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Let Go of the Shoulds Tonight

Tonight’s let go meditation will cover you in grace, so you can let go of all the shoulds, and rest in the knowledge that you are doing your best, and that is enough.

Tonight’s meditation will cover you in grace, so you can let go of all the shoulds, and rest in the knowledge that you are doing your best, and that is enough.

There’s nothing more you need to do.

Nothing more you need to be.

So Let’s Begin…

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LET GO OF THE SHOULDS TONIGHT SLEEP MEDITATION SCRIPT

Close your eyes and relax your body.

Find your breath.

Let it bring you inward with its inhale,

And its exhale.

Inhale.

Exhale.

Find a soothing comfort within the rhythm of your body,

Expanding with your breath in,

And contracting with your breath out.

Expanding.

Contracting.

Expanding.

Contracting.

Move slowly with your body’s rhythm,

Let it calm you.

Let it slow you down.

Let it bring you here.

To this breath.

To this moment.

PAUSE…

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Perhaps you hear it already as you begin to rest,

The noise in your head.

I should be doing more, it says.

I should be more.

PAUSE…

You might be able to wave it away for a bit.

But the noise persists.

I should be doing this,

I should be more like that.

This noise can leave you feeling guilty, anxious or deeply judgemental about yourself.

The noise gets louder when we compare ourselves to others.

Or when we expect perfection from ourselves.

PAUSE…

But if you listen carefully,

You’ll hear something beyond all the noise.

It comes upon you in the most subtle ways.

In the shower.

Just before you fall asleep.

In the loving words from a friend.

It’s your inner voice. Your true voice.

The true YOU.

And your inner voice knows the truth.

So take a deep breath in and let her words melt you into the deep rivers of your bed,

So you can drift off into the loving arms of sleep.

PAUSE…

You are doing a great job, Beautiful.

You don’t need to do anything more.

You don’t need to be anything more.

You are enough.

PAUSE…

When and if there is an opening for more,

I will guide you there with tenderness, excitement and energy…not with the stress and guilt of the hailstorm of shoulds.

You are incredible.

LONG PAUSE…

Bring your attention to your breath and with every breath in, imagine yourself breathing in grace, love and acceptance,

And with every breath out, imagine yourself letting go of the shame, guilt or perfection you may have been holding onto.

Breathe in love,

Breathe out guilt.

Breathe in grace,

Breathe out perfection.

Breathe in acceptance,

Breathe out shame.

PAUSE…

You are exactly where you need to be right now.

So let go of the shoulds and let your body relax into the deep, restorative sleep it deserves.

Sweet Dreams, Beautiful

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