Hey, sister! Welcome back to a Taylored Adventure to Happiness. If you are new, welcome! If you are a regular, I love ya, I love ya, I love ya!
How are you doing today? I hope you’re doing magical. And if you are not, I hope you lean into the emotions that are coming up for you. I don’t know about you, but the holidays feel like an emotional roller coaster for me some days. So, wherever you’re on the roller coaster, I am sending love, high vibes, and goodness your way!
As I’m putting this message together, there is a full moon. The energy of a full moon is all about releasing things that are no longer serving us. It’s also December, and full moon or not, I think December is an epic time for release. What a better time could there be to let go of the things that are no longer serving us and head into the new year free to become the next version of ourselves?!
So, I want to take today to share with you two of my go-to rituals for releasing energetic blocks. If you’ve been feeling like you’re doing all the right work to elevate, but you’re just not leveling up, it could be because you’re hanging onto old beliefs and emotions. In other words, you need to break up with your emotional connection to past experiences and relationships. The tools I’m sharing today will help you do just that and clarify how you want to uplevel next!
Whether you need to let go of an emotional tie with a past lover or replace disempowering stories with empowering ones, this is the post for you!
Why You Need to Practice Energetic Releasing
Do you ever feel like there things unconsciously weighing you down? Maybe you go through your day feeling heavy or sad for no apparent reason. If so, imagine with me that you are wearing a backpack. As you go about life, people and experiences put things in that backpack. Most of the time, they’re trying to be helpful, but it’s still stuff. And even helpful stuff can get heavy after a while.
Also, just because someone else thinks it’s helpful doesn’t mean it’s helpful for you and your journey. If you have lots of things in your backpack that are out of alignment — your backpack is full of energy that’s not aligned with you — it’s going to feel heavy as shit!
Acknowledging which items don’t align with you and releasing them does two things. First, it makes your backpack lighter. Secondly, it frees up space for you to put things in your backpack that align with you and help you along your journey. You are a highly valuable human being with potent energy. And anything in your backpack that isn’t in alignment keeps you from being everything you’re capable of being. That’s what you feel when you’re feeling weighed down or sad for no apparent reason — all the things that you’re dragging around even though they aren’t serving you.
The good news is that releasing these heavy things doesn’t have to be dark and miserable work. It can be fun. And really, it all comes down to refocusing. If we remember why we want to release what’s weighing us down and take intentional action to let go, freedom and elevation come to us effortlessly.
If you’re ready to release the things that aren’t serving you and level-up, keep reading!
How to Leverage the Power of Story-Telling in Your Elevation Journey
The first ritual I’m sharing with you is my go-to. I talk about money mindset a lot, so I’m going to use it to explain this practice. However, this practice works for any area of your life that you want an energetic release.
First, take out a piece of paper and make three columns. They can be vertical or horizontal columns. It doesn’t matter. At the top of the left-hand column, write, “old disempowering stories.” for the middle column, write, “who gave them to me.” And, in the last column, write, “new empowering stories.”
Now, go back to the left-hand column. Write as many disempowering, unaligned money stories that you can think of. Here are a few common money stories to get you started:
- If I want to be wealthy, I have to hustle.
- Money doesn’t grow on trees.
- I need to have three jobs to make a lot of money.
- I’m never going to be a millionaire because no one in my family is a millionaire.
- Save, save, save, save, save, save for a rainy day.
- Don’t spend money on yourself.
When you can’t think of any more disempowering stories, move to the middle column. Go back through each old belief you just wrote down and ask yourself, “Who gave me this money story?” Was it your mom or dad? Maybe no one said those exact phrases to you, but they were modeled for you. For example, if your mom was always cutting coupons, you may have turned that into a money story that says, “I can’t buy anything unless it’s on sale.” You also could have learned the money story through a painful experience that you vowed never to let happen again.
Before you move to the final column, take time to recognize that the people who gave you these stories, even yourself, had good intentions. They were doing the best they could with what they had. They just didn’t know what else to give you or what else to model because they hadn’t done their own money mindset work. Can you see how you’re carrying a bunch of other people’s beliefs in your backpack, and that’s what’s making it heavy?
Now, go back to your first column. Visualize yourself picking up each belief. Thank the person who gave it to you. Acknowledge that you don’t need it anymore and watch yourself put each belief in a basket. When you’ve worked through your whole list that way, tie a balloon to your basket and imagine it floating away with all those disempowering beliefs. Allow yourself to feel how weightless your backpack feels now.
Finally, it’s time to move to your third column. Here you’re going to write a new money story for each old one that you released. If your disempowering story was that you don’t buy anything unless it was on sale, replace it with, “I love investing in things that bring joy or expansiveness to my life. I love investing in things that improve who I am.” Repeat this practice with every old story you wrote down.
