Is it time to put down the heavy baggage of your past?
Hello Love. It’s been a minute. But I wanted to jump on here and share a bit about a major shift that has been occurring for me.
For the past few weeks, I have been spending a great deal of time focusing on healing and strengthening my inner world. I’ve been meditating more than usual, immersing myself in daily affirmations and spending as much time surrounded by nature as possible.
I’m not exactly sure what what sparked this internal shift, but I’m extremely grateful for whatever it was because it has showed me how much excess weight I have been carrying.
Nope, not the extra few pounds we all want to shed.
I’m referring to emotional weight. The weight of past experiences. The weight of regret. The weight of old pain I brushed under the rug instead of focusing on. But mostly, the weight of the stories that I have been telling myself, and others, about my life for too long, that have come to define my identity.
Through this internal shift, I realized that I have been carrying ALL of this stuff around with me and it is so damn heavy and overwhelming, it’s no wonder that I am tired all of the time.
Was any of it even serving me anymore? Was it encouraging growth? Was it creating space for joy? What it allowing me to choose love over everything?
So, I had a thought. What if I put it down?
What if I really put ALL of it down and stopped carrying it around with me like some cross to bear?
And then something sparked inside of me.
Part of it was fear, because the trauma and pain of the past had become such a huge part of me that it felt scary to let it go. Would it leave me empty?
But the other part, the louder, and stronger, part of that spark was freedom. I could feel that if I were able to truly release these old wounds and tired stories of the past, I could move forward in my life and create a brand new future.
And that is exactly what I have been doing.
When I work on something big in my life I like to share it with you because I recognize that we are never alone in our healing. When one person heals, and shares their story of transformation, it inspires someone else to heal as well. My hope is that my shift in mindset inspires you to do the same, and let go of whatever it is that you have been carrying around for too long. When you are finally ready.
So I ask you this:
Would your old wound still bleed if you stopped picking at the scab? If you truly allowed yourself to heal and you stopped constantly looking back at your pain, would it still hurt?
What story, attached to past pain and trauma, have you been telling yourself that you are ready to release? Is this story even serving you anymore or is it keeping you caged and stuck in the past?
How can forgiveness play a bigger role in your life? Can you forgive someone else and yourself, especially yourself, for not knowing better at the time, and finally put down the weight of this resentment?
What personal freedom could you experience if you let go of ALL the heavy baggage you have been carrying around for so long?
Releasing my own emotional weight has been extremely transformative. It is absolutely challenging at times, because my mind (and my ego) wants to stay in the comfort of the past, even though there was nothing comfortable about it. I recognize that releasing my past is a process that will take some time.
But each day I can feel my heart opening more and more, and my soul saying thank you for finally letting me out of this cage.