The Power of Letting Go - A Sample of How The Sedona Method Works

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A sample releasing process

The foundation of The Sedona Method is the releasing process. There are three ways to utilize the process of releasing and the end result is the same: freeing your natural ability to let go of any unwanted feeling or emotion on the spot, and permitting some of your subconscious repressed energy to disperse.

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To acquaint you with The Sedona Method process, I have provided a sample of the Method below, which is a brief explanation and process. Please keep in mind this is just a sample of the process. I recommend that you attend an introduction talk, support group, and/or be coached using The Sedona Method to get maximum benefits and lasting results.

A simple exercise:

In order to better explain the process I will need you to participate.

  1. Pick up a small object that you can hold in the palm of your hand and be willing to drop. (Pencil is ideal)
  2. Gripping it very tightly, hold it out in front of you.
  3. Imagine that your hand represents your consciousness and you are holding one of your limiting feelings. Notice that the longer you hold it, the more uncomfortable it feels, but it is still familiar.
  4. Open your hand and allow the object to roll around in it. You can see the object is not attached to your hand, that it is you holding the object. In the same way, your feelings are as attached to you as this object is to your hand.

    Without realizing what we are doing, in all actuality, it is us that hold onto our feelings. We can see this in the words we choose to describe how we feel. If we're mad or upset, we don't say "I feel mad," or "I feel upset." We say, "I am mad," or "I am upset." Unknowingly we incorrectly stating that we are the feeling. We often believe that the feeling has control of us, when in truth, we are always in control of the feeling.
  5. Now, let go of the object.

What happened? When you let go of the object in your hand, it dropped to the floor. Was that difficult? Absolutely not! That is exactly what we mean when we say "let go."

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The choice of letting go & aiming for emotional intelligence

Make yourself comfortable and focus inwardly. Your eyes may be open or closed.

Step 1: Focus on an issue that you would like to feel better about, and then allow yourself to feel whatever you are feeling in this moment. This doesn't have to be a strong feeling. In fact, you can even check on how you feel about this exercise and what you want to get from it. Just welcome the feeling and allow it to be as full or the best you can.

This instruction may seem simplistic, but it needs to be. Most of us live in our thoughts, pictures, and stories about the past and the future, rather than being aware of how we actually feel in this moment. The only time that we can actually do anything about the way we feel (and, for that matter, about our businesses or our lives) is NOW. You don't need to wait for a feeling to be strong before letting go. In fact, if you are feeling numb, flat, blank, cut off, or empty inside, those are feelings that can be let go of just as easily as the more recognizable ones. Simply do the best you can. The more you work with this process, the easier it will be for you to identify what you are feeling.

Step 2: Ask yourself one of the following three questions:

These questions are merely asking you if it is possible to take this action. "Yes" or "no" are both acceptable answers. You will often let go even if you say "no." As best you can, answer the question that you choose with a minimum of thought, staying away from second-guessing yourself or getting into an internal debate about the merits of that action or its consequences.

All the questions used in this process are deliberately simple. They are not important in and of themselves, but are designed to point you to the experience of letting go, to the experience of stopping holding on. Go on to Step 3 no matter how you answered the first question.

Step 3: No matter which question you started with, ask yourself this simple question: Would I? In other words: Am I willing to let go?

Again, stay away from debate as best you can. Also, remember that you are always doing this process for yourself - for the purpose of gaining your own freedom and clarity. It doesn't matter whether the feeling is justified, long-standing, or right.

If the answer is “no,” or if you are not sure, ask yourself: “Would I rather have this feeling, or would I rather be free?”

Even if the answer is still “no,” go on to Step 4.

Step 4: Ask yourself this simpler question: When?

This is an invitation to just let it go NOW. You may find yourself easily letting go. Remember that letting go is a decision you can make any time you choose.

Step 5: Repeat the preceding four steps as often as needed until you feel free of that particular feeling.

You will probably find yourself letting go a little more on each step of the process. The results at first may be quite subtle. Very quickly, if you are persistent, the results will get more and more noticeable. You may find that you have layers of feelings about a particular topic. However, what you let go of is gone for good.

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