I know that sounds like a tall order, and it won’t happen overnight, but in order to move forward, to live a life of freedom, you have to find a way to let go of the monsters from your past, or, even your present.
It took a lot of work on my part to forgive my monsters. I eventually did. And by forgiving them I don’t mean making excuses for what was done, or making it OK, but finding a way to cut the cord, to let them go, and in some cases, even finding some compassion for them because I was able to find some understanding in their actions as I related them to my own. In the end, unless it’s something that happened to us as a child, we typically played a part in what terrorized us, by letting certain people in, by engaging in activities for the wrong reasons, for putting ourselves in danger when we didn’t think we deserved better. There are many scenarios of actions we have taken to let the monsters run amok in our lives. So, if we’ve let them in, we can kick them out.
The monsters will keep taking as long as we let them, even when they are far away from where we are. They continue to take as long as we give them power in our lives, even if it’s just in our active hate, hurt, or sadness. We give them life by reliving what was said, what was done. But we can stop that, we have that power. We are not powerless unless we say we are, we can stand up and stop what hurts us, we can make different choices, we can take responsibility for the ones we’ve made in the past. We can use our monsters to help us grow, help us learn, help us to change our patterns, and protect us from future monsters who may try to terrorize us and take our power, we can use them to get stronger.
For many of us, our monsters never truly go away, but we can manage them, quiet them, and take away their weapons that are aimed to destroy us. We can walk away, far from their reach, to a place of freedom, so that even if they still linger, they are not strong enough to do damage like they once could. Find forgiveness, in them, and most importantly, in yourself for letting them in, or letting them continue to harm you even if that harm is only through your own thoughts and memories. Take your power back and let them go, they have no place in your life today SLAYER, for we walk among warriors, and we leave our demons behind.
Focus on there here and now. What you have. Who you have in your life. Focus on the good, and leave the rest. Find a way to take some good from the past, from the bad, and turn the bad into good. It’s possible. Use the past as information, as a guide of where you don’t want to go, and learn how that information can take you to were you want to go moving forward. The monsters are only monsters if you let them be, otherwise they are merely just damaged or sick individuals who may be doing the best they can, or not, perhaps they are doing what they think is their only choice, but we have a choice today to let them go, because we are taking away what makes them most scary, their ability to make us feel helpless, we are not, and when we live in that truth, those monsters become just a memory from out past, and the path to a bright future. SLAY on.
SLAY OF THE DAY: Do you allow the monsters of your past control you today? How do they do that? Why do you let them do that? Who are these monsters and what have they done? What was your part in those actions? What can you do differently today to keep those monsters at bay? What can you do to let them go? Find forgiveness for them, and yourself? Take responsibility for your part where you’ve had one, let go of the past, and maybe even look for some compassion in those who have wronged you, I know that may seem like a big stretch, but often, when we take away our hurt, and look just at the actions of the monster, we recognize a part of ourselves in there, find those parts, acknowledge those parts in yourself, and them, and set them free.
S – self L – love A – appreciate Y – you