing small does not serve the world. There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won’t feel insecure around you. We are all meant to shine, as children do. We were born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us. It’s not just in some of us; it’s in everyone. And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others.”
Trust in life. Trust in yourself. Begin to let go.