Stuck in the Past

How to Change Negative Thoughts In the New Paradigm ~ 

Stick in the PastAre you stuck in the past? At any point during a typical day, you may need to release a negative thought, compulsion or worry that you’ve held onto that no longer serves you.

You can gently let go and adapt to some better behavior by starting with a short quiz using the Intuitive Learning Circles.

Part I: What is Going On?

Are You Being Bothered By Worry or Negative Thoughts?

As you gaze at the Circle below, go ahead and deliberately find a problem that you’re stuck on and don’t know how to change.

“I find the negative thoughts about ____________ and free myself of them.”

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“My new intention is to aim for balance,
health, happiness and ____________.”

Notice how sticky this is and how much energy is involved in the struggle!

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For best results, look at each symbol both crossed over the midline of the body and uncrossed so that the correction is more complete.

What Else Is Going on?

Other things might be happening. Sometimes there’s a karmic entanglement with other people, groups or power structures. Are you involved in a situation where you need to separate yourself out from controlling or harmful manipulations? If so, use this affirmation:

“I release and let go of harmful entanglements.”


Is Your Health or Prosperity Being Affected Negatively?

Are you being distracted? Have you placed your hopes in a losing proposition? Are you stubbornly holding onto ideas, structures or systems that are actually blocking you? Are you trying to do too many things? If you are, ask your heart:

“What can be done about it?”


Are There Any Other Dangers That You Ought to be Aware Of?

There are always those who would love to take advantage of our blind spots. You could be stuck because you are being exploited in some way. Your energy might be getting drained. A person or group could be trying to cling to you, dump their problems or just interfere with your plans. The easiest ways for them to succeed is either by seducing you with flattery or trying to get you mad through insults and intimidation. Don’t buy into these ploys!

“I identify danger and determine how to deal with it effectively.” 


Part II: How Can You Help Yourself?

Now that you have a better idea about what’s going on, you can gently let go and adapt to some more effective ways to handle your situation. If you’d like to do that, continue with this simple Mind Exercise using the Intuitive Learning Circles.

When You’re Stuck in the Past, Change Your Agreements.

Imagine you can gently untie those agreements or burn them in a cleansing fire.

“I decide to let go of worry or negative thoughts about _________ (patiently take it one subject at a time).”

“I stop buying into controlling or fearful manipulations.” 

“I let go of ___________ and behaviors that threaten to entangle me with ________. I stop buying into flattery, distractions, lies and ___________.”


Getting Unstuck From the Past ~

The old paradigm or Piscean Age that we’ve recently left was governed by the element of Water. The flow of Water goes down and follows the path of least resistance. When it accumulates, it can easily get stuck and stagnate. The flow of Air is lighter, quicker and can easily be moved in all directions. It does not require nearly as much force.

The way things worked then will not work in the new energy that is governed by Air (Aquarius). Releasing any agreements to process emotions in the old way will be very helpful:

“I am flexible and adapt to the changing energy flows.”

“I adjust to the lighter, quicker, generative flow of Air.” 

“I stop processing emotions through the downward channels of the Piscean Age.”
“I let go of the heaviness and stagnation.”


Connect with a Template of Common Ground in the Land, Rather than the Status Quo:

Mother Earth is changing and it will help to connect with her natural imprint so that we can change how we’re relating to her and to each other.

“I decide to let go of old imprints of exploitation and integrate with the imprint of creating Common Good on Common Ground.”

“I stop dumping my emotional poison into the Earth.” 
“I choose to be responsible and connect with the Land in positive, productive ways.”
“I work with the Earth to create Common Good.”


Release Your Agreements to Use STAGNANT YIN ENERGY:

Unfortunately, many people are using toxic and stagnant water energy to process how they are feeling. This “stuck” energy relates to current social tendencies such as apathy, resistance, self-pity, co-dependence and laziness. You would be wise to release your agreements to utilize this very stagnant energy flow:

“I let go of old, heavy, stagnant or destructive flows of Water.”


Utilize Pure Water to Process and Clear Emotions.

Instead, make a conscious choice to activate a new relationship with the Element of Water – fresh and purified to gently clear emotions, imbalances and the residual effects of past indifference and abuse.

This affirmation will help you make an actual adjustment in how you relate to and utilize this precious resource:

“I now make a conscious decision to use pure, life affirming Water to process my emotions and create vibrant  health.”


Come From A Place of Joy and Gratitude Rather than Fear and Revenge:

Worry generally comes from a negative place. You can source from a different place that connects you in with your Soul.

“I decide to source my responses from a place of Joy and Gratitude rather than fear, greed or vengeance.”



Ask for Help from Your Soul.

Manifesting effectively under this new influence of Air will require many new skills that only a true connection with our Divine Nature will be able to help us with.

“I ask my Soul for help, especially in regards to ___________.”

“I connect with the clear electro-magnetic signature of my Soul.”
“I erase signatures & interferences that block integrity, like old graffiti markings. I release them to the Light.”


Gather Up Your Senses to Function in Alignment with Your Soul.

Be sure you’re using your senses to correctly assess what’s really going on and the changes you’re going to need to adjust to. Begin by relaxing with this Reiki Chakra Key for a minute or so to connect with your senses and Rational Thought Chakras. They are essential to help you accurately determine what spiritual or physical shifts are necessary and what would be effective.

“I gather up all of my senses and use them to get present and perceive my concerns clearly.”

