photo by Melanie Milliken
Often times when we are approaching transformation we look to adding new skills and resources (to do new things) or to heal past wound (that have us trapped in the past). These are great paths to pursue with our work, but they are not the only paths.
Many times we are carrying emotions, memories, or beliefs from the past that are no longer useful in the present. We also choose to carry burdens and problems for our loved ones. Letting go of these no longer useful burdens can quickly open us for healing of the issues we face in this moment.
When I am working with clients one of the first things I have them do is to let go of anything extra from the past that they don’t need now. To do this I have them simply scan their system. While they are scanning the system I have them look for anything that they are holding on to that is no longer useful. I have them simply say (as they tap):
“At one time these thoughts, feels, and emotions were useful…they were there to serve some purpose…they have done their job and are no longer needed…because they have done their job I thank them…and let them pass on…if they are needed again in the future…they can come back…but they have done all they need to do…I also recognize what I am carrying for others…it is a high act of love to carry someone else’s burden…but it is a higher act of love to let it go…I am not giving it back…but I am releasing it.”
Just this short set of tapping/Emotional Freedom Techniques(EFT) will quickly bring the system to calm and balance to deal with what is at hand. By releasing the excess we can see the true issue at hand.
Another great way to achieve this state is to tap to a poem like this:
Letting Go by Suzanne Marshall Lucas
Giving up is merely quitting. Letting go is sweet release.
Giving up is cries of anguish. Letting go is perfect peace.
Giving up is hard and heavy. Letting go is loose and light.
Giving up is simply failure. Letting go, success in sight.
Letting go I train my blueprint for a perfect pure design.
Giving up is very human. Letting go is most Divine.
Giving up is death at sundown. Letting go, the Rising Sun.
Giving up is “there, it’s over.” Letting go, “I’ve just begun.”