At the end of each phase of our emotional and spiritual growth, we need closure and house cleaning of sorts. They are closure on relationships that no longer conform to how we live or want to live our my lives. Similar to alcoholic who want to change and quit drinking, they must let go of their drinking buddies and friends. Similar to any addiction, negative behaviors and thinking are addictions. We become habituated to these negative actions and beliefs.
As I leave my current job and home, I am saying good-bye to others. It is letting them go as I move forward in my life. I have become a stranger to them as I have transformed to someone who does not conform to their way of behaving or thinking. I think it is puzzling and difficult for them as I simply do not agree with them on many things. I am in the processing of letting them go, and soon I will no longer feel sad about losing my past.
It has been eye opening to see who I have become as I interact with those in my past. I have a different voice and an inner strength that I have only recently come to recognize as me. There is a reason all this is happening to me, and this reason is causing the change in my life. It is painful and hard, but it is for my highest good.
Everyday, I say to myself, let go , let go, and someday it will no longer feel so painful and hard to let go of my past. Until we release our past, we will be forever imprisoned by it. (Copyright 2016 Awakening Journey with All Rights Reserved)