Memories. There are so many piled on top of one another in a lifetime. How is it possible to remember it all? I have never had a good memory, and as I do this work on the path of Simple Abundance, I wonder if part of the reason is because there are so many memories that I am trying hard to forget. Being teased in school. Inappropriate behavior by an uncle and the husband of a babysitter. The loss of a child. Divorce. The painful aftermath of divorce with my children. So much pain.
“Prepare yourself for a gentle but authentic dig that will help you discover the Mystery in which your soul abides.” SBB
I am beginning to recognize the importance of allowing all memories to coexist, because if you block out some, you block out all. No wonder I have lived much of my adult life on autopilot, failing to live in the present. If you are working so hard to forget, you can’t really enjoy and cherish the good times either. Walls are erected to block it all out, growing stronger over time as the sediment thickens and passage becomes more difficult. But outside those walls there is so much joy just waiting to be discovered and enjoyed.
To live a life full of abundance and authenticity, the walls must be destructed. One by one, the bricks must be dismantled so that the light can shine in on your soul once again. The bricks didn’t harden and thicken overnight, and the walls won’t disappear overnight either, but with time and patience, it can be done. The painful past can be revisited as the distant memory that it is. Wrongdoers can be forgiven. Joy can replace sorrow, and you can live the life that you were created to live, learning to be the very best version of yourself possible. What better way to make a truly amazing transformation in 2014, don’t you think?