How to Let Go – The 3 steps of letting go.
To learn how to let go, it important to first safely become grounded and then open to the unpleasant emotion in a safe and gentle way. Scientific findings, reveal all thoughts are filed in the mind’s memory bank under a filing system based upon the associated feeling (Gray-LaViolette, 1982).
Thoughts are filed according to our emotional FEELING TONE, not fact.
Consequently, there is a scientific basis for the observation that self-awareness is increased much more rapidly by observing feelings rather than thoughts. The thoughts associated with even one feeling may literally run into the thousands.
The understanding of the underlying emotion and how to let it go, is therefore, more rewarding and less time-consuming than dealing with one’s thoughts about it.
1- Recognize the Emotion
First– In the beginning, if one is unfamiliar with the whole subject of feelings, it is often advisable to begin merely by observing them without any intention of doing anything about them. In this way, some clarification will occur about the relationship between feelings and thoughts.
Later– After there is more familiarity, some experimentation can then occur. For instance, certain areas of thoughts that tend to recur can be set aside and the feeling associated with them identified.
2- Acknowledge the Emotion
Second– The feeling can then be worked with by accepting that it is there, without resisting it.
Later– We can begin to empty out the energy of the feeling directly by letting it be what it is until it runs out.
Later still– by practicing how to let go, the former thoughts can now be looked at and their character will be observed to have changed.
3- Understand the Emotion
Finally– If the feeling has been totally surrendered and let go, usually all thoughts associated with it will have disappeared entirely and been replaced by a concluding thought (insight) which handles the matter quickly.
“We feel the feeling, to do the healing”
Letting Go, by David R. Hawkins – Adapted by G Ross Clark
Letting Go Meditation
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Welcome, “Letting go, is the path to freedom.”
One of the essential tasks for living a wise life is letting go. Letting go is the path to freedom.
It is only by letting go of the hopes, the fears, the pain, the past, and the stories that have a hold on us that we can quiet our mind and open our heart. We do not need to fear letting go.
We can trust the courage and vulnerability of our heart to meet life as it is; we can rest kindly where we are.
As we let go, the tender ground of honesty, healing, and love will carry us through the ever-changing world.
G Ross Clark