Monday, October 23, 2006

How to Remove Negative Memories

There are times that apparently bad things happen. We don't understand why or what the cause of these events are.

Some religious people will tell you it’s Gods plan or punishment. Others will say we create all the events in our lives even the bad ones.

Still more will tell you it is the divine guidance system of the universe, "the great agenda."

The point is the why is not important. The how is not important.

The past is nonexistent with the exception of our own minds where we continue to suffer through the visual recreation of the ugly event over and over again.

Why continue to allow your negative memories to ruin your present experience? If you were free of the reoccurring negative past, only then can you truly begin to see the present world you inhabit un-jaded.

When you live in your mistakes and bad memories, you are seeing every new miraculous day through the dirty filter of your past.

That makes it hard to just be happy doesn't it? Even when the stars are bright and everything is going your way.

You just can't escape the memories that become the basis for the comparison of every new and beautiful experience.

First give yourself clarity, just know that it doesn't have to be this way. You can be free, you can be forgiven.

Admit that you don't want to feel this way. You’re tired of feeling wrong. Tired of feeling angry. Tired of feeling sad.

Just know you don't want to feel this way anymore.

Here is a very simple "visualization" exercise to be rid of the negative memory forever.

Remember this so you can close your eyes to get the full effect and focus.

1. Find a quiet spot to sit or lie down

2. Close your eyes and take a couple very slow deep breaths (deep relaxed breathing is one of the most ancient and effective ways to stay healthy)

3. See the empty blackness of the back of you eyelids, feel the closeness of this comforting and restful darkness.

4. Pull your mind back slowly imagining the blackness becoming larger around you.

5. Now picture a television, one of the old models with knobs (if your old enough to remember ^_^)

6. Think of that bad memory or event and see it playing itself out in real-time on the small television in front of you. All the people involved and just small characters on the little screen.

7. Now i want you to reach out and grab the tuning knobs, feel your fingers grasping the small circular knobs that control the vertical, the horizontal, the static.

8. Turn the knobs; distorting the picture of your negative memory on the screen. Stretch it. Fade it. Change the hue, the speed, the pitch of the voices.

Something that has helped me is tuning the knobs until there is nothing left on the screen but empty static.

Give it a try.

It is easy for those around us to say, just let go of the negative memory. Get over it, and move on.

But for those of us in the experience… attached to it… reliving it for years. It's not like we want to feel that way, at least not consciously.

Make the decision to change the way you feel.

Now you have at least one method to be free of the past negative memory. I hope it helps and you find freedom, and peace.



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