Letting Go of the Past
It’s been a long, cold, lonely winter, hasn’t it? Here in New Jersey, winter truly made us her bitch. But before we know it, the snow will be gone, the grass growing and I’ll be elbow-deep in mulch and new plants again. The cold nights and biting winds will be in the past. Thank the Lord.
It puts me in mind of this Tarot card. I love it when this one turns up in a spread. The Sun represents coming out of the dark and back into the light. One is reborn, with the sunshine illuminating a fresh new path.
The Sun is about putting the past behind us, once and for all. Notice that wall? It’s keeping the past where it belongs, without it leaching through into the present moment. Sunflowers represent a spiritual barrier, reminding us that the past has contributed to our growth, but it doesn’t need to keep influencing us.
See that kid riding nekkid? That’s you, reborn. Wheee!
I’ve had numerous clients fearful that their past will continue to determine their future possiblities. They’re being held hostage by things that are overwith. The past is like a nasty wad of gum on their shoe.
Take a moment to think about the issues in your life: what still haunts you? When you think of a problem, what’s your first thought about it (“I always do that….” “Ever since then, I’ve never had a good job…” “I’m a loser when it comes to love”….”Mom always said I was [fill in the blank]….”
How often do those old echoes come up during the day? Really pay attention to your default thought process. Make a note of everything that goes through your head, carrying a trace of the past. When you catch yourself, write it down….then burn it. See the past going up in smoke. Literally.
Because the past is overwith. Done. Finito. If you can see it as having taught you something, you can move forward in a stronger, clearer way. The past does not have to define what comes next; it can inform it in a smarter way, making the future that much smoother.
Take the lesson of the Sun card as we move into Spring. And take my favorite Beatles song (well, one of them) as your soundtrack. “It’s alright….” [And remember, I‘m always here if you need a reading to see what’s on the horizon…]