"We must be willing to let go of the life we’ve planned so as to have the life that is waiting for us."
Autumn is here!
For many people this is their favorite time of year. The warm days of summer begin to cool and the landscape turns gorgeous shades of orange and red. Admittedly, we don’t get much color change here in Sedona, so when I get to see an Aspen turning yellow or come across other fall colors, it makes it all the more sweet!
For me, autumn brings other things to mind as well. As the seasons change in seemingly dramatic ways, I like to reflect on my own changing seasons and the fall is a great time to do that.
Think of it this way: The trees are shedding what no longer serves them. They are letting go to make room for new growth in a few months. They don’t hang on ‘just in case’ they’ll need one or two of those leaves for something. They are shaking loose and setting themselves free (so to speak).
In the Jewish tradition, this is the time for Yom Kippur (Sept. 19 this year), Day of Atonement – and in New Thought/metaphysics we like to think of atonement as At-One-Ment. It’s hard to be ‘at one’ with the Divine when we are overloaded with limiting beliefs, holding onto grudges, or carrying shame. It’s hard to step into our full awesomeness and badass self when we are hiding out and playing it safe.
I’m ready to clear some stagnant energy. I’m ready to let go of the heaviness of judgement (of self and others). I’m ready to let go of those excuses that are music to my ears but death to my soaring dreams. I’m ready to recognize the ways I’ve missed the mark this year.
And on the other side of ‘letting go’ is embracing some new ideas and behaviors.
Are you ready, too?
Do you need some ideas to get started? Here of some of the things on my list that I’m ready to let go of.
Awareness is the first step in changing and it is often one of the most challenging things we can undertake. We love our ideas, beliefs, perceptions, and opinions. They identify who we are. We know where we stand.
And yet….there is more to us than we know. More to love, more to embrace, more to know, more to experience, more to cultivate, We are much more than our ideas, beliefs, perceptions, and opinions. Let’s clear the way by taking some time to shed what isn’t working. Let. It. Go.
And then prepare for the new growth and higher ideas that take their place.
I hope you are with me.
Janet works with women who know that their personal and spiritual growth impacts every aspect of their life yet they still find themselves settling, playing small, and not following their dreams. She guides them back to themselves so they step into their power, unmask their brilliance, and embrace their badass life.
Janet Kingsley is an effective 'Belief Change Expert' who helps clients transform frustration to focus, confusion to clarity, and self-doubt to self-confidence.