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Release the Past to Make Room for More

Updated: May 24, 2022

As I began settling into the New Year, I looked around to see which areas in my life felt stagnant and cluttered and started compiling a list of things to let go. To make room for the new, I needed to stop holding on so tight to things that no longer serve me.

Imagine someone wanted to give you a $100 bill, and your hand was balled into a fist…well, you missed an opportunity to gain $100 because you were holding on so tight there was no space to add more.

This is how we live our lives... we hold on so tight to the past that we don't make room for the new.

Now imagine your palm was open, how much more could you have?

If you're ready to make room for the amazing life you desire, repeat the following affirmations until it feels comfortable flowing from your mind:

I release the past.

I feel liberated when I release the past—finding happiness, peace, and self-love.

I let go of memories that would hold me back and put the past to rest.

I develop compassion for those who may have harmed me. I try to understand their position and wish them well, even if I disagree with their actions.

I come to terms with the loss. Life is full of transitions. I make the most of my experiences and relationships while they last. I am comfortable with beginnings and endings.

I forgive myself and move on.

I learn from my missteps. Taking sensible risks may sometimes expose me to errors. However, pursuing valuable opportunities is more satisfying than refusing to try at all.

When I put the past behind me, I am able to face my feelings. I examine my thoughts to see if they serve my current interests. I am open to changing my viewpoint.

I live in the present moment.

I slow down and pay attention to my senses. I ask myself if I see a situation realistically or whether previous experiences distort my vision.

While I focus on the here and now, I plan for the future. I devote my energy to creating positive change, hopeful about what lies ahead.

Today, I release myself from the past and welcome new adventures.

For a little extra encouragement to help shift your thoughts and truly begin to think everything is possible, download our Beautifully Designed Affirmation Cards!

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