Yesterday, I went to the river with a friend to perform a releasing ritual. We basically talked about the old patterns, attachments, beliefs , pain, and habits that were holding us down and released them into the river with the nearby rocks. I would pick up a rock and say something like, “I release the pain of rejection,” then I threw it in the river. I stood in the cold water, watching it flow as I let my pain go. I also threw away an old broken fluorite heart. It broke in 3 pieces a few years ago and I just kept it in my dresser. Yet, I didn’t want it around me anymore because this no longer represented how I feel about myself. My heart is whole and healed and I didn’t need this imagery of a broken heart in my dresser. The things we hold onto matters.
The more I released, I felt lighter, freer, happy, and my head didn’t feel so cloudy. I had more clarity to see more issues, pain, and memories that I needed to let go of. As we were leaving, I remember telling my friend how easy it was. It was so easy to go to the river, and to let the water wash my pain away. Sometimes we make things so complicated! Many times, people will tell you, life can change in the blink of an eye. Normally, when they say this, they’re talking about when tragedy strikes. They’re talking about a bad accident that leads to serious injury or even death. How come no one thinks your life can change for the better, in the blink of an eye?
Every day, I think about how I can make the world a better place by being introspective. I look inside of myself. I ask my heart if I’m getting better or bitter. I contemplate my own actions or inaction. I strive to self regulate. I don’t look at someone else and judge them, I look to myself. This I know, for me is true, life can change in the blink of an eye. I can release my old pain and hurts which will create a huge shift in my energy, and my heart. Life flows easier when we’re not holding onto broken things, toxic relationships, negative attitudes, and pain. Let it flow!