Hello, Beauties! How hard is it for you to let go of things? I came across these jewels (see the picture) this week while searching for a power strip. They “saved my life” almost 10 years ago. These teachers taught me about healthy relationships and I’ve carried them like talismans although I haven’t used them for more than 6 years. Are they treasures? There were at one time but it got me wondering:
Are you blinded by the things you treasure?
Up until this week, these treasures have been non-negotiable. Seeing makes me smile and boosts my confidence. And then they go back into a box or up in a closet until the next time I run across them.
There are magnificent tidbits of wisdom in the content. While I’ve grown past them, I still can’t bring myself to throw them away so I’ve decided to release them into the world by donating them to the local library so someone else can discover them.
What makes letting meaningful things go so difficult? It starts with statements like “saved my life”. As I wrote that, I realized I had given these inanimate things power. The stories you tell about your treasures are what you love.
The treasure itself is a reminder of something you want to remember.
Your brain panics when you consider letting go. What if you forget that great memory? But memories live in your heart, not in things.
You probably have closets and basements and attics full of treasures. Is there room for new ones or are you at capacity? Is it possible you are missing opportunities because you are so attached to your current jewels?
Check in with how much time and energy it takes to maintain your current treasures.
This particular set of treasures have moved with me thru 4 different houses, taken up physical space in each one and in addition to the good memories, they also remind me of the failed marriage that made me go looking for help in the first place.
If you are on a growth path, you must create space so there is room for you to grow. Listen to your intuition. It will tell you which things need to be released and which ones deserve to share your space.
Just like pruning a tree, cutting back (aka letting go) results in a stronger tree with deeper roots. It lets more sunlight in and encourages more prolific blooms. What if you could get the same personal results by letting go?
That excitement you feel building? It’s your queue that you’re ready.
We will spend 30 minutes dreaming about how to fill that empty space you’ve created and then build a plan to get you started.
I’ll see you on the phone!
I love you my Voluptuous Beauties!
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