Imagine if the humble dandelion refused to let her seeds go on the breath of the wind. All the missed opportunities for growth and expansion!
It has occurred to me that everything and everyone we bring into our life represents an exchange of energy. I, for one, get very attached to people and things, especially when the things come from people I feel a strong connection to. What has been a very difficult, but very freeing lesson for me in the past decade is learning to recognize when the exchange of energy between myself and my things or the people in my life is no longer mutually beneficial. Further to that, learning how to let go (and be ok with that “loss”) provided no end of personal challenges. Like any new skill, it takes quite a lot of practice, doesn’t it?
While I would not claim to be a champion at it, it has gotten easier, and when I focus on what I gain, well, it’s just immense. When we free up our energy from people who drain our energy or especially from things that do not serve us, we have more energy available for growth, expansion, learning, in a word – evolution. My wish for you is a clarity of spirit to see where your energy sits, and to be able to liberate the energy from those things that do not give you energy in return.