Tag Archive | Past

Mistakes Are A Passing Event

Go Within

Close your eyes to go with in,
not to replay the mistakes in your mind.

Don’t Allow Mistakes To Govern Your Future

We’re all human and not a single one of us is perfect. Every person on this planet has made mistakes in the past and will make more in the future. So why do we allow those passing events to rule and dictate our lives?

Yes the actions we take have consequences. And yes some of those consequences can create life long impacts. But does that mean we need to hold ourselves up to a standard of perfection and pay for the mistake for the rest of our lives?

Whether we hold guilt, embarrassment, shame, fear or dread;  people are often way to hard on themselves when it comes to judging our own mistakes. It makes it hard to let go of the past events and gives them much more power over us than they deserve. We carry that baggage around with us and allow it to dictate our choices, or hold us back from new opportunities when they arise. However, this is the exact opposite of what we should do.

Mistakes are opportunities to learn and expand our understanding, both of ourselves and the world around us. Sometimes it takes a stupid mistake to teach us something or to recognize an issue we need to deal with. Doing so allows us to free the restraints of fear or even guilt, and walk our path with courage and a belief in ourselves.

Don’t close your eyes and try to ignore your mistakes, or try to pretend they never happened only to replay their words or actions over and over in your head. This only digs the anchor deeper into the soul and opens the doorway to sorrow and darkness. Continue reading

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Today’s Tarot Meditation Drawing: Nine of Pentacles –

9 Of Pentacles

Mystic Faery Tarot by Linda Ravenscroft

Worry is making you weary and taking your energy. You put all your eggs in one basket and there’s not much you can do about that now. Blaming yourself for past choices is holding you in the past of lack and struggle. You must let it go and deal with the here and now. You have responsibilities that must be met head on and face to face. You can refill the basket, but you must work for the future with what you have before you. Not what you didn’t have behind you.


Additional Insight:

Stress is not only taking your energy, it’s impacting your health in your physical condition and mental thoughts. Stop dwelling on the past and the choices you should have made. You can’t change the past. But you can change the way you allow past decisions and events to affect you now and tomorrow. You have plenty of things in front of you to work on. Focus on your future choices and decisions. Gather your information and evidence and you’ll have better information to decide what needs to be done.

© 2012 Springwolf, D.D., Ph.D. Springwolf Reflections / Springs Haven, LLC. All Rights Reserved.

Forgiveness Empowers The Self

Looking Back

Looking Back & Letting Go

Forgiveness is something you do for yourself, not for others. – Unknown

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You cannot change the past, but you can change the way you allow the past to affect your present and your future. ~ Springwolf

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Some times to change the present and improve the future, you must forgive the past and release the prisoner that has been held captive within. ~ Springwolf

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Forgiveness is a sign of strength and self-love. Hatred is a sign of weakness and fear. ~ Springwolf

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 © 2012 Springwolf, D.D., Ph.D. Springwolf Reflections / Spring’s Haven, LLC. All Rights Reserved.

Dealing With Grief, Trials and Challenges

Jonathon Boots

Letting Go and Letting the Divine Carry The Burden

“You can’t change the past. You can only change the way you allow the past to affect your present and your future.” ~ Springwolf

What ever the situation, making change to deal with the trials of life, or letting go of the past is not easy. No matter what the situation or what the loss, be it the death of a loved one (animal or human), the loss of a friendship or love relationship, the loss of innocence, allowing drugs or alcohol to control your path or a hurt that has been felt and carried for a long time; our psyche goes through a period of mourning.

In today’s world the line between Psychology, Therapy and Spirituality is growing thinner. Working on the issues in one’s life doesn’t mean throwing out your beliefs, nor does it mean your personal views and spiritual practices will be under scrutiny. Rather there is a growing movement to understand how both the mainstream concepts of therapy can be supported, expanded and enhanced by the spiritual beliefs of an individual. . After all, when more than 80% of the world’s population holds some type of spiritual belief, why wouldn’t we try to understand the human condition from both a physical and spiritual perspective. No matter what that path of spirituality is.

Why we hold onto the past is just as important as why we should let it go and make way for a better future. But it’s hard sometimes to get there from here. We become so used to the pattern of struggle and grief, that it can eventually be all we know. Letting go of that can be scary. But it does no one any good at all, to live in such a place of despair.

Learning to let go doesn’t mean you’re forgetting about the past. It simply means you’re not going to live in those long gone days any longer. It allows you to open the door to the light of the future and welcome in the change, the opportunities and the excitement of the unknown.

Read more about Dealing With Trials & Grief – Trials, Trauma & Grief at Spring’s Haven.

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