Are you clinging to the past, such as a troublesome situation? Or maybe you dwell on what you should have done or could have done? You know, “If I had only gone to college”, or “If only I had not been treated that way“. Or perhaps you are holding onto something from your childhood. Or maybe it is even something as simple as, “If I not gotten rid of that jacket” If you answer “Yes” to any of these situations (and who doesn’t have one or two) then you need to learn how to RELEASE.
Being able to release people, things, and/or situations can be such a blessing. Even the bible recommends release (Deuteronomy 15:9), “The seventh year, the year of release is at hand.” This was a time when debts were forgiven. Instead of making you poor it will actually enrich your life. Through your act of releasing your attraction of good is greatly increased.
Benefits of Releasing
Get rid of the old to make way for the new and good. So often we try to force the new into our lives when we have not made room for it by releasing the old.
- Eliminates error from your life
- Expands your good
- Considered the first step to financial and business success.
- Emotional scars — Gain freedom from unhappiness & limiting experiences of the past.
- Relationships — Gain freedom from people who no longer serve your personal growth.
- Healing — Release is the first step to forgiving. Much illness is caused by holding onto negative feelings about people. If you can not forgive (forgiveness means letting go) them, then release them.
What to Release
People, places, things and experiences from the past and in the present.
Basically you can release anything that no longer serves or is hindering your personal growth. People in personal relationships sometimes grow in different directions or run there course. Perhaps you think you have an impossible problem or you need to clear out resentments to improve your ailing health. I have even used it to get a new wardrobe when my old clothes became to large after loosing weight.
How to Release
First, you should never be afraid of letting go of old habits, things, even people from your life. Your sub-conscious mind (often called your spirit or your Christ-mind) knows what is most troublesome for you. It knows what to release.
There are a number of ways to release, such as: through spoken word, writing, taking action, meditation and of course prayer. The recommended techniques can be used alone or in combination. These methods can be used once or twice for a minor release but with deep emotional problems it may be necessary to speak (or write) the words of release deliberately and often.
Speak words of release when by yourself, by declaring release affirmations to the person, or situation involved. These words should be spoken freely and without regret.
Write out the things that you want eliminated from your life. You can end each year by writing down the items that you no longer wish to carry with you into a new year. Another method would be to write one item over and over (at least 10 times), for one or a number of days to inform your sub-conscious that this the situation that has to go. I have read about people who set aside a specific amount of time each day to write a “forgiveness list” that includes the names of the people that they fell have mistreated them and that they wish to forgive.
Take action. Make room for the new, by actually getting rid of old items or making space in your life for the new. For example, when I needed a new wardrobe I actually gave away and donated my old clothes. Within a few days I started receiving new clothes through people giving them to me, finding fantastic deals, incredible coupons, once I even won a gift certificate to a store. To attract a new relationship into my life (someone who I had not met at that point) I have cleaned out space in my closet an emptied a drawer in my dresser to “make room” for that person in my life (and yes that will be fully explained in another post).
Meditate on release. During my meditations I have visualized cutting an invisible cord between me and person(s) that I had negative experiences with. I have also concentrated on turning difficult situations or lack over to a higher source and repeating that I should “let go & let God handle <whatever it is>”.
Affirmation examples to use or create your own:
- “I am now free from all resentment or attachment toward people, places or things of the past or present. I manifest my true place with the true people and my true prosperity now.”
- “I am now free from all resentment or attachment toward people, places or things of the past or present. I manifest perfect health now.”
- “I am letting go of everything and everybody that is no longer a part of the divine plan of my life. I now expand quickly into my true life where all conditions are perfect for me.”
Spring is a a cycle for new beginnings, so to attract the most positive situations and experiences into your life RELEASE.
NOTE: Originally published in the Capital City Hues newpasper, April 2013