“I use them to shed light on my blind spots.”
“I use them to discern the difference between helpful and harmful energies.”
I use my senses to find genuinely helpful solutions.”

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Part III: Recalibrate Your Energy

Toxic Attachments May Keep You Stuck in the Past ~

Various parts of your energy field may be damaged or struggling with negative energies like smoke, chemicals, illness or other attachments that inhibit your health. Use this Key to relax and meditate on for as long as you like. Like a healing balm, imagine that a loving coat of peace and comfort is pouring down over you.

“My energy system can easily and effectively neutralize interfering energies and detach from them.”


Correct Reversals and Blockages ~

When we’re under extreme stress, it’s not uncommon for the chakras and/or meridians to start running in reverse or shut down entirely. Relax and let this symbol help you make corrections.

“I repair any reversals, holes or blockages affecting my energy or mindset.”

Take all the time you need to let your energy smooth out.


Calm Your Nervous System ~

The same could be happening in your nervous system. Use this Soul Prayer Chart to help you smooth out discordant energies that exacerbate your anxiety and stress. Gently detach from the rhythms of survival, pushing, struggling, fear and completion. Tune into the rhythm and calm of your parasympathetic nervous system.

“I come into harmony with the rhythm of my Soul.”

To access that place of peace it can be helpful for you to breathe, hum or gently rock yourself back and forth.


Clear Shadow Energies with an Infusion of Divine Light ~

Radiate light throughout your auric bodies with the full power of the Divine and Angelic Realms. Keep your attention on the strength and beauty of the light rather than the darkness.

Paying too much attention to problems only creates more of them.

Allow the Light from the Divine and your Soul to cleanse and heal you completely from within.

“I ask the Divine to remove attachments, negativity and dark energies from my subtle energy field.” 

Do this both crossed and uncrossed over the midline of your body.

Finish Your Business ~

You’re almost finished now, yet there’s still some business that keeps you stuck in the past. These thoughts keep stinging you for a reason!

What do you still need to realize about your situation? Look at it from a distance. Have you been trying to force something? Have you been trying to make something true that just isn’t? Do you need to pull back from a dangerous energy or situation? Do you need to detach from a negative tendency of your own?

Do you need to find a safer route to your destination?
Most importantly, are you leaving yourself open to negative energies?
If so, use this Circle to gently detach and close them off.

Connect the Hara Lines ~

You may need to repair and/or strengthen hara lines for centering and improved healing. The hara lines are like tiny webs of light that connect the chakras to your center and extend throughout your body. Sometimes they’re broken or damaged because of trauma, illness, toxicity or sudden changes in the sympathetic nervous system (fight or flight).
This Circle gives extra energy to the hara lines that connect your chakras.

“I repair and strengthen my hara lines.”
“My chakras are connected properly with my Soul
through a beautiful web of light.”

This Circle also helps us navigate where we are and to organize our consciousness around being present. “I am present and inside of my body. External pressures and harmful energies are outside.”


Turn It Around ~

Now it’s time to make sure you’re tapping into positive energy and the new generative energies that are available in the New Paradigm.

“I decide to tap into positive energies and nurture myself.”

“I am open to being nurtured in new and beneficial ways.”


Utilize Generative Energy Flow ~

“I close old energy channels from the past that are causing harm.”

I now embrace the new generative flow of the Aquarian Age and use it to support my health, my prosperity and my happiness.” 


Release Harmful Intentions that Keep You Stuck in the Past ~

Imagine all the things you used to wish for that have either been accomplished or that are no longer something you want. It’s time to let them go.

“I release any wishes or prayers that are irrelevant or harmful to me now.”

“My new intention is to _________ and to nurture my highest good.”


Dissolve Destructive Blueprints ~

Use this symbol to help you surrender any mental/emotional patterns that may be blocking positive thoughts, input and outcomes.

Patiently, bring in the Light and let it clear your energy field. Release your thoughts and worry until the darkness is all gone. The Light is transmuting, transforming and completing this stage of your Souls journey.

Please note: Never send destructive energies into the Earth, she already has too much to handle now. Use the Earth for planting seeds of happiness and life – not death!

In the same way, clear away any violent thought forms that may be affecting you. Surrender them to the Light if possible.


Bring Closure to Old Pathways and Embrace Protection ~

Remember to close the pathways in your mind that lead back to suffering.

If those pathways remain open, all kinds of trouble (violent thought forms, karma, issues or emotions) can continue to pass back and forth through the opening without your awareness. This can manifest in sudden and mysterious illnesses, mental confusion, issues with prosperity or chronic states of overwhelm.

“I choose healthy boundaries and to be done with this sticky situation.”

“All holes, doors or passageways are sealed and healed.”

“I follow the direction of my Souls protection.”

Be sure to see them closed completely both crossed and uncrossed over the midline of your body.


Check Back Into Your Mosquito Mind Again ~

Remember the problem you started out this exercise with…

How are you seeing it? Is there another issue involved that keeps you stuck in the past?

If so, you can go through the exercise again later, with that issue in mind.


Finish With Closing Insights from Your Inner Guidance ~

Is there anything else that you need to know? Is there anything to change or prepare for?



You are learning how to manage your energy effectively in the New Paradigm.

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Now would be an excellent time to take a break and do something completely different. Go out for a walk in Nature, stretch or play a word game. After all, variety is the spice of life… plus, a break will help you to integrate what you’ve learned.

Whatever you do though, be sure to breathe deeply!

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