The Release Exercise

There are times in life when we get bogged down by our thoughts and feelings, they stick to us like glue, have this uncanny knack of cropping up in the early hours of the morning when we want to rest and recharge and we let them hold us back from experiencing the life that we own.

If we are ready and want to release ourselves of these thoughts and feelings we can because as we know, thoughts and feelings aren’t “real”.  We make them “feel” real by giving them our energy, and if they don’t serve us well, they can wipe us out and leave us feeling exhausted.

Here is a really effective way to let go, the caveat being is that YOU need be 100% committed to let it go.  When you LET IT GO, YOU allow yourself to move FORWARD.

If you are doing this exercise for the first time, you might want to choose 1 simple thought or feeling to release so that you familiarise yourself with the process.  It is a very empowering process, but it will only be effective if YOU commit 100%.

There are 4 steps to this process. Familiarise yourself with the process before you get started, so that you are ready to commit 100% to it.

You will need a pen and paper, a quiet space, probably 45 mins, some matches and a safe place to burn paper.

Step 1:

  • Find a quiet space where you will be free of interruption, I would say allow for 45 mins.
  • Close your eyes and take 3 really deep breaths.
  • Say out loud “I am ready and committed to letting go of some thoughts and feelings that do not serve me well”.

Take your pen and paper and write the feelings and thoughts that you want to let go of.  Don’t overthink it, let your pen flow.

  • It may stir up some tears of anger, sadness, guilt, jealousy, hurt, go with it, it’s all part of the process.
  • You might find that you break a few pencils nubs or leave a dent in the paper along the way as you put your energy into words that you write on the paper.
  • Give yourself permission to say whatever you want, if that’s swear words that you would never dream of saying, but you feel it, write it, its OK !
  • This is an exercise free of judgement, the more you can get out on paper the more powerful your release will be.
  • You might find that you feel exhausted at the end of writing, that’s a good thing!

When you feel that you have expressed all that you want to, write “ I am ready to release all of these feelings and thoughts that I have been carrying with me.  I release them with unconditional love for myself.”

Step 2 :

Take 3 deep breaths and read out loud the words that you have written to yourself.

  • You may find that you will release tears, struggle to say the words. If you find that this is too much, that’s OK.  The reason for reading them out loud is that we release more of the energy that we have been hanging on to.

Step 3 :

Find a safe place to burn the paper that you have written on.

Take 3 deep breath and as you burn the letter say

I release all of these feelings and thoughts that I have been carrying with me.  I release them with unconditional love for myself.”

Step 4 :

Take some time to sit quietly, have a glass of fresh cold water and allow yourself to just Be.

This is a really empowering exercise.  It will be the right exercise for you to do, IF you are ready and choose to release feelings and thoughts that you have been carrying.

With abundant love and blessings,

Em x