Great week ~ Independence Day! Did you enjoy this great holiday?
Strangely, I felt liberated, it was kind of my personal Independence Day ~ oh, I cried…carried on, you see ~ I needed to get rid of some old things that I have been holding on to for umm ~ 34 years. ~ WHAT? Yes, that’s right I have held on to numerous items from 1980 that I thought were an important part of my life. While all it really provided were the building blocks for the walls of my isolation for decades. Too afraid to feel, concealing the turmoil, the numbing of my body and my mind, crying on the inside and putting on the ‘brave’ face for the rest of the world.
For some reason it just felt right to release all of the hurts and fears, now. I am feeling well grounded, stronger than I have been in years and looking only to the future. It has been liberating, removing the clutter from my home and freeing up space for miracles to happen. There was some real soul-searching, the loss that I experienced all those years ago, felt as fresh this week as the day it occurred. Items that would go a year or two without revisiting and then it seemed like it was time to dredge the hurt up again.
Finally, I have been able to remove objects, that to my discovery have done nothing but bind me to the past and block me from really moving forward into the future. These things are nothing more than the reminders of what could have been, holding me in a pattern of grief all of these years. I will never forget the lesson, the memories, the treasures and the moments shared.
Are you experiencing life’s lessons to the fullest, or just burying them for later excavation? I invite you to share this post and let’s start a conversation.
Let it go, Let it go ~ the past is in the past.