I was in the line up at the grocery store the other day, and as usual, was eavesdropping on the others around me. A writer is always looking for good material. That day, however, I was saddened to hear a woman reliving past transgressions against her as though they were fresh wounds.
Yes my friends, I know all too well; I have a few scars of my own, for I was abused as a child, both physically and emotionally. Having said that, no matter how hard it may be, you must forgive and give up all hope of a better past. This is very powerful and will set you free.
Give up all hope of a better past. By now this should be a no-brainer, but I have included it anyway. If you truly want to gain mastery over your life and to have that happy abundant everafter we all dream of, then you must do this.
Remember, if you focus your thoughts on the past and the bad or unhappy things that happened there, you will be doomed to re-live them forever. Release them and let them go. Here is an exercise that I began many years ago and still practice from time to time.
The Oath of Release
“I (your name), do hereby give up all hope of a better past. The things that have happened there shall remain there. I take the lessons learned from those experiences and turn my focus forward to the present and future. I forgive anyone and everyone who has ever harmed me in any way, (no matter how deep or painful the hurt), and I ask forgiveness for any and all harm I may have caused (deliberately or otherwise). I will now seek ways to lead a more loving and fulfilling life.”
Try it folks, it feels good; it will set you free.
About the author
I am a spiritual seeker, dog trainer, official Reiki Master and interior designer, who has turned her hand to writing. I am also an avid chess player, not a great one, but an avid one. I bake, build, knit, blog and write romance.
I have roamed far and wide for more than 60 years in this realm, and I have seen much; some I wish I had not and a great deal that I would love to see again. Some days I feel like Bilbo Baggins, for I have been there and come back again. No, I haven’t written a book about my wanderings, but much that I have experienced, observed, learned, surmised or imagined is woven into the tales I have written. I do hope you enjoy them.
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