“Whenever you review your past, you are creating into the future. Therefore it is wise to erase and edit your personal history. Creating the future is to release the past.” – Charles Koh
Erasing your personal history is a way of letting go of past stories, past events, past conditions as a way of releasing its burden on your mind and energy. Most people link their self identity and self concept to what they have experienced in the past. We tell people who we are by telling them about our past. The problem with this is, the more you tell others about your past, the harder it is for you to be free from it. Once you are identified with a story, you are judged by self and others, you set their beliefs and expectations about you, and you are limited by it. If the past is limited, identifying with it can only limit you.
To free yourself from limitation, it is wise to erase your personal history. That includes stories you tell others. But more importantly, it includes the stories we tell ourselves.
Have you ever caught yourself thinking “this situation always happens to me!” when some negative event happens, and you recall past events that match the current situation?
Have you ever caught yourself in an animated conversation with your friend about limiting events or bad experiences from the past? Perhaps you tell your friend how you always get a certain type of employer or partner who treats you in a certain way.
Or you may enjoy telling others all the details about experiences from the past, or things that you have done in the past.
The more you tell others, the more you are convincing yourself and others, and reconditioning your concept of self to others. And more than often we are inclined to tell others the humiliating and negative stories from the past (since it is usually more socially acceptable to brag about bad things than to brag about the good things about yourself).
More important than what you tell others is what you are telling yourself every moment of the day.Whenever you review your past, you are creating into the future. Therefore it is wise to erase and edit your personal history. Creating the future is to release the past.
We are not encouraging you to lie about your past, but even if you just stop telling everyone about ‘how bad you had it in the past’ would be a good starting point.
Stop restating the past. Be mysterious. Be fluid and free as a changing cloud ready to change its form.
Start erasing your personal history right now. Let the past be buried without remorse. It is time to be free. You can be who you want to be if you would stop hanging on to the past.
Just a quick update today. Recently I saw a few wise quotes that deserve to be shared.
The first is a beautiful quote by Calvin Dillard: “Weak people revenge. Strong people forgive. Intelligent people ignore”. This is such a beautiful example of what I teach here at MIND IS LIFE. For those who understand how consciousness and the law of attraction works, you will soon realize that the best way to deal with certain negative event and people is to “ignore”, or I would often say “change focus”. We need to shift our focus away from the problems, and start focusing on WHAT WE WANT. This is the core lesson of using your mind and imagination to create.
The next quote is by Mandy Hale, and she shares with us when it is useful to be silent. Don’t argue with stubborn people who would not listen. Too many people are stuck in their own little self made world in their minds to listen to any logic or advise. Save your breath, save your time and energy, ignore them! In that case, Silence truly golden. When the student isn’t ready, the best teacher in the world can’t do anything! Besides, we are only here on earth for about 70 to 80+ years or so, why waste time on people who will not listen? The more important question we should care about is “WHAT DO I WANT? AM I ALIGNING MY THOUGHTS TO MOVE ME CLOSER TO IT TODAY? AM I IMAGINING THE THINGS THAT I WANT TO ACHIEVE?” That is the real question.
Sometimes, our minds receive intuitive insights that feels like a lightbulb lighting up in our mind. It’s like a sudden Eureka moment. The moment of realization. Well just a few days ago, a new spiritual understanding came to me, and I would like to share it with my readers.
I wasn’t having a good day, I had the flu, slight headache, feeling tired after several meetings, and my friend asked me to go to the casino with him.
After a few hands at the table games, I was left with $200, from a starting capital in hand of $500. I was on the downside by $300. I noticed the thoughts running in my head were negative ones. Blaming, complaining, irritation, not at the game, but on other areas and events in my life. Thoughts of how others had treated me, how someone criticized me unfairly and the things that someone had said about me. As these thoughts played in my mind, my game suffered. I could not recover my game, no matter how careful I played.
