Happy October! In the Northern Hemisphere, ‘tis the season of letting go. Are you feeling it?
Just yesterday, Moxie and I were out on our morning walk. At one point, a golden retriever came towards us from the opposite direction carrying a very large branch in its mouth. The branch was so huge and heavy that it dragged along behind him. The retriever efforted along, but with much gusto and purpose.
When he noticed Moxie, he immediately dropped the branch. Wagging his tail with vigor, he approached, and they did the hello thing dogs do, sniffing various body parts. Greetings complete, he then continued on his path full of enthusiasm for the next encounter, his owner trailing along behind him.
I can sure be like a golden retriever sometimes — carrying a heavy burden tight in my jaw, dragging it along behind me, feeling proud and virtuous for my laboring.
We humans are funny like that.
How many times do we miss out on the spontaneous joy that is right in front of us because we’re consumed with some burden we picked up quite a while ago on our journey of life?
Maybe that burden is an old tired story you’ve told yourself about who you are. A story so old that you’ve forgotten that it’s a story, not your truth.
And boy, how wonderful it is to cultivate agility in letting go. To drop the story of limitation.
No matter how much of our history and life force we’ve invested in the story, it’s still a story. And in dropping the story, we have the opportunity to discover the limitless capacities within. To be present to and greet what’s arriving now.
Perhaps even with the same level of enthusiasm as our canine companions ? ?
If you’ve got some tired old stories that are not working for you and you’d like to let go of, I invite you to join me on October 27 for a workshop Deep Dive: Chakras. We’ll take a journey through each of the chakras, explore their gifts, and release blockages. We’ll activate a healthy flow of energy so you can enjoy greater well being and empowerment in your life. See details. If you have questions, feel free to reach out.
In the meantime, I’m wishing you much joy in the season of shedding. May you delight in discovering new capacities and frontiers that dwell within you.