Releasing and letting go are not the same thing. Releasing of emotional and mental energies often takes place when these energies are transmitted unconsciously into the environment where they circulate among others as anger, judgment, fear, or blame. Given free reign in this way, such energies tend to have a negative effect on relationships with others and also create a feedback loop by virtue of being freely expressed. Liberated negative energy tends to recycle back into the psyche and into the body. It is not really let go of but is returned as a dynamic force which we continue to carry within us. Releasing can also take place in a more solitary way when one gives way to despair, depression, or anxiety, even if no one else is around.
Releasing does not always involve a conscious process. Indeed, most energies are released unconsciously since most people are not yet aware of the effect of their energetic state on themselves or on others. This becomes especially problematic as the energy of spiritual light strengthens on the Earth and interacts with the physical, mental, and emotional body. Then, it begins to stir things up so that what was formerly bound or held in check is sent out into the environment more strongly. This may create disturbances in relationships and it may also create disturbances in ones mood or feelings about the self. Without consciousness, this process can create a great deal of turbulence and turmoil. With consciousness, the formerly unconscious process of releasing can become a conscious process of letting go.
Letting go is activated by both heart, mind, and will and is supported by the deeper layers of ones being. It involves a determination to separate from negative energies, to remain aware of what is happening emotionally, and to be willing to participate in the healing process so that the movement of Gods light can take place with maximum positive effect. When this occurs, whatever needs to be let go of will be in the smoothest possible way.
Some people need to let go of fear. Some need to let go of anger. Some need to let go of self-hatred. Some need to let go of hopelessness. There are many emotions that human beings carry that are supported by and infused with energies of darkness that need to be let go of as purification proceeds. The best way to do this is to anchor in the light of ones being which is simultaneously the light of God so that there is an inner place to stand and to identify with while an upsurge of unwanted energies may be taking place.
One does this not primarily through human effort and will, but through the mind and heart connected with Divine will. This involves ones conscious desire to be free of something, supported by a willingness and readiness to anchor in a relationship with the Divine.
There are other ways that human beings have tried to create healing of unwanted emotional characteristics. These include intellectual understanding of their origins (psychoanalytic theory), behavior management, cognitive re-training, and the strengthening of the will. Some of these strategies worked well for some, some not at all. What the new perspective of emotional healing offers is an understanding that there is a spiritual underpinning to transformation of emotional energies that is accessible to each and every one who pursues this direction. This pursuit involves a desire to engage with ones deeper Divine nature.
Such a spiritual underpinning is accessible to the conscious self who seeks it. It is accessible through prayer, through alignment and meditation, and through the power of light in ones surroundings and within ones body to create changes in attitude, feeling, and motivation.
There are a number of ways to anchor light within body and consciousness to support the process of purification and letting go:
Each of these elements contributes to the process of letting go by helping to anchor ones awareness in an emerging spiritual matrix rather than in a place of identification with the emotions. As a result of this shift, we come to recognize emotions as that which we carry, not that which we are.
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