We make so many mistakes when we are young because we’re unconscious or we don’t know any better. Sometimes we do things because we’re copying our parents or believe what they tell us. Only later do we realize it was their path, not ours.
And what about past lives, if you believe in that, how do we heal the wounds of mistakes or poor choices that we don’t even remember?
Intention heals. Work in the present moment
It was suggested to me by a very intuitive shaman that in order to bring balance to my current life, particularly in the healing of my eyesight, I needed to weave together the threads of my past, my present, and my future. I decided to do that literally and chose three different colors of string to weave together in a healing and wholing fashion.
I found three colors of string in my home. You can use ribbon, thread yarn, paper ribbon, or, as I did, colored string you happen to have.
Decide how you think you might like to use this. Do you want it long enough to drape around your neck for a ceremony or meditation? Do you want it to simply wrap around your finger? Whatever length you cut will be perfect.
I happened to have twine on hand in brown, green, gold and red. I measured from the tip of my nose to my outstretched fingers and cut off even lengths from each color. I blessed the string and thanked it for its service.
I decided to do healing on all three – my past, my present, and my future. I began by choosing a core, the light that is me, the thread that represents me, my invisible self, that exists now, existed in the past, and will exist in the future. I happened to have some gold string. That became the representative of my light, my essence, my invisible self that was, is and will be present in my past, my present and my future. I used that as the core of my healing ceremony and planned to weave around that beautiful core of gold, the light of my being.
Create an intent and action
I chose a tan-colored string for my past and held it in my right hand to send it energy. First I forgave myself for what I did not do in the past and for any harm I had done, particularly unconsciously. That could be in the past of this lifetime or in my past lives. In particular, I chose to let go of the unconscious beliefs I had absorbed as a child, which either no longer serve me or were a wrong assumption or conclusion for my path.
I have no idea what interactions I had in past lives, and there are many mistakes in this life that I was either unaware of or don’t remember. In my “past” string, I put in the energy of protection, healing old wounds, forgiveness for me and for others.
I did some visualization. I went into my inner self and cleaned house. I tossed out stuff I no longer needed. Cleaned in the corners. Opened the windows to let in fresh air. I cleaned my inner space of any energy that was negative. I spent time releasing old fears, old beliefs, old misinterpretations of experiences I had had. In general, I wiped the slate of my past as clean as I could get it. I was ready for a fresh start. I lay the “cleansed” brown string of my past on the altar before me.
The next colored string I happened to have on hand was a wonderful green. I loved that color for my present life, my present self-expression. It represents growth and I love the growth I continue to experience in my life.
Now bear in mind that this is the present in my imagination and I chose that in my present life, beginning here and now I am all I can possibly be. I acknowledged my passion and gifts, gave gratitude for my talents and present insights and for the time I spend listening to my inner voice that makes clear where my passion is leading me.
I let the rest of my life go and simply stood here in the present, in the now, and knew and accepted what I am to do. When I felt fully present, I considered that green strand ready to weave.
The third string happened to be red. I needed the future to be fiery and passionate and forceful and full. I have no idea what the future will bring and on top of that, we’re looking seven generations into the future and sending energy there.
The “future” string was my way to send positive energy to an unknown and unformed future that I cannot even imagine. So in that red string, I put empathy and inclusion, patience and fortitude, imagination and creativity, flexibility and ever-deepening spiritual awareness. And I pledged my gifts and talents to the well-being of the future.
And then I released my intentions to the Great Mystery. I moved my focused energy out of the limitation of my human mind and into the vastness of my Invisible self. Past. Present. Future. Cleansed. Blessed. I pledged my best self.
I was ready to prepare my symbol of wholeness. I gathered the four strands together, the gold light of me, and colored strands representing the past, the present and the future, tied a knot at one end and began to braid the three colored strands around the gold core of my invisible self. I found I needed to keep the “me” gold twine with the “present” twine in order to weave it in the braid. I could have chosen to weave it with any strand. Weaving “me” into the future would be an interesting choice.
With each cross of one twine over the other, I either released, or gave gratitude, or became more receptive to all the possibilities that were being opened up. After all, I was actively giving up the restrictions and false beliefs of my past. I was standing in the present moment with full awareness of my power and potential, and I was offering my self in service to the future.
With each strand.
With full conscious choice.
With high intention.
With each strand, I released my past, stood fully in my present and offered my light to the future. Over and over until I reached the end of the braid. And then I tied a knot of completion.
The braided twine that represents my past, present and future now sit on my altar, that place I have chosen to hold reminders that continue to expand my spiritual awareness and guide me on my path.
I could create an affirmation to say to my past, present, future as represented in that braid like “I embrace all I am, release what no longer serves me, and pledge myself to a future of illumined service.”
When my healing strand was completed, I sat down to meditate with it. The strand was long enough to wrap around my hand. I began to sing an affirmation to it: “I see clearly, within and without.” I found myself yawning in release as I let the ceremony begin to heal the past, the present and the future. I went deep within where I was intuitively guided. In my spiritual practice, I meditate with my “me” twine when I want to embrace the totality of me.
If you wanted to heal your past and dedicate your future, what ceremony would you create?
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