By Lori Lines
I've been contemplating the importance of release in our every day lives. One thing that's very difficult for a Pisces person, such as myself, is the act of releasing because of the soul-merging that unconsciously happens with those of whom I interact. In retrospect, I can see now how this has been a common lesson and a theme throughout my life and I suspect many of yours, too. And I, over the past month or so, have been communicating with my guidance on the subject of release because I've found it to be a very important aspect of our lives that need attention on a regular basis.
How many of us continuously go over and over in our minds the same loop in thought? How many of us analyze everything, that someone has said or done, to death? How many of us lament, to others, over and over again, something that's happened in the past? This is what I call a state of mindlessness and this keeps us distracted from who we are and the messages and information the Universe is constantly providing us.
What I've come to realize, on this subject, is that recognizing when it's the best time to release is very important to the realization of our own potential. Just as the truth of all life conveys, that everything has a birth, a decay, and then a transition to death, so too do our relationships to people and situations in our lives. It has come to my attention, in my own life, that everything is impermanent. That the only thing that is constant, is change. That does not mean that people can't stay in our lives for the rest of our lives or that you can't stay at your job until you decide to retire. But everything is shifting, all the time because our perceptions shift and change. I'm talking about those times when the energy shifts. Those times when, all of a sudden, the haze dissipates and you now see a new truth about a person or a situation, or, more importantly, yourself.
The act of release can come in all forms and sizes. It can be the release of the little snarky remark from the cashier at the checkout counter. It can be a fear that has welled up within ourself. It can be something as serious as releasing your spouse or partner for good. It comes from a knowing that you can no longer stay in your own authenticity because you can no longer relate with a person or a group or a situation you've been involved in. Or, even the most final of release, the release of someone who has died. Releasing has many layers. I have found that the more self-aware I have become on my spiritual journey, the more I release and the more self-aware I become.
It keeps circulating around, but each time we release, we are better.
And the more aware we become, the more we can detach to that which is weighs us down, that which keeps us in a state of imbalance within ourselves, that which keeps us from a happy state of be-ing.
So, in the spirit of spring cleaning, I encourage you to take a good look at yourself and your life. What is it that's weighing you down from realizing your potential? Is it a behavior? Is it a pattern of limited thinking? Is it your relationship to yourself? To a person? To a group of people? Or is it something tangible you are living with like an old piece of art that no longer reflects who you are today? Is it where you live? Is it your home or car? Whatever it is, let us not be afraid to LET IT GO. It is in the FEELING of discontent that the Universe is giving us the message of choice. Remember, choice is a gift and though many of us may not see our choices in front of us, they are there, just waiting for that haze to dissipate so we can see and feel more clearly and move forward again.
In my experience, every time I have released, it created the space for new blessings and rewards to enter into my life. It will yours, too. Just be patient.
And, of course, I'm here to help with your journey to release and happiness. So, call me if you need.
Wishing you blessings, peace, and love during your spring cleaning.
Author Lori Lines
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