This is the time of the year when most of us start to slow down and take stock of where we are and plan for a better new year. Resolutions are made which most probably are adhered to till a week into the New Year and then we are back where we started. Quite possibly, the challenge is our inability to move forward in positive motion because of our inability to let the past go.
Are you guilty of clinging to the past?
If yes, then please read this post because until you let go of the past (which I also covered in my post ‘Isn’t it time you stopped believing in ghosts) there is no way that you are going to be living in the present or even creating the kind of future that you wish you had.
No amount of chakra balancing, tapping, creative visualization or Law of Attraction will help you get to your goals in 2015 until you make the required changes in your subconscious mind. Instead of using the past as a barometer for your future success, just let it go! Otherwise, you’ll simply paralyze yourself into inaction.
I learned a long time back that the only way to keep moving forward and that too in a constructive manner was to accept that the past is gone and the need to focus on the present which is one’s reality and from where we are building our future.
Clinging to the past with all the residual emotions of hurt, pain and negativity only prevent us from moving forward towards our soul’s life purpose. It is necessary to fill one’s mind with positive thoughts and consciousness to attract all the good things that the Universe can send our way by using the Law of Attraction to create a better future.
The only real purpose of thinking of the past is to take away lessons learned so we won’t repeat them again.
I learnt that just as I have control over my actions, I also have control to take steps to remove any hidden negative traits within me.
Removing hidden Negative Traits
We often acquire negative traits in the course of our life without even realizing that they are there.
The good news about negative traits, no matter their origin or if they have been acquired over the years, these traits can be removed permanently enabling us to move forward with confidence using our positive qualities, traits and gifts by focusing our intent on strengthening them with the support of one’s Higher God-Mind.
We are all born for a purpose in this life even if you have not yet realized that purpose, draw comfort from the fact that the very positive traits in your personality are the key to unlocking the mystery of your personal destiny and lifestyle in this life. Be assured that your Higher God-Mind will support you whichever mode of effort you take, whether it is through conditioning your subconscious mind, meditation or any other metaphysical means.
Here are 2 techniques that work.
This method involves using an affirmation and repeating it a few times until you can feel it and then entering the state of meditation.
In this example, we will use affirmations and meditation to help us to move away from our negative trait of clinging to the past and moving into a positive future.
“Through the Power of my God-Mind, I release past negativity and release my mind, God-Directed, into a positive future.”
Next, enter into a state of meditation
In your mind, see yourself where you are sitting or reclining.
In your mind, think of this negative trait of clinging to the past (or any negative traits you possess) as your dark shadow in your body.
Now, see this shadow representing negative traits leaving your body and being replaced with the Spiritual Light of your True God-Self.
Sit quietly for another five minutes in meditation, after you feel that your visualization has had an effect.
My Experience with this exercise
The first time I experimented with the visualization technique during my evening meditation using the affirmation for ‘Clinging to negative past/moving into positive future’, I noted that I felt drowsy after I completed the meditation and dozed off for about 10 minutes. On awakening, I felt refreshed, energetic and lighter.
From experience I know that the visualization had worked as I often experience this effect when I have released negative emotions accumulated during the day through meditation. The sense of lightness was new and repeated visualizations over the following days brought about a changed perspective when dealing with issues to which I have reacted differently in the past.
Re-label Your Negative Experience
If affirmations combined with meditation are not your cup of tea, then acquiring a new perspective on an experience can help at a deeper personal level by rewiring our brain by breaking the negative feedback loop and think positively.
Here we change the label of the experience to take the negativity out of it and let go of the fear that stops us from moving forward. So for example, take a negative experience and re-label it as a learning experience. Our experiences, whether good or bad do provide us with an opportunity to learn valuable lessons and ensure that our present is better.
No experience is ever wasted but offers much in terms of wisdom and input to prevent us from repeating our mistakes.
Using the metaphysical technique outlined above or the re-labeling exercise, you will be able to remove the negative energies surrounding that experience and use it to your advantage.
While you cannot go back into the past and change things, you can re-frame the past, increase your knowledge and experience and sharpen your intuitive skills. Your present is your place of power and action and by focusing on positive thoughts and consciousness you can fulfill your destiny.
What exercises do you use to let go of the past and move forward with an upbeat attitude? I’d love to read about them in the comments box below.
I wish you well in the coming year. If you know of anyone who would benefit from the exercises that I have shared in this post, please do share with them using the sharing links below. Thanks!
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