What does it really mean “releasing and let go”? What do we release and how can it affect our everyday life as well as our spiritual growth?
We talk a lot about “release and let go” in the spiritual community. We talk about releasing negative programming, bottled-up emotions like fear and anger, and other negativity from our life. This is a very good thing. This way we learn to take responsibility for the negativity we have taken on, look at it in the eyes, learn from it and move on free from its chains.
Some releasing can be very straightforward. A few meditations, a few “cut the cords”, some affirmations and rituals are enough for the negative effect of that which was released to never appear again.
Grapefruit with its powerful releasing properties, will easily lift the debris that has been hanging on our energetic field and our soul. It is like the dust on the window ceiling or the residue on the sink. No matter how long it has been sitting there, wipe them out once with a cloth soaked in hot water and they are gone. Or maybe twice! You get my point though I hope. These are easy to clear up.
Some other blocks are like being on a crash diet. You deprive yourself from essential nutrition that the body, mind and soul needs to function properly, starving yourself, trying to lose weight within a short time. Usually these diets succeed, until the moment we feel so deprived from food that we start eating again without any constraints, taking back all -sometimes more- the weight that we lost during the crash diet period. We don’t allow the body to self heal with these speedy “solutions”, we don’t allow the mind to understand and get used to the new way of things, and the soul is neglected feeling malnourished and confused deprived from any sense of self love…
Likewise, the need to “release and let go” may become so obsessive that we lose perspective. We can get so anxious of the need to “release and let go”, that we create more negativity that will definitely need to be released later on! We neglect to learn the lessons and the blocks keep on hanging on, stopping us from reaching our full potential.
This is where obsession with the releasing process may do more harm than good. We try too get rid of the block quickly using powerful tools. We get frustrated when it comes back, anxious that what we do doesn’t work, and still get obsessed with it and forget everything else.
We can try on and on, trying all different modalities and ways to get rid of the blocks, and the same fear, the same anger is still hanging there, attached to our soul and refuses to go. These are usually the most important ones to be released. They are there to teach us something, and if we don’t learn from them, trust me they are not going nowhere, no matter what we do…
These blocks have been instilled in our energetic field deeply enough to make it a pain to get rid of. They need a lot of work. They need to be looked at straight in the face and be gentle, aware and persistent until they really go away.
These blocks need to be addressed a little everyday, without any stress to achieve the so wanted “release and let go” state. Like losing weight little by little. So slowly that it may go unnoticed in the beginning. This process will make you more aware, stronger and inspired. It will teach you patience and self love. There are so many things to be learned in this kind of “release and let go” process.
Coming back to our lovely, tangy and a little quirky Grapefruit essential oil and intense releasing rituals and meditations, the worst thing you can do to yourself is to trying to speed up the process. However, what will really happen is that you will create a burst of emotions, which you may not be able to control and understand. You will not be giving yourself the time to assess to process and understand the real reason behind the blocks that have been confining you for so long- and they will probably come back.
Keep an eye on this space! Next week we will look deeper into the comforting and safe space we need for those difficult “release and let go” situations. Sweet Marjoram is the expert on this!