Can you please explain about releasing memories that have left impressions in the body? I understand releasing unpleasant experiences that still traumatize us, but I don’t understand releasing good memories. You’ve often said that good memories are like money saved in the bank: they sustain us when we go through hard times.
I’m so glad you asked this question because I regrettably didn’t make myself clear. Yes, you’re right, good memories help lighten the hardships we may experience along our eternal journey.
I was specifically referring to good memories that define us; that affirm a particular identity for us. Our assumed identities trap the awareness and stunt our eternal growth and evolution. When we identify with achievements, it keeps us from achieving even more than we could imagine. When the accolades of others are allowed to define us, we tend to emphasize that part of our expression that gets affirmed, rather than venture into the unfamiliar beyond our comfort zone. It is in developing new and unfamiliar avenues of expression, that we strengthen our self-confidence, increase our vitality, and broaden our vistas. It is in choosing to live in the strong currents of the waters of the river of life, where the waters of experience are always new, that we truly get to know our strengths, rather than to linger in the sluggish waters of the marsh of familiar past achievements. I have hopefully succeeded in making my statements a bit clearer when I advise that we not only release “bad” memories but also some good ones; the good ones that could trap us behind the prison bars of identity.
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