I knew I was moving homes for almost two months, but it didn't make it any easier to say goodbye. After all, this home is the first house that we made into a HOME.
T3 was only 3 years old and T4 was in the womb when we first moved in. Tanner and I had the jobs we were happy with and we were ready to settle in for the long haul. I gave birth to T4 on my bedroom floor and we went on to make so many wonderful memories in this house.
Alas, it was time to move on to bigger and better job opportunities. We were going to a new state park. All the Ts were really excited for the move. However, I've been through a lot of upheaval in my life and I know what happens to my stress level and body if I don't honor the emotions.
I spent a few weeks really enjoying some of our favorite things to do in this home and the surrounding area with the intention of seeing them through the eyes of gratitude. The walks out my door were spent grounding into the energy and connecting with all the parts of my 5 and a half year experience.
I felt really good with letting go and detaching my energy from this location until I was in the middle of packing. It was the day before we were to leave. The house was almost empty. That’s when the tears started flowing.
I thought to myself, “Finally, the emotion of all of the years. The ups and downs, twists and turns.” I just let myself cry and remember, cry and remember until I felt the emotion wash over and recede.
This is a new experience for me. I held in emotion for most of my life even as my parents died! I now do these 3 things when I’m saying goodbye to anything to make sure I’m honoring the process in my body.
Watch this 10 minute video of 3 ways to say Goodbye to a Home. These work for any goodbye really!!
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