Then at one point, I realized that my negative thoughts were putting me in a negative frequency, which reflected in my table game. I started to make an effort to neutralize the negative thoughts. The thoughts of how someone had criticized me unfairly was replaced by thoughts of sending him love. I realized that person in mind hadn’t always criticized me, in fact there were times he was very kind to me. I chose to focus on those times that he treated me well. Immediately I started to feel better. I started to disregard what others said or think about me. “Everyone is entitled to their own opinions, and opinions are not necessarily facts. I can choose to ignore the negative comments, who cares what they think.” As I continued this positive thinking exercise, my emotions begin to lift. Soon, my mind was filled with thoughts of goodwill, appreciation, thankfulness, hope and joy. My heart was singing again. Then out of the blue, this phrase came into my mind “Blessed are the pure at heart”. And suddenly, intuitively I knew its true meaning.
This was the new meaning: When we think thoughts that are pure in our hearts, when we feel good emotions towards ourselves and others, we are blessing ourselves. Note it doesn’t just mean “doing good” to others, but THINKING GOOD. As the Buddha taught, we should be pure, not only in action, but also in mind.
Whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report; if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, THINK on these things. (Philippians 4:8)
As I immerse my consciousness in these thoughts, I suddenly realized that my flu symptoms had improved, my headache was gone, and within 30 minutes I was winning by $1200 in my game! My friend expressed surprised how fast my game recovered. So did I. Maybe less so. That night, I kept repeating the phrase “Blessed are the pure at heart”. Such a beautiful phrase indeed.
Oh dear, another year has passed and Christmas is here again. This brings us to ask “Are you the same person last Christmas?” I hope you are not. What improvements and achievements have you made in the past 12 months? If you have achieved something, now is the time to appreciate the changes you made.
If you are still the same person last year, it’s time to take inventory of yourself. Dig into your consciousness and get rid of those negative beliefs you are holding. If you want to learn how to get rid of your negative mindsets, you can check out my book Creating Your Personal Reality, available from Amazon. In the book, we discuss about the 10 most general negative mindsets that create the hundreds and thousands of negative beliefs that you have. The book teaches you the 10 positive mindsets and affirmations to neutralize the negative mindsets. It is a systematic way for you to categorize your negative beliefs and use the right positive mindset to neutralize it. And once the negative is neutralized, you will start to attract positive experiences in that area of your life.
From Christmas till New Year, we have 1 week to ponder on our past 12 months. It is also a good time to think about what we want to achieve next year, and what commitments we are going to make. Remember, a small change in your daily routine can manifest great changes in just a few weeks. If you want a fitter body or get rid of some extra weight, it’s time to set yourself a daily exercise routine. Start with 5 minutes of sit ups or push ups. Start with a walk around the block. Once you get used to it, then do 15, 30, 45 minutes. If you start with a goal of doing 30 minute exercise from day 1, you may overwhelm yourself and your body.
Perhaps you should start a routine of meditating or doing visualization everyday. It’s the same thing. Start with 5 minutes first few days. You will feel good because you have pushed yourself to finish it daily, and you will feel great about yourself. This will make you want to do more of it in the days to come.
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The Law of Attraction is always fair and never fails. It makes us what we are in consciousness, in other words, who we are in being. You can change your consciousness, or how you identify and think of yourself, and your outer life will slowly change to reflect who you are inside. It will because the entire universe as we know it works on this Law of Attraction. It is an Infinite Intelligence that shapes our lives based on our inner consciousness. It takes into account what we think about most, what we feel, what we believe in, our mental concepts and also how we think of others. It cannot fail because this is not a law that is outside of you. Your thoughts are part of this Law of Attraction.
Do not retaliate with unkind thoughts and action towards those who have wronged, tricked, cheated, abused or mistreated you. The Infinite Intelligence of the Universe is fair and will deal with them in due time. Do not drag your emotional and mental atmosphere down with negative thoughts such as anger, revenge, despair, disappointment etc. Do not for a moment move lower in your vibration. The motto of the world is “move on to newer heights from where you are, with what you have”. Disregard the rest which are unimportant.
If you are driving down the highway to an important meeting, and someone enters your lane right in front of you in a sudden, do you want to stop their vehicle and get into a verbal or physical fight with them? To do that would mean you are going to be late for your meeting or perhaps miss it altogether. And there are always a hundred and one reasons for you to stop on your way to sort these people out in whatever journey you are in. Disregard the unimportant and move on with what you have. You have to decide on your priorities.
