Magical Move for Dropping Attachment
Okay. What if I told you there was a little move you could do with your body that would make all your dreams come true?
Like waving a wand, but no wand required.
Would you want to know it?
Of course we would! We like things easy! We like things magic!
Okay, so … here’s the thing, I might have oversold it.
It might not make all your dreams come true instantly.
But still! This move can be transformational in shifting the energy!
And you probably already know it.
I mean, you for sure already know the move, but you might not know how crazy cool magic it is!
Here it is …
The next time you’re feeling angsty about something, maybe feeling like you need things to go a certain way or it’ll ruin everything.
Or the next time you’re feeling upset about how things turned out … like you really really really don’t like what just happened and you wish it were different …
When you’re feeling like that, here’s what you do:
Engage both shoulder muscles, I don’t know what the muscles are called, someone will tell us in comments, but they’re the muscles for moving shoulders …
So engage both shoulder muscles and raise them briefly, towards your ears.
Hold for 1.5 seconds, and then release.
For extra effect, at the same time you raise both shoulders toward your ears, tilt your head to one side (left or right, doesn’t matter), raise one eyebrow, and kind of purse one side of your mouth in a mini-smile. Maybe it’s called a smirk, but I don’t think so. The corner of one side of your mouth should turn in slightly. And both palms turn upward, fingers open.
Again, no longer than 2 seconds tops.
Sounds complicated, I know, but it’s not.
You already know this move.
It’s the “whatever” move.
Guess what happens when you do it?
Angst falls away. Neediness topples right off your shoulders. Contrast gets neutralized.
Something about that shoulder shrug drops bad vibes right out of your field.
You just can’t care too much after the shrug.
We already do it after we don’t care any more. But you can do it in advance – while still caring – to initiate uncaring.
It is the anti-attachment magical move. The remedy for unhelpful neediness or striving.
(Just like how smiling before you feel good makes you feel better. And how standing like Wonder Woman can boost your confidence.)
A word of caution, though: don’t initiate this move about anything that is important to continue caring about! Babies gotta be fed, litters gotta be scooped. Don’t get crazy.
But this shoulder shrug will unload the weight of unworthy problems you were caring too much about.
I know it sounds too good to be true, but don’t knock it till you try it.
Like right now, maybe your friends totally ditched you for the weekend, and you’re wondering wth – since when am I not invited?
Do it right now. Shoulders to ears, head tilt, palms up, slight smirk.
Maybe your dog pooped on your brand new clean carpet. Oh, the inside steam is starting to build, but then you remember … “I’ve got a move for that.”
Shoulders up, head towards one shoulder, hold for one point five, and you just don’t care as much.
- Man cheated. Shoulder shrug. Good riddance!
- Job lost. Shoulder shrug. It just gets better!
- House won’t sell. Shoulder shrug. You like it here anyway.
- Bank has bad news. Shoulder shrug. Who needs them?