In the last 5 days I’ve shed 13 years of living in New York City. On both a physical level and energetic level, I cleared out everything in my NY apartment. But I was actually dreading this recent trip to New York. For the first couple of days, I had a very strong resistance to donating or selling anything. I just wasn’t ready to post anything on Craigslist or contact the donation company, and I didn’t understand why. But on the morning of the 3rd day, it hit me:
“There’s no turning back.”
That’s the thought that came in like a lightning bolt. Even though I’ve been living in California for the last 3 years, been married for the last two, and had a baby 6 months ago, I still had this perfect bachelor pad in NY to go back to at any time.
I never actually thought, “In case this whole wife and daughter thing doesn’t work out, I can always go back.” That never crossed my mind. But *energetically* that path was available to me.
I came to realize that my trip to NY was about doing away with any other options except choosing *powerfully* the one path that I am already on. I had to close that back door.
It’s a cliché, but life is about choices. Certain choices take us down certain paths. And there are many paths available to us. It’s simple enough, but we can’t walk down two paths at the same time. But how often do we try to? How often are we splitting our energies, instead of truly focusing on one area? How many times, as move forward through the transitions of our lives, do we hold on to another option “just in case” this one doesn’t work out?
But when we leave those back doors open it weakens the road we’re on. It leaves us energetically split. And since we rarely know what twists and turns are in the road, we tend to hold on to the past because it’s known, familiar, and safe.
Yet we know we can’t powerfully move forward when we’re still holding on to the past.
Now, that makes sense intellectually, but how often do we really live that way?
“I just want to get back to the way things were.”
We’ve heard that statement…we’ve probably said it as it pertains to a relationship, a business, or creative endeavor.
“Can’t it just be the way it used to be?”
There’s no going back.
There’s only the way forward. There’s only “this time”.
For me now, there is never going back. There’s only the way forward, powerfully, in to my new life and all the blessings it brings. And my NY apartment? I honored the past, released what was, and walked out the front door without looking back, knowing my life is more beautiful than I ever could have imagined.
I encourage you to release those things from the past that don’t serve you any longer and move towards your highest path.
Why would you choose any other way?