My sister played the song “Let It Go” by Demi Lovato from the cartoon movie Frozen while giving me a private yoga session. It warms my heart that my 2 year old nephew and 4 year old niece know every single line of the song and have dance parties to it on a daily basis, and yes, I am unashamed to announce that I have also joined their “Let It Go” fan club.
As I get closer to molding my exact dreams into a reality and bringing my visions to fruition, I realize how much I have had to let go in order to be where I am today.
I had to let go of caring if people approved of what I was up to. I had to let go of worrying if people were going to criticize my designs, how I was running Soul Carrier or the team I have chosen to come with me on this journey.
I had to let go of being attached to one specific outcome and worrying about the “how” behind every project. I had to switch my focus from “How I was doing things” to “Why I was doing things”. I had to start trusting and realize the “How” will always fall into place, but only after you have nailed your “Why”.
I had to let go of fear. I had to let go of having everything in order and realized it was more important to just start moving, just starting acting, just start creating.
I had to let go of wishing for over-night results and realize this is a journey. I had to let go of the philosophy, that Soul Carrier, and life in general, should be a sure-shot-straight-path to the end goal. Foundations have to be laid, a path carved, and an onslaught of un-layering and personal lessons have to take place before any of the real action happens.
I had to let go of the idea that just because someone disapproved of my actions, didn’t make me a bad person. I had to let go of the concept that just because criticism came it didn’t mean I should change course. I want to be savvy in all my moves – I can graciously listen, but I don’t ever have to accept anything that isn’t in alignment with how I want to live my life and run my business.
I had to let go of the idea that mistakes meant failure. I had to let go of the idea that the outside world has all the answers. I had to let go that I had to be in one particular geographic place in order to pull of Soul Carrier. I had to start trusting myself and realize the power of my intuition.
I had to let go of the idea that I had to perform and audition in order to receive. I had to let go that I had to be the “perfect girl” in order to be worthy and enough in this overly judgmental and sometimes harsh world.
I had to let go of the idea that my life should be a carbon copy of those around me. I had to let go of the idea that my life needs to deliver the exact same results, success and relationships that my friends were experiencing at this exact moment in time.
I had to let go that whatever success, blessings or gifts others received, they were meant to receive and I should be genuinely happy for them, because comparing would only lead to massive headaches.
I had to let go of a lot. But now that I have let go, I have received the greatest gift of all – the gift of being at peace and knowing I am exactly where I am meant to be. I am in alignment with my soul — and ALL is possible in this space. A life lived outside of this space, is a frozen life, cut off from the greatness we are all meant to experience.
What will you let go of? What can you put aside in order to clear the way to living life from a place of soul?
In all the letting go I have arrived at new ideas, designs, and concepts for Soul Carrier. I am very excited to share all we have been up to! Details to come very shortly on all the new additions…
To unfreezing the things that keep us from truly living life!