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Letting Go

Letting go, shedding, releasing,’tis the season.

Toni Carmine Salerno

A Common Theme

While I tend to take so-called prophecies with a grain of salt, knowing that ultimately, we determine how we respond to the changes in our lives and in our world, I cannot ignore that every “spiritual” “new age” “ascension” “new earth” blog that I subscribe to seems to be saying the same thing.  More importantly, I cannot refute the cold hard truth that my own life seems to be following these “prophecies” to a T.  For me, the past several months have been a time of shedding, releasing, revisiting, reassessing, reevaluating, doors closing, opportunities elusive, and this is exactly what these sites say is supposed to be happening.  Then, when I look around at my spiritual companions and friends, it seems their lives too are reflecting the same process of release and letting go.  The frustration is that while all this letting go and door closing is happening, the new and open doors have not yet revealed themselves.  The response to this frustration is a collective ARGH followed by the sheer terror of “NOW WHAT?”  and “How am I going to pay my bills?”  YIKES.

Not another one!

Just when I thought I had let go of everything that I could let go of, the Universe provided one more opportunity.  “Thank you sir, may I have another?”  Seriously, I’m kinda done being stripped of everything I care about, that has provided a source of support, structure, predictability, security, etc. and that I wanted to give my energy to.  Apparently I’m not done yet (but God, I hope this is the final shedding and I sure hope those new doors start opening soon!)

Support and Encouragement from the Great Beyond

The funny thing is I knew this one was coming.  I had saw the warning signs and felt the energy changing around it, and when I brought these awarenesses to prayer the answer was, “Release it with love.”  I then turned to one of my inspirational card decks and pulled the Purgatory card, and this is what it read:

The emotional ups and downs you are experiencing are part of a healing process through which all that no longer serves you is being transformed and released.  Though it might not seem like it, this is a positive time for you.  Trust in the process.  All you surrender will automatically be healed or replaced with something more suitable. 

Sigh.  I guess what I really wanted to do in writing this post is to share these words with those of you who may be going through a similar process of letting go and releasing.  All that you surrender will be healed or replaced with something more suitable.

Lauri Lumby

Authentic Freedom Ministries


I am a trained, professional Spiritual Director, Author and Hands-on Healer. I offer services, programs and classes that empower you to hear the voice of the Divine that speaks from within you. It is the voice of the Divine that leads us to our highest truth, to the discovery and cultivation of our gifts and to a life of Authentic Freedom where we know contentment, compassion and joy. Your truth will set you free!

4 thoughts on “Letting Go

  1. Gift or not, you do start to wonder when and if the agony of the process will ever end. The changes/shifts really ARE positive, but they come at a price and that price is very high. Just hang in there Lauri!!

  2. Oh, yeah! The “how am I going to pay my bills” voice is huge for me right now. The purgatory card is helpful – I shared a poem on my blog last week where I said, “I am from purgatory.” I am working on surrender at MANY levels. Thank you for this timely post, Lauri.

  3. Hey Lauri-
    I read your comment on Lauren’s site and then followed it here. I totally get where you are in that I’ve been shedding and shedding and shedding. My channelings tell me I’m in my 2nd trimester of this process. Feeling better, more energy, but not fully cooked, as yet. Just wanted to reach out and connect with you. My heart goes out to you. Keep open, keep breathing.

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