What if You Could Change Your Past?
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By: Sarah Grace Powers – Confluence Daily is your daily news source for women in the know.
Have you ever wondered what it would be like if you could go back in time and do things differently? Or, maybe go back and avoid certain situations that sent you way off course or affected your life in a miserable way?
Sounds crazy, I know. How can you change something that already happened? But, bear with me.
As a kid I was always fascinated by books and movies about time travel, I still am really. There’s something about the idea of going back in time (or forward) that really intrigues me. I always assumed that such a thing was simply fantasy and fiction, but what if it was actually possible to rewrite some of your more awful memories?
Well, guess what? New science is showing that such a thing is NOT simply fantasy. Actually, some of that science is not that new. Einstein showed us nearly a century ago that what we perceive as linear time is actually simultaneous. Most of us know that in theory, but of course we can’t really wrap our human brains around that in practice. Practically speaking we need to view time as a progression… how else would we get anything done?
Where do ‘past’ events exist really?
They exist in our memories and in our minds. You might have read or heard about how different siblings can remember the exact same family event totally differently? That’s because the event has now become memory, and an individual’s MIND can affect the memory. Once an event has become a story in your mind is it still set in stone? Or is it malleable?
I just saw a somewhat mind-blowing video on Facebook that discusses this very topic—changing the past. You can check it out here (it’s short).
It drew me in immediately because my work with clients is often about exactly this….changing a past event so that it no longer negatively impacts a person’s current life. We do this with an advanced form of EFT Tapping known as Matrix Reimprinting. More on that in a minute.
In the video Jason Silva is talking about how our memories are fluid and we all have the power to tell a different story about our past. He references psychedelic hypnotherapy as a way into past events so that the charge of them can be neutralized or changed. That’s been getting a lot of press lately, and I have to admit I’m intrigued although I’m not fully informed on how it works.
Honestly though, the ability to reverse the effects of small and large traumas with a drug-free and tearless technique seems even better to me. EFT Tapping, an energy healing modality based on the meridian system in Traditional Chinese Medicine, can go a long way on its own in releasing the emotional charge associated with upsetting memories. But, its younger and lesser known cousin, Matrix Reimprinting, is quicker and even gentler. In this modality we access the quantum field to visit our younger self who is experiencing a ‘negative’ event or situation and provide her with resources that literally change the experience.
This, in turn, can change our current lens on how the world works, and makes it easier to shift stubborn habits and behavior patterns.
It might sound like a science fiction movie, but we all know the gap between science fiction and reality is getting smaller and smaller. We also know that each of us experiences the world a little differently, and those differences are based on perceptual filters in our brains.
Those filters are created in many ways—including environment and culture. But one of the most profound ways that the perceptual filters are developed is through childhood programming. Our parents, our teachers, and our childhood experiences create beliefs about what is possible for us, and these take root in our subconscious mind.
The filters, and the subconscious beliefs, also present a memory of the past through their specific lens.
My own experience with helping out younger versions of myself while in the Matrix has been nothing short of profound, and one of my favorite aspects of my work is guiding clients through this experience.
It’s the closest thing to time travel that I know of.
And, you get the added benefit getting to finally release thought and behavior patterns that hold you back from what you want. It suddenly becomes easier to tell a different story about yourself and your life. Does telling a different story actually change what happened? Maybe, maybe not. The answer may not be definitive.
What definitely CAN change is how past events are affecting your life right now, and therefore it can change what future you move into.
If you’re finding this idea of time travel with Matrix Reimprinting rather fascinating you might want to check out the book, Transform Your Beliefs, Transform Your Life: EFT Tapping Using Matrix Reimprinting, co-authored by Karl Dawson the creator of Matrix Reimprinting. Or contact me with your questions.
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Sarah Grace Powers is a certified life coach and EFT Practitioner. She is a ‘dream resuscitator’, helping clients rediscover their passions and reinvent themselves no matter what their age or circumstance. In her previous career, she owned and operated an herb shop and has practiced holistic living for over three decades. Find her at sarahgracecoach.com
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