WHY YOUR PAST IS KILLING YOUR MIND AND YOUR LIFE
I recently saw a kinesiologist for some hip pain. My wife and kids have been seeing him with incredible results. Finally, I got the chance to check in with him.
If you’ve never been to a kinesiologist, it can be bizarre. The tapping and movement of the arms and limbs are different. I came in with an open mind and was curious.
I especially noticed that certain items in my hand weakened my body, while others brought strength.
We finished and I was given some supplements to take.
I didn’t think much of it. I had tried everything to heal my hip and nothing was working.
Apparently, the doctor said I had a virus in my kidney that needed to be cleared up. The supplements took care of that and within 3 weeks, I was back to normal.
The point I want to make here is what you hold onto will strengthen or weaken you. This can be physically, mentally, spiritually, and relationally.
Recently, a client was telling me their story about how they were neglected and rejected as a child. They are 45 years old now. I asked if they thought holding onto those feeling made them feel good and empowered? They replied and said, “no, they were not.”
Many clients like them don’t realize the power they hold and what it can do to them. Everything in life has a positive and negative side to it. The scriptures talk about life and death in the power of the tongue.
Every time you speak, you are transmitting life or death. Think about the words and stories coming out of your mouth, are they life or death?
Let me illustrate it with a boating story.
When I was a kid we would go up to Wisconsin. I’m from Chicago and in the midwest, we have lakes. We would drive up and I would get so excited to go fishing and go out on a pontoon boat.
When we did get out on the boat, all I wanted to do was go fast. Each lake was designated at different speeds, so we would have to wait to get out to the fast lake. When we did, the throttle would get yanked down, the wind would blow and we all would hang on.
Sometimes, if we had a fast enough boat someone would go tubing or skiing on the back. When you are on a boat and you look behind you, you can see the wake. The wake is the waves the boat makes from the engine.
Your past pain, hurt, failures and trauma is your wake.
In order for you to move forward in life and go to a higher level, you must face off with your past. The past is painful, but you must do it. If you want to drive the boat and live a life of freedom, face off with your past.
Every time you hold onto the pain of the past, you are poisoning yourself. You’re not only allowing negative energy into your life, but you're holding onto it.
Just like when I saw the kinesiologist and my body was reacting negatively to negative supplements, the same is happening to you. Your mind is holding onto these negative thoughts and it’s holding you back.
You are living in the wake of your life, rather than driving the boat. The freedom you seek is in letting go of the past hurts, trauma, abuse, and pain, and looking ahead.
It’s time to forgive yourself. It’s time to forgive others, and it’s time to move forward.
The scriptures say, “press on to the high calling of God in Christ Jesus.” God is calling you to a higher level of living.
Imagine if you let go of your past hurts, and pains, what would that look like for you?
What does freedom look like to you?
What does driving the boat of your life look like?
What if all it took was throwing away the past pains of your life?
Scriptures tell us to “cast our cares upon God because he tenderly loves us.” What if you cast your cares on God.
I wonder if you would try this illustration on yourself.
Imagine going outside and finding a rock to hold in your hand. The rock will take the place of all your cares, all your troubles, all your worries.
Close your eyes and imagine all those worries, past pains, traumas, or whatever it is you need to let go of. Face off with them. Forgive yourself, and forgive others if you need to.
When you have taken some time, launch that rock as far as you can throw it. Give it to God, and let go of it. It’s no longer serving you. It’s the wake of your life. It’s time to drive the boat.
If you don’t have a rock or place to go and do this, use a piece of plastic or write it out on a piece of paper and let it fly.
It’s time to let go. You know it. Embrace the feeling of freedom. Begin to see the new you.
Let me know what resonated with you the most?
I’m rooting and praying with you!
Coach Anthony Thompson
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