Letting go is probably the easiest thing to say but the hardest thing in life to do. Letting go involves so many different emotions…but mainly, fear.
We hang on tight to whatever it is that owns us because we are afraid to trust ourselves, the Universe and God to catch us as we inevitably fall. There is a release when we let go which can be exciting and terrifying at the same time. Sometimes we are ready for it, but its letting go of that last grip that paralyzes us.
We know its time, we have known for a while, but knowing and doing are so different. When you finally let go, its over. Then what? Its time for your next journey! There is no more waiting for something to change or get better. You have surrendered to the fact that that which you let go of, will no longer will be.
Letting go is a process which involves self discovery and it can be a long one, so it is incredibly important to honor yourself during this time. You need to feel whatever feelings come up and do not push them away for another time (because I promise, they will return). Feel them and then let them go. Honor what you need at that moment. Do you need to isolate? do you need support? do you need to work with a counselor? It is important that you give yourself whatever it is you need at the time to be able to move forward with letting go and not jump backwards trying to preserve yourself.
Please know that friends will not always come with you…letting go of one thing may cause a trickle down effect that may cause you to let go other things along the way (been there, done that). You may find, as you go along your beautiful journey that some people and circumstances may no longer serve you on this new path that you have carved for yourself. That is OK, let them go. You can love them as you always have but you acknowledge that they no longer serve your Highest Self.
Now its time to find you (this is the exciting part)!
Now that you have let go of what was weighing you down and holding you back, let’s explore:
Who are you?
What excites you?
What emotions do you feel after letting go?
What does a blank slate look like to you?
Where are you struggling with the most?
Start journaling your thoughts and feelings, daily, or even multiple times a day (I carry a journal with me). Documenting your journey is the best way to (a) gage progress (b) understanding who you were vs. who you are today (c) see where you are headed and what your road blocks are.
There are many reasons to hold on but even more reasons to let go. Letting go releases those binds that hold us to things that are not good for us. Letting go truly does open the door for so much good to enter.
If you close a door, a window will open, trust me, I say this from experience.
Letting go is a painful lesson on life’s journey but the rewards once you get to the other side are amazing.