It’s hard to believe it’s been almost 3 months since my last post. Almost immediately after the last post, the Voice spoke.
Voice: It’s time for you to start applying what you’ve learned. You could continue writing about profound revelations but it’s time for you to apply some of that “enlightened” knowledge to your life.
That wasn’t what I expected to hear but with any course of study, sooner or later you’re going to take a test. I had no idea how to apply all that had been revealed or where to begin. I was scared. Slowly, the Universe presented opportunities for me to apply what I learned.
One day, I was feeling sad, for no apparent reason. Tears began to fall. Images of my teenage years flashed through my mind. I remembered how much fun I had hanging with my friends, riding bikes, playing cards and my first boyfriend. I realized, I was feeling sad because of having to “let go” of my past. I felt that I’d no longer have a connection to who I was. The “new” me would have no connection to those memories. I was confused. I had no idea why I believed that applying these new insights would require me to leave fond memories behind. I felt I had to disconnect from all that I use to be and did. I was drowning in a sea of sadness. As my tears continued to fall, I heard the Voice.
Voice: You don’t have to let go of all of your memories. You only need to let go of your past.
Me: I don’t understand. How do I let go of my past and still hold on to my memories? Aren’t they one and the same?
Voice: The past is continually being created. Every millisecond creates a past. Memories are mental records of past events. You don’t have to let go of fond memories. They created happy and comforting thoughts and emotions. You are being asked to let go of the negative emotions and thoughts created by some past events. It’s a subtle but important distinction. You may or may not remember those past events. Read the rest of this entry
It’s intriguing, the way lessons are presented to me. Like a jigsaw puzzle, without the picture, the latest lesson came in pieces. I put the pieces together, waiting for the picture to be revealed.
This lesson began like the previous ones. I was completely unaware of what I was about to encounter. It began with the innocent act of looking for a financial document. I went through numerous piles of papers, drawers filled to the brim and a file cabinet. I laughed as I found things that were decades old. Among the many papers I squirreled away, I found a final exam and class notes from 1985, unopened Christmas cards from 2007 and a list of reservation codes from a previous job. I trashed the outdated and obsolete items. I kept important documents, product brochures, and miscellaneous items. You know, those “just in case” type of things. One of the “just in case” documents was the list of reservation codes. These codes might come in handy, if I ever interview for a travel agent position. It was during a trip to fill the recycle bin when I heard the Voice.
Voice: Why are you keeping those reservation codes?
Me: In case I end up interviewing for a travel agent position.
Voice: You want to be a travel agent?
Me: I like the travel industry. I wouldn’t mind doing it again if I could work as an outside agent but I don’t want to be an employee of a company.
Voice: You’ve never listed travel agent as a desire or dream job. Keeping that sheet “just in case” does not support what you really want to manifest in your life. The act of holding on “just in case” symbolizes that you don’t believe, have faith in, accept that you can attain your dream job. As long as this is true, your dreams will not manifest. Remember what you accept you express. It’s better to keep and surround yourself with items that support your dreams and desires not items that support your doubts and fears. Read the rest of this entry