In Episode 002, Part 2, Charles presents six self-evaluation questions to help you determine how you are really dealing with your past. Charles also analyzes the real definition of the word “past.” You may never look at that word the same again.
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Recap of Last Episode
I. How much time do you think about the past?
A. Past failures
B. Past relationships
C. Past hurts
D. Past opportunities missed
II. The only way to bring the past into your thoughts is to RECALL the past through the subconscious mind.
A. This means you are reliving the past in your mind and it could cause a harmful affect on:
1. Your Body
2. Your Emotions
3. Your Spirituality
B. Now we start to see the impact of certain scriptures as it relates to the mind:
Romans 12:2 – “And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God.”
Proverbs 23:7 – “For as he thinketh in his heart, so is he: Eat and drink, saith he to thee; but his heart is not with thee.”
James 1:8 “A double minded man is unstable in all his ways.”
Choosing Your Future Self Evaluation
- How much of my thoughts are about the past?
- Is this thought process affecting my present relationships, career, goals, etc?
- Is my past keeping me from obtaining things in my future?
- Is thinking and reliving the past having emotional, mental, physical, and spiritual affects on my life?
- Are what I consider “precious memories” actually hinderances to my present and future?
- Do I fear the future because of my past?
I. The perception of the word “past” is what causes us to look at things in an abnormal way.
A. You, as a human being, are always moving forward. You can’t go backwards. Facing backwards toward time that has passed is impossible.
B. The word “past” from a Hebrew definition:
- Avar – Passed. “That which has passed” Atid – “That which is to come.”
2. The concept of past is that which is passed by…as in saying…GOODBYE.
C. To recall failures and hurts is to bring that which has passed with you into the future.
1. The problem is, since the brain can’t distinguish between what is real and what is not real, the physical body and emotions are goin to act as it did when the past event occurred.
2. This is why so many are sick physically, emotionally, and mentally, because they are reliving something that’s not there, thinking it’s real – real to the point they’re letting it effect them:
D. People say things like, “If you think about the future, your living in a a fantasy world.” Yet, the future is what’s possible. Living in the past isn’t possible…so who is living in the fantasy world?
1. The future is possible. Anything is possible.
2. You can’t recreate the past, and if you try to, it’s been proven that memories of the past are not actually the way it happened.
a. Trying to recreate the past never works.
E. When the mind is living in the imagination of the past, it can not embrace the moments of the future. In other words, because your mind can’t tell the difference between what is real and what is not, the past in your mind is so real, looking at the future isn’t even thought of as a possibility.