Do you play tug-of-war with what you wish to release? Do you intend to let something go and then take it back through habit and focus, only to keep it active in your energetics? Dear Ones, when you release really let it go! Feel it moving far away from you, well out of the furthest reaches of your energy field.
When you become aware of something that is trying to leave, there is no need to analyze it, simply wave goodbye to it on its way by. If you have trouble with that concept, you might try giving it up, meaning surrendering it to whichever guide or helper you feel comfortable working with. The idea is to feel it truly leave you and to let it stay gone. Once it has left, there is no need to look around for more stuff to let go of. If there is more, it will come up naturally when the time is perfect for it to leave, too.
You are continuous energetic sorters, shifting and evolving all of the time. Just as you let go of clothes that are out of style or no longer fit, let go of energies that are not your match any longer. Just as you don’t donate things and then run to the charity to buy them back the next day, it is perfectly ok for you to simply let them be gone, knowing they have finished serving their purpose for you. ~Archangel Gabriel