Affirmations for Release During Lent
by Rev. Rita Scheibeck
During the Lent of our childhoods, many of us were encouraged to give up something that we loved as a demonstration of self denial that would please God: chocolates, ice cream, red meats on Fridays. (The last example of releasing still makes wonderful excuses for "fish fries." Yum!)
In our adult lives, our processes of release have become more sophisticated and spiritual in nature. There are as many things to let go of as there are individuals suffering from holding on to fruitless behaviors or harmful emotions. Sometimes, writing down our intuitive thoughts about anything that hurts us spiritually or otherwise, can be a helpful practice, not only during Lent but any time we feel heavy in our hearts.
A few simple affirmations I have written and spoken during times of releasing and renewing include the following.
I gently release the mind chatter that disturbs my silence.
I generously release any material possessions that might block the flow of my prosperity.
I mindfully release the negative self talk that interferes with more positive energies.
I lovingly release any anger or resentments that I have carried in my mind and in my heart.
I fully release all people, places and emotions that impede my spiritual growth.
Especially now, during the Lenten season, we are invited to take inventory of everything that closes us off to our higher selves and to the Source Energy of Love. Creating affirmations is one of the best ways that will help us de-clutter our minds, un-burden our hearts, and give freedom to our spirits.
I now allow, acknowledge, accept and affirm that these things are so.
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