Lately I’ve been practicing letting go. As in, getting rid of things. Old clothes, for instance—the ones I love but never actually wear. I passed them all on at a clothes swap. Books I’ve already read: gave them away. Stuff that’s been sitting in boxes in storage: threw it in the bin. The de-cluttering feels GREAT.
I took it a step further and quit a consulting job that just wasn’t a match. I was scared to death to give up that income, but I listened to my gut—and two weeks later I got a new gig that pays twice as much. Coincidence? I think not.
Last week I cut off my hair. I’ve been growing it out forever, and it was dull and drab and I hated it, and finally I realized, I can LET GO of hair that does not give me joy, and find a new version of myself that does.
I love how author Martha Beck puts it: “cave early.” Whether the issue is big or small, if it’s not working, not aligned, it’s always a struggle, just…LET GO. Find something else that IS aligned, and put your energy there instead. Where it can be received.
We had a fabulous discussion about intuition back at our May Fern Circle, and this is how it’s been working in my life ever since. Little nudges of insight that, when I listen, produce simple but powerful results. Results that really work for me, that help my life function better. I never thought of intuition in terms of guidance to give away old clothes or cut my hair. But listening to that—and experiencing the benefits—is helping me respond to guidance in the bigger areas, too.
And the more things I let go, the more space I have to connect with what matters. I find I easily have time to do all the tasks that are important to me, now that I’m not wasting my energy on things I think “should” be important to me but they’re just not.
So if you want to grow in your business, take a look at what you’ve been holding on to—be it tangible or intangible—that you’re ready to let go of today….and see what clarity and opportunities flow in to inhabit the space you clear.
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