And if what you have is your unlimited imagination and thoughts, backed all the time by Infinite Intelligence and the Law of Attraction, what then can be your obstacle? We often have assumed obstacles before we even start. We think we lack the money, looks, connection with influential people, opportunity, luck, and many other reasons we can think of. Yet the more we think of these as obstacles, the more we are creating events to verify to us that these are indeed the obstacles because we are creating them as we think of them! I know of someone having learned this important principle, achieve many goals because he refused to contemplate on any of these obstacles or excuses that stop most people before they even begin.
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We exist in many versions of realities. Creation is done in the form of Infinite Probabilities. All things are possible in the mind of God because all things already exist (or “co-exist” in another probable reality).
In this infinite universe there co-exist many versions of probable realities, therefore each “new decision” is not really new- it already exist in a probable world and needless to say along with its own probable consequences.
We are shifting between realities all the time. With each thought, decision, intention, word and action, we are travelling in this vast system of infinite possibilities. The freedom and choice is limitless. Our “I am” is truly an unlimited Being that can occupy limitless states that it desires to experience.
What then, is the tool or method that we use unconsciously to shift between realities? That ‘thing’ is none other than our consciousness. Think about it for a moment. What holds you in your current reality? It is your mind. Your mind is made up of your thoughts.
Your beliefs about yourself, about people, about money, about health, about the world, these beliefs that you hold in your mind are determining the conditions you experience. A person who always think thoughts of success will attract success. A person who always think about lost opportunities, lost of wealth, bad luck, will keep on attracting what he continues to think. In short, in your mind, what kind of world do you belief that you live in? That is your mental dwelling place. Your mental dwelling place is aligning you to a probable reality that matches what you believe in.
Yet we are all beings with free will. Spiritually asleep to our limitless freedom, we think in limitation and thus enter into a world of limitation. To be spiritually awake to our limitless freedom, we can choose any mental state to live in and then shift our “I” into an alternate reality(conditions) that we desire.
Bear in mind that we do not get teleported into another reality. But from our personal own point of view, when we shift into another probable reality, our conditions around us change naturally. Sometimes gradually, sometimes suddenly.
When I wanted to attract to me an ideal apartment for rent in 2005, I put myself in an ideal apartment that I desired. And I did it all in my mind. I was changing my mental dwelling place. In my imagination, I put myself in an apartment in the city centre, high up above the city, with city views and water views. I told myself that the rent was really affordable. At that time, in my reality I was co-leasing an apartment with a French student. My share of the rent was $215 per week for my room. Well, I changed my mental dwelling place while physically living in that room. I didn’t even start looking for a new apartment, but it found me.
About 1 month later, one day I was walking in the city and right beside me was a notice stuck to the traffic light for a 2 bedroom apartment in the city center for $400 per week. I figured I could live in one bedroom for $200 per week (cheaper than my current rent) and rent out the other room to another student. I called for an inspection, and the person said she just put up the notice 5 minutes ago. She showed me her apartment – it was in the city centre, on the 34th floor, had views of the city below, had water views, and even mountain views. She said she was renting but decided to break her lease to go back to her country, and she was helping the leasing agent to find new applicants. I was the first to view it, but after a few days, she told me several other people were also applying. Well, I did more specific mental work to secure the apartment. Within 3 weeks, I was living in that apartment.
The Owner of the apartment decided himself not to raise my rent of $400 per week for 3 years. When the market rate was $520 per week, he still refused to increase my rent. One day I asked the Owner why he rented the apartment below market rate to me, he simply said “Well, I like you. I figured you are the type of tenant that I want, you are clean and you don’t throw wild parties. Not like some previous tenants who threw parties and trashed the place and cost me thousands of dollars to fix up. That’s why I refused to raise your rent even when the agent kept recommending me to do so.”
