“Let it go, let it go, can’t hold it back anymore”. Those of you with little girls probably have heard this song more than you could have thought possible.
The song later goes “It’s time to see what I can do, to test the limits and break through. No right, no wrong, no rules for me, I’m free. Let it go, let it go, I am one with the wind and the sky.”
As I sat down to write this blog piece, this song whirled through my mind. As I read the lyrics, I realized just how perfect a song it is for so many of us women who have lived under the constraints of our beliefs, our stories of who and what we are. And you know what? Many of them Just. Aren’t. True.
Just like Elsa in Frozen, we are conditioned to be perfect little girls. Smile. Don’t make waves. Look pretty. Be subservient. Obey our husbands. Even though we have come a long way from the stereotypes and limitations of the 1950’s, there is still the gender-constraining beliefs that some of us struggle to overcome.
Spring is a perfect time to let it go. Just as the blanket of winter thaws and goes away, we can let this be a time to let go of those things that constrain us from being the best version of ourselves.
We are all on a journey called life. Recently, I asked a question in my Facebook page about journeys and whether you plan or just experience. Most of the responses were about doing some planning to learn about where the journey is taking them, and then allowing the experience to take front and center.
In our journey of life, it seems to me that we need to have a sense of our plan. What is it we value? What are our core values? How do we want to live? What gives our lives meaning and how do we do more of that? How do we let loose with our superpower and accept ourselves and let the world see us as we are meant to be, just as Elsa did in that first movie? Then, be present to experience life as it unfolds to you.
This year, I have committed to delving into my personal journey and really getting a deep understanding of who I am. I am enjoying the trip thus far, calling upon help from wonderful resources dedicated to helping women evolved into their best selves. I now begin my day with a small ritual with my tiny singing bowl, rose quartz candle, a meditation spray for my room, deep breathing and then pulling an oracle card and reading the messages from it. Then I journal. I am finding it to be a deeply spiritual way of beginning each new day, grounded, and ready for the experiences the day will bring me. Then as I dress, I deliberately select my intention bracelets for the day to help me stay in the present.
What about you? How are you letting it go and finding your way? Have you found a resource that has been helpful that you can share?
Wishing you the strength to let go of the old in order to embrace the new.