Mindful Release

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Mindful Monday 12/19/16

“You can’t reach for anything new if your hands are full of yesterday’s junk.” ~ Louise Smith

We are still in the last few days of the waning light, a perfect to time to reflect on the past year as we prepare for the next. Noting the changes over the last year from the physical (the process of recovering from surgery and walking on two feet with greater strength and stamina than I have had in years) to the mental (my ability to focus on life and move forward in my pursuits has sharpened as a result of creating a new relationship with my body) to the emotional (with the passing of each year I am noticing a deeper appreciation of life and particularly the people in it–I experience more moments of genuine joy) to the spiritual (glorious peace of mind brought to me by a deepening faith in myself and in the Universe).

As we wind down this year, we can choose to release all that we have completed this year so we may begin 2017 as an empty vessel ready to be filled with adventures and love. A mindful release of any disappointments, perceived failures, outmoded relationships, successful achievements, completed goals, abandoned goals (yes, sometimes we need to abandon a goal or two), and any other experience that no longer requires our energy. Make a list, write down each experience or belief that you are ready to release on a piece of paper. In a safe place, light a match and let the page burn to free all of the energy that you have lovingly held for those dreams, beliefs, and/or disappointments. We will now move ahead on our journey with greater focus and cleaner energy to put towards our existing commitments and new projects.

I wish you all a Happy Solstice!


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Laura Rowe is an intuitive energy healer. Living in Portland, Oregon, Laura founded The Vital Spirit, an entity that seeks to be an instrument in the ongoing shift in human consciousness. Laura works with adults who identify as highly sensitive persons or empaths and are committed to learning about who they are and how they want to express themselves in this world. She helps these individuals clear energetic blocks, release limiting beliefs, thrive in their business/careers and navigate interpersonal relationships so they can live life to the fullest.