Wendywoman Lets Go of The Past…

October 22, 2012 · 3 comments

For most of us, life is a series of problems – you are either getting out of one or getting into one.  It is what you do with these situations that make them work for you, or against you.   Whoever said “This too shall pass,” must not have met the majority of human beings, because our tendency is often to hang on to the pain caused by problem situations, rather than let it go.  Hang on to the pain long enough and you will start to feel stuck, unable to move forward with your life.  Carrying around old baggage filled with pain and suffering can be exhausting, especially since there is nothing you can do to change the past.  The only thing left to do is change your attitude about the situation now.  Your life cannot expand and grow if you are filled to the brim with negative thoughts about the past.  In order to make room for some new things to manifest in your life, try this somewhat crazy, but powerful exercise to get rid of old grievances.  I did this several years ago at a weekend retreat designed to teach forgiveness.   Until I completed this exercise, I never realized how much anger and resentment from my past was weighing me down.

Make a list of all the past incidents (people, places, things) that you find yourself regularly complaining about.  Now buy a bag of potatoes and put each incident from your list on an individual potato. For one weekend, carry the bag with you wherever you go – even to the bathroom.  How heavy is your bag of old worry and pain?  It doesn’t take long to realize what a drain it can be to carry around old hurt.  Carry it around long enough and the bag will start to rot and stink.  That’s what happens when you carry negative thoughts around for any length of time.  It creates stinkin-thinkin, which then turns into words, which turns into actions, and before you know it, your life is nothing like you would want it to be.   Over the course of the weekend, start to work on forgiving the individual incidents by saying:  I fully and freely release and let go, all fear, doubt, anger, resentment and frustration as it relates to (fill in the blank).  I am free and they are free too.  Every time you release an incident, remove the potato from the bag.  As your bag gets lighter, not only will you feel better, but you will be creating some space for the universe to start manifesting the dreams and desires you so richly deserve.




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JLBrown October 23, 2012 at 2:48 am

You are an inspiration to us. Every once in a while someone great comes along that impacts our life and that someone is YOU. As Gandi stated, you help us become the change we want too see.


Tenacious Todd October 23, 2012 at 1:43 pm

Wow…great blog. I certainly have had my share of potato’s that I’ve carried around. Good word Wendy!!


Methane Man October 23, 2012 at 1:53 pm

It’s always about change with you! Why can’t you just stay the way you are and live with what you don’t have…er uh I mean what you do have? I would love some mashed potatoes!


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