Almost each one of us carries a heavy or subtle burden of negative events and happenings that have taken place in our life sometime in the past, either an immediate past or a far-off one; which reduce our present contentment levels immensely. The negative past could be of any form – you experienced the loss of a close loved one due to a break-up or sudden death; you went through a serious physical illness or a very lean phase of financial loss, you were abused on a mental or physical level; you were not treated properly by a colleague at office and undue advantage was taken of you; you performed an inappropriate action and you repent up till now, even after many years have passed, and many such similar and different types of incidents.
There are different types of processes for removing negative past memories from our consciousness:
* Modifying – A negative past event is modified into a positive, beneficial form and then stored in the consciousness.
* Forgetting – Memories of a negative past event are forgotten and do not exist either in our conversations or in our conscious mind or thoughts, but traces of those memories exist in the sub-conscious mind.
* Erasing – No traces of the negative past exist in the consciousness and memories of it are completely removed from the sub-conscious also.
Following are techniques for removal processes:
Correction – Memories inside us are like imprints or impressions. Some impressions are deep, some are not. Negative past experiences leave very deep negative impressions or scars on us, which sometimes take a lot of time to heal and sometime an entire lifetime can be sent without them getting healed. Negative past experience imprints and negative emotions like anger, hatred, attachment etc. are closely linked. So, correcting the self or incorporating positivity fills oneself with positive impressions. This, over a period of time, nullifies the effect of these negative impressions and as a result, the related negative memories.
Donation – When we help others in any sense or when we have positive thoughts for any one, we send positive vibrations than that person also have blessings for us in his/her mind. It helps one receive blessings or positive energy of those whom we donate to and gives life a focused positive purpose, both of which help us immensely in forgetting our past. People who live only for themselves will find it more difficult to forget their past as compared to ones who spend a lot of time for others. Giving happiness to others helps us in forgetting our griefs.
Interaction – The more we interact with and remain in the company of positive minded people and have positive conversations with them, we give and receive positive energy and the more our past gets erased from my consciousness.