Past, Present and Future Exist Simultaneously
Clients often tell me they do not want to dwell on their past. Reflecting on your past and dwelling on the past are polar opposites. Reflection affords the opportunity to see things in a different light. Dwelling conjures up the same old picture over and over. Therein lies the reason people continue to repeat the same thing over and over and expect different results. – paraphrase Albert Einstein.
The Law of Attraction (a.k.a. The Secret) dictates that all time is simultaneous. All things and possibilities, past, present and future exist now. Reflecting upon your childhood will lead you to gain more self-awareness as you begin to uncover the ways in which your past is impacting your present.
In reflecting on your past you will realize the importance your past has had on establishing different patterns. The best time to reflect on these patterns is when you have quiet uninterrupted time. With self-love and an open mind, think about an event that you experienced that you sense has had a lasting effect on you. Write down your immediate reactions to this event. You might notice that your reaction is mostly negative.
However, focus on the possibility of how it affected you positively. Ask yourself questions, such as: “How has this experience helped me grow?” How has this experience formed my character? You might, to your surprise, discover that experiences you thought only impacted you negatively has engendered significant awareness, character and growth.
Reflecting on your childhood experiences allows you to realize not only their effect, but also the way in which they have helped you develop. It is easy to find what is wrong and more difficult to uncover what positive things one has learned as well. When you become aware of the positive effects of even the most painful experience, however, you will recognize that you have grown in many ways. Thus, in this acknowledgment you can reshape your past, present and future, beginning that moment.
Dorothy M. Neddermeyer, PhD, Life Coach, Hypnotherapist, Author, “101 Great Ways To Improve Your Life.” Dr. Dorothy has the unique gift of connecting people with a broad range of profound principles that resonate in the deepest part of their being. She brings awareness to concepts not typically obvious to one’s daily thoughts and feelings. http://ift.tt/NQALP3