Your past isn’t always in the past.
It might be somewhat forgotten, but it can continue to exert a powerful influence on your life, whether you’re aware of it or not.
Buried deep within your cellular, energetic, subconscious, and collective memory, your past is woven within a web of family, social, political, and world history that creates a quiet, but pervasive, psychic force.
This psychic force can remotely control aspects of your thinking, behaviour, responses, choices, and ways of living.
From below your conscious radar, your past tells you how to stay afloat, sail a well-known course, and find safe harbour.
It gives you a lens through which you interpret the varied landscapes of your daily life.
Over time, then, your past can gradually take a hold of the helm, and steer your days, without you even noticing.
And, without warning, it can begin to bubble up, creating turbulent emotional seas that leave you floundering.
You might try to ignore these bubbling feelings, in order to continue your smooth passage on the surface of life.
You might attach yourself to what you think will save you, or forever seek-out brighter horizons, and things might grow quiet for a time.
But, at some point, you'll feel the bubbling swells once again, and around, and around, you go.
So where do you find your lasting lifeline?
By daring to embark on your voyage of Self discovery.
This is the journey of your lifetime, which helps you to better understand, master, and tend to your personal vessel.
In turn, you come to steer the course of your life more smoothly and effectively.
On this journey, you begin to sift through the silt that has obscured your perspective, until you can see with greater clarity, vision, and ease.
You learn how to navigate the undercurrents of your own life, which helps you to remain on a more even keel.
You find ways to re-surface whenever you capsize.
You discover great treasures, and pearls of wisdom, within your murky depths that help to enrich your life.
You fall in love with the vast mystery, and beauty, that dwells within your inner sea.
You take back control of your helm, and steer in the direction of your own choosing more easily.
You gain a renewed sense of freedom, and a taste for adventure, and your life becomes a meaningful journey once again.
© 2019 Samantha Jenkins