Letting Go of the Past

By Sal Rachele |

ChristmasHappy Solstice and Merry Christmas!

…and a happy Hunukkah, Hare Krishna, or whatever greeting is most meaningful to you.

Today, I want to talk about the ending of cycles and the preparation for new beginnings. This is always an appropriate time of the year to bring up this subject. It is also appropriate for those of us who are completing a second Saturn return, and it is the two-year anniversary of the shift of the ages, which occurred on 21 December 2012.

Looking at the world situation, it is obvious, to me at least, that the world is going through the inevitable upheaval that accompanies the transition from one age into another. The key to a smooth and enjoyable transition is to willingly and gracefully let go of the past. For most of us, this is not easy, but it is a requirement if we are to move onto the path of ascension. Whether we are merely raising our consciousness, or fully intending to build our crystal light bodies, letting go of resistance is the key, and most, if not all resistance comes from hanging on to the past.

In many places, this is the Christmas season, with lights on houses, santa and his sleigh, presents under the tree, nativity scenes, and much more. The focus for most turns to family, get-togethers for the holidays, seeing people we haven’t seen for awhile, etc.

My point is that this time of the year often brings up feelings from the past, or stirs up old unresolved relationships, and so this is all the more reason to let go. The circumstances of our lives are part of our outer costume, the garments we wear through this lifetime. Remember that you are far more than the product of your family, work, relationships, and position in life. You are powerful, creative, spiritual beings, living in the present moment, fresh, alive, and with unlimited abundance given you by your Creator. Are you remembering this? Or have you gotten caught in the drama?

Very few of us are fully manifesting our unlimited nature. We are programmed to be a part of a society that is geared toward maintaining old belief systems regarding family, religion, politics, etc.

So how do we break out of these limiting beliefs? First, we must observe ourselves, without judgment. This may be the hardest step, but without doing this it is almost impossible to be free. Next, we need to reclaim our Divine identity. We are created in the image and likeness of our Creator. We have the same creative abilities and unlimited power, but we have forgotten how to use our power. We look out into the world and see many, if not most, of the world’s leaders abusing their power, and we say, “No, that’s not for me. I have no desire to be powerful if it means turning into a monster.” So we buy into belief systems given us by the church and others, that say we should be pious and humble, sacrificing our desires and dreams and instead living a life of servitude, austerity, poverty, celibacy, or some other religious doctrine or dogma.

As long as we are living according to these limiting beliefs, we will never be happy and fulfilled. We are not meant to suffer and die. We are not meant to suppress our desires, or relegate ourselves to meaningless work in exchange for a paltry sum every month.

It is time to reclaim our power, by letting go of these outdated belief systems that are based on the idea of separation from God. IT IS IMPOSSIBLE TO BE SEPARATE FROM GOD. We can believe we are separate and that belief is the root of all misery and suffering. Today, let’s let go of that belief and all others that bring us a reality less than our Divine inheritance.

“The kingdom of God is within you.” Luke 17:21