Day Twenty-One: Purging the Past & Embracing the Present

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Much like our homes need to be de-cluttered when things pile

up and become a burden; so do our bodies, minds and spirits.

When we begin to feel overwhelmed we can feel an ethereal

heaviness weighing us down. Holding on to the past makes this

sense of being even more intense. If we keep flipping back to the

past, or continue on with past behaviors that keep us from

evolving to the next rung on the well-being ladder, we stay

at the bottom of the ladder rather than climbing up towards

the sun. Similarly, if we hold on to damaging past relationships

we continue to be scarred by them. Think of the past as a

walkway that you can leave behind, not like a merry-go round

that you need to keep spinning around on aimlessly until you

feel so nauseous you collapse. Stopping it may take some

effort, but once you place your feet firmly on the ground you

will be able to embrace the here and now and look toward

the future.

The past has a positive role; the challenging times can give us

the gift of empathy and compassion; when a shared experience

can connect us or teach us something that we can share with

others.

Releasing the past can allow us to embrace the present and

the future. Continuing to look forward allows us to remove the

heavy bags and walk lightly along our new and promising

pathway.

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Today’s focus will be on the importance of releasing

the past in order for us to move in a positive forward

direction.

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Morning Meditation: Releasing Resistance

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Journal Entry: Create a list of past relationships, experiences,

habits etc. that you feel are holding you from embracing the present

and the future. Using your ‘miracle question’-imagining you awake 

tomorrow and you have magically let go of those past hindrances.

Write about what your life would look like without them.

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Inspired Listening: Owen Fox-Releasing the Past and Pain 

Inspired Viewing:

Rise-a lantern release event where people write their stories from the

past on the lantern and their hopes for the future and release them into

the sky.

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This moving video is of the Dalai Lama deeply moved to tears

by his past:

Eighteen Rules of Living-The Dalai Lama:

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Inspired Reading & Learning: Positive Affirmations-Releasing

the Past:  http://affirmyourlife.blogspot.com/2009/08/releasing-affirmations.html

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Mangano Calcite: This is a soft stone of forgiveness that brings unconditional love.

Releases fear and grief from the past, helps with self-worth, lifts anxiety and

prevents nightmares.

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Cedarwood Essential Oil: Can also be a natural remedy for releasing the past,

it is also good for anxiety and panic attacks, put a few drops on your clothing rather

than directly on the skin.

Evening Meditation: Letting Go of Yesterday-Lillian Eden

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Enjoy Your Future

Peace, Love & Namaste

Em

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