Let Go

Growing up, I had a bad habit of biting my nails. Blame it on anxiety, nervousness or just not feeling my hands were pretty enough. In recent years, I’ve let them grow and get them done as needed. They’ve grown so long, that I shy away from a cut each time I go for a fill in. Yesterday afternoon, the acrylic used to protect my nail fell off and an hour later, my long nail broke. I sat in the car in disbelief, trying to find the broken nail as if I could salvage it.

I have a bad habit of hanging on to things and to people long after I’ve outgrown them.

I have tried to rationalize under the fact I’m sentimental, and I like to preserve. How do you preserve a relationship that’s dying or dead? How do you save or make room for an object you no longer need?

Decluttering my life is a frequent struggle I deal with. Even though intuition screams “it’s time”, actions of the other parties and myself included, reveal it’s ok to move on; I still think it’s my duty to stay still. I’ve somehow convinced myself change is underway and that person or thing will render itself useful again.
In a society where we’re ever changing/evolving, we will shed the old or outdated. Our spirit communes with us, yet we silence it out of fear of the unknown or simply being hardheaded.
Once I got myself together and reconciled the nail needed to go, l realized the big lesson in this. Holding on to items, people, or memories that no longer serve us in any capacity, is dead weight.
My nails symbolize all the crap I try to hold on to, in spite of the pain it causes. There were multiple times during the week, I couldn’t even button my shirt. I made concessions and ultimately, the universe made the decision for me.
Did it hurt? Initially, it did. Soon after, I began to understand the larger meaning. It’s ok to outgrow situations, material things, and people.
The same way I understood the pollution of reality TV and let that go, is the same way I should proceed with other aspects in my life. Sometimes we stunt our growth by blocking that greater blessing/opportunity from coming in by holding on.
I challenge you all to spring clean your life instead of letting the universe do it. We are blessed with the intuition, the gut feeling, the whisper that will not go away, instructing us that better is coming…
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Happy cleaning!

36 thoughts on “Let Go”

    1. This action takes inner strength and the more we connect to our worth… the more we live. Thank you for this reminder!β™‘

      1. Thank you for allowing my words to reach you. And I love that you said the more we live, the more we will be connected to our worth and consequently, let go of the toxicity that surrounds us.

    1. Without reading your blog; I looked in my kitchen cabinet and saw it was full of wine glasses I never use! Puzzled?

  1. This is a great analogy and a lesson I think most women are constantly learning and adjusting accoordingly.

  2. Sometimes it’s so hard to let go when you know it’s everything you want, but you have to put yourself in a place to know that letting go is good for the soul and God will always slide through with the upgrade! Great post!

  3. “Decluttering my life is a constant struggle I deal with.”

    I don’t know how I became a people hoarder…but it’s a thing! Cheers to growing and detaching! Great blog!

  4. This was awesome and on time. I hold onto some people who I know dont really serve me spiritually and/or can make life a little more difficult just because of emotions and not wanting to hurt them, thinking that theyre in more need of me than I am.

    1. Emotional hoarding is very toxic and a struggle that will plague you if you are unable to disconnect and detach as needed. We know to service our car and clean it from impurities to keep it working yet we struggle to follow the same method in our personal lives. I think once we acknowledge our struggle, we can plan a strategy to assist in de-cluttering and free ourselves from the people who only hurt us.
      Thank you for reading!

  5. I simply had to thank you so much again. I do not know the things I would’ve undertaken without the entire ways revealed by you regarding that question. It was an absolute traumatic circumstance for me, but looking at a well-written style you resolved the issue took me to cry with gladness. I will be thankful for your advice and as well , sincerely hope you are aware of an amazing job you have been getting into teaching other individuals using a blog. I’m certain you haven’t encountered all of us.

    1. Thank you so much for your feedback. I appreciate your openness and allowing my words to seep into your heart and mind. I pray over your strength and resolve to walk away from and eradicate anything that does not serve you for the better.

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