Affirmation: I release anything and everything that no longer serves my unfolding good.
The spiritual power for this month is represented by the disciple Thaddeus. The coordinating colour is russett and the physical location is the abdominal region.
Let Go and Grow
By Winifred Wilkinson Hausmann
It is easy to fall into the pattern followed by Lot’s wife, but if we are going to develop our spiritual faculties, we must include along with the others the power of renunciation, or elimination—the ability that enables us to cleanse and purify the whole being.
Some people … are more interested in using affirmations than denials. They may consider the whole concept of renunciation a negative rather than a positive approach. But this is not true.
Charles Fillmore explains: “It is just as necessary that one should learn to let to go of thoughts, conditions, and substances in consciousness, body, and affairs, when they have served their purpose and one no longer needs them, as it is that one should lay hold of new ideas and new substances to meet one’s daily requirements. Therefore it is very necessary that the eliminative faculty be quickened in one, and a right balance between receiving and giving, laying hold and letting go, be established” (Metaphysical Bible Dictionary, pp. 652-653).
As elimination is necessary to the completion of the digestive process in the body, so renunciation is important to the completion of the establishment of divine order.
… As the channel of elimination must be kept open if the body is to continue to receive nourishment, so the channels of mind power must be kept open for the digestion of greater ideas through the release of old, outworn, negative thoughts and feelings.
… Renunciation must work in conjunction with all of the faculties, as we replace old, wrong habits of thought and feeling with the new concepts and understanding that will be the basis for spiritual growth and development. As we would remove weeds from our flower or vegetable gardens in order to give the desired plants room to grow, so we must remove weed-thoughts from our minds to prepare room for our budding spiritual assets.