Between the full moon and the new moon (the phase we are currently in), it is recommended that we practice release. We release the things that no longer serve us and are not associated with our life purpose so that between the new moon and the full moon we can manifest a more abundant, prosperous and fulfilling life. This works well until… well, until we find blocks.
Last month on May 25, there was a New Moon. It was a Super New Moon. It signaled a time to manifest. However, when we have too much in our lives, I think the signals we send to the Universe can get jumbled. It reminds me of a time when my children were very young. They acquired a lot of toys and I would periodically tell them that they had no room for more new toys so in order to manifest new toys they needed to be willing to release some of the old toys. We would gather toys and give them to children who would appreciate having them and playing with them as much as my children enjoyed them. It was always fun to watch them go through their toy box and carefully decide which toys to release. I am hopeful that this practice stayed with them into adulthood.
So this is where I was at on that New Moon last month. I have a lot of manifesting I want to do. I am working on a more meaningful and fulfilling life but I recognize that this can’t happen or it can happen but not as swiftly as I want, as long as I am surrounded by so much “stuff.” So on May 25, my dad came to town with his 5′ x 10′ trailer and we emptied a third of a storage unit. I released chairs, desks, printers, scanners, televisions, and other “things” that I knew, if I had not needed them in the past 4 years, I would not be needing them at all. Then I spent all day on May 26 standing in the trailer sorting through boxes of paperwork. I was shocked at how much “junk” I had held onto. In my defense, these things have been in storage and so I had forgotten about this stuff. You know, out of sight; out of mind, right? I had tax returns for 1998!! Dad laughed and then we fired up the burn barrel and started burning papers (I was afraid I would jam a shredder or burn a motor with so much to shred), throwing other papers in the trash, while Mom made a pile of things to donate. It was a busy weekend and I was physically stiff and sore after the weekend but my heart and soul felt lighter. I knew I was making way for a new and better life. I have the rest of the storage to go through and I am sure I will release more. But each time I do this, it is like I am creating a crack in the wall where the Universe can now get through and shed light on my life.
What do you need to release? What have you been holding on to that no longer serves you? What or who are you willing to let go of so that you can manifest something better in your life? Share your thoughts in the comments and if you liked this post, please share it with a friend.