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1. to set free from restraint, confinement, or servitude
2. to relieve from something that confines, burdens, or oppresses

As 2014 draws to a close and I get ready to embrace 2015, I must let go of some of the baggage that I’ve been carrying around for far too long. 2014 was a great year for me; one full of love and personal growth. That growth, however, hasn’t all been easy. I dare say that some of it has been downright ugly, but its all been necessary.

I’ve come to understand that although I’ve made progress, I still carry around a lot of hurt and other issues that are blocking me from reaching my full potential. While some of it has been thrust upon me from an early age, some of it has been by my own design. In any case, it’s not about blame; it’s simply about letting go… it’s about healing and it’s Release.

Tonight, I performed a symbolic gesture of that Release by writing down the past hurts, fears, worries and insecurities that I’ve been carrying around and burned them in a bowl to Release myself from the burden of carrying them into the New Year. I lit them on fire and together with my Beloved, we watched them dissipate into nothing but a puff of smoke.


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While I don’t expect the symbolic burn to have banished my negative thoughts for good, I will no longer allow them to define me. I’ll carry My Word into 2015 and be mindful of it. I’ll call on it to help me let go of negative self talk when it tries to take hold and I’ll incorporate it into my art throughout the year as reminder. I’m committed to growth, healing and self love.

I’m committed to Release

I look forward to a new year filled with love, growth, art and adventure. I wish each and every one of you the same.

Happy New Year.



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