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In grad school, I had a cohort who was very productive. Each morning, he would come in, get coffee, and make a prioritized list of everything he needed to take care of for the day. But here was his special secret: at the end of the day, he would tear up and throw away the list! He was a master at this principle: we must let go of the past. He did what he could and then he would let the rest go.
Years ago, when my uncle died, his spirit came to me the next day, saying “forget the past!” I was so astonished. First, how could a spirit be speaking to me at all? (That’s another article.) He was almost shouting, as if to say, “I have just one minute to speak through the Veil, there is one secret I want to share, and this is it!” I have puzzled over that short warning many times. I do love to ponder and analyze, and too often I wonder Where They Are Now, both old school friends and famous people. But wouldn’t my energy be better spent on the warp and woof of my own life and that of my husband? On cultivating the fun, friends and clients I have now? On enjoying the relationships and projects I have now? On tending The Feng Shui Garden?
We can’t live in both the present and the past at the same time. Consider the stages a butterfly goes through, until it shows up on our flowers as that delicate flying thing: it’s an egg, a caterpillar, a pupa/chrysalis, and then…an emergent beautiful creature that can fly. It’s doubtful the butterfly ponders how lovely it would be to go back to a pre-flight form. It can only be one form, and it can only move forward in its life, never backward.
So it must be with the former relationships, people, and perhaps habits, of the past. You can’t have the new if you don’t let go of the old. So: where is your energy going each day? We must let go of the past to be thinking about the Now. All those relationships that went by the wayside–there were reasons. You are different now. There are many new friendships waiting to be forged, new projects to be fulfilled, new goals to be met.
Now is now, and to live in the Now, we need to keep releasing the Past and turning our attention back to present things, present questions, present love, present enjoyment. The more we seek our best balance, let go of the Past and focus on the Now, the more we find we’re Healthy, Happy, and Loving Lifesm! It’s up to you!
Kebba Buckley Button is a stress solutions expert, holistic guide, and award-winning author who celebrates life. She has a longtime energy healing practice and is an ordained minister. Among her books are: Discover The Secret Energized You (http://tinyurl.com/b44v3br), Inspirations for Peace Within: Quotes and Images to Uplift and Inspire, and Sacred Meditation: Embracing the Divine. The books are available on Amazon and through Kebba’s office. To email us, email@example.com .