Now is Time to Heal the Past

There is a great deal of focus on living in the Now, and rightfully so. The now is where creation begins, where life is lived, and where the past is healed. For many who are doing work with practicing living in the now, one of the essential pieces for cultivating deep peace in life, is often not given the proper attention. That piece is about healing the past. You will not be able to truly live in now, until you can understand and release the past.

Most people are not aware of how their past lives are influencing them in the now. Every thought, action, behavior and emotion is done under the influence of your past lives. In fact, 85% of your life is ruled by your past life patterns. You can see why is to so critical to release the past, in order to truly be at peace in the present.

You have an opportunity to begin to understand the past lives in your Soul’s history and how they are influencing you in the here and now. Understanding your past life energy is much more than simply knowing the who, what, where and when. Past life exploration requires looking at the patterns, dynamics, emotions and memories that made up the original experiences. For, once you understand those pieces of influence, you are able to break the past life patterns that have a hold on you.

You may be wondering, “How do I really know if I am under the influence of past life patterns?” You will know this to be the case when you experience repeating circumstances, lessons, and situations in your life. This often shows up as having relationships with the same type of personalities, repeating patterns in the workplace, with your emotions, with finances, or with other areas of life.

Other evidence of past life influence includes deep emotions as related to specific places, times and people. Dreams and meditations are a doorway that you can utilize to begin to look at your past life energy, but it takes truly focused work to be able to transform the influence of past life energy until it ceases to affect you. That focused work is done by paying attention to your actions and reactions, your words, thoughts, tendencies, and mostly importantly, your fears.

As the fog lifts and everyone is able to see more of the truth of life, it becomes exceedingly important not to permit the situations of the past to influence your vision of the now. Look at your life and understand the past life patterns you are repeating, look at the emotions in those patterns, and make the choice now to do something to change those patterns in your life.

Living in the Now is a beautiful thing, but only if you are free to create without the fears, emotions, doubts and vulnerabilities of your past attempting to influence you. Now is time to heal the past, so that you can move forward into a more empowered future.

Want to learn more about your Past Life Patterns? When you are ready to learn more about the Past Life Patterns you hold (and how to transform them), take the Past Life Quiz.

Assumptions and Anger

One of the things many people struggle with on their spiritual path is making assumptions. One thing that my assumptions have taught me is how they are a window into past life energy that I need to release. Whenever you are a making an assumption about a person or a situation, you are actually judging them and yourself.

For example, let’s say you have a bad connection on the phone and the call drops. You make the assumption that the person hung up on you, and they make the assumption that you hung up on them. Because you assume something of the other party, and you believe your assumptions to be the truth, you become angry at the other person because they hung up on you, when in reality they did not. This is one example of how assumptions can lead to a complete breakdown in communication.

Many times the undercurrent to assumptions is an unresolved feeling of anger. An assumption could lead you to say, “How dare you treat me this way?” But, what if the situation is not as you assumed it to be?

Most people make assumptions on a subconscious level, many they are not even aware of. Anytime you ask someone, “Why do you feel angry towards me?” You are making an assumption about their feelings. Every time you say, “You did this because you didn’t listen to me,” you are making an assumption about another person’s actions. Try for just one day to see how many of your thoughts and words are based on assumptions. Then instead of believing your assumptions, ask yourself, “Why do I feel this is the truth?”

We are all the recipients of assumptions all day long. Most of which we do not even hear. Assumptions are what gossip is built upon, and are truly a waste of energy. If you notice that someone is acting a certain way, learn to ask them to explain their feelings to you (Or detach from their emotional state), instead of assuming what emotions their actions are derived from. If you see that someone does not complete a task asked of them, learn to ask if they have had an opportunity to complete it yet, instead of berating them for not doing it. You see when anger is expressed because of your assumptions; you are contributing more to the energy of anger and less to the energy of discovering a solution.

As you dive further and further into the energy of your personal assumptions, you can uncover some truly insightful pieces of your past lives. If you have a tendency to believe that others are passive or lazy, ask if you judge yourself in the same way. If you believe others should act and behave as you do, ask yourself why you are afraid to be different. If you think that everyone else is purposefully not doing what you asked, ask yourself how you are not listening to others. Discover how your assumptions can show you how you are angry at, or judging, yourself; with that knowledge you can make great gains in healing the scars from your past lives.

