Lately, I've been doing lots of letting go. Sometimes it's been on purpose, like with cleaning my house or trying to cleanse my body and mind. Other times, it has not been on purpose; this morning the antique desk chair that I've had for over 15 years gave out from under me; one of its legs broke off completely. I also lost one of my favorite earrings, and recently, I let go of a relationship that had not been healthy for a long time. Some of this letting go has been sad, some funny, and some even scary. To the best of my ability, I've been allowing the letting go rather than resisting it. This time of the year, with the end of winter approaching and today especially, is a great time to practice "creative destruction."
Yesterday in India and this evening here in Taos, is Maha Shivaratri, the festival that honors Lord Shiva. Lord Shiva is the god of creative destruction, or destruction for a purpose. If you have something you would like to let go of: anything physical, mental, emotional or spiritual, today and tonight would be a great time to do it. Ask for Shiva's blessing with your purification practice. You can set an intention, clean out your closet, or take an Epsom salt bath. With Shiva's grace, feel new space opening in your being and with it, freedom.