Letting Go with the Sedona Method

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by Tuula Fai

What if you had a way to be happy right now? What if that way were an easy-to-use tool that anyone can learn? That tool exists. It’s called The Sedona Method. New York Times bestselling author Hale Dwoskin developed the method after learning it from his mentor Lester Levenson who used it to heal from life-threatening health problems. Its techniques so benefited Dwoskin that he left his business career and moved to Sedona, Arizona (how the method got its name), to devote himself to sharing it with the world.

This intention is why Dwoskin created the newly released film, Letting Go. In the movie, he describes The Sedona Method and shows people using it to release things that cause pain. Things like negative emotions, habitual addictions, identity roles, and false beliefs. As we watch the people, we see how easy it can be to let go, even things that have been creating pain for years.

Dwoskin demonstrates this by having us grasp pens in our hands. The pens represent our emotions and the grasping represents our holding onto them. Dwoskin says that we often think we are our emotions. But he reminds us that, “. . . feelings are just feelings, they are not facts. They are not [us] and [we] can let them go.” We realize this when we open our hands and drop the pens.

The pen analogy helps describe The Sedona Method’s release process. The particular release method highlighted in the film is called Triple Welcoming. We see Dwoskin guiding people through it to release everything from work and food addictions to grief around the loss of a loved one.

The technique works as follows. You ask yourself three simple questions:

  1. In this moment, could I welcome everything that is being experienced—the sensations, the images, and sounds? Could I just let them be here?
  2. Could I welcome all my wanting to fix this? All my wanting to do something about it?
  3. Could I also welcome any sense that this is personal? That it is about me?

After doing this process, the people in the film begin to realize the truth of who they are. They are whole, perfect, and complete right here, right now. And they can keep the wisdom they learned from their experiences without the pain. As Dwoskin says, “Nothing needs to change externally in order to be who you are. What stops is creating suffering.”

One of the great things about Letting Go is that we get a chance to do releasing right along with the people in the movie. I did the Triple Welcoming technique around the belief that I am not enough—that I must prove my value through working hard. It took only a few minutes to go through the process. Shortly after, I came down with a cold. Ironically, the illness gave me a chance to take some time off and continue releasing. As I did, I lost the desire to compulsively work. I also started relaxing into beingness and experiencing its intrinsic value.

When I called Dwoskin a few days later, he guided me through the release process around the illness. During it, I felt myself expand to hold a space for the experience. The next day, my cold was gone and I felt free of workaholism. Dwoskin says in the movie, “Be open to the possibility that [the feelings] will never come up again.” My experience—and that of thousands of others—demonstrate the truth of this statement. The process is very simple yet very powerful.

What other benefits can people expect from using The Sedona Method? They include:

• More ease and flow • Enhanced enjoyment of life • Greater compassion and humor • Radiant health and well-being • Inner peace and happiness • Improved relationships • Goal realization with less effort.

The last benefit—goal realization with less effort—helps explain the simplicity and power of the method. Lester Levenson once told Dwoskin, “Even the impossible becomes completely possible when you are fully released on it.” Dwoskin says the more we let go of wanting, the more we can manifest. This is because we become that which we desire. We feel we are it so we draw it to us as we take inspired action. And we do so with ease because we are not attached to the outcome.

Perhaps the most exciting thing about The Sedona Method is that each time we do it, we not only release for ourselves, we release for everyone on the planet. That deepens our love and care for each other and the world. We realize we are the whole and that all is well. As Dwoskin says, “Nothing is required to be who you are.” You don’t need to have more money, more health, or more whatever to be happy. You can be happy right here, right now. In the words of Lester Levenson, “The only thing you have no choice about is the fact that you are already whole, complete, and perfect as you are.”

Be that perfection in this moment.

The film Letting Go is available at www.lettinggo.tv. For more information on The Sedona Method, please visit [www.Sedona.com}(http://www.Sedona.com).

Tuula Fai, MBA, CST, NCTMB is the author of My Enemy is My Lover: Lessons from 50 Spiritual Leaders. For fifteen years, Tuula has worked as a Marketing Director and CranioSacral Therapist. <tuula@tuulafai.com>; [www.tuulafai.com])http://www.tuulafai.com)..