Recently, an old friend called and said he had just found out why, when he told a story of one of our past adventures, it was different than how I would tell the same story. And then he explained what he had just learned as follows.
Memory is not located in a particular spot in the brain, but is contained all over the brain. Each memory is like a complete computer file, but it is not backed up anywhere nor is there any duplicate. So, when you bring up a memory, any memory, you open a file that then records every new way your thoughts and feelings and new understandings modify the memory, as it is being used. Then when you stop the memory, the file keeps and closes your most recent modifications to the file and it goes back into storage, with the new details, and it awaits the next time you will call up that memory.
The modifications you make to a memory file are unique to you and that explains why someone retelling his memory of the same event will have a dramatic discovery when comparing his memory to yours.
So the lesson here is that each of us has the built-in editorship ability to modify every memory we recall, and we use that ability every time we re-open a memory.
Now we go to the new truth of this idea. Bring up a memory that is particularly painful. Any painful memory will do. As soon as you begin to experience this memory, you will be in ‘edit’ mode and everything you think, feel or see in this memory will be added to the memory file, and all the past data in the file will be adjusted to include this new information.
So, in memories, as in all of life, we have considerable power to change how we want our life and world to feel and be.
Going back to this painful memory…..let’s say someone (or you yourself) really hurt you and you believe he deserves whatever pain he may be experiencing. But, you have no control over how this memory will affect him……..you control only how this memory pains you. Your wincing, when you bring up this memory, reveals how you have hurt yourself every time you have viewed this memory.
Try as we might, if seems hard to forgive someone (even yourself) who has hurt you so deeply. But your seeming inability to forgive this person is mainly hurting you.
So here is a powerful and effective way to finally forgive anything. When you have finished using an internal file that is so painful and seemingly unforgiveable, you are in a position to further modify that file and begin your healing.
This is how it is done. Before you close this file in your memory computer, add this simple statement to the file: “…..and all is forgiven.” This act prepares the file for the next time you open it. When that happens, the message you appended to this memory will be one of the first things you will notice and that will set up in your mind the intention to see this matter forgiven and you set free from your pain and hurt.
From that time forward, if you close a painful memory with “…..and all is forgiven.”, you will have set in motion the comprehensive solution to learning how to forgive.
Like all that you have made, memory can be used to serve the Holy Spirit’s Purpose. The Holy Spirit can use your memory because God is in your memory.
The miracle that God and the Holy Spirit will bring you in this process will be the Happy Consequences because your memory storehouse will be empty of your pain, and the open door holds all your shreds of memories and dreams. … These are the happy memories the miracle exchanges for your own. And through forgiving others, God leads you to inner peace.
Try it. What IF it really works?
Watch Chuck Robison demonstrate and expand this idea at www.whatifitreallyworks.com