What does “Let It Go” mean to you?

Unless you’ve been hiding under a rock, you’ve probably heard about the newest animated Disney movie “Frozen” and its Oscar nominated song “Let It Go”. I have a confession: I avoid popular things on principle. Harry Potter, Doctor Who, Game of Thrones, all things that I avoided because they were *shudder* popular. It’s silly I know, and not too long ago I realized that I do things like that to create a barrier between myself and others. Yay for self-realization! So back to the story, I had no intention of paying much attention to this new song that everyone was talking about until I noticed why they were loving it.

I was reading comments about how this song represented to them coming out with their sexuality, embracing their sensuality, discovering their spiritual beliefs, realizing how they wanted to change the world, letting go of bad relationships or forced expectations.

I had to listen to the song to learn why.

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It was instant love. Sometimes the masses are right. I’ve spent the last few days listening to this song as I get ready for work, belting it out in front of the mirror as I do my hair and brush my teeth, letting it go, whatever it is for me in the moment. It’s my new favorite mantra. Let it go. Let it go. I think that the reason it resonates so deeply is because we all have something that we want to let go of. We want the exhilaration of breaking away from it and not only surviving, but being empowered.

I have always connected to music and also used it as a huge part of my self-care practice. Whether it’s choosing an anthem for the year or relaxing to Krishna Das, it has always been so important to me.

So I’d love for you to share!

Do you identify with the song? Why? What do you want to let go of?

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