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Remember, in Life Goodbyes Are a Gift

Thursday, June 05, 2014

I know this will resonate with you. It’s seems that every client, whether in my office or through my online coaching, is going through an amazing and beautiful transition or transformation in their lives!

It’s purging time, and this sometimes requires us to get out of our comfort zone, confront situations, honor our beliefs, and get real and honest with ourselves.

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This year has been a year of major purging for many of us, wouldn’t you agree? I know it’s been huge for me, as well as for those clients I’ve been attracting in my practice. But sometimes letting go is what makes us stronger.

Inspiration is always an important component of positive transition and transformation. I always get inspired by the beautiful stories, quotes, and affirmations on Marc and Angel’s blog, of which I’m a huge fan!

I recently read one of their stories again and shared it with a few clients who have been going through some hardships in the last few weeks. Let me share it with you here…

Remember, in Life Goodbyes Are a Gift

“I know it's hard, but remember, in life goodbyes are a gift. When certain people walk away from you and certain opportunities close their doors on you, there is no need to hold onto them or pray to keep them present in your life.

If they close you out, take it as a direct indication that these people, circumstances, and opportunities are not part of the plan for the next step of your life.

It’s a hint that your personal growth requires someone different and something more, and life is simply making room. So embrace your goodbyes because every “goodbye” you receive sets you up for an even better “HELLO.”

If you are struggling with your goodbyes, here are 6 things I’ve been recommending to clients to really focus on this month.

1.Exercise. If you’ve been slacking, get going here! Exercise induces feelings of vigor and joy by releasing the happy hormones that give you the “feel-good” responses that we're forever seeking.

When a machine such as a motor vehicle is left sitting for a long period of time, it will rust. The same holds true when the body ceases to move and stretch. Toxins will gather in joints and cause stiffness.

No matter how you choose to cleanse, your lymphatic system relies on motion and movement to help it do its job of moving these out of your body with ease.

The lymphatic system doesn't move on its own as we were designed to move. In fact, if the body doesn't move, the lymphatic system becomes sluggish and overburdened with poisons and toxins. Basically, the more we move, the more waste is flushed out of our systems. The less we move, the more toxins are stored in our bodies. There are no shortcuts; we simply have to move.


2. Examine your emotional issues. Sometimes we get stuck in a particular pattern of stress that reduces our capacity to make positive changes. Your lymph can become blocked when you are feeling stuck or unable to express yourself. Remember that your life, too, is a progression, and “our biography becomes our biology.”

If you find the same situations arising over and over, you may want to take a closer look. Discuss any areas that feel stagnant or obtrusive with a friend, partner, therapist or trusted religious advisor. You may find that as your lymph system unbinds, so does your spirit.

3.Spend some time alone. I’m somewhat of an introvert, and I very much need my alone time. See your alone time as an opportunity to take good care of yourself.

This means exercising, eating right, getting enough sleep, and finding ways to manage your stress. The most common excuse for not taking care of ourselves is that we don’t have enough time. Combine this with your alone time and you will!

This will also have a positive effect on the time you spend with your friends. The better you take care of yourself, the better you’ll be in your relationships with others.

4.Connect with nature. Studies show that people who live within one kilometer of a park or wooded area experience less anxiety and depression than those who live farther away from green space.

When I’m feeling stressed out, when my mind is racing with cluttering thoughts or I just feel “disconnected,” I hug a tree for natural healing. Those hippies were onto something! It turns out that science says tree-hugging is a great health tip to relieve stress, increase calmness, and possibly positively affect your physical health, too.

So go on, don’t be shy! Hug a tree. And if anyone calls you a fairy, tell them to join you or "B-off," you're doing some serious healing with Mother Nature.

5.Pray. Well-known minister Joyce Meyer said that when we pray we open the door for God to come into our problems and situations and work on them. To pray is to let go of your belief that you are in control of your life and to give it over to something more inclusive than your own point of view.

I often open one of my favorite books, The Dynamic Laws of Prosperity by Catherine Ponder, which is a classic I return to over and over again. Her affirmations are powerful. She talks about how to deal with "energy blocks." She talks about "divine order" and truly living in faith, and how that attitude changes everything in your life for the better. The book is about opening all of the doors and windows in your life and letting in all of the abundance that's already yours. It’s a basic textbook for understanding affirmations as well as manifesting 'good' in our lives.

6.Baths for Removing Negative Energy. Have you ever noticed how happy surfers and people living by the ocean are? Maybe it’s because they are cleared from negative energy on a regular basis by the ocean water. If you don’t have access to the ocean, take a bath. Set an intention to release all negativity while you are soaking, and notice how amazing cleansing your body and aura will make you feel.

I’d love to hear from you about what you’re letting go of that is making you stronger, and how you’re dealing with your goodbyes. Leave a comment on my blog!

If you have questions or comments, please share them below!

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