New Year Still Carrying the Old?

So we are past the end of the old year, beginning the new — and perhaps some of us are finding already that, in spite of good resolutions, we’re still carrying some of the old stuff we no longer want around. Emotional baggage. Anger. Grudges. Stuff. I have a magical chant I do in my head when this sort of thing comes up, and you might find it helpful too.

Xxx, I love you.
Xxx, I bless you.
Xxx, I release you.

(You replace the Xxx with the name of the person, the attitude, the object, the feeling — and it works just as well with your own name if you’re thinking you’d like to free yourself from some inner compulsion.)

Don’t be deterred by thinking you do not love them and that to say you do is a lie. Somewhere in you there is a core of pure, unconditional love. Somewhere in everyone else there also is a core of pure, unconditional love. You are just gradually awakening your awareness of that love and connection. It takes time; it takes repeats; it takes energy.

Some people think a letting go process is about “forgiving” but I always feel like there is a touch of arrogance in “forgive” — who am I to forgive anyone of anything when I’m not even qualified to judge them in the first place? Just letting go of my own anger or whatever I’m holding is the best thing I can do for them and for myself. As long as I’m projecting that miserable energy at someone, how can I expect them to like/be kind to/love me? How can I expect me to love me.

So simple; so powerful. Amazing results — when you do it long enough. It may take one time through or it may take many, a few at a time. It’s easy to tell when we’re done — there is love and blessing and freedom. But sometimes we think we’re finished and another layer of old stuff comes up. Not to be discouraged! We store memories in sets, one inside another, like the layers of an onion. What worked on the last layer will probably work on the next.

Please, just trust the process. And Keep It Simple, Sweetie! KISS!

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