By Lauren Skye

Happy New Year ~ we made it!

Usually at this time of year, we see a wave of enthusiasm, creativity, and motivation. We are seeing those energies in a subdued way this year, and we also see another sorely needed vibration: Hope. We are at the beginning of the end of a challenging time of transformation.

As we move into this next phase of change, we begin to look at what we’d like to create next. At the same time, it is also important to notice what it’s time to let go of.

We recently let go of our mid-month online spiritual service in order to make space for a new online meditation gathering. This seems like a small change, but there was some big energy around it. Letting go of what something has looked like can be a big deal. We may be releasing in order to allow a thing to be renewed in present time, or maybe to make space for something else, or maybe a combination of both.

In this case, we have a picture of what we are creating ~ a new gathering and I hope to see you there!

Sometimes we don’t know what we are creating space for. Sometimes all we have is that sense, that knowingness, that it’s time to let go. At other times, spirit lets us know (perhaps multiple times) that something is complete, even if we are reluctant to release.

Letting go creates space. Sometimes we can’t know what is coming in until we let go. Sometimes we are invited into a spiritual hallway; a space between creations, or between realities. Allowing the hallway is a spiritual challenge. If we can have the hallway time, the in-between, we can allow our highest next step. If we rush it, we end up settling. 

Is there something it’s time for you to let go of in order to make space for that which is your true desire or your next step, even if you don’t know what that next step looks like? It could be an energy; like self-judgement, fear, or doubt. It could be an activity, commitment, habit, or even a relationship agreement. As we see the light at the end of the tunnel of COVID-19, what do you want to leave behind?

Some things may have been useful, but have now been outgrown. Where I live, there are a few relatively new neighborhoods that were built a few years back. There are many staked trees. Some have been staked so long the brace is now confining. What once was supportive is now a restriction. I’ve volunteered to go around our community in the spring and pull them all out. I am really looking forward to that!

Are you staked in some way, holding on to the old, even as it impedes your fullest expression and happiness? You can stand without that old brace. Some possibilities don’t become visible, or even possible, until we let go. It takes some trust, some faith. 

Nothing stays the same in the journey of incarnation. When we don’t like something, it seems like it will never end, but it always does. When we do like something, the ending can seem like failure, but it never is. Every ending is a beginning, and every letting go is a receiving.

May the new year bring you graceful releases and joyous new beginnings!

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About the Author: Lauren Skye

Lauren is an intuitive reader, energetic healer, spiritual teacher, and non-denominational minister. She has been in practice since 1993 and is the founder and Director of the Inner Connection Institute (ICI). She is also a co-founder of the Church of Infinite Spirit (CIS), a non-profit spiritual sanctuary. ICI and CIS are dedicated to supporting people in experiencing themselves as spiritual beings, and to enjoying the empowerment that comes from that awareness.