Sit comfortably, with eyes closed, until you are in a relaxed state of mind. Then picture the people or possessions you wish to release; and picture a golden cord which connects you.
Once you have this clearly in your mind, imagine a giant pair of golden scissors. Take these scissors and simply cut through the golden cord. Cut all the way through, see the cord severed; then sit back and watch the people or stuff drifting free from you.
Now this is a very important moment; you must not try to hold onto them now. You must set them free!! Let them drift away, getting smaller and smaller until they are completely out of sight. Just let them go!!
Once they are gone, sit there quietly for a moment, alone. Feel what it is like to be free. No demands, no expectations, nothing. How does it feel?
Now do you want them back, some part of them back? You'll know a lot more clearly now that they're out of sight, which you miss the most. Make your choices; then open your eyes and move towards the life you desire.