release |riˈlēs|verb [ with obj. ]1 allow or enable to escape from confinement; set free 2 allow (something) to move, act, or flow freely
Last week we talked about releasing physical clutter, what a wonderful way to begin stirring stagnant energy to get life moving forward. Just as letting go of clutter helps unlock stuck energy from your environment, the release of emotional clutter can free blocked energy from your body, your mind. Letting go emotionally can wipe out anger and the feeling of being victimized, returning to you, your personal strength and power.
The best way to do this, I have found, is by forgiveness. Forgiveness is the key to peace and greater health. It is the very thing that once you do, has an immediate effect on your life. Forgiveness lightens your load and moves you out from your past.
Keep in mind that forgiving another does not mean you have to be friends or even keep that person in you life. It also does not mean you excuse a person’s behavior. By keeping your focus on the person who has wronged you, your body reacts as if it is happening in this moment, experiencing the same turmoil, but as soon as you let go and focus on the goodness of today, your world will reflect this peace back to you.
Small Change # 29
Release emotional clutter
This week take some time out of your busy schedule, take a walk in nature, sit in your garden, or relax in a puffy chair. As you do this, think of the person or the situation you would like to forgive. In your mind or out loud, see this person and without getting emotional, state the things they did that caused you suffering. Once you do this, let them know you are done holding on to the situation and are ready to let go forever. Imagine a cord attached to both of you, because when you emotionally hold on a type of energetic cord keeps the very person you are upset with attached to you. So imagine this cord, and imagine you hold an ultra sharp sword, the sword of release, with one swoop cut the cord, as you cut the cord say; “I forgive you and let go of you, now and forever, this I do out of love”