I did not try to put that thought into his mind. I merely lived in my ideal dwelling place in my imagination, and then things happened naturally. The current tenant decided she wanted to break the lease to return to her own country, and when I got the apartment, the Owner had this idea that I was his ideal tenant and refused to raise the rent.
So which reality do you want to live in? In one probable reality you are already there.
You can choose the conditions that you want, and then imagine it. Do it consistently and regularly, and very soon your vibrations will match up to your ideal reality and bring that reality to you.
One night during a stressful period of his life, he found himself trying to go to sleep but his mind was filled with activities and fantasies. One of the reveries he imagined was a colleague of his got mad at him and they got into a physical fist fight.
Then about 1 week later, one evening while walking home from work, a young lad asked him for a cigarette. He said “no”, because he didn’t smoke. Then the young lad started swearing at him with all kinds of vulgar words. They exchanged insults while walking further away from each other, then the young lad decided to run to my friend and started pushing him. A fist fight started as my friend had to defend himself. Unfortunately, the young lad’s friend came and my friend found himself outnumbered. Luckily, an older gentleman who was passing by with his wife, quickly went between them to dissolve the fight. The older gentleman then pulled my friend away from the youths, and the youths ran away happily thinking they’ve taught my friend a lesson. But my friend called the police and followed them. The police came, and the young lad that assaulted my friend was taken in to the station for questioning.
My friend recalled later that the young lad had facial features and hairstyle that resembled his colleague, which he had imagined getting into a fight with a week ago during his reverie. I told him this was proof that the mood and imagination had attracted the event to him. The police said the young lad had many past offences in their records. So he is not innocent. But my friend by using his imagination unwisely had attracted to himself that young lad who is a troublemaker and the experience was one that reflected what my friend imagined a week before it happened.
You may ask, why wasn’t it my friend’s colleague that got into the real fight with him? Well, if the colleague is a gentleman who doesn’t fight and doesn’t have a violent temperament, then the Universe had to find someone else who had the temperament to fulfill what my friend imagined. And surely they attracted each other.
The lesson of the story? Beware what you imagine when you are in a physically relaxed state. Your mood and imagination are creative and they have a power of attraction to put things together to create an experience that will meet you further down your timeline. This is the Law of Attraction.
More importantly, what can you imagine tonight that is good and lovely that you wish to create further down the road you’re travelling?
“Finally, brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report; if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, think on these things.” (Philippians 4:8)
At the same time, most of us are slaves to our own daily routines. We wake up everyday at a certain hour, do the same things over and over everyday and keep on repeating it.
Yet, have we ever stopped and think for a moment – who gave us our personal daily routine? Who designed it? Most of the time, our daily routine is something we create unconsciously from repetition and habit. Yet we follow this routine as if it was something fixed or “how it is supposed to be”. It only feels that way because it has become a habit.
There is a very simple way we can consciously do everyday to experience new opportunities. We can start by a process that is called “Disrupting The Routines Of Life”. For example, if you always wake up at 8am everyday, try disrupting that. Sleep earlier and wake up at 5am to be able to experience the dawn of day and watch the sun rise. If you always eat at a certain cafe for lunch at work, try eating at a new place. Try taking a different route to and back from work. Try doing your grocery shopping somewhere else. Open yourself up to be flexible. It will make you feel different, your day will be more interesting and you will change the energy pattern of your daily life.
Someone once remarked online that disrupting our routine will mess up our life and our health. He said he tried sleeping at 5am in the morning, and that made him feel tired and sleepy the whole day from inadequate sleep. My response to him was “Change your routine intelligently“. You wouldn’t want to stuff 3 meals into your stomach all in 1 go just to prove that you’re disrupting your routine. Even if you did, what would that achieve? If you want to sleep at 5am, consider if you have work to do the next day first. If you want to wake up earlier, then sleep earlier. If you sleep late, you have to plan to make up for lost sleep.
Freeing yourself from the routines of life is an exercise where you deliberately disrupt or change your routine in a conscious and intelligent way without compromising or messing up your daily life. Just a few small changes such as what time you have lunch, where you have lunch, using a new route to somewhere you often go, change where you do your normal shopping, etc. It is an exercise to make you flexible and the ability to be unpredictable.
