Phoenix Notes 3:
We live in a 3-dimensional world. We are free to move in all three dimensions at will provided that we can find ways to get past any laws of nature that might restrict that movement.
Time is sometimes spoken of as the 4th Dimension and it seems to flow in one direction only:
We frequently say things like “You can`t turn the clock back” acknowledging the natural law. However the truth is that we are just as free to move in Time as in the other three dimensions. Whenever we engage in a memory or imagine a possible future we have effectively escaped the linear time flow. We are else-when (another time) for as long as we choose to remain then. It feels very real.
Most of us are addicted to re-running old memories (good or bad) or imagining futures (good or bad). We frequently spend a significant proportion of our waking lives remembering or projecting forwards in time. This altered state of consciousness is so completely natural that mostly we are not aware of it. In fact we are rarely fully present in the “Now” which is just a hinge point between past and future. It has no time of its own.
It has been estimated that many people spend as much as 65% of their time in the past and as much as 20% in the future leaving just 15% of attention and energy for the Now.
Some of the “future” time may be spent usefully on the pleasurable imagining and planning that is necessary to bring our greatest dreams into reality, but mostly it is wasted on fear, worry and anxiety about things that have not yet, and may never, come to pass. Those emotions never make anything come out better, they just make us feel bad and drain our energy.
Some of the “past” time may be spent on pleasurable reruns of old memories, or on spotting the useful elements from past events, but mostly it is wasted on regrets, guilt, shame, sadness, anger and endless “What ifs?” about events that happened years ago. Those concerns cannot change the past. The past remains as it was….unless we choose to update our perceptions.
This is part of the work that is done with techniques such as EFT, Matrix ReImprinting and other forms of inner child or shadow work. We can handle those past events and neutralise the emotions, belief and behavioral systems generated from them which are causing problems now. Often a new understanding and a more loving and forgiving perception comes into awareness. Sometimes we can go a step further and overwrite what is left of the memory with a better option which is then accessed preferentially.
Memory and the reality we perceive are very fluid and very adaptable. As we edit and neutralise old memories we change our perception and the current emotional “feel” of what happened. Maybe we can change the past, or at least our current perception of it! A change in how we feel “Now” affects our choices as we begin to create the next part of reality, our future.
If we use some of these techniques mentioned above we have the chance to let go of those emotional anchors that are still linking us to the past and then we can begin to create our future from a fresher, cleaner state of mind. How would our futures be if we could imagine and intend them into being from a happy and loving perspective instead of from an anxious, guilt or fear-filled one?
How might the effect of such a different future for just one person affect those around them?
What if we could become part of a solution instead of part of a problem?
What if a ripple of change could begin for everyone?
What if it is already in motion?