Thursday, November 22, 2012
Give Yourself Permission To Let Go!
Ok, let's face it; it's time to let go. Of what? You know what. I don't need to have a personal relationship with you to know, because you already know all of things you need to let go of.
Take an evening for yourself and turn on some relaxing / soft music- something that will bring you to a state of inner peace. Grab a pen or pencil, and let your mind drift. Allow yourself to go back into the past, and think of all the things you are angry with yourself and others about. Write them down. You may discover that you have never forgiven 'yourself' for something that happened in the second grade. Yes what a long time to carry a burden huh? After you write them down, read it over and over again, and then burn it or rip it up and throw it away. Throw away the burdens and baggage.
Sometimes (many times) it is easier to forgive others than to forgive ourselves. Too often, we demand perfection from ourselves. We punish ourselves for the mistakes we make. It's called self abuse. It's time to renew that attitude.
It took me a long time but I learned that 'mistakes are the way we learn' and if we were perfect there wouldn't be anything to learn. You have got to lighten up and stop treating yourself that way. Most of the time others will treat us the way they see us treating ourselves. Hhhmm food for thought huh?
Forgive yourself. Let it go. Liberate yourself. You deserve the freedom. There is no need for shame or guilt. I lived with it for more then 30 years of my life and shedding it off was the greatest gift I gave to myself! I did that by letting it go. Forgiving others and above all forgiving myself.
Remember how amazing it was to run around freely when you were a child. Go outside to a park, beach or any open space and run around with your hands up in the air- jump around...do somersaults- and give yourself permission to LAUGH OUT LOUD! Find that inner child in you. The one that has been crying for some attention for far too long now. She needs you and you need her.
Make a decision today that you will NOT live in pain any longer. You are the one in control. remember that!