Letting Go

You may think on a conscious level that you’re over something that caused you sadness, anguish, fury or frustration and yet change is just not happening in your life?

The problem is that often we hold onto the past on an unconscious and cellular level and whilst this is happening there is just no room for new positivity to move in as a replacement!

Heart Chakra

I wrote this Blog in the week that had Valentine’s Day, rapidly followed by the New Moon Solar Eclipse and thus was a big week for heart energy. The heart chakra (one of the 7 energy centres found at all levels of the body – physical, mental, emotional and spiritual) is the fourth chakra and is commonly recognised as the energetic centre of love.  This refers to your ability to both give and receive love.  What is less commonly known though, is that the heart chakra is also strongly associated with your ability to let things go.  To let go of people, situations or things that no longer serve you.  This is all about letting go once you have processed your sadness, grief, and/ or anger on a conscious level.  (For more information about dealing with grief check out my Blog on that topic.)

New Moon

New Moons are always about sowing new seeds, putting things in place to make change.  But of course it is difficult to sow the seeds if you have not previously prepared the soil – removed the big rocks, broken up any dry clumps, fertilised and softened the ground with nourishing water!  The same applies in the unconscious, energetic world of sowing seeds – if you haven’t prepared the soil to maximise fertility by removing and breaking down what is no longer required, your seeds will not flourish into healthy crops!

This New Moon Solar Eclipse ushers in a very joyful and abundant period of energy which has a focus very much on relationships that stem from a place of oneness.  Recognising that we are all one, we are all made up of the same energetic matter – constantly moving atoms.  So Hum – I am that.  What this means is that you need to love yourself first.  You need to be treating all your own atoms with love because that is how they will attract other atoms of love, and are able to welcome in the new. This does not only apply to romantic relationships but to any situation that you may need to let go of before change can happen – a bad business decision, a property, a pet that died, a competition that you didn’t win.

What can you do to enhance your ability to let go?

Be around those who love you unconditionally – friends, family, especially children and pets – being in the moment in these interactions and letting your heart overflow with love and gratitude

Breathe! – the element of the heart chakra is air and of course the heart and lungs are what controls our breath.  The heart chakra is literally moved by breathing.  The physical purpose of your lungs is to remove toxins.  If you are not exhaling deeply then toxins will remained stored in the body.  The same applies to the metaphysical purpose – breathing out deeply is letting go of emotional toxins.  The lungs store sadness and fear, which are both emotions that need to be let go in order to allow positive ones to take their place. Focus on your breath, especially your out breath , your exhalation.  Make sure it is long and deep – preferably double the amount of time you take to inhale.  Visualise the heart chakra whilst you focus on your breath, perhaps make this a meditation, picture a clockwise spinning green vortex of energy. (For more information on how to breathe deeply and horizontally check out my Blog on this topic, plus my video on breathing exercises).

Communicate – it may be useful to talk to a professional, someone who is objective, and can give you support in your quest to let go of something.  Talking to friends and family is sometimes not enough. If you don’t want to talk then write. This is all about getting the stuff you need to let go out of you.  You could write a journal or write a letter to a person that you need to let go of. You don’t need to send the letter but write it and then even perhaps burn it!

Reiki – sometimes though you are all talked out!  Reiki is a non-cognitive therapy.  It doesn’t require you to explain why or what you need help with. The Reiki (universal energy) knows where it is required and will go there in order to bring about the energetic balance required for you to heal yourself, let go, and move on.  Reiki cannot take away the thing that you need to let go of, and the emotions associated with it, but it can allow you to let go through energetic balance.

Other tools – affirmations “I now completely love and accept myself”, “I now completely release any blockages that I may have about <situation>”; essential oils – Easy Air, Purify; crystals – emerald, rose quartz or green aventurine, all support the heart chakra.

For some other pieces that cover specific areas where we often need to let go you might like to have a look at my Blog Moving on from Grief and Breaking the Cycle of Negative Energy or my article that was published by Smart Healthy Women (Issue 49) called Coping with Heartbreak can be Bad for your Health.

Reiki will allow you once again have a sense of being supported by the Universe and trusting in the future. It will help you to feel motivated to move forward, letting go of your sadness, but without relinquishing your memories of the person or thing that you have lost. After Reiki most people report feeling more balanced, clear headed, lighter and calmer. Reiki cannot take your sense of loss away but it can improve your strength and resilience in dealing with it, and most importantly it can break the cycle of negative energy that can occur in situations of loss. If you would like to have a Wellbeing Assessment and Energetic Balance session with me feel free to Book Now!

If you have any questions don’t hesitate to get in touch.