Let’s be honest. I struggle holding on to past disagreements, past conversations and past experiences. I perseverate on the experience reliving the moment without resolution. I don’t immediately recognize my feelings connected to the events, but pain in my hips alerts me to their presence. During a session with my Spiritual Renegade coach, we identified a belief I held about myself that stemmed from an experience I had as a young girl. My coach spoke into the situation and I immediately felt tension in my left hip release.
I wondered if I could continue this experience during my personal time of holding sacred space. Yesterday, I tried. I thought of a conversation that I had recently that I kept playing over and over in my head. Instead of allowing the thoughts to continue, I pictured a red tie between me and the person as we were talking. We were each holding an end of the ribbon. I used my mind as the cutting tool and began to cut the tie. The tie was strong, so it was more like working with a mental saw or a less than sharp scissor.
I cut the tie that bound me to that experience. If I thought about the conversation, I pictured the cut tie and it no longer had power over me. My hips feel more free than they have in years! In yoga today, I moved into a pose and found I had the freedom to move deeper. Freedom impacts our entire being.
What ties do you need to cut?
What practice do you have that helps cut the ties that bind?