I recently made the decision to physically let go of a period of time in my past. It took me almost two decades to get to this point, but I knew that I was ready and this was something that I had to do in order to move forward with my life. It did not come easily, but it was not a struggle. It was part of a long, unfolding process.
It took some work to get the fire started, but once I did, I got to see the beauty dancing in the flames. Blackened edges of paper and then they were suddenly curled up and consumed by the flames. As I added more papers, the heat grew and I could feel the release deep within my being.
Here is what I’ve come to learn about letting go:
- You have to be ready.
- The ritual can exist in your heart.
- Space opens for growth to begin.
- The experience can be joyful and painless.
More on these in the days to come….