Now let’s think about this for a second. For example, if you always have your lunch at 1pm at the same place, you have set your routine. Your path will never intersect with someone whose routine is to have their lunch at 12 noon or 1pm at a different place. Thus you have limited your experience and therefore opportunities. Because most people are on their own routine like we do ours, unless our routines intersect we would not have opened up the opportunity to cross path with people who may be crucial in helping us achieve our goals. Opportunities are out there, but are you free and flexible enough to even see it?
In one of his books, Carlos Castaneda wrote: “A good hunter knows one thing above all–he knows the routines of his prey. That’s what makes him a good hunter. A hunter that is worth his salt does not catch game because he sets his traps, or because he knows the routines of his prey, but because he himself has no routines. He is free, fluid, unpredictable. In order to be a hunter you must disrupt the routines of your life. A good hunter changes his ways as often as he needs.”
The lesson here is that we should consciously live and be as flexible as possible. Once we blindly follow a routine, we are living an unconscious life, like a robot following a certain programming. This is a call to wake up and design your life. New experiences and opportunities await us at every moment, unless we are too busy with our routines to notice them. Break the energy of routine and unleash yourself to be free and fluid.
Your power to change your future is in the Present Moment. This eternal Now is our only window of power.
Past, present and future are changed from this Eternal Now.
We can use our power of intention to prearrange what we want to attract or experience.
Your intention focuses the rays of creative energy to objectify a certain outcome into your experience. Every time you make a decision and send forth a new intention, you are changing future events and experiences.
Just last week, I visited a plantation and while driving the 4 wheel drive in the plantation, I saw a tree branch that had fallen on the ground. At first glance I thought it was a snake, but when I drove nearer, I realized it was just a tree branch. I told myself mentally, “I really want to see a snake. It would be nice to see a live snake. I haven’t seen one in years! I intend to see one.”
I let go of the thought and I went on with my business. Then about 30 minutes later when I was driving out of the plantation, there came a snake right on the ground about 10 meters in front of my car. It was a black cobra about 1.5m long crossing the path slowly for me to have a close look at it.
Every new decision and new intention you send out represents your Power Of Interference. It is your power to interfere with future events. Future events are shaped in the minds of men.
Every thought form, unless interfered with and neutralized, tends to seek to objectify itself. Future events are created in the mental plane first before it is objectified. That is how certain people who are sensitive enough to perceive thought forms in the mental plane are able to foresee the future. However, such “predictions” are not guaranteed to come to pass, because of the Power of Interference that we all have in the present moment.
It is our good fortune to be able to give and lend a helping hand. Thank god you are now not the one that is needy. Giving is a demonstration to your subconscious that you have the abundance to give and share.
Kiva is an online charity organization that uses a special concept of helping those in need. Instead of giving them a donation, you actually lend a helping hand to the needy by giving them a loan. This loan will then be repaid back when they have picked themselves up, and you can reuse your money to reloan it to others.
I have been using Kiva for the past year and have helped 6 people worldwide to set up their small business, to buy supplies for their grocery store, to upgrade their old house, and to buy fertilizers for their farm.
Why did I join Kiva in the first place? I was searching for a worthwhile charity last year and I found quite a few charities that were not transparent or at least dubious. Some charity foundations charge high administration fees. I once heard from a friend working for a group that collects donations to help kids in Africa. Guess how much goes to help the kids? Out of $12 you give, maybe only $2 goes to help the poor kids in Africa. The other $10 is gobbled up by the foundation as marketing and admin fees. So after learning this, I was looking for a charity that really uses 100% of my funds to help people, and I found Kiva.
The good thing is, Kiva’s concept of lending means you do a good deed and you get your money back in the end. Your original $25 or $50 that you started with can be recycled to help many people over time. I found this really a powerful use of my funds! It empowers lives, and it gives you good karma. Since joining Kiva, I have been blessed with more abundance in my financial life.
