Emotional Release - Live Is A Balancing Act Of Holding On And Letting Go.
Sometimes it's really hard to let go of something or someone especially when causes us pain. Especially when it's someone that we trusted, or when our feelings have been hurt. Or when our ego, the monkey mind, keeps chattering away in our heads, playing the same thing over and over again.
How do we know if it's something or someone that we need to hold on to just a bit longer or if it's something we are ready to let go of?
First we need to ask ourselves, "I'm I ready to let this go and move on?" If your answer is "yes, get this monkey out of my head!", then you are ready to let it go. And even if you aren't quite ready yet, try this short meditation technique. It might just give you additional clarity concerning the situation so you can be closer to letting it go.
So, how the heck do you turn off the monkey mind and stop letting it constantly drive your thoughts and emotions?
Where's the off switch? Where the are the instructions?
While there really aren't any "instructions", I can give you some guidance on a process that works well for me and my meditation and coaching clients.
The process is called Letting Go. It's a small portion of my Emotional Release and Balance (ERB) Meditation session that can be use when you are wanting to feel emotional release and more emotional freedom.
I personally like to grab an essential oil from my emotional support toolbox to amplify the benefits of this meditation. But it's not necessary. For Letting Go I would recommend starting with Valor an Essential Oil blend to begin balancing and opening up the pathways to these stuck emotional blocks, and then in step 3, apply the essential oil blend of Release. (For more information on these two oils check out the information at the bottom of this page.)
Here are the steps to the Letting Go Meditation.
Step 1: Go to a quiet place. Always start a meditation with breathing. Breath in deeply through your nose, and then when you are ready, release the breath out through your mouth. Do this several times.
Let yourself intentionally think those thoughts that you are wanting to release, feeling the emotions that these thoughts are creating.
Sit with them and allow yourself to fully feel these emotions.
Note: If you are using essential oils, apply the first one during this step.
Step 2: Next, say to yourself, "This Stinks! This isn't Fair! This Hurts! I don't like this!" Using whatever words come to mind about the situation, person or event.
Go ahead. Throw a verbal fit like you were a 2 year old. Have a pity party with yourself until you fully feel those emotions and accept how you are feeling. Accepting the struggle. Keep repeating these words until you really strongly feel the emotions.
Step 3: Now say to yourself, "Some times life sucks but I know there is so much more to life that is good. This too shall pass. I choose to let it go, let it go, let it go." Repeating these words until you begin to find a place of peace and calm and feel the emotions lifting and releasing. Imagine them floating away higher and higher every time you repeat, let it go.
Step 4: Complete the meditation with appreciation and acceptance by saying, "I appreciate all my life experiences. I accept that I don't have control over others or certain situations but I do have control over my thoughts and emotions. I choose to feel (name the emotion that you want to feel, happy, hopeful, joyful, love, confident, safe). I am at peace, I am at peace, I am at peace."
Repeat until you feel centered and completely calm. Breathing in deeply through your mouth and then when you are ready, exhale and release.
Use this meditation to eradicate the monkey mind that is stopping you from enjoying life to it's fullest by Letting Go of the emotions that no longer are serving you.
Valor - Each essential oil in the blend was carefully selected for its unique aromatic and topical benefits: Frankincense for its uplifting, earthy aroma and skin-smoothing properties; Black Spruce for its grounded, woodsy aroma; Blue Tansy for its inspiring aromatic profile; Geranium for its sweet, floral aroma; and Camphor Wood for its skin-benefiting properties and strong, herbaceous scent. 2
It helps to balance the energies within the body and helps to give courage confidence, and self-esteem. 1
Release - This blend has 16 essential oils: Ylang Ylang, Lavandin, Geranium, Royal Hawaiian Sandalwood™, Grapefruit, Tangerine, Spearmint, Lemon, Blue Cypress, Davana, Lime, Ocotea, Jasmine, German Chamomile, Blue Tansy, and Rose in an olive oil base. It is nice to have olive oil dilution when so many oils are blended together. 2
It helps release the energy of anger and hate held within the cells of the liver in order to create emotional peace and well-being. 1
1 Essential Oils Desk Reference Sixth Edition.
2. YoungLiving.com website
Written by Billie Cornell
Billie is a certified life master coach. She provides unique life coaching solutions for women going through midlife who are stuck transitioning into their next chapter of life. Through her unique coaching programs, she guides her clients in finding clarity on what’s holding them back, what they truly want in life and then creates a personalized plan to successfully take action on and become the woman they are meant to be in their best chapter yet.
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