Living Your Truth: Exercise 10.8
Today’s exercise will be helpful for people who have a hard time letting go and seem to hold on to certain energy longer than they should.
Imagine yourself in a wide field on a sunny day. There are lots of birds flying around and there are trees blowing in the distance. The energy is very much that of movement. You stand there in the breeze and wonder where you would like to go because you see so many wonderful things around you: you could go play in the trees; you could just run around the field; you could walk over to the lake, but you just don’t know what to do. You decide to lounge by the water but when you try to move you notice that you can’t. You look down and you see that your feet are literally rooted to the earth. You try to move your legs again and you find that you are stuck fast and you don’t understand why. You ask your Guides to explain what’s going on and why these things keep happening to you because this is not the first time. Since you can’t move forward, you sit and wait and dream about the places that don’t believe you’ll ever get to see and begin to find ways to be comfortable while staying in one spot. Soon you forget that you even asked for an explanation.
Then a light appears in front of you and you remember your questions. This light expands into a beautiful Angel that replies, “Dear One, those are not quite the questions to ask. You are a Divine GodBeing and these things are happening to you because you have allowed yourself to be tied down by things around you. You have been in the energy of people, places or things that have had desires for you and you chose to honor their desires over your own, even when you knew that they didn’t serve you. Each time you did that, your roots grew deeper and deeper into place, locking you down. And now you find that you’d like to move and it’s very hard for you. The best thing to ask in a situation like this is ‘How can I be free?’ If you were to ask that question, you might have been released sooner because that, Dear One, is a question that you’d like the answer to. Now, if you would ask the question I will gladly answer it.”
So, you ask the question and your Angel answers, “Yes, GodBeing, you can be free by choosing yourself over others. This, in fact, is not selfish; this is what needs to be. You are not anyone else. You do not have to live their lives for them. It is not a gift when you choose to do what another desires when you know that you desire to do something completely different; you are simply choosing not to honor yourself. And each time you do that, a little part of you looses faith that you will ever hear yourself again. The way to overcome that is with little steps. First, you can start by telling yourself that you are sorry for the way that you treated yourself and that you will endeavor to do your best to hear and listen to yourself always. The next thing you can do is start to honor how you feel, verbally. If you have a feeling that is contradictory to something that another might desire for you, speak it. Each time you do that, your self-worth muscles become stronger and you’ll soon see that it becomes much easier. The final thing is to tell yourself that you love yourself and to show yourself in as many ways as possible. Nurture yourself, get sleep, eat well, literally do what you would do for a small child who is in your care. ..and don’t forget to play! As you do these things, you and that part of you inside that feels like it’s been unheard, will begin to see that you are on its side and it will begin to strengthen and thrive. When you are thriving there is nothing that you cannot do and all the world benefits. No one benefits from your choosing to remain in your own shackles. Dear One, does that help you?” You say, “Yes, it does. Thank you so very much.” Your Angel says, “Yes, Dear One. You are here to enjoy life and to be free and to benefit and to share. If you are locking yourself into place or into a pattern that does not serve you, no one can prosper because you have chosen not to shine your light. Shining your light will always bring you more freedom than you imagine, even if it seems to displease some people in the immediate present.”
We love you dearly and wish nothing more than for you all to choose and honor your freedom. Call on us whenever you need to. We are always here and always listening.
All of us in the Angelic Realm,
Your Beloved Archangel Azrael