Day 1 – Creating the Space to Let Go

Day 1 – Creating the Space to Let Go

Day 1 - Creating the Space to Let Go

by Les Price | The 21 Day Soul Cleanse

“Let go of the past, so that God can open the door to your future.”
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Why is it we human beings seem to hold on for dear life to what no longer serves us?

I know from personal experience how hard it has been sometimes to let go of the people, events, situations and belongings that have long served their purpose in our lives. While our need for attachment often arises from the fear of loss of safety, security and the status quo, holding onto your past can be akin to trying to sail a yacht into deep blue oceans while along not realising that it is still tethered to the shore.

So, as we begin this Soul Cleanse series, today I would like to encourage you to review the areas of your life where you are still holding onto the past. Our guides, angels and helpers in the world of spirit would encourage us to release and surrender our attachments to the known, in order to truly discover the potential and opportunities that await us. Travelling lightly into your future is the key here.

According to spiritual teacher Catherine Ponder there are really three lists that we all need to consider in life:

  • What we want to release from our lives
  • What we want to attract into our lives
  • What we are grateful for in our lives

Notice how this process begins with releasing? Its because in order to allow anything new to enter our lives we first have to create the space to receive it. It’s a little like doing a small spring clean on your wardrobe. Have you ever noticed that the moment you clear out a small segment of yoru wardrobe that in a very short time it becomes filled again?

There is a very important principle at play here – because the universe abhors a vacuum.
Which means that the moment you clear the old, you allow the space for the new to enter.

More importantly, the less attachment we have to things, the more our life flows and the better we feel energetically, emotionally and physically.

The Practice

So today our practice is simply one of beginning to let go.

Take a moment to reflect on the areas of your life where you have been holding onto what no longer serves you. Whether it be a relationship or friendship, items or belongings in your house, an old behavior, pattern or addiction, or even an old attitude, habit or belief, begin to identify what has been holding you tied and tethered to the shore.

Then simply find one thing that you can begin to bless and surrender from your life today.

By far the easiest and most affirming items are old personal belongings. Which is why once every few months I simply like to get a laundry washing basket, place it in my lounge, and then over the week as I walk around the house I find those items that have reached the end of their spiritual and energetic life, place them in the basket and then eventually send them to the op shop, offer them for recycling or relinquish them to the humble surrounds of the local rubbish dump.

The Affirmation

I now choose to release and surrender the old in my life. I choose to travel freely and easily, and I now create the space for all of God’s good, abundance and blessings to flow into life.

The Question

What have I been holding onto in my life that no longer serves me energetically, physically or spiritually?

The Thought

The universe abhors a vacuum. Therefore, the more I release, the more opportunity for my highest good to come to me with grace, ease and lightness.

Day 2 – Healing Your Incomplete Business

Day 2 – Healing Your Incomplete Business

Day 2 - Healing Your Incomplete Business

by Les Price | The 21 Day Soul Cleanse

“We do not heal the past by dwelling there. We heal the past by living in the present.”

 Marianne Williamson

I’m always amazed at the capacity of fire to cleanse and purify. Whether it be in the midst of a bushfire, or simply the burning of logs in an open fire place there is something captivating, mystical and transcending about the nature of fire to release and cleanse the old, in order to allow the new.

All of us in our lives have ‘incomplete business’. Those situations, projects, tasks, activities and relationship issues that we have just not gotten around to completing. Often these items can unconsciously drain our energy and focus, while also holding us back from moving forward in our lives. These incompletes also hold our energy anchored in the past, therefore not allowing us to create what we really want in the present.

Have you ever noticed that a circle that has an aspect of its line missing is incomplete, and will always draw your intention to the part that is missing? In the same way, our incompletes in life will cause us to focus on what has not worked, what is missing and what we seem to be lacking in our lives, rather than allowing our unconscious to revel in all the good that we have actually done.

Therefore, one of the greatest gifts that you can give to your soul and spirit is to:

1.       Reclaim that lost power and presence, by either completing what you have started, or
2.       By simply releasing energetically what has been incomplete in your life, closing the lose ties and surrendering it without guilt.

The Practice

1)      So today I’d simply like you to get a piece of paper or a notebook and write out all the areas where your energy might be incomplete in your life. For example:

  • Unpaid or incomplete taxes
  • Friendships where you may have had a falling out
  • Career, business or personal matters where you felt you failed or came up short
  • Creative projects that you may have started but not completed
  • Relationships where you did not communicate or receive closure

2)      When you have finished go through your list and circle those that you are willing to work on and complete. But only commit to those you know that you actually desire, want and know you will complete.

