I don’t know about you, but I am loving this new Memories feature that Facebook offers. I really enjoy opening Facebook in the morning to see what happened in my life this day either two years ago, or maybe even nine years ago. It is such a flashback in time, and most times they make me do the “AWE!” out loud and then everyone is questioning what has touched me enough to make such a noise.
Most times these memories make me melt, but there are some that make me kind of think. They make me realize how much life has changed. Sometimes for the good, sometimes not so good. I love that I have the option to share or not to share with the rest of my Facebook friends, because sometimes you just don’t want to go back to that time in your life.
Memories are JUST memories. They are your past. For some reason our brains have close attachment to memories. Good or bad. Did you ever notice that a song might play and instantly you are reminded of something? “I Like Big Butts” by Sir Mix A lot bring back memories of my 19th Birthday during my university days. Has my life changed since I was 19? Thank goodness, yes! Still, I hear this song and a flood of memories start filling my mind.
I had a friend who is starting a venture in Life Coaching, and she has a great method of erasing these bad memories. It really is fascinating what this technique can do, and I honestly would recommend her to anyone who has a bad memory that they would like erased. It is supposed to be for PTSD patience, but all of us carry a lot of baggage. Nothing comparable to a Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder patient, but we all have memories that are, sadly, embedded in our brains that we just can’t seem to erase.
She explained that memories are a part of us that our mind can’t help but bring up because distressful situations etches little notches in our brain’s gray matter that stay there for a lifetime. Many people will tell you to not look back at your past, and move forward but this is hard! Especially when your brain doesn’t want you to move forward and these memories seem to haunt you. You aren’t the only one!
Whether you are dealing with the loss of a loved one, a financial crises, a traumatic injury, a strained relationship, a child is rebelling, loss of a job, or feeling nothing ever goes your way—there is help! Nano-technology research is propelling scientists in this area, who are educating Life Coaches to help people deal with their traumas. Big and small.
I feel a big part of this is because people are finally realizing that we have to reach all three dimensions of ourselves. Mind, body and spirit! We are created to be spiritual beings. I love when Dr. Wayne Dyers explains, “We are spiritual beings having a human experience, not humans having a spiritual experience.” These words are so true, and if we aren’t reaching the spiritual side of ourselves, we can get lost in our human baggage.
People have to start looking at the Bible, not as a piece of history, but as a tool to help build their third dimension. Proverbs 8:10-11 explains, “The memory of the righteous is a blessing, but the name of the wicked will rot.”
We want to remember the good times, the good people, and the good blessings! I think to myself that if there was Facebook when I was 19, I would definitely have deleted that account and started another. Unfortunately, life isn’t that easy, we have to face our problems and try to heal what they have done to our minds.
If we start turning to God’s word, and wonderful people that he has placed in this world, like my friend the Life Coach, we can start erasing these bad memories from our minds and move forward fulfilling our life’s destiny! Who doesn’t want to be all they were created to be?