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Cultivate Abundance In Health & Wellness In 2023! Day 2: Release & Introspection

Updated: Jan 5, 2023

Day 2: Release & Introspection

“Releasing attachment to physical form and trusting your life force is crucial in the healing process. Consciousness is a state of non-attachment. Conscious energy organizes and manifests according to the universal field of intelligence. This is unity having an experience of variety. We are all one energy source, yet we are having innumerable variations through the physical world.”

I learned something new over the holidays, which wasn't what I thought it would be. As some of you may know, I decided to do a year without alcohol, and it was amazing! I did 14 months alcohol-free. I felt empowered, learned so much about myself, and, most importantly, released a lot of trauma and baggage holding me back from my ultimate potential. I moved through virtually every situation possible, passed through all the triggering moments, and felt incredibly powerful in my everyday life. I meditated and did yoga almost every day. I created a podcast and this website and taught more yoga. I woke up feeling fresh and ready to take on the world! I really was stepping into my true essence more than ever before. It was magical, and it became my purpose.

So what happened? The holidays came, and people were letting go and having fun. I was still meditating, doing yoga, and excited to wake up feeling incredible. Still, while being social and having fun with friends and family, I was attached to the idea of being alcohol-free. I was holding on to it so much that I was finding myself not having fun. I felt left out and began losing myself in the social festivities. I missed being the fun version of myself. Being alcohol-free became a negative attachment. Instead of feeling empowered and excited every day, I felt drained and lost that vibrancy I had.

I had an epiphany as I meditated on what I was going through. It wasn't at all what I hoped my answers would be. And coming to the conclusion wasn't what I planned. I told myself I would do another year without alcohol. And I told others I would also. But life isn't consistent. It ever changes, much like the tide in the ocean and the moon's phases. My phase was changing, and I needed just to let go and let the universe take the wheel for a while.

I came to the decision that if I hold on to this attachment of being alcohol-free, I am holding onto something that doesn't serve who I am, like an obsession. It became an unhealthy attachment. I am no longer counting the days of being alcohol-free, but I also released the attachment I had to it before I quit drinking. The attachment I had before was unhealthy. I created a new habit, and I released the old. I couldn't have done any of this if I didn't go within and come to this realization. It's all part of my process. Although I don't care to have a drink often, more so, maybe on rare occasions, I finally feel free from the chains of how alcohol existed in my life. I have released the power it manifested in my mind and finally feel free from that cognitive dissonance. At least for now. I know alcohol is unhealthy and doesn't serve me anymore. So maybe I won't have any at all, which is perfect for me.

The power of meditation and going within to explore our true selves is a journey. We must go on this adventure with love and acceptance. We must release the attachments holding us back from learning, experiencing & finding truth in all that exists within us.

Whatever it is that you may be attached to, find time to go inward, see what it is, and release it. Free those chains, and the rest will fall into place in perfect harmony. Some examples may be food, exercise, anger, fear, limiting or untrue beliefs, guilt or regret, a stressed & overwhelmed lifestyle, anxiety, judgment or condemnation, gossip or speaking ill of others, and bad habits that make you feel terrible. There are so many things that can hold us back from being free.

If you are living an alcohol-free life, and that is your purpose, own it. There is a massive amount of freedom & empowerment that comes with this lifestyle. I may choose this life again very soon. Only god knows the plan. It also depends on the severity of an addiction or attachment one had before. Addiction is a real thing and needs to be taken seriously. I am not saying that I am living a life with alcohol. I am simply saying that I may or may not choose to partake in a given circumstance. And that works for me for now.

If you feel addicted to anything, it's an attachment. Don't just live with the attachment; free yourself from the constraints. Freedom is a superpower we all can choose to have. Talk to someone, a friend, or a therapist and get the help you need if you question yourself. In addition, you can also go within and find your answers. It's all there and ready for you. All you have to do is find your truth and release what's not serving you, and in doing so, you will find yourself.

Thank you for reading this, and I hope you learned something new on RELEASE & INTROSPECTION. I hope you all have an amazing & high vibe day, week, or month, wherever you are.

“Letting go is not about giving up, being lazy, or sacrificing yourself... Letting go doesn't have to mean losing; it can be about coming into a new, open, clean space from which you can create.”

Rebekah Elizabeth Gamble, The Talking Stick Diaries: Cherish Your Soul

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