Free Yourself: Part 1 of 4 (Releasing the Burden of Anger)

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The time has come to drop all the burdens that are hindering our flight and take wing on our joyous journeys…

We all truly wish to truly be free.  This 4 letter word holds so much depth, meaning, and power. What does it mean to truly be free?

A simple definition of the word is as follows:

FREE

adj 1. Not under the control of power of another; able to act or be done as one wishes

      2. Not restrained

verb 1. Released from captivity

 

So, are you truly free?  

I certainly hope so.

However if you are still holding on to anger, then you ARE under the power of another, the person or ideology are angry with.  You are allowing another to make you feel bitter and enraged.

So how to you remedy this, and become free?

First, let’s explore anger:

Anger  slowly poisons the soul.

At times we all have been angry.  We have all been wronged or betrayed in some manner.  The problem comes when we hold onto this anger instead of letting it pass through us.  Many times we feel a sense of self-righteous indignation — that sense of “I have been wronged, so I deserve to be angry”. In that moment you anger seems justified, and becomes hard to let go of.

Let me ask you this:  How does this feel?  Though you may have a momentary endorphin rush at the onset of such anger, as time progresses and you hold on — the tide will turn.  You begin to feel bitter, resentful, and this anger begins to eat away at you.  You become less joyful and vibrant. You may even begin  to feel depressed.  It is said that depression is anger turned inward.

Take action to free yourself from this corrosive emotion:  I suggest these three things, in any order.

  1. Step Away for The Situation: Shift your focus completely away from that which angers you.  Distract yourself if need be.  Do whatever it is that brings you happiness and joy in the moment, and shifts your  attention.    You may, at this time which to separate yourself from that which is making you angry.  This will allow you to draw your attention away.  Now, take some time for you!  Use this time to clear your head; meditate, listen to music, take a walk,or  be creative.  There are numerous possibilities.   Now that you have shifted your focus away from you anger, you begin to feel a lifting of this burden, and freedom is knocking on your door.
  2. FORGIVE, FORGIVE FORGIVE:  Forgiveness is key. I see there being two ways to forgive, the first is when both parties accept responsibility, apologies are made and kinship is restored.  There my be those who hurt you in manner that you have to cut cords with them, however, always remember to to forgive and send the person away with love. When we forgive another we do not have to approve of their actions. I think Maya Angelou stated it the most eloquently:    “And that doesn’t mean you invite who or what ever it is, to sit at your table and dine with you. It’s about love. You can’t forgive without loving. And I don’t mean forced sentimentality. I don’t mean mush. I mean having enough courage to stand up and say: I forgive. I’m finished with it.” -Maya Angelo
  3. Let It Go — COMPLETELY:  Do not allow this situation to inhabit your thoughts or feelings any longer.  Do not give it any of your energy.  Move forward with a clean slate and embrace joy and possibility.

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I hope this writing has encouraged you to examine areas of you being in which you may be holding on the anger and resentment, and more than that I hope it has empowered you to release this burden, and given you a greater since of freedom; mentally, emotionally, and spiritually.

My wish for each of  you, is that you can experience true freedom, joy, and bliss in all areas of your being, and in your life.  I hope you will continue to join me, as we explore other ways to increase our freedom personally, and as a whole.

For now,

Ever-loving, ~ Lydia

 

 

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Vibrantly Living as Your Best Self

You are more than the name you were given at birth and much more than social constructs and society say you are.  You are more than you can imagine.

YOU are stardust, you are creative force, you are an individual expression of Source, and you are a unique embodiment of Love.

The time of striving is over.  You do not have to change or mold yourself to please anyone.  You are enough, in fact — you are so much more than enough.  Do not underestimate your impact.  For even a pebble can make a great wave — and you are so much more than a pebble. You are a rare a beautiful gem.

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Discard all the baggage which may be holding you back.  Do not just drop it, but cast it into oblivion.  YOU ARE FREE.

In every moment, you are being perfectly yourself.  I believe that all of us have always done the best with the circumstances we have been given.  We have all made mistakes; but the glory of mistakes is that they are stepping stones rather then stumbling blocks.  We learn from each one and we propel ourselves forward.

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Follow your heart, move forward with vibrancy and passion  — and do not look back.  Accept every facet of your being — each is a puzzle piece in the masterpiece of your existence.

Being the best version of yourself, to me, means daily choosing to approach life through the lens of love, compassion, and empathy.  When you look at another individual, see their soul, look past their appearance or circumstance. Accept others as they are without judgment, but rather with an appreciation for their part in your journey. Love them as you love yourself, as Jesus taught.  This “Golden Rule” is a key component to most religions… and it is the element which unites them all.  To love one another, is to see each person as a part of yourself, with more commonalities than differences.  This is when we reach true unity with individuals, and unity with all that is.

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That is my wish for all of us, every living creature, that we simply love and accept one another, that we live in greater harmony with ourselves, our community, and our planet.  We each have unique skill set and gifts.  There is something we can learn from every individual we encounter; and if you learn anything thing from me, I hope it’s this:  Learn to love with all your soul, with every breath and moment, and find beauty in all that is.

For now,

REMEMBER:

WEEDFLOWER

Ever-loving,

Lydia ❤ ❤ ❤

 

 

Rebirth and Renewal as Spring Blossoms

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Spring is:

Spring is soft, like a breeze upon my skin

         It’s radiant warmth is a loving embrace

         Spring is a promise of renewal

         It is a bloom, and a bud yet unopened

         A simple reminder of tender young love

Spring is the hope of our coldest, darkest night — unfurling into vibrancy all around us

Rebirth and Renewal encompass us at this time, it is in every aspect of our being and our environment.   It is a reminder of our resilience — that we can survive the storms of our life and blossom once again.  It is a time to shed the old and burst into our greatest state of being, like the bud on a flowering tree as it blossoms, or a butterfly leaving it’s cocoon.

We emerge with not only a different appearance, but with a different perspective.  At times it is those who have seen the darkest of nights that truly appreciate the fully glory of dawn.  Our struggles in life do not define us, but many times they can propel us into our greatness with a more profound appreciation.  We must let tumultuous experiences not break us, but rather polish us like a gem.

For that purpose, I have fully embraced the worthiness of even the most painful experiences in my existence, and I look forward, wide-eyed, and ready as my new and glorious life  encompasses me now.   Bliss unfurls like a flower, one petal at a time– and the joy of the journey is met exponentially only by the arrival.

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Each of us is constantly growing and blossoming each moment.  Take time to savor that,  savor every moment.  Go outdoors when you can and observe as nature is reborn, and know that at any moment you choose your entire being is reborn and renewed as well.  It is not something that you have to strive for, it is the simple gratitude and appreciation for the old, and the excitement for the new, wrapped into glory of the now.  Be fully present and you will beauty and grace in everything.

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My wish and prayer for each of you, is that you see the world through eyes of wonder, curiosity, compassion, and love. That you will smile not only with your mouth, but with your heart and your eyes.  Reawaken the vibrancy within your soul, dust yourself off and let go of whatever hinders you.   Glimmer, sparkle, and shine your light in the manner that only YOU can.  For you are a unique spark of creative force waiting to erupt into flame,  burn brightly my dear.

Until next time, I am leaving you in love, gratitude, and joy — from my heart to yours.

Ever-loving,

Amanda Dawn ❤ ❤ ❤