3)      For the remaining items, get some small blank index cards or pieces of paper.

  • a. On the front of each write down the area or issue that you want to release.
  • b. On the back write down the feelings you have had about it, and how it makes you feel to have held on to these.

4)      Find a quiet place where you can be alone. Find a candle, matches and a metal bucket or container and go outside.

5)      Light your candle and for each one of the ‘incompletes’ you want to release say a little prayer of gratitude for it, then surrender it to spirit by burning the card/paper and placing it in the bucket. Repeat this ritual for each of the incompletes you need to surrender.

6)      Finally, take all the ashes once they have cooled and make sure to bury them in the ground, as you honour and give yourself complete permission to surrender all of this old energy.

7)      When you are done simply call back your soul energy and spirt from the past. Bring it into your being and feel yourself whole perfect and complete once again.

The Affirmation

Today I release the old to the divine fire of my soul, knowing that I am forgiven, restored and free.

The Question

Where am I holding on to the past and not allowing the new?

The Thought

What joy, freedom and fulfillment would be possible if I was willing to release my attachment to the past?

Day 3 – Initiation Through Death and Rebirth

Day 3 – Initiation Through Death and Rebirth

Day 3 - Initiation Through Death and Rebirth

by Les Price | The 21 Day Soul Cleanse

“All human life has its seasons and cycles, and no one’s personal chaos can be permanent. Winter, after all, gives way to spring and summer, though sometimes when branches stay dark and the earth cracks with ice, one thinks they will never come, that spring, and that summer, but they do, and always.”
Truman Capote

Whether we realise it or not, we are all on an eternal journey of being born into life, death and rebirth.

All of our lives travel in cycles of beginnings, middles and completions. Our job as human’s living a spiritual existence is to honour these cycles and transitions in our lives, rather than resisting them, for when we do our lives take on new meaning, we find ourselves letting go and surrendering more to the process of life, than trying to hold onto something that has already changed and transformed and wishes to be set free into the new.

Change of any type however is not easy for the ego which wishes to hold onto form, the material and substance that we associate as being our lives. Your spirit and soul on the other hand has not attachments and is free to shift and change as it pleases. And here within exists most of the conflict and struggle that we human’s experience in life.

Awakening your soul and spirit to your inner-greatness will take you on a journey of self-discovery deep into your being. It is here that we are often brought to the precipice of change, the hold threshold where we are called to make a decision. Jump or be pushed, the choice is still always ours to make. Yet in the midst of this initiation we are being presented with something even deeper, an opportunity to face our fears, to find our strength and to grow. We are being offered both a test and a gift.

So as you reflect back on your life, look for the moments that literally ‘made you’ today. Often the most character and spirit defining moments of our lives have been those where we rose up against the odds to discover that we were much more than we appeared to be. That we were resilient, strong, loving and courageous in our own right. These spirit-filled moments of existence are the fuel that our soul dwells and thrives on, for it realises that no test will ever go unanswered, and no challenge is provided without some form of gift.

Life, death and rebirth are all part of the same cycle. Just as the trees do not try to hold onto their dying leaves in autumn, so too we are encouraged to go with the flow of our life seasons, to travel lightly, and to know trust and believe that even in our deepest winters, spring is around the corner, and the divine within us is hard at work shaping us into who we were truly meant to be.

The Practice

The process of refining the human soul and spirit is not always easy. Often higher-guidance will bring to our awareness the patterns, beliefs and behaviours that we most need to heal and release at this time. It’s akin to taking a snow dome, those little clear water enclosed scenes that are filled with glitter and shaking it up. While we may not see the snow when the dome is resting one our desk, the moment we move or shake it, the residue that once was on the bottom is now comes up to be seen.

In these moments we are being called to purification, the ancient ritual of releasing the impurities that have held us back, so that when the time is right to move into our new lives we can travel more easily. Just as fire is used to heat gold to a very high temperature so that the impurities within can rise to the top and be removed, today our practice provides a purification process for your soul.

1)      Find a comfortable place where you will not be disturbed and close your eyes.

2)      Imagine walking down a flight of ten stairs into a magnificent healing chamber and temple. You may imagine something a little like the ancient temples in Egypt, Greece or Lemuria.

3)      In the centre of this temple a ceremonial fire is burning, and you know intuitively it has been created for you to purify, release and surrender all energies you have carried as part of your identity that no longer serve you moving forward.

4)      You now begin to take of the old clothes, the old coverings, the old husk that has kept you firm in your old identity. You give yourself permission now to release these so you can allow the new to enter.

