Dear Awesome Woman,
I’ve tried this a few times and have found it freeing and effective. I call it “Releasing Negative Energy” and I heard it from a coach named Kathy Adams.
I use it when I feel that there is someone in my life who I have had or continue to have uncomfortable interactions with. I sense negative energy between us and know that a conversation won’t resolve the issue. Energy is such a nebulous term, but I guess it’s a nebulous substance so whatever sense you can make of it, go right ahead – I’m up for suggestions.
Meanwhile, I’ll share this exercise and you can play with it if you so desire. It is done with love and with the hope that whatever “soul contract” that has brought people together to experience one another in a negative way is completed.
I can’t explain it, but when I do this release, I do notice shifts in the relationship. Either I show up differently or the other person does, but there is a shift towards the positive. Sometimes I find that I need to do it a number of times, but I do experience relief from it. I also may choose less contact with the person, but I feel a sense of peace in the letting go of the relationship with a knowing that it’s not only in my best interest, but also for the other person’s benefit as well.
So, here goes:
Take a deep breath in and a deep exhale out – with gusto!
Imagine a cord of light between yourself and the other person and envision holding szissors or a laser beam to cut this cord.
Show the person that you are cutting this cord and ask them to let go of the cord as you do it.
By the way, I act this out a bit. I do the actions with my hands as I’m envisioning the cords. I’m alone when I do this, so I feel comfortably looking a little whacky.
These are the words that Kathy Adams shared (use what works for you):
“I return your energy to you and I claim my energy back from you. Thank you for the lessons, but I am complete with them. I reclaim my energy for myself. May you be healthy, peaceful and joyful. For I shall be healthy, peaceful and joyful.”
Cut 2-3 times if you want to. And you can continue to say “I claim my energy back from you and I return your energy back to you. I’ve now reclaimed my power and I stand in it. “
Again, this is done all with love.
And as I stand in my power, I let them do the same.
Take a few deep breaths and a drink of water.
Repeat over time if you feel it’s necessary.
Enjoy being in your own healing space and your own power and releasing the negative energy that sometimes occurs between us humans.
May there only be light, love and compassion for all of us!