I’ve touched on this subject multiple times, but it came up again in a quote this morning and well, I believe in signs. So today’s Abraham-Hicks quote said this:
“It’s not necessary for you to exacerbate your contrast with struggle in order to get it into a higher place. It is not necessary to suffer in order to give birth to desire. But when you have suffered and you have given birth to desire, so what? You’ve got a desire. Turn your attention to the desire. Think about where you’re going and never mind where you’ve been. Don’t spend any more time justifying any of that stuff.”
The key sentence for me in that quote is: “Think about where you’re going and never mind where you’ve been.” I was talking to a friend the other day about how most of us tend to keep the bad stuff that happened to us when we were kids, or earlier in our lives, or even last year, around us. We like to say, “Well [this] happened to me when I was a child, and that’s why I do [this].” We use the stuff that happened to us in the past as an excuse for not moving forward. If we can’t find a partner? “Well, my parents had a really bad marriage so that was my example.” If we can’t make any money? “Well, my Dad was really bad with money and didn’t teach me how to save.” If we can’t open up to a loving relationship? “Well, I was abused as a child so I don’t trust people.” Think about it, remember when the phrase ‘dysfunctional family’ became all the rage? People started throwing that around like beads at Mardi Gras. And they said it with pride! “Oh, welcome to my dysfunctional family!”
The point is, we sometimes use our past as a crutch. We use it as an excuse. We blame someone or something other than ourselves…from the past…for the position we find ourselves in now. But the point of that quote is that it’s over. That bad stuff is no longer happening to you. Or is it?
As I’ve said a gazillion times, the Law of Attraction states: That which is like, unto itself is drawn. The things you think about now, bring more like things to you. So, if you’re continuing to live in the past, to justify that ‘stuff’ that happened to you, you’re keeping it in your now. The Universe doesn’t know whether the stuff you’re paying attention to happened 20 years ago or 5 minutes ago. If you’re thinking about it and analyzing it and poking at it, it’s in your now. And by doing that you’re ensure that yes, it is still happening to you. So I ask again…
What’s in your now?