I was inspired this morning by Carolyn Myss and her newsletter.
“From the broken heart comes a heart that can recognize and identify with the pain of others. A wound such as that must not be wasted or buried in self-pity, but brought into the light and examined, reflected upon, and used as a lens through which the lives others are better understood. Such a choice liberates you from the gravity field of a wounded past, which can hold you hostage to unresolved memories and traumas for decades. The consciousness of present time allows you to keep your memories, but they can no longer hold you hostage, and so they can no longer drain you of your energy, which inevitably drains you of your health.” - Carolyn Myss
This is a call to action from Carolyn! She is calling us to get up off our butts and release our past! You see, every piece of past hurt, past anger, past wound we hold onto, literally imprisons a piece of us in the past. You cannot be fully present, you cannot be completely here, if you hold onto any shred of resentment from the past.
If we are unwilling to release ourselves from the pain, how can we expect ourselves to be truly happy? Carolyn later goes on to say that the way to begin is to release the words or vocabulary: blame, deserve, guilt, fair and fault from both our internal and external dialogue. If we can begin to do that, we will almost immediately begin to see a change in our lives.
The energy it takes to hold all our past wounding begins to release and return to our present. Fears begin to dissolve! Chronic pain begins to disappear! Opportunities arise like magic! Healing occurs.
This is a call to action! We must not bury a part of ourselves deep down within, and spend our time tending it daily. Bring whatever it is into the light, look at it, and use it to lift yourself and others. Begin by changing your words and then find a practice that can lift you even more.