Memories of the Future
Copyrighted by Lorna Tedder. Originally published in Third Degree Curves.
Positive thinkers are huge believers in magick, even if they donâ€™t know what itâ€™s called and canâ€™t explain it.
My mentor isnâ€™t pagan and doesnâ€™t particularly under- stand Â quantum Â physics, Â or magick, or why affirmations work, which is why I was smiling all throughout Â her explanation. She is helping me to focus Â on several things, including Â replacing Â bad Â habits Â and Â negative Â behaviors with good habits and positive thinking. Sheâ€™s also helping me to focus on what exactly I want out of my future.
â€œThe mind remembers things that have happened in our past,â€ she said, â€œbut when it relives a memory, it puts you in the present with that memory. Â The mind doesnâ€™t recognize that the moment is gone.â€
I agreed. Itâ€™s why we sometimes Â spend our lives in the past, Â because it was more pleasant there or we felt loved, or maybe we just Â want to wallow in the moment when pain came and try to rewrite it and it never gets re- written, just relived.
â€When you visualize your future,â€ my mentor continued, â€œthen your mind doesnâ€™t understand that it hasnâ€™t yet happened. It thinks what you visualize is as real as what you remember. It doesnâ€™t put a time with Â a Â vision. And thenâ€”we donâ€™t understand how it works or whyâ€”your mind draws what you envision to you.â€
I grinned. I understood why. Yet, I still needed some help in visualizing all the things I want.
She suggested Â I choose Â 3 areas of my life, to start with, each with my life purpose in mind. Oddly, I picked ones I felt a little ambivalent about.
The Relationship Vision:
I have a partnership of mutual respect, trust, and love where we share openly and help each other grow and individuate fully…together. We enjoy each otherâ€™s company and we bring positive new experiences Â into the relation- ship. We support each otherâ€™s dreams. We are willing to explore the Universe through our own connection on a physical, Â emotional, intellectual, psychological, and spiritual levelâ€”and soul level.
The Health/Appearance Vision:
I have energy and stamina. I like the way my clothes fit and I dress the way I like (Iâ€™m hot at any age, LOL!) I have long, lean muscles. I take long walks with family and friends. I look and feel great, regardless of my age. I have a glow that people notice.
I have social and spiritual gatherings in my home with food, drink, and good company. I have live music in my home. I have a few close friends and a wider community of interesting people I socialize with. My tighter circle is supportive of my goals and spirituality. I can confide in them and receive positive feedback.
Of course, I didnâ€™t tell my mentor that Iâ€™ve had visions of the future for several years now. I just canâ€™t see all the people around me Â are Â yet, just that the girls are older than they are now.