Want to learn more about your Past Life Patterns? When you are ready to learn more about the Past Life Patterns you hold (and how to transform them), take the Past Life Quiz.

Letting Go

There are things in life that cannot be monetized, like happiness, freedom and inner peace. Yet, many individuals do not know how to get to a place where they can live a life with these qualities. That goal can be accomplished through the practice of Letting Go. Letting Go is the process of identifying and releasing old patterns from your life.

Some of the energy of the past is hidden so deeply, that it may take a series of events to bring it to the surface. So, why is letting go so important? Letting go is not about forgiveness, it is about understanding. Letting go is a process by which you do not forget about things that have come to pass, but instead you acknowledge them and build up a renewed viewpoint of them. When you are ready to learn more about the Past Life Patterns you hold (and how to transform them), take the Past Life Quiz.

By dismissing past events or by not discussing them, you continue to let them have power over you. By acknowledging them and allowing all of the emotions and energy to be released, then you are finally able to come to that place of peace within yourself.

Everything in your life is there to teach you something about yourself. Even in the darkest, most difficult circumstances, you are taught about your own strength and reliance to overcome obstacles.

You can also learn about yourself from the smallest events in life. For example, what does waiting in line teach you about yourself? Maybe it teaches you to be at one with your surroundings, or to have patience, or even to appreciate the Divine timing of that experience. If you find yourself getting angry or frustrated about something in your life, this is an indicator that you have yet to fully let it go.

When you do not let something go, it can become the center of how you define yourself. Many souls have been mistreated by someone in this life; this is not an uncommon experience. If you have experienced such a mistreatment, then to say that everything is good and perfect in your life would be inaccurate. Yet, this is how some choose to cope with pain. But, to let go, you need to move beyond that denial and say, “yes, this person did this or that to me,” that is the first step of acknowledgement.

Next, is getting into the emotions that you felt, and may still feel, about those events or circumstances. Let yourself understand and express those emotions. There are many safe and healthy ways to do this including, journaling, exercise, art therapy, meditation, yoga and talking to a friend, expert or counselor. Find the right combination of healthy expression for you to allow the emotions and energy to be released safely.

When you do not take time for this last step, you actually end up burying the energy deeper inside of you and that is when it can become physical pain or disease, if not dealt with. Once the energy is fully released, then you can truly say you have let it go.

It has been asked if there is a quick way to release this energy, just by wishing it to be gone. However, this is not how the emotional body works. Imagine if all of the sad emotions in your entire life were written down with a pencil on paper. One day someone comes by and says “you don’t have to experience that anymore, because I have this magic eraser.” So you erase and erase the words, but you still don’t feel any better. This is because the magic eraser cannot eliminate the imprint that those words left behind.

To get rid of those emotions, you need to let go of your attachment to those words; to bring up all of the emotions attached to those words until the imprint fades totally away. Does that mean that the words go away? No, they will always be there. Instead, through the process of letting go, you are now able to look at those words differently. And, one day you will be able to pick up that paper and it will feel like freedom, instead of despair.

Everyone has moments that define them in their life, some good some bad. But, do not let those moments have power over you any longer. Whether good or bad, they are not a representation of the totality that is you. If you are defining yourself by just a few experiences in your life, then your vision of yourself is actually quite limited.

You are truly unlimited and the more that you release the wounds of the past and allow them to heal, the freer you become to be attuned to the Now moment: the moment when creation and manifestation begin, the moment when you can always choose what to do and how to feel about it. Do not let your Ego pull you back to what someone else said about you, instead use affirmations to find a new mantra.

You can be renewed in every moment, so why not let go of those things that hold the emotions of the past. It is time for you to release those anchors of fear, doubt and anxiety and instead shift your perspective to a peaceful understanding of how strong you really are and how much you are capable of. You are truly amazing.

Learn more about the Past Life Patterns you hold (and how to transform them), by taking the Past Life Quiz.