We all carry a connection with our past even as we make more memories each day. The health of that past connection depends on how often and for how long we look back—it is fine if we cherish or learn from the past, but not good if we start living there. Spending a large part of life side-tracked by our past will steal us from embracing the present.
Often when looking at past events we focus on negatives, especially about what we or other people should have, would have or could have done. Whether we lost a loved one due to separation or death, went through an illness, faced financial crunch, made a mistake or someone wronged us—there is absolutely nothing we can do about it today. Investing time and depleting energy about the past robs us of the present.
There are three spiritual processes that help us remove negative memories from our consciousness, and each has its unique importance.
A negative event is modified into a positive, beneficial form and stored in our consciousness. We note how it made us stronger, what we did right, where we went wrong. The focus is on the self, not anyone else. We take the learning and return to the present.
Traces of memories exist in the subconscious mind. But they are as good as forgotten as they do not exist in our conversations. They also do not live in our conscious mind or thoughts.
This happens when no traces of a negative past remain in our consciousness. Memories are completely removed from our sub-conscious mind too. We need to apply these processes to release baggage from the past.
Techniques to let go of unpleasant past
We understood that memories can be modified, forgotten or erased. There are as many as 7 proven techniques to do so.
When we listen or read positive or spiritual messages even for 10 minutes daily and absorb them, negative memories fade into the background. Regular intake of such knowledge raises our consciousness and gives us an experience of spiritual bliss. In this state, memories of sorrows and negative experiences become weaker and weaker.
Another benefit of spiritual knowledge is that it makes us realise the relevance of the Law of Karma and its accuracy. When we understand that everything is perfectly placed, no-one gets than what we deserve, it becomes easy to get over the past. The questions and blame stop. The energy saved will allow us to concentrate on elevating our present karma, to build a bright future.