Gwyneth Paltrow’s lifestyle site recently published a piece imploring women to burn their bras. While you might assume the ritual has ties to an anti-Trump movement or mourning for Hillary Clinton, it’s actually about letting go of bad memories from ex-lovers.
“The lingerie you wore with past lovers can carry the toxic residue of those relationships, along with painful memories,” Suzannah Galland, a life advisor, writes. “While we might not think to trash lingerie that once made us feel so good ― or that we spent a lot of money on ― it’s a powerful, healing gesture to make.”
Yes, ladies! Go “Marie Kondo” all of your old undergarments and throw away that set of $400 La Perla lingerie you own! (Or in our case, those 5-for-$25 Victoria’s Secret panties.)
According to Galland, your full-moon fire ritual should go a little something like this:
1. Find a safe place where you can light a fire. (Why not invite a few close friends to join you, too?)
2. Before you start, you might want to write out a few words, or recite a prayer to help release and forgive.
3. Throw your needs-to-go lingerie into the fire one piece at a time.
4. Watch intently as the pieces burn. Know that your past is recycling into the ethers, liberating your future.
You know what to do, ladies (unless, you know, you’re a real person with real bills you need to pay, and the thought of wasting perfectly good lingerie doesn’t sound like the most sensible decision):
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