Letting Go of Negative beliefs. There are thousands of unhelpful beliefs that create stressful emotions, conflict within ourselves and with others, ill health, disfunction and failure. It’s helpful to reflect and write down what your predominating detrimental beliefs are. Just gaining clarity in what they are is a big step to releasing the grip they have on you. Do this reflection in an honest but non-judgement way. One way to help release these beliefs/attitudes/viewpoints is through a fire ceremony ritual. This can be done with an actual fire and throwing in pieces of paper with the negative belief written on it or the fire ceremony can be done using your imagination with your eyes closed. Follow this procedure or have a friend read it to you.
Fire ceremony imagery – use this imagery to help you let go.
• Come into a comfortable position and gently close your eyes.
• In your inner scene, see yourself sitting outside near an open fire. On a side table you have a bowl with a number of blank notes. Imagine that you are writing down on the blank notes anything you would like to release or let go. This could be something physical, emotional or mental or anything else, use as long as you need.
• Now at your own pace take one piece of paper at a time and throw it into the fire and watch it burn completely. Feel like you’re letting go of whatever was written on that paper. Continue until all the pieces of paper you wrote on are destroyed, use as long as you need.
• Check in with yourself. Are there any other things you would like to release. If yes, write them down and throw them into the fire one at a time and see them burn completely, use as long as you need.
• When you feel complete, discontinue your practice. Once you’re ready, slowly open your eyes and notice how you feel.
Use this exercise as often as you like. The more we can let go of detrimental beliefs the healthier, happier and more successful we will be.
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