Another year ends and a new one begins, the beginning of a new year is a great time to let go of the things that no longer serve you. The world is an energetic place, our thoughts are powerful and create our reality, all of us carry ‘baggage’ around with us that we need to let go of and we can do this by thinking about it and letting it go. An old relationship, an incident you regret, a habit you want to stop, anger, sadness, whatever it is there are a few ways that can help you to let go and move forward. You may not even think you have anything to let go of, even still this process can still be uplifting. Letting go is refreshing, it allows us more space to connect with our true self rather than the self we try to be or think we are or are worried about being.
I once read a story about a university lecturer, who got his students to put potatoes into a zip bag, they had to put one potatoe in for each time they hadn’t been able to forgive someone for something over the course of their life so far, they didn’t have to share what it was but they had to be honest with themselves. They then had to carry this bag around with them everywhere for a couple of weeks; I mean everywhere, bus, classes, bed, toilet, shopping etc. Where they went the bag of potatoes had to go. Over the course of the few weeks the potatoes began to rot, when they rot they turn to a mushy black liquid.
The bag of potatoes is of course very symbolic, firstly because of the weight they had to carry around, carrying un-forgiveness in the heart is a heavy burden. Not letting go of the things that no longer serve us is also a heavy weight around the heart, it can hold us back and prevent us from reaching our true potential. Secondly the substance that the potatoes turn into is quite symbolic, continuous carrying of un-forgiveness rots the soul, also not letting go of whatever it is that eats away at you will rot the soul, cause unnecessary stress and turn sour and bitter.
I said earlier that our thoughts are powerful, they are, they create our reality and you can utilise this when ‘letting go’.
Go to a place where you will be undisturbed for about 20 mins, it can be a special place, or your treatment room or anywhere you can get peace and quiet.
Sit still and quiet bringing your breath to a calm rhythm.
Connect to the heart centre, allow it to open and become alive.
When you feel the heart open see a channel of light from the soul, you may visualise the soul as a sphere of white light above the head, allow the channel of light fall down over you connecting into the heart centre and further down into the earth centre below your feet.
Fill your body and auric field with this light (the auric field surrounds you from fingertip to fingertip when arms are stretched out)
Now use your mind to scan the auric field for any lines of energy coming into it from outside. You do not need to know where they are from this does not matter, you are letting go not holding on.
Now ask up to the soul for the light love and power to release these ties from your energy system
Take as long as you like seeing these lines fade away, you might like to see it as a bright white dishcloth washing the outside of your auric field of ‘grime’.
Really enjoy the cleansing experience and know that you are letting go of that which no longer serves you.
When you finish you might like to secure the ritual with a mantra or prayer or give thanks, please note this is not essential but an option, I know of people who always finish with a mantra, I know of others who like to give thanks. It’s personal choice.
Pamper yourself afterwards, the aftercare is just as important as the letting go, perhaps run a relaxing bath with your favourite oils or crystals, or a nice shower if you prefer. Use the water to help seal the cleansing process.
This process can be repeated as often as you like, every day if you need to, once a week, once a year, it’s entirely up to you.
Let go and be free!
By Lynne Wilson
of The School of Unified Healing