"It's okay to let go of what no longer serves you"
By Jaymi Lorraine
The more we raise our energetic vibration through meditation, journaling and gratitude, the more we realise that what we previously would have lived with, is no longer serving us anymore.
What does this mean?
Well, have you ever gone to work, or a friend or family member’s home for dinner in a positive mindset and someone enters the space like they woke up on the wrong side of the bed, where all they seem to want to do is complain about everything that is going wrong in their life?
What do you do in those situations?
The old you may have been a little defensive, maybe even somewhat confrontational about their negative vibe. However, as you work through your own stuff, that kind of low vibrational vibe, just feels like a waste of energy arguing with. Do you ever feel that?
“Holding on to anger is like grasping a hot coal with the intent of throwing it at someone else; you are the one who gets burned.” — Buddha
People that come to see me, often tell me that after doing all of this work on themselves, that they feel like they can no longer tolerate the lower vibrational BS.
I need to be clear here, this is not coming from a space of spiritual superiority, or feeling like anyone is better than anyone. Through doing more of the work on ourselves, we naturally become less tolerant to the lower vibrational colours of our lives.
It's okay to let go of what no longer serves you
I’m here to remind you that it is okay to let go of what no longer serves you. Whether it is a job, a situation or relationship that is no longer resonating with you, I encourage you to sit with your intuition and ask “Is this serving me anymore?”
People can often struggle with the letting go process, as people pleasing can get in the way of looking after ourselves. However, if we pay attention to our physiology, checking in with ourselves to see what emotions come up in those moments, we are able to get an indicator of what feels aligned with our energetic vibration.
The truth is, when you consciously let go of what no longer serves you, the space will be filled with something that is naturally more aligned to you.
These boots are made for walking...
So, what happens now that you have made the decision to walk away? Well, you could cut the situation, or person out cold turkey? I have done this and believe me, this only works in certain types of situations.
Here are my initial suggestions:
- A general phase out is usually the best approach! Stop accepting their invites and gradually taper off enthusiasm to hang out.
- If it’s a job, call in other opportunities and take action! Look for a workplace that aligns with your energy and ethos. Sometimes you won’t know this until you go in for an interview.
- If in doubt, listen to your gut! While you are at the job that is ‘lacking’, keep your head down until another opportunity presents itself.
- If you are struggling to come to some sort of resolve on your own, you may want to talk to a counsellor to help guide you through the process with some specific suggestions and strategies, proffering a different perspective.