11-09-2011, 07:04 PM
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: Western USA
Originally Posted by ButterflyWoman
I agree, actually. Although, I perceive it as manifesting a different present, by changing perception of the past.
I've also had success with "deflating" or "withdrawing energy" from certain memories and past events. I go into the memory and then consciously and deliberately draw the energy out of it until it collapses. Once that happens, it doesn't bother me any more, and the present is changed, sometimes subtly, sometimes more obviously. In some cases, others who were involved in or a witness to the events of that memory seem to have no recollection of it, which is kinda freaky, but, hey, whatever works.
The thing is, time is an illusion. This isn't some sort of new age mumbo jumbo, but physics, as well as my personal experience and perception. It FEELS like there's a "past" and a "future" and a "present", but it's really all simultaneous. It's hard to conceptualise, and even harder to describe, but when I'm still and I look, I see and experience it directly. Einstein knew what he was talking about. Time is as much an illusion as space.
Great insight and suggestions, Butterfly Woman. I tried your memory-erase trick and report success in that the emotional charge associated with Person X abated significantly. As you relate, this occurred after I did 4 or 5 different variations of affirmations along the lines of: "I have no memory of trying to befriend/being disappointed by/being mad at/competing with/feeling insecure about this person called X." Wow. Just passed that person in the hallway at work at lunchtime, and: Nothing! I felt nothing! Which is great! I guess because I have no adverse memories about this person, like I used to have. Or if the memories are there still, they are strippped of their angst.
Last edited by Balbrae; 11-09-2011 at 08:19 PM.