5)      Gather up all these coverings, layers and all old energy, beliefs and patterns that no longer serve you. Place them now into the fire of your soul and release them to the light. Continue this process until you feel clear, clean and ready now to take the next step in your life.

6)      Clean and pure, you now see a doorway into the chamber of transformation and progression. All you need to do as the initiate is find the strength, courage and willingness to step forward, through this door – and enter the chamber now.

7)      Here within this chamber exists both the test and the gift for you. Pay attention to both of these:

a.       What is the test that you need to fulfill at this time? How will fulfilling this help your soul learn, grow & evolve?

b.       What is the gift that comes with this experience? Are you ready to accept it?

The Affirmation

Today I choose to travel lightly through life, and as I surrender my ego’s need to know and hold on, life rewards me with new life, new growth and new opportunities.

The Question

What have been the greatest lessons from the soul defining moments of my past?
And who have I become through this process?

The Thought

My soul and spirit are eternal and infinite. They know no bounds. They have no beginning or end. And with this understanding I can allow myself to flow through life and experience the different seasons with grace, love and ease.

Day 4 – Finding the Will to Forgive

Day 4 – Finding the Will to Forgive

Day 4 - Finding the Will to Forgive

by Les Price | The 21 Day Soul Cleanse

“Resentment is like drinking poison, and then hoping it will kill your enemies.”
Nelson Mandela

There is by far no greater gift for self-liberation and personal transformation than the power of forgiveness.

For centuries mystics, religious scholars and teachers have espoused the benefits that one receives the moment that they choose to embrace forgiveness. But letting go of past upsets, hurts and disappointments is not always easy.

When we hold onto past hurt, anger, pain and disappointments our bodies naturally enter into states of contraction. Our energy slows and we store these emotions energetically in our body’s cells, tissues and organs. The result is that we can often become blocked, stagnant and resistant to grace, flow and love.

So as you tune into your body today, simply ask yourself, “Where am I choosing to hold onto past anger, hurt and resentment?”. “And to whom do I need to embrace and offer forgiveness?”.

As we do this it is important to understand that true forgiveness does not necessarily mean that what the other person did was right. Many times we may have been inappropriately wronged, but in remembering that we can either hold onto feelings of being a victim, or letting go and reclaiming our divine birth right is a choice that we hold firmly in our hands.

Finally, the most important person we need to forgive in life is often ourselves. If you had an upbringing like myself, where you were conditioned to meet the expectations of others and be over-critical with yourself, then you will understand the need to release and forgive yourself for all the moments where you have fallen short, failed or not lived up to the expectations and standards of others. We need to reclaim our self-love in these moments and come to understand that, we can simply relax, let go, and do our best.

The Practice

Today’s practice is all about letting go of the energies and attachments that you have held onto from the past that limit your soul’s growth and movement. Your soul already understands intuitively what you need to release in each moment. Therefore, all you need to do is be willing and allow your soul, heart and spirit to call forth and release those moments where you have felt offended or hurt in the past.

1)      Close your eyes and imagine in front of you is a large cocoon of golden white light.

2)      Call on your soul now to bring forth the people who you have held anger, resentment, hurt or offence with from the past.

a.       Imagine each of these people coming forth and stepping into the cocoon of light

3)      When everyone you need to send healing and forgiveness to has arrived, then begin to imagine a beam of blue healing light energy that travels in a figure eight (similar to an infinity symbol.

a.       Allow one loop of the light to flow around the cocoon and all those within it

b.       Allow the other loop to flow around yourself, as you imagine this healing light now flowing from you, to them, and back to yourself.

4)      When you feel ready, simply say out loud the following forgiveness prayer and affirmation.

a.       I now completely forgive and release everyone who has hurt, disappointed or offended me from my past. While what you have done may have not been right, I now choose to forgive and release you completely. I now cut and release the aka cords of energy between us that have held any negativity in place, knowing that I do this for the healing of my own soul and spirit. I now release you completely and I call back my spirit and take back my power on all levels. It is done. It is done. It is done.

5)      Then simply take a moment to see the blue healing light completely separate the cocoon from yourself.

6)      Now imagine beautiful angels of light that come down and take the cocoon and all the old energy within it up into the light of source, where it is healed, transmuted and released for the higher good.

7)      Feel the freedom of energy within yourself, and make sure to nurture yourself today by doing something that is good and caring for you.

