Practice of Letting Go: Take a moment to listen to the loop that plays in your mind of, “If I had only done _____, then this would not have happened.” What are the consequences of trauma that you need to soften and/or let go and what belongs to the person or institution that has inflicted harm? You do not need to answer these questions on your own. You can engage friends and community in this practice as you see fit. Create a ritual for letting go and letting in. Write a letter to your inner critic and burn it in a bonfire or set it aflame in a cast-iron pot. While you are burning it offer a gratitude for the lessons and redirect this energy. This may not be the first time you burn this piece of paper, but it is a start and I wish you well on this journey.