I have been talking a lot lately about our Human Luck but I feel that right now it is so important for us to be embracing that luck and making it more important in our lives.
To expand and open your Human luck more you need to free yourself from your baggage.
Everyone carries baggage of some kind.
Waiting for someone else to set you free can be exhausting and at times painful. But you don’t have to wait anymore. You are the person you’ve been waiting for. You are the one that can declare you are free from the pain. Setting yourself free might sound common today or even radical but it creates so many positive ripples in your life…
Find Inner Peace
The first thing you notice when you decided to stop seeking validation from others is that you finally feel free. Before this, you always made decisions based on what you thought what others wanted you to do. This can create a constant state of anxiety since you worry about pleasing someone else.
But by giving yourself the validation you need; you experience a rush of peace. Now you can make decisions based on what you want and what is best for your personal growth.
Discover More Space for Joy
Releasing your baggage means you create more space for joy in your heart and mind. That’s because the things you’re holding onto clutter your mental and emotional space, keeping you stuck and miserable.
But when you choose to be set free, you let go of that clutter. You surrender it and embrace true joy and happiness.
You will often notice also that when you clear your mind and find clarity you clear the energy of your space – your spaces become clearer and more open to allow the Qi energy to flow.
Honor Your Inner Strength
Many times, holding onto baggage puts us in a victim mindset. You tell yourself that your life is horrible because this person did something terrible to you or because this awful circumstance happened.
But when you choose to step into freedom and find healing, you experience a powerful shift. You’re no longer a victim but a victor. You dig deep and find the inner strength that you always had within you.
Improve Your Self-Esteem
As you begin to recognize your inner strength, something else wonderful happens: your self-esteem improves, too. That’s because for the first time, you can begin to see yourself clearly.
Often, heartache blinds us to who we truly are. It makes us into pale versions of our best self, and it takes a willingness to surrender our baggage in order to remember who we truly are—strong, determined, venerable, beautiful women capable of taking on the world.
Be Kinder to Yourself
As you deal with your baggage, you may notice a curious thing. You find it easier to be kind to yourself. Even when you fall short of your own expectations, you are able to surround yourself with love and grace.
When you’re holding onto something painful, it’s easy to become harsh and judge yourself. You’re quick to remember your mistakes and failings and slow to remember the things that make you so amazing.
But when you practice setting yourself free, something awesome happens—you have freedom to be perfectly imperfect, to accept yourself where you are. That’s a powerful shift that alters how you see yourself!
Let Others In
Pain often means we shut out the very people that can help us. Maybe that means you haven’t sought the help and support you need. You’ve been determined to walk this path on your own even though you would desperately love a friend to be by your side.
When you determine to set yourself free from the pain, you naturally begin reaching out on your journey toward healing. That’s because you instinctively know that healing happens within loving communities.
Letting others in to see our pain and care for our wounds isn’t a sign of weakness. It’s one of strength. It takes a tremendous amount of courage and trust to allow someone else to walk with you as you heal.
Encounter Radical Forgiveness
The more you heal, the easier you may find it to forgive. This may not be something you can do all at once. Rather, it is a process of choosing to forgive again and again.
Letting go of baggage often means that we let go of our need to blame and accuse others. Instead, we can look at them through a different lens. We recognize that the person that hurt us was in fact just also a hurting, human being.
Getting to this place of radical forgiveness isn’t easy. It can be challenging to pardon someone who created so many wounds upon your heart.
Author and therapist, Steven Stosny, explains, “Genuine forgiveness occurs as a byproduct of healing rather than being a cause of it. Attempts to forgive are more likely to impede healing than help it.”
If you truly desire to forgive someone, then your first goal should be healing yourself. Forgiveness will follow in the weeks or months to come.
Love Others Where They Are
When you’re holding onto grudges and pain from your past, it’s hard to see the potential in others. All you see are the flaws, failures, and sins they’ve committed. That’s because your current view is distorted.
But when you practice letting go of your baggage, you view those around you differently. You’re more compassionate and patient. You find it easier to see not only what people are but what they can become, too.
This is a direct result of experiencing growth yourself. Having gone through growth, you now recognize that those you care about like your family and friends are also capable of incredible growth. Knowing this means you’ll give others the space to step into their best selves. In fact, you’ll be able to boldly cheer them on!
You Can Set Yourself Free
Everyone carries something painful with them. This could be money beliefs that are hurting your financial plans, an addiction that's holding you back from your life, or a friendship that cut you deeply.
But know this today: you don't have to stay broken. You can make new choices—better choices—that allow you to take back your life. This process doesn’t start with anyone else. It starts with you.
You have to declare over yourself, “I am worthy of healing!”