Has your vision for you life and business become clouded?
Do you sometimes feel that you are getting in the way of your own success?
What would happen if you just let go?
Todays blog is about the surprising benefits of letting go and the freedom it can bring you in your business and your life.
Letting go has been the dominant theme for me this year and as we hit the full moon earlier this month I found myself releasing more than I had ever imagined I was holding on to.
Early this year I made the decision to sell the home I had shared with my late husband and to find a new home for both myself and my business. My home sold quickly and I was forced to acknowledge that a huge amount of physical clearing needed to occur before I could actually move. Knowing this process would take some weeks to complete and with a strong desire to begin my new life free from the weight of possessions that didn’t belong to me, I gave myself permission to step back from my business and to continue to serve my existing clients but to let go of all of the demands of marketing. promoting and growing my business.
I focused on the process of lovingly going through my late husbands tools and equipment and items that he had collected over his 45 years of life and finding new homes and new people who appreciated them to pass them onto.
What I learnt from the process of letting go of these possessions was that clearing the clutter on a physical level will reveal a layer of mental clutter, internal belongings, beliefs and patterns that are also waiting to be cleared.
There was an invitation to let go on another level. To let go of everything that is holding you back from being who you are.
Tied up with these physical possessions was a letting go of where I had thought my life “should” be and who “should” be in it. In letting go of “shoulds” came an acceptance of what is.
I have come face to face with my perfectionism, the need for a set of perfect circumstances to arise before I can act.
I was able to see with crystal clarity the patterns that led me away from myself and from where I most want to be.
The root of procrastination and resistance rose up to met me, revealing all the ways in which I sabotage myself and hold myself back.
So why do we have all these internal scripts and processes that we hold on to?
Why do we let this internal junk get in the way of or goals, dreams and deepest desires?
Your stuff, the things that hold you back, the limits you place on yourself are a hardwired protection mechanism shaped by your early experiences. Your young self unable to make sense of the world around you developed a highly specialised system of checks and brakes to save you from the pain of loss, failure, rejection and to set you up for the best chance of fitting in and receiving love.
Call this your ego or your monkey mind, your bad habits, this hand brake to success exists in all of us.
However, just as I have recently experienced we are able to let go of what no longer serves us on both a physical and an emotional level.
To do this we must acknowledge deeply these patterns and make peace with them. Understand how they have served us and thank them for their gifts before the process of letting go is truly complete. For me this was true even though my process was an unexpected side effect of letting go of physical belongings.
What I am left with is lightness and a freshness. I am seeing with new eyes and a new way of being is revealed to me. I have clarity.
The feeling of being weighed down and the desire to feel free of self-imposed limits is not unique to me. I see this in my clients, my friends, my wider networks.
We all have within us the ability to achieve the life we dream of, so ask yourself the question………. What’s getting in the way? What do I need to let go of?
Get curious, become an explorer of your own internal landscape.
The mountain may seem high but the view from the top is incomparable.
Its time to just let go………
I’d love to hear your experiences of letting go, feel free to share in the comments below. If you feel like you’d like some more support with what you need to let go of you can book a free clarity call with me here or visit my website here