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We tend to associate Spring with cleaning and cleansing and this also extends to letting go of unhelpful energy.

‘Holding on’ is physically, emotionally and mentally draining. It blocks the calmness and inner tranquillity that we need to move forward in our lives.

One of the reasons we hold on rather than letting go is that we want others to know that we have been wronged and want that hurt or wrong doing recognised.

However, ‘holding on’ just creates more suffering. ‘Holding on’ is a form of self-punishment, by not letting go, you keep the hurt alive.

Letting go releases us from the pain of past hurts and anger; it gives us clarity and space for love, which helps us to move forward.

How to let go:

First of all decide what it is you want to let go of. It may be an emotion, a fear, a thought, a loss, a person, or a behaviour. Begin with intent, and ask yourself what are you going to let go of?  “I let go of anger I have towards my ex-partner.”

The following are some tips to help us with ‘letting go’:

  1. Accept responsibility for your own life, your happiness, health and actions; and allow other people to do the same.
  2. Acknowledge and own the emotion ‘I am angry’ by owning the emotion it is your responsibility, the power has been given back to you!
  3. Connect to and feel the emotion (allow yourself the time) by thinking, writing, drawing, etc. this helps the emotion complete the emotional wave cycle.
  4. Physically release the emotion; gentle exercise, walking, yoga and deep breathing can all help.
  5. Energetically release the emotion – Reiki, energy healing, colour therapy etc. helping to release the emotion from your ‘being’.
  6. Explore the lesson behind the emotion; ask yourself was this a soul lesson I needed to learn; or was this a repeated pattern I needed to become aware of?
  7. Let go -Understand the lesson – Feel the freedom, calm and peace within.

Remember your spiritual support network is always there to help – God, spirit, universe and angels etc. according to your beliefs. Trust in their ability and willingness to help.

Accept and appreciate that we are all human; be kind to others and to yourself.

Do you have any more tips for ‘letting go’? Please share in the comments below.

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  • Agree with all your points – and once you have let go, you feel so much better, taller and healthier. Thanks for sharing.

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  • I think this sounds like a great thing to do – lets help teach our kids to do the same and do some if these things with them too!

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  • I am still learning to “let go” of my mother… I have not ever really had a relationship with her. I haven’t seen or spoken to her in over 2 years. I just keep telling myself that I do not know the woman at all, so she can’t possibly be family. She has her own life and I have mine. Some days it can be hard, but then I think of the past and it makes it so much easier to be rid of her out of my life.

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  • I agree with the points made in this article. Letting go is very hard to do when you’ve been wronged, but it is not healthy to hold on to that anger.

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  • When I saw the headline I thought this was about flatulence. Thank goodness Seriously, cool article, thank you.

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  • What a great read full of some wonderful tips

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  • This is a fantastic article and so spot on

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  • it is easier said then done sometimes

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  • I certainly find it incredibly difficult to let go.


    • yes but we have to try and not beat ourselves up, darl

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  • Thanks so much for sharing – making think about things.

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  • what a great place to relax

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  • Good advice here, I am doing the talking more and more (to myself) to think out loud these days and it helps.

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  • I totally agree with this. Not letting go can be bad for you.

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  • Great tips. Thanks for the article.

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  • I once read or heard about physically washing your hands (or air washing them) to wash or wipe away what you want to let go of. Say it out loud in the action of ‘washing your hands’ of someone or something. I did it with my in-laws after years of trying to please them whilst they manipulated and treated me badly, and it has worked.

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