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Question date: 10/01/2009K.F.'s question: What do you do when the weight of the past feels like it creeps up in your life a lot, feeling hard and like a burden that you can't shake?
The weight of the past is an interesting term or description, for it implies an actual physical dimension to the past. In some ways this is true, for what the past brings to most of us is memories, stories, and beliefs about ways that we were disempowered, neglected, abused or hurt. These are structured in our bodies as physical blockages to energy flow. Most noticeably they are chronic contractions of the voluntary muscular system. The patterns of this holding, although technically part of the voluntary muscular system, have become involuntary as their chronic nature has made them below the realm of conscious awareness; they have become subconscious. The purpose of these contractions and blockages of energy flow was to stop the conscious awareness of feelings that were either too scary or were not allowed so we were forced to make them 'go away'. Along with these contractions we developed thinking patterns or beliefs about ourselves and our place in the world that stop us from venturing into the realms of these subconscious feelings. For instance, we may hold a belief that we are not very smart. This could be because our attempts to understand complicated concepts were met with displeasure or impatience and so, on a physical level, we stopped asking questions. To justify that, we decided that we weren't smart. So, what you describe as the weight of the past may simply be your experience of blocked energy flows and beliefs that limit your expression of your true self. Do not underestimate the degree to which so many of us had to place severe limits on ourselves to be acceptable and how habitual this has become. Many people never even begin the journey of undoing these habits, and when one begins to perceive the depth of what one has sacrificed or compromised, it does appear to be a daunting task. But of course there is no option really, once one is conscious of how much more is available or waiting for them, one has to tackle these habitual limits to one's expression. For your own understanding, consider the term you used - the weight - and imagine what that means to you to be carrying a weight or have a weight on you. You might sit down and just write about weight, pressure or burdens and see what comes up for you. It is no accident that we use physical metaphors for these sorts of things; they often provide insightful gateways for growth. When one is actually feeling the weight it can be useful to find the words to express what that feels like, i.e. "I am being crushed", "I have such a heavy burden", "I can't bear this anymore". Seek to identify where in your body you feel it, because it will be located in your body somewhere and there will be words to go with it. Is it a resentful feeling? a despairing feeling? a suffocating feeling? The more you can clarify these aspects, the more you will be able to let go and the more insight you will get about your own way of having adapted to the demands of the world around you. Remember that within you is a bright light of creativity, inspiration, and love. In some way or another you were convinced to limit that expression, even to the point of forgetting that it is the truth about you. As you begin to understand the metaphor of the weight in terms of the expression of this truth about you, you will be transformed.


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Question date: 09/06/2011Explain cause and effect.

Question date: 08/11/2011Question from Sabrina: I have been told that I have come to the end of a long life cycle and have passed the test so to speak. It is now time to move forward and be the person that I was alwasy ment to be and get on with my real lifes purpose. So my question would be where to begin and is there something that I am to do or am I to wait and see what the universe brings to me?

Question date: 07/15/2011J.T. Speech impediment

Question date: 06/20/2011How effective a technique is the "Ask & Receive" process for changing beliefs?

Question date: 05/13/2011What about people who communicate with the dead?

Question date: 05/02/2011Re: Ramtha's prediction for the Tsunami in May, 2011

Question date: 04/21/2011M. W. Question: Where to look for employment?

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Question date: 04/04/2011C. A. Question: In what way can I create more sustainable income?

Question date: 03/30/2011What effect does 'Mercury in retrograde' have on us?

Question date: 02/25/2011What was the significance of Judy's mentor, Henry, and what happened after he died?

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Question date: 02/12/2011Is there anything else we need to know about trauma?

Question date: 02/07/2011re: UFO's and having "unreal" encounters

Question date: 01/19/2011Why does Ernest Holmes talk about immutable physical laws and why don't these laws seem to apply to human health?

Question date: 01/19/2011What is the value of the "I want to live"/"I want to die" polarity exercise?

Question date: 11/24/2010D. S.'s question: Is it helpful for me to identify myself as a spiritual person?

Question date: 11/11/2010What is the role and/or importance of age in intimate relationships?

Question date: 10/26/2010Is it effective to use bioenergetic exercises to get to that place of surrender?

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Question date: 09/13/2010Re: the new idea of not referring to this process as Ariel

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Question date: 04/30/2010K.F.'s Question: How do we determine what we are meant to "do" in our life, in the realm of work and money? I feel like an abundantly creative, deep, thoughtful spirit, and find it hard to translate this into meaningful work and money.

Question date: 04/27/2010Explain intuition.

Question date: 04/06/2010How does talking about the world as being 'polluted' relate to knowing the truth?

Question date: 03/30/2010Do spiritual teachers transition from earth plane when their work is done?

Question date: 03/12/2010Explain the difference between feeling the feelings in the present moment and Abraham's 'getting into the 'vortex' by way of positive thinking?

Question date: 03/09/2010D. I.'s Question: What can I do to always a good night's sleep?

Question date: 02/09/2010Re: Abraham's message concerning therapy vs getting in the vortex

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Question date: 12/26/2009What is the message in physical symptoms?

Question date: 12/15/2009What makes EFT process effective if it truly is effective in changing beliefs?

Question date: 12/10/2009What about images or memories that arise that pertain to the past?

Question date: 11/18/2009Question from SS: How do I go about connecting with spirit?

Question date: 11/09/2009Explain the relevance of Bashar's 15 minute process of belief changing.

Question date: 11/09/2009How would you go about helping someone get in touch with their feelings?

Question date: 11/09/2009What is the Ariel perspective on the differences between Richard Moss's approach vs. the Abraham approach?

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Question date: 10/01/2009K.F.'s question: What do you do when the weight of the past feels like it creeps up in your life a lot, feeling hard and like a burden that you can't shake?

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Question date: 09/28/2009What is the value of Hew Len's 'cleaning' on inanimate objects and 'cleaning' in general as a reason for being in physical form?

Question date: 09/22/2009What is the purpose of the human manifestation?

Question date: 09/14/2009What is the value of asking help from God, Jesus, a guru, angel, etc. in surrendering?

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Question date: 08/10/2009What to do when someone asks for something and you don't feel like saying yes?

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Question date: 07/21/2009What is the best technique to address alignment with prosperity?

Question date: 07/17/2009J. F's question regarding relationship.

Question date: 07/17/2009What is the best way to align with vibrational escrow?

Question date: 07/13/2009What about exercise? Quantity, quality, necessity?

Question date: 07/10/2009How effective is Psych K for changing beliefs?

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Question date: 06/25/2009What is the best way for us to connect with god as a daily practice?

Question date: 06/23/2009Why do the great teachings leave out the emotional work?

Question date: 06/23/2009What is the importance of freeing up the body to energy flow?

Question date: 06/23/2009 What is the function of dreams?

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