8)      Finally, if you feel the need you can repeat the above process for yourself, knowing that you can simply place the shadow, negative or critical aspect of your own ego into the cocoon, and free yourself from all negative patterns and conditioning.

The Affirmation

I now forgive myself and release myself from all past mistakes, errors and misjudgments.

The Question

Who do I most need to forgive in my life?

The Thought

I can choose to forgive everyone (including myself) who may have hurt, offended or disappointed me. Therefore, today I choose freedom to reclaim my power and live my life anew. Today I simply relax, let go and do my best.

Day 5 – Moving Beyond Your Limitations

Day 5 – Moving Beyond Your Limitations

Day 5 - Moving Beyond Your Limitations

by Les Price | The 21 Day Soul Cleanse

“Are you willing to take the big leap to your ultimate level of success in love, money, and creative contribution?”
Gay Hendricks

 

All of us reach moments in lives where we feel we have hit the upper-limit of what is possible for our lives.

In many ways we both consciously and unconsciously will find ourselves arrive at moments where we feel we have reached a ‘glass ceiling’ or resistance to our continued growth and expansion.

Our ancestral survival conditioning and hard-wiring to avoid pain, suffering and fear, means that we will often find ourselves reaching the set level of our inner-thermostat for success, only to find that the moment we go beyond what we ‘believe’ is possible for our lives, that we unconsciously or consciously sabotage our success, and return back to levels of being that feel comfortable for us.

Travelling the path of the enlightened hero, heroine or warrior means learning to confront and move beyond the inner-limits that arise for yourself. It means summoning the courage, boldness and confidence to look your preconceived limitations in the face, while reframing and reprogramming your mind, body and soul for the success, joy and happiness you really desire.

Our beliefs are powerful things, and we will always only create and allow into our lives what we believe is possible – no more and no less. The good news however is that the moment you shift your belief systems – the world around you will also change.

So today, I’d like you to explore where you have been holding yourself back from experiencing the full magnificence and potential of who you really are. Where have you been setting limits for yourself? Where do you pull back instead of going forward? Where do you limit what is possible for your life?

Today we will find the glass ceilings and discover that they are an illusion of our mind, and that we have within us the power and choice to fully let go, be free and soar beyond the all limitation.

The Practice

Often, we are not aware of the patterns and inner-dialogue that sits below the surface of our consciousness, which may undermine or desire for success. This simple clearing process will help bring your conscious and unconscious dialogue to the surface so that you can clear the limitations and past programming from your life. It’s a powerful, yet subtle process in awareness and self-transformation.

While you may choose to do the process just for today, I often find that for best results it is good to repeat it daily for 11 days using the same focusing statement or intention.

1)      Take a moment to sit and reflect gently with a journal and pen handy.

2)      Reflect on an area of life that you most want to change. An area where you may have found yourself being stuck or having limited yourself in the past.

a.      Then write down a new affirmation or statement of belief that stretches you and pushes you beyond the limits of what you believe, or feel is possible. For example if you have only ever earned $60,000 per year, then setting an intention of “I now openly create, receive and attract a divine income of $150,000 per year doing what I love”, will stretch you to open to a new possibility.

b.      Remember, don’t play to small that it is unexciting. And don’t aim to big that it is immediately not achievable.

3)      Once you have your affirmation and intention statement. Then write it down in journal on one line.

a.      Now just sit and listen for what inner-dialogue, resistance, critical thinking or commentary comes up from your ego. For example it may say “That’s not possible”, “No way you could do that”, “I don’ believe I can” or even “I am afraid”.

b.      Whatever comes up write it under your affirmation. The key here is not to judge the commentary, simply to let it come to the surface and then clear it by writing it out.

c.       If at any time you feel nothing arises – then simply write the word ‘blank’ and continue with the process.

4)      Continue to repeat the process at number (3) at least 22 times.

a.      Gradually you will find that once the negative past conditioning arises and is cleared, that the inner-commentary changes as your spirit and soul now come forth to affirm your ability to create what you desire.

5)      Once you have completed the process you should feel as though you have made a shift in your own belief and openness to your affirmation and intention. If not, then you may need to repeat the process for a few days, or look at revising and changing your affirmation so it is more appropriate for you.

The Affirmation

I now choose to expand beyond all limitations and know that I am free to create a rich, happy, rewarding and abundant life.

The Question

Am I willing to feel good and have my life go well all the time?

The Thought

Our beliefs are powerful. We will always only create and allow into our lives what we believe is possible – no more and no less.

