Yes, the past does matter.
Comfortably reading a fiction book in the middle of the afternoon, taking some much-needed quiet time, I started to feel just a bit uneasy. When I explored my discomfort, I realized that it was related to relaxing during my usual productive time.
Suddenly, I was pulled back 70 years—to being a regretful 6th grader. In 1950 I was usually a ‘good girl’ but somehow, I had earned the dreaded punishment of writing 25 “STATEMENTS.”
I was dutifully writing, “If my 6th grade work does not keep me profitably busy, this work, although not profitable, will at least keep my busy.”
Yikes!!! I was still trying to please my 6th grade teacher.
I know that kind of flashback is a common marker of frozen energy from the past. What I had not quite realized is that I was still trying to avoid punishment through my normal patterns of being productive.
I describe how we accidently acquire completely unnecessary patterns in Letting It Go: Relieve Anxiety and Toxic Stress in Just a Few Minutes Using Only Words along with the simplest way I know of to let them go.
Of course, I repeated the 3 Logosynthesis sentences, using that long-ago scene as the trigger. I relaxed and continued to enjoy my book.
This tool is so easy to use. Learn how, and release your own leftover, unnecessary discomfort.
This link will take you to an excerpt from Letting It Go: Relieve Anxiety and Toxic Stress in Just a Few Minutes Using Only Words (Rapid Relief with Logosynthesis®) that shows how easily we all sometimes freeze energy to protect ourselves.