‘You can’t change the past” is a saying that I’ve begun to wholeheartedly disagree with. It’s 2017 and as we, as a society and culture, evolve so must the paradigms we embrace. Shifting paradigms is no small task although not everyone is active in the change process, there certainly are those “rebels” that start to shake things up a bit and make us start to re-evaluate not only how we think but how we function and how systems and structures are organized. I certainly consider myself one of them. So here’s some food for thought. What if you CAN change the past? What does this mean for your self-esteem, your relationships, and your future goals. Here are three ways that you can shift past the past!
1. Essential oils. Say what?!? Yes. There has been an ongoing debate when it comes to finding the cause of psychological and mental/emotional issues. Is it nature or nurture? Nature is what you are born with, your genetics, your DNA. Nurture is your environment including caregivers (which by the way, if they are biologically related to you, have the same DNA) and how they nurture you or don’t nurture you as you grow. This also includes lifestyle choices such as diet and exercise. Science has primarily included, as least in the mental health arena, that it is a combination of BOTH nature and nurture which allows for the expression of illnesses or dysfunction. Even so, many people operate under that premise that something is “in my DNA” and therefore I cannot change. They resign and make no efforts at change. Well, there’s another little area of science called Epigenetics and in this field of study we learn that we CAN change our DNA or at least which programs get turned on or turned off. More accurately, we can change our RNA. Cells replicate all the time and in this process of cell copying, changes can be made so that the expression of our genes can happen differently. Therapeutic essential oils have the ability to permeate cell membranes and be the catalyst for positive gene expression. I’m not a scientist nor do I claim to be so the particular nuisances I can’t verbalize at this time, but this I do know. We don’t have to be a slave to the negative expression of our genetic makeup. In this, we are freeing ourselves from the past and ancestral DNA that no longer serves us (and maybe never did). We have the ability to change EACH AND EVERY CELL in our body and the past memories that those cells carry that weigh us down (like traumatic events). Science has already confirmed cellular memory as a valid thing and more and more evidence is being shown how the body can hold onto experiences (not just the mind). By using Young Living Essential Oils regularly and consistently over time, they can literally change the past and how you experience the future. When you apply Young Living Essential Oils to the body or breathe them in, they permeate every single cell in your body! Some can also cross the blood brain barrier and can effect real change in the brain and we all know how important the brain is!
2. Long Distance Reiki. When I began to study Reiki in 2012 is really when I really started to embrace this idea that we can change the past. We learn about energy and physics in school but who the heck remembers that? It was only as an adult that I started to really think about time and space and the illusions that follow. Einstein (and Tesla) stated that energy doesn’t know time or space. We think of time as linear because we need certain concepts to serve as guide posts or organizers for every-day living. But in true true reality there is NO SUCH THING AS TIME. I know, it’s terribly hard to wrap ones head around this and it would really blow your mind to try and imagine that everything is happening simultaneously (but that’s a theory too). But back to Reiki. You may have heard people saying, “Send Reiki” or requesting that Reiki energy be “sent”. Reiki is universal life force energy or pure loving energy from Source or God (or whomever you believe in as a Higher Power). The idea is that energy can be delivered to any point in time, as energy cannot be created or destroyed. So Reiki can be “sent” to the past as transmitted through thought or by flow, if you will, to past events. The intention is usually to heal a past trauma or conflict or to send love to a situation that didn’t go as planned. This energy can also be sent to heal others who have suffered in the past. I think you get the idea. At first, it sounds bizarre and perhaps “crazy”, maybe even like fantasy….but isn’t everything! From this technique the energy is shifted, allowing for a different expression of the past to show itself.
3. Change Your Story! Here’s a good one. Another thing humans do quite often and quite well is create stories around experiences they have. This is another way for us to organize and make sense of our world, this is especially true since we rarely have all the facts in any given situation and even if we do, it is only OUR facts (not all the facts). When I work with my clients and students I help them to look at things from another perspective and often I encourage a spiritual or higher perspective. When you can begin to extract lessons from a painful event or “bad” relationship etc., things start to look and FEEL different. It’s not so much as the events of the past changing but more so, your relationship to the events of the past change. Your perspective changes and so your feelings become different. Changing the story of a victim to a survivor is one of the most profound ways to help a person begin to heal from the past. Thoughts and beliefs shape our self-image, our image of others and of the world. When we begin to let go of old stories which make us feel yucky and create new ones that help us to feel more empowered, we are shifting away from our old selves and give the past a run for its money!
For a super duper power punch...DO ALL THREE!!! This is where HUGE transformation happens in a short period of time and all of these things work in conjunction with one other. Let’s come up with a quick plan for you to do this...
Materials: Quiet place, Young Living Essential Oils, Essential Oil Diffuser (optional), Journal, Pen
Here’s the plan:
Carve out a chunk of time for yourself in a peaceful place (could be your bedroom).
Get relaxed by taking some deep breaths and inhale Frankincense oil (or any set of oils you choose) or have the diffuser on.
Think of a past even that you would like to change.
Send Reiki Healing Energy to this event. If you are not trained in Reiki – send White Light to all parties involved. See, in your mind’s eye, the event and let the light go to that place/ those people.
When you are done, get out your journal and write the “new story” make sure to include lessons that you’ve learned from this situation and how it has helped you to grow. If you cannot get to this place then simply write out what you need to let go of that doesn’t serve you.
Continue this process every day until you have had the change that you wish to see.
Essential Oils that are great for this are: Forgiveness, Acceptance, Trauma Life, SARA, Believe, Humility, Faith, Surrender and Highest Potential. You can apply them to the back or your neck, over chakras, behind your ears and/or diffuse. To order Young Living go to: http:yl.pe/77x
For Information on Reiki Training email: Holistic_Hairston@yahoo.com .
Disclaimer: We only endorse use of Young Living Essential Oils. We do not recommend using any other Essential Oils in the way that we describe for your health and safety. Essential Oil companies are not created equally and use of oils that are not pure can result in harmful effects.