Hit the Road Jack: Releasing What Doesn’t Serve You

hittheroadjackWe’re (basically) six months into 2015 already and it’s a good time to remember to let go. We talked a little bit about it in January…the ultimate month for releasing the old year, but we tend to forget that after Jan. 1 we can still continue on the path of discarding the crap we don’t need. January isn’t the end month to wash our hands of the muck that sticks to us.

This month has actually been a knock on the head to cut loose the ties that bind in more ways than one. First at woman’s circle Let Go was brought up several times, then during a tarot reading, again during tarot/oracle practice group, random conversations, etc. The message isn’t just for me, it’s for everyone. We hold on to much more than we should. Funny thing about letting go, it can happen in an instant if you allow it.

Recently I was driving to my favorite place on the other side of town when suddenly a silver blue Prius jets out in front of me. Seeing the back of the vehicle covered in bumper stickers, I think it’s duhduhduhhhhhh the guy I was crushing on about 5 years ago.

I’m not talking tiny crush, I’m talking I was a bit obsessed crushed (but not stalk him at Target bad…). We went out a lot, I thought he liked me like I liked him. I was heartbroken when he didn’t. Eventually I moved on, but in the back of my head (and anytime he was brought up) I resented and hated him. I gave him a colorful middle name.

So when I saw this car I started cussing up a storm, verbal bitchslap. Out of nowhere this song comes on and I started laughing and belting it out like no tomorrow. It was the switch I needed to allow me to finally let go of him. HIT THE ROAD JACK AND DON’T YOU COME BACK NO MORE NO MORE NO MORE NO MORE! HIT THE ROAD JACK AND DON’T YOU COME BACK NO MORE!!

Fully and completely I’ve finally released the grudge I was holding onto like it was my job. I feel lighter and happier about the whole situation. The funny thing…it wasn’t even his car!

Releasing what doesn’t serve you can be one of the hardest parts of continuing on your road of self-love/discovery/healing.

You get bound up in the need to have problems/grudges/issues/etc. It defines you. And it’s very hard to unlearn. Why I felt the need to continually diss on that particular guy is beyond reasoning. He toyed with my emotions, but I let him. Because of him though I know what I can and can’t tolerate in a relationship and for that lesson I thank him.

Last month I learned a very karma friendly way of letting go of critics. I shared it in my newsletter, but I’ll share it again here. It’s the 3 Bs:

  • Be Well
  • Be Safe
  • Be Gone

Since learning the 3 Bs I’ve used them to help me let go of a lot of people, the monkey mind, self-doubt, and whatever else I needed to release. I highly recommend trying it at least once + maybe an appropriate song to sing your heart out with ;)

What’s the most interesting or fun way you’ve released something that’s been gnawing at you?

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The Two-Step Reiki Process

This is for all the Reiki practitioners that get caught up in all the “extra” stuff. The ones that think they have to have a giant long invocation before they start. The ones that think you have to have peace and quiet. The ones that think you have to be enlighted to give yourself (or anyone else) Reiki. Continue reading

Learning to Meditate

[Originally posted September 19, 2013 on my old site The Spirituality Seeker (now owned by someone else after I let the domain go).]

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Learning to meditate can be daunting. There are so many guides and different ways to get started. Many people start meditating for stress relief, others to calm their minds, and others still because they think they have to, or should. Some get stressed out when they feel they don’t meditate right. Some get frustrated when they can’t quiet the mind chatter and get down to meditate. It’s all good. Whatever your reason is to meditate, it’s the right reason for you. If you feel that you should and it doesn’t resonate with you, then don’t. No one will force you to meditate. And no one will force you to meditate a certain way. Continue reading

Zombie-fied: Living life on autopilot

[Originally posted September 7, 2013 on my old site The Spirituality Seeker (now owned by someone else after I let the domain go).]

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You’ve probably heard all the jokes and references to the “Zombie Apocalypse” and roll your eyes at any mention of it. That can’t possibly be a thing, right? Well, it is already upon us! We are living in the Zombie Apocalypse. A lot of people are zombies and don’t even know it! Scary right?! To some people it’s a 9-5 world and all they have and all they know is routine. Get up, shower, get ready, get the kids ready, go to work, work, come home, dinner, bed, start up again. You can tell who these zombies are by the way they react to deviations from the schedule they’ve set themselves. We need to revive these lonely souls so they can live again! Or maybe YOU are the zombie. I know I use to be. I use to be a retail zombie.  You know the type, the ones that ask if you found everything alright, but didn’t really give a rats ass. Continue reading

Just for today, I will not anger…Or maybe I’ll just lose my shit.

[Originally posted September 4, 2013 on my old site The Spirituality Seeker (now owned by someone else after I let the domain go).]

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Yesterday I had a massive problem. I broke down, there was screaming, throwing things, banging on the computer desk. I lost my shit and went through all five stages of grief. I was oozing anger, annoyance, hate. I could feel it, and I was ashamed. What is it that caused such a reaction to wreck my being and inner calm? The internet was dead. Our internet modem finally went out after giving us service for 6 or 7 years. Apparently Mr. Internet Modem was a senior citizen when it comes to internet modems, the guy at the at&t store said they are only supposed to last for 3 years without problems. Before going to the store it took me an hour of pulling all the tricks I knew to get things working before I called the customer service people to check the lines and that’s when I learned it was the modem. Continue reading

Travel with Reiki

Around this time of year many people travel. Across state, country, oceans. Going home for the holidays then going back to where you live with gifts in tow can be crazy stressful. Lots of work! But totally worth it. What do you do when you’re trying to hop on a plane, catch a train, travel by car and don’t feel like you can take time out for yourself?

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