I’m growing a mini potted garden in hopes that nature can teach me something about myself.
During my daily inspection, I noticed a couple of leaves have turned brown on this fledgling garden and wondered, “How do plants know which leaves need to die and which ones to keep?”
Then my chipmunk brain went to, “How do I or anyone know when to let go of what sucks the life out of us?”
I wanted to go deeper than the normal, “let go of what is heavy or doesn’t serve you...”
Letting go could lead to some heavy ass hacking, leaving everything bare naked 'cuz a lot of shit is heavy in life. How could I strategically unwind what was ready to go in a dainty pruning way?
Meditation, in the traditional sense, is usually what's recommended but that never worked for me - too much to remember, to many specifics on how to sit, etc. that all bumped up against my North Star of Freedom.
But when I woke up this morning, I was shown a precise way to use sheers to prune, not hack your way through letting go.
Recipe Card: Pruning
1. Find the thing to focus on.
Looking at the top of the picture, it’s hard to distinguish what’s important and what’s not. Most people address their life in the order in which things are shown.
I was shown a pivoted view, the bottom view. All of the items actually had a lot more space between them than first appears and I varying degrees of importance.
a. Hold space to clearly see what’s far in the distance - then you can discern what's not important now in present time even though they may be important at some point. You can even assess, is this my story or someone else’s soul story?
b. Some are in the front of the line but really, aren’t front of heart. Trusting your intuition, or intending to, can validate whether or not it is.
c. Focus on that, you turn off the brain (“is it practical? What about my deadline?”, etc.) and dive in. This is a good litmus test to see how you influence your surrounding mundane aspect of day to day life that appears as the front of the line stuff in the picture. See if the universe responds - I can’t tell you how many times space has opened up in my calendar with meetings suddenly dropping off with a soul aligned viewpoint.
2. Here’s the step by step process following Leaf Senescence (when plants know when a life cycle is over) through an organized view of Natural Signals, Execution, and Regulation:
a. Growth - time to expand into this area? Is it time to get real? What does your North Star day? How can you do so in your current environment so you don’t abandon the practicalities of life like work, family and money? What is sucking the life out of this pull to grow? You will be given the answer when you ask from this perspective?
b. Environment - is the outside temperature too extreme, is there a drought or is this internally regulated? Always go for the internal regulation for your life, not the outside shit. Again, is it your story or someone else’s drama?
c. Stress - is it an insult to your sovereign integrity? Is there internal nutritional deficiency (not enough time, nurturance?), shadow darkness (what’s the deeper gift to be received?), or light (are you skimming only on the surface or is it time to go to the still deep waters?).
In my case, I was shown the leaf to let go was the machine mind thinking. It was blocking my soul flow into embodiment. I checked all the boxes above. I used an exercise in the True Life Roadmap course using my soul timeline exercise to burn it off at the root and receive the new vibe gift, all energetically given without my manipulation.
This led to the embodiment that everything and everyone around me is actively helping me in the big picture by creating problems/new information more often these days for me to actively embody instantly. You know, that thing that spirituality teaches but this was received in a non-mental way.
What framework do you use to assess how and when to let things go?
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