With this practice, you took all the heaviness out of your backpack and replaced it with more aligned and higher vibrational beliefs. How great does that feel, sister?!
This is a ritual you can do as you prepare for the new year, or anytime those disempowering stories creep up. Every time you are intentional to pause, identify a limiting belief, release it, and replace it with a new story, you rewire your brain. You’re teaching yourself a new way to think. Eventually, the old stories will be unwired in your brain and rewired with the new empowering stories. So, if the first few months this practice feels like hard work, don’t give up. It’s worth it and will serve you in incredible ways!
How to Take Back Your Emotional Power
The second ritual I have for you today is a meditation practice. This meditation is perfect for releasing anything that your heart is still attached to — an ex-lover, a past job that your ego is clinging to, or a past identity. It’s called cord-cutting.
Start by finding a quiet, uninterrupted space to sit in. Facing the wall, sit criss-cross-applesauce with your knees touching the wall or as close as possible. (You might find it more comfortable to put a pillow under your butt to raise your hips slightly.) Next, close your eyes and envision the person, experience, or past self you want to emotionally release.
Imagine that person is sitting right in front of you. In your mind’s eye, you have turned the wall into that person — they’re sitting down mirroring you. Keeping your eyes closed, begin to send love to this person, thanking them for being in your life and the lessons they taught you. Thank them, and then say, “Since you’ve already given me ______ gift in the time that we had together, our soul contract is complete. I release you.” If you want to add an “I love you,” “I forgive you,” or whatever else bubbles up in your spirit, do that.
Finally, visualize a cord going from your heart center to their heart center. Take note of the color of this cord. Is it gold, bright blue, forest green? Then in your mind’s eye, grab a beautiful sword, glittery, strong, and powerful. Pick it up. Bring your arm up, and say again, “I love you. I release.” As you do so, bring your sword down and — boom — slash through that cord.
Now watch the cord dissolve from your heart and theirs. There is no longer an emotional attachment to them! Spend the next ten minutes meditating and feeling the connection with yourself. Come home to yourself. Thank yourself for doing this practice, and honor that you are allowing more aligned things into your life!
If you recently went through a tumultuous marriage or past toxic relationship and you still feel connected, this practice is something that can help you finally let go. And if this person, hurt, or limiting belief comes up after you’ve gone through this practice, just repeat the meditation. Sometimes, the emotional bond we shared — whether it was beautiful or purely traumatic — creates such a deep neural pathway in our brains that it takes a couple of times of these practices to rewire it.
A lot of heartbreaks include an ego death, meaning part of our identity died in the experience. We’re not just letting go of a person. We’re letting go of the version of ourselves that was involved in that relationship. So give yourself a lot of grace and extra patience as you navigate your emotionally charged memories.
Divine soul, you can do this. And you deserve the healing and freedom that comes with letting a past-lover go. New and more beautiful things are on the horizon, but you need to let go of the past to create enough space for them to come to you.
Why You Need to Listen to This Podcast Episode Today…
Incredible things happen when we intentionally release our energetic blocks. We raise our vibrations and get into the frequency of our future selves. When we do that, all of the aligned opportunities like money, abundance, joy, and freedom flow to us. Raising our vibrations quite literally makes us a magnet for what we desire on that frequency. That’s how potent the stuff I shared with you today can be fucking life-changing.
So, before you move into the rest of your day, I want you to ask yourself, “What is that one thing I’m going to commit to releasing today?” Maybe you’ve already released the light stuff, but now you’re ready to get to the nitty-gritty wounds of your childhood. Wherever you are in your journey, just identify one thing that you’re going to energetically release and take out of your backpack so that you can have more space to receive the things that are meant for you!
Sister, you are such a beautiful light, and you are here to do great things. You are here to make an impact and remind others what it looks like to do the work it takes to be in alignment. So, as a fellow lightworker and soul sister, can you commit with me to releasing just a little more today to become lighter?
I hope this hit home for you and that you received a few golden nuggets to help you feel lighter. If so, be sure to check out the complete episode on Apple Podcasts, where I shared two more rituals for energetic releasing. And, don’t forget to screenshot this and share it on Instagram so your friends can get some of this goodness in their world, too. Tag me, @iamtaylorsimpson, and let me know which ritual you’re most excited to try!
Thank you for being on earth with me and sharing this beautiful experience of life! I love you. And, as always, choose happiness because, well, why the fuck not?
In Today’s Episode You Will Learn:
- The power of intentional release
- Making room for what you want to bring in
- Money mindset release practice
- Releasing other people’s beliefs
- Emotional cord-cutting
- Aligning with what your next chapter looks like
- Creating your ritual space
- Releasing before sleep
- Becoming a magnet for what you desire in that frequency