We are well into January, and hopefully you’ve set some amazing intentions for yourself. Personally, I have started hopping on the treadmill at 7:30am, while listening to motivational books on Audible. So far I have finished Psycho-Cybernetics and Big Magic and I recommend both of them.
I’ve also started learning Italian using a free app called Dualingo and a series of courses on Audible called Collins Italian with Paul Noble. I AM going to Italy next year and I want to be ready! If you have ever wanted to learn a language, the Collins series is the way to go. Noble has a smooth English accent and I could listen to him all day! I’m not really writing this to talk about foreign languages, though. Aside from what you are planning to do this year, what are you planning to stop doing? What are you releasing?
I work on this practice of releasing fairly often, but I dove a little deeper this month. There are the obvious bad habits that I released, such as sleeping until 9am and watching television mindlessly. But, I also decided to release my inner-critic, Judi. That’s right, I named her, and I have decided that she no longer serves me, so she can’t stay. I also released doubt. After all, I am a woman of intention…I decide what I want and I create action steps to make it happen. As long as I keep taking action, it will happen, and heaven knows, I have faith. If I believe 100% that God is conspiring for me, then where is there room for doubt? There just isn’t, so I let it go.
Finally, I released some people. They don’t know it, and they may never figure it out. This isn’t a punishment, it’s just that we have served the purpose that we were meant to serve for each other, and now the relationship just feels like work. I feel as though I have to compromise who I have become in order to fit back into the world that we once shared together. It’s painful, don’t get me wrong. I love them and I always will, but I can’t let myself worry about what they think of me now. The most important thing is what God thinks. Am I in alignment with my values? Are you? Who do you need to release this year?
Much love and many blessings,
PS- If you’re struggling with letting go, the Holy Spirit knows exactly what you need to do! Pray, listen and when all else fails, make an appointment and let’s work it out. Click here.