As we approach July and celebrate the end of the winter solstice here in the Southern hemisphere, lets take the time to say goodbye to the old in our lives and allow ourselves to start to open up to the new that every day, every month and every season brings in. Let us give thanks for all the wonderful experiences that enriched our souls and acknowledge all the things we are proud of.
Try these 5 simple steps to help you let go of the old and embrace the new.
1. Acknowledge the Past Think about the relationships, situations and patterns that gave us a lot of grief. On a blank sheet of paper, write down everything about these experiences that dropped us into fear, whether that showed up as anger, resentment, judgement, scarcity, anxiety or any other form of negativity. As we write, allow ourselves to fully feel any pain that comes up from the memory.
Breathe deep. Cry. Swear. Let it all out.
It may be difficult, but when we allow ourselves to face our deepest, darkest emotions, the very act of making them conscious is cathartic, allowing us to heal and move forward.
2. Release The Negativity
After processing our emotions, reflect on the lesson each difficulty brought us, because in every challenge there is always an opportunity for growth. Be willing to forgive everyone and every circumstance involved and let go of any toxic and self-sabotaging patterns. At the very bottom of the sheet of paper, write something like this to help us affirm our decision:
“Dear Universe: “No matter what has happened in the past, I am now willing to release everything about it that brought me fear and pain. I surrender to you all that no longer serves me for healing. Help me to forgive and be forgiven by all involved. Align my vision that I may see everything from your enlightened perspective and move forward with wisdom, grace, strength and love.”
3. Clear The Space
To further empower the above ritual, follow it up by smudging the body and home with sacred sage. Sage smudging is a Native American tradition that is used to remove negative energy. To perform the ritual, burn the sage bundle on one end, keeping an old plate underneath to catch ashes, and waft the smoke all around the body. After clearing our personal energy, wave the smoke around the corners of each room in the home. Open all windows to release old energy and allow fresh air to flow through.
4. Let There Be Light
Whenever we let something go, we create room for something new to enter.
After releasing old emotional baggage and clearing both the physical and energetic space, we are now ready to consciously create a blissful beginning to get excited about.
Consciously align with our higher self to ensure that everything we wish to create comes from a place of truth and inspiration. Then, carve out some quiet time to sit in meditation and visualize filling ourselves with white and golden light.
5. Prepare A New Path
Write down new intentions in the present and positive or perhaps create a vision board that is visible to you every day.
Once we have made the inspired intentions list, place it in a special place and refer to it whenever we need to get back on track. All we have to do then is stay clear and present enough to notice signs from the universe and follow our inner guidance to manifest our dreams.
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