“Whatever you fight, you strengthen, and what you resist, persists.” — Eckhart Tolle
I remember very clearly the day I bought the audio book of The Power of Now by Eckhart Tolle. I couldn’t stop listening to it. Every word was reaching inside of me and tugging at my heart. I sat outside of my apartment in South Florida and let the words sink in. it was the first time I recall being consciously aware of what a hold the past had on me. It was the day I decided to stop playing small. I was dragging around this huge laundry bag of things I refused to let go of from my past and kept dragging it into every now moment going forward.
Dear Angels, I felt vindicated in carrying the things I had chosen to hold close to the vest. I knew on an intelligent level that I should let go of the anger, hurt, humiliation, heartache but it had such a hold on me emotionally that there was no emotional intelligence. As I heard the spoken words telling me to stay in the now moment, I struggled at first I have to admit. I remember the exercise of sitting with a tree and listening to it. Yes, it felt silly to do this but the more I practiced sitting there outside listening to this amazing tree, the more I understood the now and the absolute power gained by staying present.
Dear Ones, past events can only hurt if you allow them to keep being fresh in your mind. We are not saying to deny them or push them down. Acknowledge their presence in your life as something that happened but stop letting them happen over and over again. The more you bring the energy of those past happenings into your present moment, the more power they have over you. You are the only one who can decide that enough is enough. If you want to be angry about that abuse that happened when you were a child or adult, great – be angry, confront it for what it was and then let it heal. Use the anger to motivate you to move forward. Your reaction to your thoughts is what will determine your growth. Your resistance to letting go keeps you stuck in the pain and unable to move beyond the experience. You have to make a decision and once you do so, you will find that the now is much better without all those scars of the past.
Dear Angels, thank you. I love you. Namaste y’all.
Today, I promise to stay focused on the now.
Teri Angel is a Happiness Coach, energy healer, best-selling author, spiritual teacher and mentor, and a motivational speaker. Teri is the Peace Campaign Coordinator for We, The World and the founder of a nonprofit organization, Angelspeakers Inc., which offers educational workshops and events centered around environmental awareness to include animals and nature, peace advocacy opportunities and ancient wisdom teachings. Teri’s movement “Peas For Peace” involves strengthening our awareness of the oneness of all, unifying mankind through compassion, peace, love and joy. She was named "She Who Blesses the Sacred Land" during the Peace On Earth Tour and embraces that title with loving grace. www.angelspeakers.com
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