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Letting Go Meditation

Begin by finding a quiet and comfortable space where you won't be disturbed. Sit down in a relaxed posture with your back straight and your hands resting on your lap.

Ground Yourself:
Close your eyes and take a deep breath in through your nose. As you exhale, imagine roots extending from the base of your spine into the earth, anchoring you firmly in the present moment.

Recall a Specific Experience:
Choose a particular past hurt, disappointment, or trauma that you want to let go of. Bring it to the forefront of your mind without diving too deeply into the emotions just yet.

Connect with Your Emotions:
Allow yourself to acknowledge the emotions associated with this experience. Name them silently to yourself—whether it's anger, sadness, fear, or any other feeling.

Visualize a Container:
Envision a strong, sturdy container in front of you. This container represents your ability to hold and release these emotions safely. Imagine placing the emotions associated with the past experience into this container.

Let Go with Compassion:
As you place these emotions in the container, do so with a sense of self-compassion and understanding. Recognize that these emotions are valid, but they no longer serve you.

Seal the Container:
Once all the emotions are in the container, close and seal it securely. Visualize locking it, so it cannot be opened without your intention.

Release into the Universe:
Imagine this sealed container floating away from you and into the vast universe. Watch it disappear into the distance, knowing that it is now beyond your reach.

Reconnect with Your Breath:
Bring your awareness back to your breath. Inhale deeply, filling your lungs, and exhale slowly, releasing any remaining tension. Feel the lightness and space within you where those emotions once resided.

Repeat a positive affirmation to yourself, such as "I am free from the past," or "I release what no longer serves me." Say it with conviction and belief in your newfound freedom.

Gratitude and Self-Compassion:
Take a moment to express gratitude for your courage in letting go. Be kind to yourself and acknowledge that healing takes time and effort.

Slowly Return:
Gently open your eyes and return to the present moment. Carry the sense of release and relief with you throughout your day, knowing that you have taken a significant step towards healing.

This meditation allows you to address a specific past experience while safely containing and releasing the associated emotions. Repeat it as often as needed to continue the process of letting go and healing.

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