This method of healing the past came to me during the full moon eclipse in Taurus during Scorpio season of 2021. During this time a number of planets were in retrograde and the season is ripe for going deep into the past, unearthing ancient wounds in the genetic, historic lines, childhood, and other past situations. Human consciousness is ever expanding and each individual finds themselves at the cutting edge of the myriad of choices that brought them to this moment. We feel a deep need to change the outside world so that we can live a life of peace and harmony with others, and yet the past can sometimes feel like an anchor preventing forward movement.
Parts of ourselves are stuck in the past, replaying the events, continuing to feel the pain of old hurts. When we move forward with this hurts, we are manifesting a future with these artifacts of pain still in our energy field and it will show up again in another form until we have healed and chosen another way of being in our now moments.
We aren’t meant to live life carrying burdens of the past. We are meant to live fully in the present with the knowledge of the experiences we have had so we can face each day as a more enlightened being. We are meant to as free beings, able to choose our futures.
My guides showed me a simple roadmap on how to integrate and transcend the pain of the past into something useful and actionable for forward movement. I’ve put the elements into an easy to follow worksheet so you can experience the feeling of freedom found in integrating your past.
The first question is “What Happened?”. Write out the situation in as much or as little detail as you like. You can write out a whole story of a scenario and then break it down into tiny pieces. The purpose of this question is to illuminate the details. By understanding the situation and your perspective, you can begin to find the places where you can regain your power of choice. When you begin to see the places where you could have chosen a different response, that is where you will find your power.
The next question is “How did you feel about this?”. It’s important to identify the emotions that arose during this interaction. You have to feel to heal. Give yourself permission to feel all the feelings that came up during this situation. It is safe to feel your feelings.
The next question is “What would you do differently?”. This question is getting at the heart of the experience. What did you learn from it? Where do you have the power to change your approach? Where do you have the power to change your response?
The last question is “What words of encouragement would you give to someone in your situation?”. Imagine someone else, a best friend, had just told you the above story. Imagine they told you what happened, how they felt about it, and what they would do differently if faced with the same situation again. What would you say to them as a reflection of empathy and encouragement? It’s hard to be human, were you able to empathize with their story? What strengths did you see in how they handled the situation? What strengths did you see in the way they would want to handle things differently?
Once you’ve finished the last question, find a mirror and say the words of encouragement to yourself. This is a way of being a witness to yourself. Allow yourself to take in the words of encouragement. If you found this exercise helpful, share it with a friend! If you have any questions or additional comments please share them below!
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