Sunday, August 11, 2013

Healing the Past

"We do not heal the past by dwelling there; we heal the past by living fully in the present." ~Marianne Williamson




Tragedy.....from the 14th century Greeks-- to Shakespeare -- to  the present, countless books, plays and movies have used it to tell a tragic story, perhaps in the hope the audience can understand and learn from it. 


Unfortunately tragedies happen in real life, and we have all had our share if we have been on this earth long enough.





Many people carry some baggage from countless possible scenarios that  may have happened to us in our life...a ruined relationship, a death of a loved one, an abusive parent or partner, a traumatic experience such as an accident, a friendship betrayed...whatever it is, it is very hard sometimes to address the feelings and emotions that emanate internally from the experience.


I'll be the first to admit that sometimes is very hard to shake off whatever in our life caused the pain or trauma, and move on without our thoughts, actions or reactions chiming in on a regular basis in our present days over the experience. 



Reliving it over and over and over again......


Allowing it to steal our present, and future life moments. 

Allowing it to be a roadblock for peace and happiness in our life.

Allowing it to prevent us from seizing present and future opportunities. 



How do we deal with the issue of our past tragedies and trauma? 


We let go, that's how!


Difficult?          Yes


Necessary?        Definitely


The past can't hurt you anymore, not unless you let it.”

Alan Moore, V for Vendetta


A few months ago I wrote a blog article  on forgiveness, and in that blog, I suggested that  one must truly forgive (but not forget) in order to release the internal anger and hurt that affects their present state of mind. 




The same applies here....we need to rid ourselves of all internal anger,  hurt,  mistrust,  grief, sadness and depressing thoughts...... and commit to living in the Present, because the Present will dictate our Future.  


Remember this---living in the past is a curse!  Once the past has been truly let go, expect to  feel better mentally and physically...... and I assure you --you will be much happier living in the present!


"Today expect something good to happen to you no matter what occurred yesterday. Realize the past no longer holds you captive. It can only continue to hurt you if you hold on to it. Let the past go. A simply abundant world awaits.”

Sarah Breathnach