Letting Go

Hi sweet friends!!

The leaves are turning, fall is in the air and today is the last day of September!  Time marches on at a relentless pace, whether we are ready or not.  One of my phenomenal clients pointed out to me this week, that Autumn shows us how beautiful it is to let things go. Today, I am thankful for my friend’s message and the sweet reminder I have every time I witness the gorgeous Autumn leaves that the trees are in the process of letting go of, to likewise let go of the thoughts, feelings, behaviors and relationships that are not in alignment with my truest self.  It is a wonderful and necessary practice to thoughtfully examine our life, then intentionally let go of the things that are no longer serving us.

What could you let go of in order to more fully step in to who you really are, and to more powerfully step up to your missions to this world? Don’t read any further until you ponder this question for a moment.  What ANT (automatic negative thought), feeling, behavior or relationship is holding you back from your true identity and from fulfilling your purpose?

I am in the process of applying to teach at BYU Education week.  This is pushing me way out of my cave and into some significant discomfort.  It’s so interesting to watch my brain as it tries to force feed me all my old practiced thought patterns that led to debilitating insecurity, self-doubt and scarcity.  I’m grateful for meditation and the practiced awareness I now have of the inner workings of my mind and the deep feelings of my heart.  I 100% accept why my lower brain wants to take over.  It’s completely understandable.  This is a scary step… AND it is also full of growth and possibility!  One of my mentors often says, “Discomfort is the currency for your dreams.”  It has been truly liberating to allow and then process the self-doubt, insecurity and scarcity.  Currently, I am purposefully, like the trees in Autumn, letting go of every thought that generates insecurity, scarcity and self-doubt.  I am releasing these toxic emotions from plaguing me anymore.  I am re-awakening my self-belief, confidence, faith, determination and enthusiasm for who I am and why I am here.  Letting go is a process and I hope expounding on my experience this past week might help you let things go.

Join me in following the lead of the trees in Autumn, and purposefully let go of something hindering your growth.  Remember, letting go is a process.  The leaves first have to change colors, going through a spectrum of shades of greens, yellows, oranges or reds before they finally die and fall to the ground.  The process to let something go in our case involves: 1. Awareness; 2. Acceptance; 3. Processing; 4. Intentionality.  I am grateful to know that growth and becoming always requires some letting go in order to elevate the way we think, feel, and act.  I’m thankful for the autumn leaves falling and their reminder to let things go in order to spiral upward and become more like Christ.

Let me know if you’d like some help letting things go.  I’d love to hear what you are in the process of letting go.

Gratefully yours,

Candice Noss