Isn’t it time to release mind clutter or limiting beliefs and behaviors that are no longer serving you? Let’s make room for new empowering beliefs and goals that will help you live a more joyful life.

Deepak Chopra suggests that we ask ourselves each day these three questions about how we are living our lives:

  • Is if fun?
  • Is it easy?
  • Am I getting results

Often when we are experiencing a lot of pain and challenges, it’s the Universe’s way of getting our attention.  The Law of Intention states that we are actually creating our experiences and manifesting  our reality through our thoughts and actions.

The challenges and chaos of daily life sometimes make us forget about the powerful spiritual Laws of the Universe that provide us the keys to creating a life we truly want. Daily practices or special rituals that give us time to clear our head and our energy can be very powerful in helping us access these spiritual forces that are available to each of us.

Please make some time for this simple Releasing and Receiving Exercise to clear any mind clutter by creating space for what you really want.  Follow these steps, and you will notice a shift in your energy, joy and ease.


  • Go to a quiet place where you can focus.  Take 3 deep breaths and slowly tune out everything that is going on around you.
  • Take out a piece of paper and at the top of the paper write, “I AM RELEASING.”
  • Create a handwritten list of what you want to release in your life.  These are beliefs, experiences, or behaviors that are no longer serving you.  You can include any negative thoughts like fear, doubt, worry, scarcity, or relationships. Close your eyes and allow experiences or actions that still haunt you with feelings of resentment, embarrassment, or regret. Since you cannot change the past, you must simply let these things go once and for all.  Write them all down.
  • Put the energy of these experiences or beliefs in this piece of paper. Take your time.
  • When you are finished, you will need to destroy the list. I suggest that you actually burn the paper in a fire ceremony, but please be careful. If burning the paper is not an option, you can also shred it, but the paper must be destroyed. Do not keep the list.
  • As you do this, take a deep breath and release the energy that was associated with these beliefs.


  • Create a new handwritten list of the things that you want to bring into your life.
  • At the top of this new piece of paper write, I AM RECEIVING.
  • Write each of these new statements as “I am” statements.  For example:  “I am bringing more, joy, love and ease into my life.”  Write as if these things are already happening.
  • Think about who you want to be?  How do you want to feel?  How do you want to respond to the moment?  What do you want more of?
  • Put this new list where you can see it.  Take a moment to focus on this list every day.  Really feel the intention you are sending out to the Universe.
  • Write about the miracles and new positive experiences in your Gratitude Journal. Focus on the new joy and abundance that is flowing into your life every day. Notice what is truly important.

This exercise is so simple yet so powerful.

If you do this exercise, please let me know about your experience.  You can post your experience below or email me at  I look forward to hearing from you!


Katana Abbott, CFP®, is a Retirement Coach, founder of the Smart Women Companies, and the host Smart Women Talk Radio with over a million subscribers.  For over 30 years, Katana has shown women how to take charge of their life and finances and believes it’s never too early to plan for expected and unexpected events like retirement, encore careers, moving abroad, or preparing for long-term care.  She has written several books, created a financial literacy course, and is a popular speaker. Katana has been honored by NAWBO as one of Detroit’s Top 10 Business Women, receiving the Breakthrough Award. To download her new ebook, The Five Biggest Money Mistakes Women Make and How to Fix Them, visit