Letting Go of the Past
Does the past exist? I’m not asking whether or not the past happened—that’s an entirely different question. And I’m not asking whether the past was a reality at some point in time. I’m asking, does it exist now? Is it a tangible thing currently? Can you pick up your past and say, "Look, here it is! This is my past.” You may have an object from your past that you feel symbolizes it, but the object itself is not your past.
 
This is powerful because it reminds us the past only exists in our mind, and it exists there the way we choose to remember it. Memories get locked inside of our brain, and those memories can replay over and over, even if we don’t want them to. They could impact our present life, our entire life, in ways we wish they wouldn’t. And yet we’re stuck, unable to let them go.
 

When We’re Stuck

Is it possible to unlock these memories from our brain? Is it possible to use our power to release our past? Is it possible to set ourselves free from the prison of our memories? Absolutely, we can.
 
The human brain has tremendous capacity and unfathomable power. It’s a magnificent gift, and it’s fascinating to explore our capacity to heal even deep-seated trauma that keeps us locked away as unwitting prisoners.
 
We do have a choice, even though it may not feel like it. I’ve experienced letting go of the past and have unlocked memories over and over, pulling off the layers and dissolving the emotions attached to painful memories. This helped me reframe my past and consciously choose how I remember. My clients have experienced the same time and time again.
 

Is It Really Possible?

Knowing it’s possible gives us hope. We’re designed to file away experiences as memories. When the emotional attachment to a memory is especially strong, though, our brain may find it challenging to file it away. The memory gets stuck. The key to overcoming this is to gently dissolve the emotions attached to the memory. Then our brain can simply file it away.

To show we’re designed to let go of the past and that it’s possible, I offer these thoughts to ponder. If you’re a person who believes in Scripture, consider:
  • Romans 12:2
  • Psalm 25:7
  • Philippians 3:13
If Scripture is not your thing, is there another proverb or wise saying that conveys the idea of choosing how we view our past, choosing to leave it behind?
 
You may be familiar with adages to the effect of, “The past is gone. The future hasn’t happened. We only have the present.” This has been said in different ways and attributed to multiple people, but the message is the same. The past is gone, so we must learn how to dissolve the emotions attached to it so we can let it go.
 
If you want to discuss together how I can help you to achieve this, message me so we can explore further. You can also get your FREE Aroma Reset guide along with free audio recorded sessions to explore on your own, or jump into my mini course here. 

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Aroma Freedom was developed by Dr Benjamin Perkus and his book is a great tool for you to learn more about using this technique yourself. I'm here for a guided session any time you'd like some assistance letting go of the past. 

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