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I loved this the moment I read it - it feels so much better to me than making resolutions, and a great way to celebrate and experience the transition from one year to the next. It is from Rejuvenation Lounge:

Let Go Of Your Year:

“Letting go is not the loss of anything, it creates space to discover who you really are”

I love rituals. They anchor me into my intentions and have a magical way of leaving me feel connected to something greater than myself. Interestingly, as the year comes to an end one of my rituals won’t be writing down a list of goals. I get a sense they would only get in the way. I prefer to lead life from my belly. My intuitive guidance. My mind can’t possibly know all the answers. There has to a be a bigger energy at play. Plus what’s the point of having a goal if my intuition decides to pull me into another direction. I trust in the process and flow of divine guidance interlaced with my intuitive instincts and actions. My life then has a magical way of unfolding organically and effortlessly in front of me (well nearly always if my mind doesn’t get in the way). Intentional rest and letting go.... The higher purpose to digest, integrate and let go of whatever no longer serves who I am today on all levels – physically – emotionally – intellectually.

The best part, I don’t even need to know what it is I’m letting go of or integrating.

I trust totally my body knows what it needs to do when I give it my therapeutic breath, time and the space for intentional rest and permission to let go. My focus is simple. Breathe continuously into my body, past the collar bones and allow my breath to penetrate deeply into my organs, muscles and cells. Moving the breath intuitively to wherever it needs to flow. Breath by breath I feel subtle releases from my body as I’m able to relax, let go and sink even more deeply into my yoga mat.

  • When I breathe into the tensions I’ll be letting go of stuck emotions.
  • When I breathe into the restless energy I’ll be letting go of passed agitations.
  • When I breathe into the racing thoughts I’ll be letting go of the past and future worries.
  • When I breathe into my belly I’ll be letting go of anxiety.
  • When I breathe into my liver I’ll be dissolving residual anger.
  • When I breathe into my kidneys I’ll be dissolving lingering fears.

I hope you all enjoy this as much as I do.

Happy New Year, Inward Quest!

Love, Grace


asked 31 Dec '12, 00:35

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edited 31 Dec '12, 00:44

@Grace Letting go by just breathing in deliberately in your tensed body regions... Yes, it is simple, it works and i love it. And you don't even need a yoga mat :) I do this everywhere. Thanks for sharing.

(31 Dec '12, 00:45) releaser99

@Grace Love it - thanks.

(31 Dec '12, 06:50) Catherine

@Grace - I appreciate this. Thank you.

(31 Dec '12, 11:27) figure8shape

@Grace- This is great, thanks for sharing:)

(31 Dec '12, 12:48) Satori

@Everybody - You're welcome! I'm loving keeping the thought that I don't have to figure out what to let go, or how. Just breathe, trust, and let. it. go. :)

(31 Dec '12, 13:15) Grace
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