Thursday, September 03, 2015

The Past

The past is gone: it is not here.
I release all that is not wholly true and loving.
I forgive myself for clinging to what has no value.
I release and let go, allowing Love to lead my life.

The Past Has Passed

The past is not here.
The past is behind us.
The past lives in us only in our mind.
The past is the story we keep repeating.

The past repeats itself only when we keep it in our minds.
Whatever we hold in our energy field, we will repeat.
What we perceive in others, we strengthen in ourselves.
When we refuse to take out the trash, our life stinks.

Many have learned when you forget the past you are doomed to repeat it.
Like many other common myths, what you remember you are sure to repeat.
What we hold in our mind, we create like in kind.
We tend to copy the thoughts and feelings, relationships and mistakes, until we forgive them.

To clear the past sets us free to create a new future.
To hold on to our own mistakes, we will often repeat them until we relinquish our judgment.
We need to free ourselves from looking backwards and thinking we are moving forward.
Life is meant to teach us how to let of the past and choose again for our future.

The body takes in nourishment and releases what is not healthy and good.
The mind takes in learning and needs to release what is not healthy and good.
When we hold on to anything unhealthy and not right and good, we forget ourselves and our purpose.
When we cling to what is harmful and dramatic and not right, we lose our healthy mind.

Life is learning to discern what is good for us and what is not.
When anyone, anything, any experience is not healthy, stop participating.
When we keep trying to make something work for us by conning ourselves, we are teaching not to trust.
When we realize we are here to give only the best to ourselves, we must make wise healthy choices.

The past can teach us what to choose in the future.
The past can show us what to avoid and not choose.
The past can give us insight to our own errors of omission and commission.
The past can teach us what we want to nurture and provide for ourselves today.

To learn from the past is not to hang on to the story, but receive the gifts of wisdom.
To benefit from the past is to become stronger and wiser and more aware.
To honor the past with forgiveness and blessings is to release what was as a gift of greater awareness.
To remember the past is to hold in our heart what has value, gratitude and happy memories.

Let go of what is done.
Recognize what you learned.
Value what brings wisdom.
Bless what needs healing.

Loving us right now as we are,
Betty Lue

Handling Criticism ( a Loving Reminders from several years ago)

Every upset is always a wakeup call.
All wakeup calls are invitations to get on purpose.
Our purpose is to live in integrity with our mission and principles.
When we are fully being true to our authentic self, no one can upset or hurt us.

Every criticism is always about the critic.
We can listen and be grateful for them telling their truth, their belief, their projection.
When we take it personally, we are acknowledging that we have some guilt.
When we are offended, we are confessing that we are not wholly on purpose and at peace.

When my buttons are pushed (when I have a reaction) to what has been said, it is mine to heal.
When I am hurt or offended, I need to stop and listen to how I can respond to myself with love.
When I am defensive, attacking, upset, I need to take stock of what is the truth for me.
Always I can be aware that the critic is talking about their own need and I can forgive them.

When we hear a criticism or what we judge to be an attack, we can best forgive it all.
When we feel attacked or criticized personally, we can simply apologize for the upset.
When we listen within for how best to respond, we can hear what is really needed.
The critic is always describing themselves and expressing their own need to heal.

What we give to another is given to ourselves.
When we offer forgiveness and healing to a brother, we are offering healing to ourselves.
There is no harm in doing no harm.
There is continuing upset when we try to be right.

Where we have guilt, we will be vulnerable.
When we are not true to ourselves, we can be hurt.
When we have blamed another, we will fear being blamed.
When we are afraid of someone or something, we have not yet forgiven.

All upsetting experiences are lessons, reminders or wakeup calls.
All difficulties are challenges which we can learn from.
All seeming offenses are opportunities to realign our principles and purpose.
In our defenselessness, our safety lies.

When we have nothing to hide with no secrets or fear of being judged, criticism is a call for help.
When we are free from judging, blaming and making anyone wrong, we respond always with kindness.
When we are willing to give what we want to receive, we respond with respectful listening and love.
When we are open to giving what will bring peace and harmony to all, we forgive and love again.

And so it is, we learn and expand our capacity for Loving Kindness,
Betty Lue