Day 6 – Releasing Past Agreements and Expectations

Day 6 – Releasing Past Agreements and Expectations

Day 6 - Releasing Past Agreements and Expectations

by Les Price | The 21 Day Soul Cleanse

“Notice how the trees do not hold onto their leaves. Fall is all about release the old to make way for the new.”
Anonymous

Have you ever felt like you were being held back, restricted and limited?

Have you ever felt like you were consistently trying to meet or exceed the expectations and needs of others, while having to place your own needs second?

In a world of dynamic relationships we are consistently being challenged to confront and evaluate our connection to the people and relationships in our lives. While every relationship at some level has been created to teach and reflect to us what we most need to learn and understand at the soul level for this lifetime, it is often the more unconscious soul agreements, commitments, vows and demands that may often hinder or slow down our progress, until we eventually get the lesson it contains.

We are all energetic beings. Every day we interact with others and form agreements and commitments based on expressed and un-expressed needs. These energetic soul level agreements form string bonds between us that can either accelerate our progress or slow it down. Especially, in the case where relationships have ended, or where a loved one has passed away, and yet we are still unconsciously holding onto their energy, or they are holding onto us.

The Hawaiian Kahuna’s would often refer to these as the ‘aka cords’ that form overtime between our soul self and the loved ones, spirit and ancestors that have gone before us.

The good news however, is that because we have sovereignty over our own soul we can choose to review, audit and release those agreements, contracts and vows that no longer serve us in the present moment.

A regular cleansing process for releasing old energetic ties is fundamental if we are to return to living in our full divine power, strength and vitality. And most of all if we are going to commit fully to becoming the ‘fully actualised person’ that we were crafted to be.

Therefore, if you’re ready, now is the perfect time to release the old agreements and call back your power, your presence and your spirit. And most of all to create the perfect conditions where you can release your hand from the handbrake and take back your spiritual power and sovereignty.

The Practice

Take a moment today where you will not be disturbed. Close your eyes and go within to access your own special sacred space of stillness.

As you bring your awareness to each breath, simply:

1)      Allow your consciousness to enter into your heart space – the doorway to your soul.

2)      As you enter this space you may wish to imagine bringing to mind the cords of energy that keep you connected to the relationships, people, ancestors and connections of the past.

3)      While you imagine these connections and cords of light, you begin to notice that they are attached to images that have been held together in picture frames.

4)      Some of these frames are Gold in colour – and you immediately sense that these are connections that continue to serve your spirit and soul for the highest good. Most of all the energy in these connections feels good, light, loving and grace filled.

5)      Now your awareness guides you to the other frames of connection.

a.      Some of these are lighter in colour, shape and form – you immediately recognise that these are connections that still have some meaning and purpose and for which you feel quite neutral or content with.

b.      While finally you notice that there are some connections that appear more dull in their nature. You may even sense that there energy is finished, old, or that it no longer serves your highest good.

6)      Allow your consciousness to bring one of these old cords of attachment and connection to mind. As you do, allow your inner-presence to bring to mind the person, situation or event that no longer serves you. And then acknowledge it without judgment.

7)      If you feel that it is now time to release this energy, simply call in the presence of Archangel Gabriel, the angel of God’s divine light and communication.

a.      Ask the Archangel Gabriel, does this cord, agreement, soul contract or vow need to be i) released completely or ii) be rewritten.

b.      If the answer is released then use the healing prayer and affirmation below to fully release this cord and agreement from your energy.

c.       If the answer is rewritten, then imagine the contract or agreement between the two of you being rewritten and reformed in a way that serves your soul.

8)      Once you have released these ties, it is now time to call your spirit back. Imagine calling back the soul fragments and energy from the other person or event, and see yourself taking back your power and only the lessons, and good that has come from that experience.

9)      Finally, bless this healing space that you have created. Thanks the angels and guides for the help. And feel your spirit whole, perfect and complete.

Prayer for Healing of Aka Cords

Divine spirit, guardians, angels, masters and teachers of the light. Cleanse and release from my soul and spirit all agreements, cords, attachments and vows that no longer serve my soul and spirit. Allow me now to fully release and surrender all ties to the light for divine healing and transformation. Create anew the relationships in my life, and help me now to bring back my power, passion, purpose and presence. I now release these old cords and attachments through all levels, all generations, all past and present lives. It is done. It is done. It is done.

The Affirmation

I am now free to stand fully in my divine power, purpose and strength.

The Question

Where have I allowed others to hold onto my spirit, soul and energy?

The Thought

I am a sovereign being of light, and I now choose to fully release the ties of the past. I call  back my power, and know that I am free to stand in my authentic truth and divinity.