Thoughts of Wisdom: Which is a bigger blessing? Is it a blessing to receive, or is it a blessing to give? The truth is, it’s a bigger blessing to give. Be thankful you are already blessed with the abundance to give with choice. Appreciate the fact that you are blessed without having to pray hard for it. Appreciate, bless, give, and receive!
Therefore as an act of appreciation, I have decided to set up a MIND IS LIFE Kiva Team. Those who join Kiva can set up their personal Kiva account and join my group. Together as a whole we can see how much money we have lend globally to help those in need and spread the blessing around.
I believe helping others sends forth an energy of blessing to the universe, and by the Law of Identical Harvest, so shall I be blessed and prospered by the Universe. With Kiva, just $50 can help many people solve their temporary financial problems, and it can be done over and over again. My 2 favourite spiritual author Florence Shinn and prosperity teacher Catherine Ponder taught the Power of Giving and the Power Of Tithing. Giving precedes receiving. As you give, so shall you receive. Catherine Ponder taught that when we give with good intentions, we can bless the money to return to bless us multiple times. In 2010, when I gave $20 to victims of flood, within weeks a stagnant share holding of mine started climbing and I made more than $3000. That stock was stagnant for more than 3 years before that!
Bring ye all the tithes into the storehouse, that there may be meat in mine house, and prove me now herewith, saith the LORD of hosts, if I will not open you the windows of heaven, and pour you out a blessing, that there shall not be room enough to receive it. (Malachi 3:10)
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We have uploaded another rare lecture by mystic author Neville Goddard. The title is Law- Your Choice And Risk.
Neville talks about using “The Law” (Law of Attraction and Law of Assumption) and its consequences. To listen to it please click here.
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The ancient mystics have long claimed that a high level of life energy is essential in the creation of an outcome. The Shamans, Chinese and Hindu taught that life energy is essentially our sexual energy – the energy within us that has the capacity to give life!
In the 1930′s, one person revealed this well kept secret to modern society. Napoleon Hill wrote about this life energy as well in what he called The Power Of Sex Transmutation. Hill wrote about the ability of men to channel their life energy towards a goal.
In his book Think And Grow Rich, he observed that most men do not reach their true success in business and their career until they are over 40 years old. He associated that to the fact that men in their 40′s do not recklessly waste their energy for physical pleasure, but use that energy to focus on their goals and business. He also said that men with a high level of energy are more driven, charismatic, charming, confident and have more energy reserves to complete what they wanted.
The over indulgence of anything in life leads to failure. Napoleon Hill studied many successful men and also failures, and noted that overindulgence in food, alcohol and also sexual pleasures have the tendency to reduce a person’s level of achievement.
The billionaire Andrew Carnegie taught these philosophies to Napoleon Hill, and Carnegie told Hill that in order to be successful, a person must have self-control of his appetites, behavior and habits. Thus Self Control became one of Andrew Carnegie and Napoleon Hill’s principles of success. This philosophy does not teach the morality of one’s behavior, but the technicality and sound advise of controlling oneself to live the middle path that avoids overindulgence.
Do note that these principles of self control and transmutation of energy must be coupled with other principles such as goal setting, having a definite outcome, using the power of cosmic habit force (ie. the power of habits) and others in order to achieve a worthwhile goal.
It can be said that man is a product of his past choices. And his past thoughts and actions not only created his present conditions, but they do far more than that. His memories of the past bind him to his present conditions. The past is alive in his imagination as he reacts emotionally to his memories. The past lives in the realm of imagination, and it is real.
As you are seated here now reading this, you can close your eyes and imagine a place that you have just left. Maybe you are now at home, and you can imagine your office, or the supermarket which you frequent. Your office and supermarket, although these places are not present to your sense of touch, sight, smell right this moment, but they exist in your imagination. And you call them real. So it is with your Past. Your past is as real as the supermarket or office that you can imagine now in your mind’s eye. All places and events that are not perceived by your 5 senses now are alive in your imagination.
Man carries around with him a reality that he created in his imagination. The Past influences our Present, and our Present affects our Future. By changing our imagination the past, present or future, we can create a change in our life.
