Everything that we are experiencing today is because of thoughts or beliefs that we have held in the past – yesterday, last week, last year, 20 years ago and so on.
We cannot change our past. We have all learnt many valuable lessons from that time in our lives. However, the past is done and over. Do we want to continue punishing ourselves for something that someone said or did to us in the past? If we allow that pattern to continue, we are adding fuel to negative thinking. Instead, don’t we want to build a better future and direct our energies towards that?
Every thought that you are thinking today is creating your tomorrow. So, are you willing to create a future based on thinking that supports your journey from this moment on? Or are you willing to stay stuck in old beliefs and thoughts? It is a choice that only you can make. Letting go of old baggage is the key to moving forward with a spring in your step.
I invite you to find a quiet time in your day for this forgiveness exercise. Sit comfortably and close your eyes. Take a few deep breaths. With every breath that you inhale, open yourself up to letting go of unwanted thoughts. Sit quietly and allow thoughts from the past to come to you. People, places and things. As you remember each person from your past, say to them (mentally or out loud) “I forgive you for not being the way that I wanted you to be. I forgive you and I set you free.” Forgive yourself too so you can let go of all the guilt that you have been carrying.
Only by forgiving others can we move forward. We don’t have to forgive others because they need forgiveness but, because we want to be free to move forward.
Feel powerful in this moment, this moment that you are creating your glorious future. You are the only power within your mind. Seize the opportunity to build a better tomorrow.
In the infinity of life, where I am, all is perfect, whole and complete.
The past is over and done and has no power over me.
I am willing to be free in this moment.
Today’s thoughts are creating my future.
I am in charge. I now take my own power back.
I am safe and I am free.
All is well in my world.
Next week, I will explore the belief “The only thing we are ever dealing with is a thought and a thought can be changed.”