The final stage of any experience is thanking it for its purpose or how it has served you. Think of any transaction – the last interaction is the act of saying thank you.
Thanking an energy as it leaves is the final step of release. Untethering yourself from a situation that has been hurtful comes from being able to new awarenesses or redirections it had for you and letting the rest go. The act of being able to come to a place of recognizing its value for you, even if it was showing you how not to be, is what allows the act of forgiveness, which again, is untethering you from an energy you are ready to move on from.
So whether it be a release of old energies or belief systems, leaving a job or a relationship, or any other aspect that you do not wish to carry forward with you, a heartfelt thank you can be all that is required to completely dissipate the cords that bound you to it, for it indicates you have had the full experience and have reached the end of that energetic transaction. ~Archangel Gabriel through Shelley Young