How to Let Go of the Past and Be Happy
Something inside of us resonates with the question, “How do I let go of the past and be happy? ” It is a feeling or an awareness that knows that there surely is something more than this world is showing us. There’s something within us that is able to burst and to shine.
Once we’ve had a glimmer of joy, there’s a feeling in us of Wow, I that way glimpse. Why can’t this always be what life is? Why can’t life always be fun? And the answer of the Spirit is, “It’s, it could!” That’s the fact, but we do have to let go of past associations and let go of the familiar to be able to open our hearts up to something much greater than anything we have ever experienced on Earth.
How do you reach a situation of mind where you are feeling certain that the past is finished; where you are feeling that there surely is nothing left from the past that will haunt you or that will bring doubt to the mind anymore? a course in miracles It’s through guidance and trust.
The Holy Spirit may use time and the symbols in time for you to show you that there surely is no time. He can utilize the symbols of the past—like words and anything in form—to inspire and to bless, and to supply you with the experience that you are free right now.
When you really let go of the past through guidance, you’re not concerned anymore with the outcomes of the world. As soon as you let everything be reinterpreted by the Spirit, then you can recall your darkest hours or memory with a soft smile in your mind. You can think, Wow, it looks so different now with this higher interpretation. God, you had been with me most of the time. You were there in most circumstance and every seeming situation beckoning me, “Come up here with me and visualize it with me, come see my perspective on the world. Come see the gentleness, the laughter and the joy.”
This experience doesn’t affect major things only—it’s each day! We can let go of the past and the familiar, learn to be controlled by present moment guidance and be happy right now!