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  • Writer's pictureShannon Burke

Let It Go

“Some people believe holding on and hanging in there are signs of great strength. However, there are times when it takes much more strength to know when to let go and then do it.”

- Ann Landers

Knowing when to let go is an art that I’ve yet to perfect. Letting go of a person. Letting go of the anger or sadness. Letting go of a situation. There are many times in life that we make mistakes. Many times when we ask for the forgiveness of others but have trouble being the ones to forgive.

Forgive - to stop feeling angry or resentful towards someone for an offense, flaw, or mistake.

Forgiveness is something much easier said than done. Something that can bring so much peace to our energy and to our souls but yet so incredibly hard for many of us to do. Some think that forgiveness is for the person who is asking for it. But really, it’s for you. Harboring that anger and disappointment in someone else or a situation does no good for you. Being in a circumstance where your energy is stagnant because of anger you are holding on to, can have serious repercussions on your auric field. We ask others to forgive us to make ourselves feel better and we can forgive others to make them feel better. But can we forgive ourselves?

Most auric trauma causes stagnant places in your energy that can be healed by simply forgiving yourself. By giving yourself the grace you gave another. By acknowledging the trauma or mistakes and learning to grow from them and understanding you did the best you could in the moment. Our auric fields respond to the natural process of letting go of emotional trauma. The process of forgiving ourselves or others, helps our energy to cleanse itself and better connect with Spirit. Many people choose to have reiki done to help with the release that happens with forgiving. But it is a very emotional process that you should be prepared for beforehand.

There are times in life when there are people, places, and situations that we just have to walk away from. It’s common to think that “sticking it out” or “seeing something through” is what we’re supposed to do. The strength to stay when you are unhappy or out of place is what is mostly talked about. But the strength, the courage, it takes to walk away from someone or something because you know it’s time to let go and forgive, is just as great. Sometimes the strongest people are the ones who silently walk away from things and people they loved because it no longer serves their soul’s highest good. Protecting your energy and surrounding yourself with people who only encourage your growth is so important. So, if you’re struggling with moving forward or feeling stuck. Please show yourself the grace you show to other people and know that Spirit will always guide you in the direction for your highest good!

“The truth is, unless you let go, unless you forgive yourself, unless you forgive the situation, unless you realize that the situation is over, you cannot move forward.”

- Steve Maraboli, Unapologetically You: Reflections on Life and the Human Experience

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