Deep Clean and Release

Deep Clean and Release

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Our life coach columnist explains how today's new deep clean way of life can go for mental wellness, too.

Go GREEN! An environmental decision to “reduce, reuse and recycle”. Have you ever stopped to consider that your thoughts, actions, and past could go green? There is a technique I have been using for a long time myself and with my clients and I want to share it with you. Want to play?

I know it sounds like a big stretch so consider this:

If you think about how you tell a story over-and-over again it becomes repetitive, and when it’s a good story there’s no problem. But what happens when you have those stories that keep haunting you because what happen isn’t what you expected or even desired.  Then you find yourself playing it over and over like a broken record hoping there is a silver lining – when there’s not.

Those haunting stories can now be reduce, reuse or recycle into time and space.

Let’s Play:

Close your eyes and think about the event, situation or circumstance that you no longer want to haunt you.  With your eyes close, imagine a bubble out in front of you.  It may be gold, pink, white, whatever color you like best. 

Then allow the bubble to move towards you to the point you are inside the bubble. This is your protective gear for when you begin the “go green” process.

While in the protective bubble, recall what you want to release, have it clearly in your mind, take a deep breath and then breathe out with force for the air to penetrate through and outside the bubble through a small hole.  As the air releases through bubble say:

“I now release “this story” to the Universe to be reduced, reused, and recycled over time and space. The story no longer serves me, and I am willing to release it with ease. I am safe.”

Repeat the process until you feel you are no longer haunted by the event, situation, or circumstance. Note this may take some additional practice but as you become more aware of how to release what no longer serves you the process will become easier and easier.

Once you feel you are complete with the process, seal up the hold in the bubble and go about your day.  When the thoughts come back up know the bubble has you protected, and you can say “I am safe”. 

Sending you Love and Light,


Melissa Kirkpatrick
Melissa Kirkpatrick is a Transformational Coach and Motivational Speaker. She’s been featured in Cincy Magazine , CincyChic online magazine and is the author of the impactful self-help book “5 Steps to Your Own D.R.I.V.E.” Melissa offers one-on-one services, motivational speaking and hands-on workshops, allowing individuals and teams to shift their drive from stuck to unstoppable. To learn more, visit or email