After a long meditation process followed by a wonderful painting session, I felt I had really begun to release a lot of outdated ideas in my head. But within a day or two some weeds of thought showed up again. I had to keep reminding myself that things were not how they appeared it was my outdated perspective on the situation that determined its meaning.

Almost like a test. I chose to release so much of the past but was I committed to that idea? If I was really going to let go then how would my approach to the challenges of today be?
Could I look with a fresh perspective?

How was I going to trust a fresh perspective that has no prior experience? I had been utilizing my “how things had been” viewpoint and not my “how can things become” viewpoint.

Sometimes old energy likes to hang on and see if we are really committed to breaking up with it.

The trick to releasing is to begin to have some really big faith in who you are truly and to trust that what is coming next comes from a part of you that you may not have connected with for a while. Your muse. Your deep inner knowing.

We have to make a commitment to trusting ourselves. Because future steps are either built based on what has happened in the past or on a decision to trust the part of you that is wise and limitless and can create a truly great possibilities for us if we listen to it.

By setting the intention to make conscious choices that are aligned with what you truly want the “unknown” can become a landscape of trust.

Elizabeth Tuckwell is the founder of Art With Intention a site devoted to creative expression and personal peace. She is also an accomplished Abstract Artist and her work can be viewed at