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Releasing the Past

Relinquishing What No Longer Serves You

by Deb Schnitta 

What would life look like lived from unlimited potential?

To begin with, life would be a reflection of the present, not an extension of the past. Moving from there it is the expression of our Soul’s wisdom in moment to moment consciousness. But where do we begin to create such deep transformations? If we open to living life consciously in the present, an easy place to begin is to review what we still hold to, consciously and unconsciously, that does not serve who we truly are now.

It may be by updating the images that we hold of ourselves. Or it may be through the prism of new eyes that we see ourselves more clearly, as we examine the world that is reflected back to us. No matter where we choose to begin, the process of releasing what is no longer accurate in our lives, as a true representation of who we are, comes into play. Without it, we simply recreate the past, over and over again, at times wondering how we got there again.

When an experience occurs, it is flavored by the mind’s understanding of the experience, as well as data from the past. Often the data from the past actually lays the foundation for how the mind sees something now, how it understands what is transpiring.

If, for instance, I see the presence of abundance as something unattainable, then I create the beliefs that I am not abundant already. I may even reinforce these beliefs, simply by focusing on all the areas in my life where I am not abundant, where I have not yet allowed that universal presence to show itself in my life. All the while, I am missing the places in my life where I am abundant already. A simple change in perspective and I experience gratitude for the abundance that I have allowed into my life.

Has my life changed? Has my world view been altered? Or does my mind simply interject, telling myself I am not truly abundant, I am just fooling myself?

The determination of whether this is a moment of transformation or merely a fleeting thought is whether or not I am willing to let go of the past and update my future with ease.

To do so, begin by focusing on something you would like to create in life. Perhaps it is something that has seemed to elude you, no matter how hard you have tried, or how deeply you have longed for its presence. It might be a relationship, a job that values your contributions and gifts, the resolution of an illness. Simply write down what you desire to create.

Next, list what this would bring to your world. How would life be different? What would change? Write down as many thoughts as you can, giving yourself room to reflect. Resist the temptation to edit your thoughts, but simply be the stream of this creation.

In the next area write down what you would need to release in order to create what you have stated. You may be surprised at what springs forward here. Allow your thoughts to emerge, no matter how your mind views or judges them. Often these layers of consciousness are not rational, but reflect the unconscious thoughts and feelings that exist beneath the surface of our awareness.

Over the next few days revisit this list, paying particular attention to the third category, what you would need to release. What do you notice in your body as you read this list? Is there a sense of tightness, of physical awareness somewhere in your body? What is the feeling sense that arises?

Take some time to write about these, to illuminate more fully the consciousness associated with each one. As awareness rises, so too does the ability to step forward and release the past to what it is, the experiences that have come before.

When we open to what we desire, we often focus on why we do not have what we seek. Often we find fault, thinking there is something wrong with where we are right now, or who we are in the equation. When we take the time to delve within the layers of the past, we encourage them to find their rightful place in our history and eliminate them from the current vision of our lives. Each time we engage in this way, we invite in our largeness as a co-creative partner in our lives. We step away from how we think it must be and open to what truly lies ahead. We embrace the future with hope.

Deb Schnitta, RN is a leading pioneer in healing and consciousness and the originator of Cellular Expansion and Healing TM (CE) a revolutionary energy work that supports the resolution of constrictions and illness at the level of the cells. CE affects the consciousness stored within the cells and provides connection to Soul and the Divine.
An author of many books and Meditation CD Energy Programs for living a life connected consciously to Soul and Spirit, Deb supports individuals seeking healing, spiritual development and enlightenment. She has co-founded Vanati: A Center for Energy Medicine and Consciousness with her partner, Pauline Dishler M.Ed. Information about their revolutionary approach to healing, free distance healing, and dynamic Meditation Energy Programs can be found at  www.vanati.com.


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