When we talk about letting go, it can be difficult to understand what that might mean; are we talking about letting go of our emotions or should we let go of stress and tension? In truth, to let go means just about anything you would want it to. The most important part about let go meditations is to let go of everything that doesn’t serve you and surrender.
This isn’t always an easy concept but by working with the chakras and energy as well as taking part in a regular let go meditation practice, you can begin to experience life in an entirely new light and be at peace.
In this article, we are going to be looking at the ways in which letting go can be something that brings a newfound joy to your life and how things like stress may start to ease. We will also be giving you a guided meditation script that you can use any time you feel as though you are about to fall into emotional turmoil. You’ll soon see how your emotional and mental health benefits no end.
What Are The Benefits Of Letting Go?
Before we look at our meditation practice, we are going to explore why these types of meditations are so powerful. All around the world, people are beginning to see how their well being improves when they are able to let go of stress, fears and negative emotions.
It doesn’t matter what you are trying to let go of, the benefits you will notice will be much the same. It is also essential that you try to incorporate this type of meditation practice into your day to day life as often as possible.
Be More Confident
It isn’t difficult to start feeling extremely self-conscious when we allow our worries and pain to take over our lives. We are all guilty of this but all of us could benefit from paying attention to these feelings before releasing them, safe in the knowledge that they can no longer hurt us.
As you do your meditation more and more, you will begin to notice who you are; all of the aspects of yourself that you hide behind are removed. You may worry about your appearance, your material possessions and your social status, but as you let these go, you will start to appreciate yourself more in areas that really matter. For example, the way that you treat others and your morals.
Once you begin to see that these are the traits that matter, you will notice how much more confident you feel and this is essential in your personal growth.
Be More Physically Healthy
Over time, as you try to find ways to live up to your own expectations, you will notice how stress takes over and you begin to feel physically drained. There is nothing that you can do about this other than to try to let go of the stress and focus on the path that you are on.
There is no doubt that the human body will suffer when the mind is allowed to take over and one of the best ways to calm these problems in the body is to let go through the art of meditation.
You may notice fewer headaches, you may find that you sleep with more ease and that your appetite improves. All of these combined will have a positive effect on your body and you will feel at your best; this will enable you to achieve your dreams without forcing yourself as well as finding a balance in your life.
Feel More Free To Enjoy Life
In these modern times, all of us are guilty of not putting ourselves first, we end up trying to please everyone else and this leaves us ready to free-fall into a tumultuous emotional state.
The more that you bring your attention to yourself and your needs, the less you will fell obligated to do right by others. Of course, we are not suggesting that you become entirely selfish but rather take the time to focus on you. This will make you feel better inside and will also make you more useful to those around you as you may find that you have a new lease on life.
What’s more, a lot of let go meditations work with the heart chakra where your feelings of love, compassion and joy all come from. This will also serve you well when trying to help others and work on your personal growth.
We put a huge amount of pressure on ourselves to do everything in our own time but a higher consciousness may not feel that it is time. But when we realise that it is time to let go and indulge in a let go guided meditation, we are able to live in a much calmer manner.
Our stresses and anxieties seem to ebb away and with each meditation, we can go about our lives allowing things to happen in their own time, without having to feel concerned.
Letting Go Guided Meditation
Find a comfortable place to do your let go meditation and take the time to position yourself; you may lie down or sit but let your whole body relax. Place your hands in your lap, or if you are lying, place the hands at your sides. Completely surrender.
Now close your eyes and bring your awareness to any sounds you notice in the room, or even outside, in nature. Acknowledge these sounds and then let the go.
Take a deep, slow breath in through your nose and as you let the breath out, use your imagination to picture any tension leaving your body. Try not to breathe into the throat, but bring the breath way down into the belly. Once you have taken another deep breath, allow your breath to fall into the pattern that nature intended. You don’t need to force it now.
For a few moments allow the awareness to stay with the breath, notice how each one feels cool on the inside of your nose and as the air travels down the throat and into the lungs and warm as it comes back out.
Any thoughts and ideas that come into your mind should be acknowledged and then let go, try not to interact with anything right now.
Now think of a person or a situation that does not serve you and keep your awareness on this for a moment. Don’t hold back but allow yourself to experience every feeling or sensation, even if they are negative. Nothing can harm you now.
Next, bring your attention to the solar plexus and imagine that there is a cord of energy that links the space between you and this person or situation. All of the thoughts you have about this person cause this link to become stronger. But because you want to let go and be at peace, you must cut this cord.
In your head, imagine taking a large pair of scissors and cutting through this energy, severing yourself from this. You must take into account that the energy cord may not cut the first time and this is something you may have to do again – do it with heart and all of your emotional might. You are now free.
Send love and blessings to this person or situation and watch as they go off onto their own path to create their own story. You will feel a lot lighter in your heart centre but you can still bring more energy back into your body by absorbing the left over energy from the link you severed. Bring it back to your solar plexus and then surround yourself with light. Notice how your heart feels more at peace now that you have allowed yourself to surrender and let go.
Breathe into the heart space and imagine a glowing green light shining brighter and brighter here. Each breath in causes the light to emit a brighter glow and your heart will feel more love and joy. You are letting go of all of your negative emotions and anything that no longer serves you, allowing you to get back to the nature of who you are.
You can silently chant a mantra ‘I forgive myself, I forgive others and I am free.’
Gradually start to bring your awareness back to reality and your breathing. Feel the chest and belly rise and fall with each breath and feel at one with yourself. You have let go.
One of the most effective methods of letting go is to do a guided meditation with the intention of removing stress, anxiety and negatives situations from our lives.
Doing this can yield a world of benefits that allow us to feel freer and more able to ‘go with the flow.’ If you ever feel as though things are getting on top of you, it may be time to let go and breathe.
If you need a little inspiration, our guided meditation will give you an excellent place to start.