Power to Pack Up (Revision) – Part 2…
Time to check in to see how you’re proceeding with this wonderful Power to Pack Up. I know it’s not always an easy Power to apply, in fact, it used to be one of my least favourites because it was so weak within. But as I began to exercise it in my life, I began to see interesting results and over time (with determination and love) it became another one of my favourites :)… You know, we hang on to so much stuff – physical stuff, mental stuff, emotional stuff, regretful stuff, stuff we can’t change – and wonder why we don’t grow. Packing Up and letting go is not about giving up, on the contrary, it’s about seeing the benefit at every step to keep moving forward. I’ve learnt that regularly purging myself of any wasteful thoughts that have the potential to sabotage and disempower me, saves a lot of energy and keeps me light.
Hanging on to waste (what if? if only?) gets heavy indeed. It’s like my cup is full of dirty water and instead of just emptying it out (Packing Up) and starting anew, I keep filling it with clean water hoping it will improve. Sure eventually the water becomes clear but it takes an unnecessary and painfully long time. Much easier and smarter to simply empty the cup so I can than get on with filling myself up with ‘clean’ thoughts… But most of us aren’t even aware that they have this ability (or this right) – martyring ourselves as we ‘put up with’ less than we are worth. Packing Up allows us to keep life simple so to not feel unworthy, burdened or weighed down at every turn To not Pack Up regularly means to keep ourselves stuck (a victim of ‘hard times) and sometimes showing more ‘love’ for our wasteful thoughts than for surrendering them. Jump-starting a pro-change attitude by letting go of people, possessions and most importantly our own attitudes (that no longer work for us) is therefore liberating because it lightens the load
Questions to churn on:
– Do I hang onto mistakes by beating myself up?
– Do I hang on to people, possessions or stubborn attitudes that no longer serve me and stunt my growth?
– Do I more often than not, feel weighed down by life? Why?
Lesson: Life has ups and downs – feeling weighed down occasionally is simply a part of that but when I regularly Pack Up, it doesn’t need to be so confronting. If I don’t Pack Up wasteful thoughts that I CREATE, then heaviness becomes the norm rather than the exception. That’s not living. That’s wading heavily through the mire of my own muddy mind. De-roling (stepping back) regularly from our daily roles is necessary. Power to Withdraw is therefore extremely powerful when combined with this Power.
Here are 10 quotes to help you let go (pack up)
1. Letting go helps us to live in a more peaceful state of mind and helps restore our balance. It allows others to be responsible for themselves and for us to take our hands off situations that do not belong to us. This frees us from unnecessary stress ~ Melodie Beattie
2. Abundance is a process of letting go; that which is empty can receive ~ Bryant H. McGill
3. One of the biggest challenges in my job is letting go of the movie once you go home at night, and knowing you can’t do anything to your performance once you’ve laid it on film ~ Amber Heard
4. As an actor, if you were to simplify what acting really is, it’s about letting go ~ Derek Magyar
5. As you become aware of what has robbed you of the purity of an innocent mind, a clear heart and a strong body, you will be deeply served by letting go of those familiar limitations. ~ Debbie Ford
6. Every new beginning comes from some other beginning’s end ~ Seneca
7. There’s an important difference between giving up and letting go ~ Jessica Hatchigan
8. Breathe. Let go. And remind yourself that this very moment is the only one you know you have for sure ~ Oprah Winfrey
9. It’s hard to be clear about who you are when you are carrying around a bunch of baggage from the past ~ Angelina Jolie
10. Why let go of yesterday? Because yesterday has already let go of you ~ Steve Maraboli
Thank you to those who have already sent in their contributions, I look forward to receiving the rest
lots of love Annemarie…