Continuing our work with metadata today, we’re going to rename something and free up some space… Consider for a moment an item that you “own.” Choose any item that you neither cherish nor dislike. Maybe it’s a dollar bill, maybe it’s a vase, maybe it’s an article of clothing. It really doesn’t matter which item you select.
Understand that every meaning this item has is a meaning you have given it. Some of these meanings were offered to you by others, and you agreed to them. “This wallet is for holding dollar bills. It goes in my back pocket.” Some you have chosen yourself from either your self-written history or from experiences picked up while in attendance to this item. “This is the wallet my father gave me.” “This wallet hurts to sit on.”
This item has received all of its metadata from you, and you, in turn, have accepted it as a part of your own.
To locate this piece of metadata, and in order to bring both hemispheres of our brain into play here, give this item a sound, a shape, a size and a location in your body. This may or may not correspond in any way to the physical shape, size or location of the actual item. Don’t judge or think too hard about this. Just feel it and know it’s right. Feel it vibrate and acknowledge its presence in your subtle body.
Now, visualize this energy leaving your body and floating somewhere just beyond arms reach in front of you. Let it sit there for a moment and note the space it has left in your energetic body.
We’re going to rewrite this item’s metadata (and your own). Say to yourself “This item means nothing. This item is my gift.” Repeat this to yourself several times until you feel a subtle shift. When you next look at this physical item, do so with its new name in your conscious mind.
“This item means nothing. This item is my gift.”
Notice how different it looks, feels and interacts with your emotional body at this point. You’ve fundamentally changed the nature of the item, your relationship to it, and the space in your consciousness that it resides. You’ve rewritten metadata knowingly.
Now give the item away to anyone you think needs a gift (Goodwill is always a solid choice) and feel its energy returned to you in multiples, without the baggage of the past.
(PS: If you really want to keep the item, you should do that instead. The point of this exercise isn’t to make you sad.)