A Creative Way to Use Your Past

I spend a great deal of time on this space discussing the importance of the present moment. I often share (as do many other people who are much smarter than me) the importance of remaining focused on the now and not allowing the past to hold us back.

I have also shared before that our past is not completely useless. We can certainly use it as a guide. Instead of letting past mistakes hold us back by creating feelings of guilt or fear, we can learn from them and avoid making the same ones again. However, I was reminded recently that we can actually focus on other parts of our past. Just as we have made mistakes and done things incorrectly, we also have successes and triumphs that we can learn from. We don’t want to live off them and stop growing, but reflecting on these times of success can be very helpful.

It was suggested to spend time in the present moment thinking of a time in your past when you felt great about a successful achievement or about a satisfying event in your life. Relish the joy and the positive feelings all over again. Keep focused on it until it overtakes your entire being. When you do this, you are creating positive feelings NOW, even though this is something that happened before. When you maintain these positive feelings and increase your energy, it opens the door for more of the same. You are thus setting yourself up for blessings. According to the Law of Attraction, you create your future by what you think now.

I am learning more each day how maintaining a positive energy and high vibration as some say can make you a magnet for attracting your desires. I recommend you especially focus on a particular desire you have. Use this technique to go back to a time in your life where you had what you are seeking. For example, if you are seeking greater joy and happiness these days, go back to a time or event that brought you joy. Feel that joy all over again. If you are seeking a new relationship, think back to a time when  you were in a fulfilling relationship. If you’ve never had one before, think of a time where you felt the rush of someone attractive looking at you, smiling at you, or giving you any kind of attention.

The ideas are endless, but the concept is the same. You can use past events NOW to increase your positive energy and emotional state. It will increase your faith and confidence and lead you to take the steps to bring your desires to you. You don’t have to take a long time to do this, and I guarantee you will find it very powerful and very uplifting. Try it, and please let me know how it works for you. Enjoy the blessings 🙂

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5 Responses to A Creative Way to Use Your Past

  1. Thanks for the reminder! If we live as well as we can each day, our hearts can always be full of a store of happy memories 🙂

  2. Steve Lakey says:

    This is another great exercise, Joe. Like many people, I play the Lottery and dream of having “financial security”. But thinking back, it’s not the times in my life when I received extra money that felt great, it’s the things that I was able to do with it. Having an amazing trip to India, and being able to afford a wedding with a few more “extras” are two special experiences that spring to mind. Thinking about both of these really brings out the positive emotions. We each have so many positive times to choose from, even if things aren’t currently going so well. Thanks again for this reminder, Joe.

  3. Absolutely. Even the scriptures say we must learn from the past and welcome the future.

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