Late one night after doing some writing I was cooking instant soup noodle, and while I was taking the bowl of hot soup to the table the bowl of soup which was filled too full to the brim, spilled onto my right hand and I was scalded by the hot boiling soup. The skin on my hand was red, and the pain was unbearable. The burning sensation continued for the whole night. I tried putting my hand in a bowl of cold water, it didn’t help. Then before I went to sleep, I decided to revise and change the past. I imagined the event differently that my hand was never scalded. I imagined to the point that it was so vivid as if it were real.
The next morning, I awoke and I was puzzled at first why there was a small bowl of cold water next to my bed (I had used the cold water to soak my hand to ease the burning sensation the night before). Then I remembered what actually happened. I felt my hand, the was no redness, no pain, nothing that indicated that I was scalded the night before. All that remained was a bowl of water next to my bed to remind me of what really happened – yet that reality seemed so distant to me. In my mind, the revised past seemed more real and more valid than the actual event. Now this revised past has become alive in my imagination. It was as though I came from that revised past.
(You may think, “Well, just boiling hot water, of course nothing serious happened.” Well, just 2 weeks ago I was in a hotel bathroom and turned on the hot water to wash my hands. The water was too hot (not boiling), and I scalded both my hands. I didn’t do revision. The next day, the skin on the back of both hands turned pink (about 0.5cm in diameter), and then over the next few days a scab formed, and then the scab fell of after new skin replaced it. You will think the hot water from the hotel tap will not be as hot as the boiling hot soup I was making!)
The past is alive in the world of imagination. You can create the future, and you can also create the past.
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Have you noticed that if you have negative thoughts on certain subjects you will keep attracting similar events to create similar reactions in you? A person who is prone to anger will attract more situations to make him angry. The same goes with other emotions such as fear, hurt, jealousy, etc. It will appear at times that we are being tested on our ability to react, and whether we ‘pass the test’ will determine if we are free from relearning the same lessons again.
It is our reactions to the events of our lives that set our point of attraction. You are tested on a mental and emotional level all of the time. Your “I am” enters a state with each mental-emotional choice.
Let’s visit here a story from Robert Monroe’s book Far Journey. He described how one night he was doing astral projection and he was given a ‘test’ by his consciousness to experience an event. The scenario or event was created for him(in his mind) to experience, and his reaction observed:
“A huge white dog three times the size of our beloved Steamboat has him by the neck, the massive jaws firmly shaking Steamboat back and forth in quick jerks, Steamboat’s body already swinging limply.
(No, no!) I can’t let it happen! Is it really Steamboat? It is! He’s dead, Steamboat’s dead! I’ll kill that big son of a bitch, he’ll never . . .)
A huge white dog three times the size of Steamboat has him by the neck in massive jaws that are swinging Steamboat from side to side, Steamboat hanging limply.
(Steamboat’s dead! Dead! What a tragedy! I’ll miss him, I’ll miss him. Let go, big dog, I can take what’s left and …)
A big white dog much larger than Steamboat has him by the neck and is swinging Steamboat back and forth, Steamboat hanging relaxed, eyes closed.
(Well little fellow, if that’s the way it is, thanks for staying around as long as you did. We had fun together. You gave me a lot of ROTE that will always be a part of me…)
Still in the jaws of the big white dog, Steamboat raises his head slightly, opens one eye, winks at me, and grins.”
From the simulated event above, Robert Monroe was being tested on his emotional reaction. When first confronted with the event, he responded with rage/anger. When retested, he choose to feel depression/hurt/loss. The third time, he became wiser and he chose appreciation, gratitude and release. And he passed the test. The first 2 reactions created an emotional resistance in him, and he had to face the event again until he chose a better reaction. The final respond created a release and allowing things to be.
What frees us from the negative events of the past? It is your own thought reaction and emotional reaction to the event. Go test yourself every now and then. Be mindful of your reactions, especially to events that trigger strong negative emotions or negative thoughts. See if you can choose a better thought that will lead to a better feeling emotion. Once you find the right reaction that doesn’t cause any negative emotion, repeat the empowering thought/emotion while thinking of the event. This is a way to release negative blocks in your subconscious mind.