Isn't it time to release you from the past and grasp onto the present?

Don't put your life on hold---time has a way of healing each one of us and allowing us to grasp onto something new if and when we are ready to move in that direction. We can live embittered, resentful and even blocking out the new possibilities that just might take us in a new direction if and when we focus on negativity.

Time and again we have heard that we cannot relive the past. An old adage that was said when I was young is: Don't cry over spilled milk it is over release it. Yes, of course it is sometimes easier said than done, yet I am here today saying to you: "Isn'tit time to release you from the past and grasp onto the present?"

Whether it requires forgiveness or the willingness to release a situation, either way, it will bring you peace and inner comfort. You can still forgive and yet not like the person or situation. But the key and valuable point to be made is that the act of forgiving is freeing. When we refuse to move on with our lives and stay stuck in the past, we actually put a stop on our forward movement. We become so invested in the past with our reasons for hating that we block out all the light that is trying to shine through.

It is all about where are we placing our energy. If our energy is stuck in the past, we are choking it off which will cause it to eventually die. When, on the other hand, we expand our energy field, bringing in new and more vibrant energy, we are opening, so to speak, all the doors and windows and welcoming the new and refreshing air, energy to stream into our lives.

We all have a story to tell filled with our hurts, pains and abuses. The key question to ask yourself is: What will best serve me?

  • Does harboring ill feelings about the past serve you or hinder you?
  • Does lingering unforgiveness and bitterness about the past serve you or hinder you?
  • Does tying your stomach up in a knot and living a life of anger and resentment serve you or hinder you?

With each and every question the answer is " It hinders you." It has to! When we hold within our stomach and all our cells, our heart and minds negative thoughts, resentments and hatred because of something that happened in the past, we are setting ourselves up to allow sickness and disease into our lives. It has scientifically been proven that our thoughts have the power to destroy or create. Dr. Bruce Lipton, a renowned cell biologist said: "All cells are affected by our thoughts." He said, " we are not victims of our genes, but masters of our fate, able to create lives overflowing with peace, happiness and love." It is through the power of our mind and thinking skills that we are able to accomplish that feat.

I encourage you to rethink your past and allow it to be just that the story from the past. Now it is time to write a new story where you will be filled with overflowing peace, happiness and love through the power of your words, thoughts and heart. We all have the freedom to choose that which best serves us. For when you are willing to let go, you are sending a signal to the Universal Energy that says: I am ready to embrace something new and better in my life.

Don't engrave in marble your past experiences but write them in the sands of time where the cleansing of the waters will easily wash them from your memory.

Joan Marie Ambrose

Author, Creative Writer, Motivational Speaker

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Blog Date: 
Wednesday, January 30, 2013