We must look backward in order to see forward. So Often this week I have heard “Leave the past behind”, of course we should not make the past our present but without the past there is no way we could learn.
There are many phases of life and development that we are privileged to experience so we must indeed learn to see the whole picture of who we are. We cannot be without becoming and we must always look forward to advance.
There is a big difference in holding onto the past and reviewing and learning from it. The difference is generally about how we feel. When we hold onto unresolved feelings we block up inner space needed to create newness. By forgiving and letting go we transmute the old to make way for the new.
Forgiveness is a very powerful tool but must be done through the whole being; we cannot do with our mind alone. Also we beings have many stages and phases of growth that we go through; sometimes we need to keep letting go through a variety of levels as we grow.
The first and most important step is to forgive yourself for being human, too often we are our own worst enemy and self-judgments can be detrimental and growth stunting.
“I forgive myself for holding onto the pattern of judgement and I transmute and let it go, let it go, let it go.
I now choose to allow and accept life no matter how difficult without judgement.”
Sounds easy enough but really takes great strength.