Previously, we have explored how our thoughts create our future. It is worth remembering that our present has been created by our past.
Louise Hay, in her book “You Can Heal Your Life” says “The past is over and done with. We cannot change that now. Yet we can change our thoughts about the past. How foolish for us to punish ourselves in the present moment because someone hurt us in the past.”
She goes on to say “If we choose to believe we are helpless victims and that it’s all hopeless, then the Universe will support us in that belief, and we will just go down the drain. It is vital that we release these foolish, outmoded, negative ideas and beliefs that do not support us and nourish us.”
Sit quietly for a few moments and think how your day is going. When you notice something that hasn't been pleasant, think back to see if there is a pattern here. For example, if your children have been quite trying today then, think how you are dealing with them. Is it the same way you were brought up? It’s no use saying I was brought up this way and so my children should be too. Remember that the world is very different today in comparison to when you were a child. So, do you want to repeat the pattern that you picked up from your parents? Or would you like to be flexible and flowing; and make an effort to change your attitude to the present so you and your children can have a better future? Think back also to the belief that “We choose our parents”. What is it that your children have to learn from you? How can you support them?
Changing our thoughts is a choice. Nobody can force us to do it. Nothing is constant but change, and that is the one thing we are all vary of. Change will happen anyway – sometimes, we are forced to change the way we live when we encounter illness or loss of job. But, isn’t it better to change our attitude towards our lives right here, right now instead of waiting for an event by which we are forced to change?
In the infinity of life, where I am, all is perfect, whole and complete.
I am willing to change my attitude to my past.
I am creating a glorious future for me by letting go of that which I no longer need.
I am flexible and flowing.
All is well, and so it is.
Next week, I will be sharing the last article in this Heal Your Life series. We will be looking at how “Resentment, criticism, guilt and fear cause more problems than anything else”.