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The PRESENT is not the result of the PAST. The PRESENT is the result of the PRESENT.

Creation occurs only in the PRESENT. The PRESENT is the Now result of what you Now believe to be most true for you. Continuity from one present moment to the next is considered "normal", but is actually optional. If you suddenly make a discrete shift in beliefs, you will experience a sudden discrete shift in your Now reality. The PRESENT is the Now result of what you Now believe to be most true for you.

The past has absolutely no effect on the present - except to the extent that you believe it does.

As you change your present (by changing your present beliefs), you are "shifting" into a different parallel reality and that different parallel reality has its own "future" and "past". Said another way, when you change your present, you are likewise also changing your past and your future. That is, you are shifting to a totally different hologram which contains its own "past" that is consistent with its "present", and also its own "future" which is likewise consistent with its "present". As I believe Bashar says: "You create the past and the future from the here and now."

Continuity is an "illusion", just like the continuity in movies is an illusion, since it's really 24 discrete pictures per second. Therefore, continuity is optional. The past progressively leads to the present, but it does not cause the present. And just as movies can suddenly shift from one scene to a totally different scene, likewise you can too - since continuity is really not necessary.

Only the present is real. Therefore only the present can create the present.

If you insist in believing that the present is the result of the past, then you are (now) dragging the past into the present, and (now) "projecting" that this seeming past has an effect on the present. (Notice, by the way, that all this "dragging the past into the present" is also all occurring ONLY in the present.) This is like dragging an anchor around, rather than simply letting go of the anchor (the past) and living freely and easily in the present. Be free of the past! Live joyously in the present!


asked 20 Aug '12, 15:07

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@Satori - :D True that!

(20 Aug '12, 15:12) Grace

@Satori I'm Presently enjoying the knowing that I don't have to bring up the old baggage of the illusionary concept of the past. Past and Present are just concepts of the physical mind. It's how the mind perceives its surroundings and stores data the best way it knows how. Learning this basic concept has helped improve my life tremendously because I used to make the past have way to much to do with my present moment and it made me miserable. Thank you for this little reminder:)

(20 Aug '12, 23:20) Cory

@Cory-@Grace-Thank you. Your very welcome:)

(21 Aug '12, 14:24) Satori

@Satori - Wow, the first line of your post REALLY resonated with me. Funny, because I was just writing a long "appreciation" today about my past, so I could let go of it. Seems like synchronicity. I'd love to know about some specific exercises that would help accomplish this--to not drag the past around like an anchor...

(21 Aug '12, 17:54) lozenge123

@Satori - In my own case it is very subtle...I don't have any "horrid" emotional scars or disasters in my past...but yet I sense that there is kind of an aggregate of the "disappointments" in my life, which might be slightly dragging. I don't talk or think about it too much, but I still sense something there. Do you know any exercises or techniques to help let go? Very inspiring, thanks so much for sharing.

(21 Aug '12, 17:55) lozenge123

@Lozenge123-Thank you. Bring up those dragging memories and then watch this inspiring Bashar clip This has worked for me a few times :)

Stingrays Resistance Release method is very effective also.

See if any of these ideas resonate with you

(21 Aug '12, 18:47) Satori
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The PRESENT is not the result of the PAST. The PRESENT is the result of the PRESENT.

Exactly. Or if you require more explanation to comprehend it.

Between every stimulus (the past) and your response (the present) to it is a space of freedom to choose. That is if you are self-aware, has got imagination, conscience and independent will.

As you know, everything exists in cause-effect scenario, that is why there is no chance, no luck, no chaos, no coincidences, but only one big synchronicity.

The past has NOTHING to do with the present. YOUR CHOICE DOES.

And understand that in the process of making a choice, you could just as well completely ignore the past events as if they didn't happen. If you were in fact self-aware to such degree you could let go of your own reality which imposes emotional strings and attachments to things around you.


answered 21 Aug '12, 02:55

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@CalonLan-I like your insights here.Thank you:)

(21 Aug '12, 14:27) Satori

In order to be fully present, we must leave our past behind. I think where people get caught up in words rather than meaning. Yes we are a product of our past, but we don't need to allow our present to be controlled by our past. When we are fully present, we are a product of Now regardless of our past.

Even while reliving the past Now, we are Now a product of Now which is reliving the past. Every moment we have a choice to keep our old beliefs or drop them and what new beliefs we want to accept.

Now is the key to freedom from the prison of our mind.


answered 21 Aug '12, 16:02

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@Fairy Princess-Thanks, great answer.:)

(21 Aug '12, 16:58) Satori

@Satori Thank you

(24 Aug '12, 09:05) Fairy Princess

@Fairy Princess- You are welcome:)

(24 Aug '12, 10:21) Satori
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i would say if you know the beguinning you will know the end. the pass affect the present and the present affect the future. so only if you are in the present and solve all future event that your decision can make happen over time only then can you truely be in the present: because then your present hold your past and your future. but even then you are not responsible of other people choice that might affect you,example: lose your job because the boss close the company or fire you or the price of things go up because compagny or goverment want to make more profit etc. then you have to be able to include those things in your present moment so they will not affect you to badly. at the worst they will nuke this planet,then the dust will return to the dust and the light to the light. but on a day to day basis do not let darkness affect you let there be light be the light that you can be. experience and enjoy.


answered 20 Aug '12, 20:13

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white tiger

@White Tiger-Thanks for your answer:)

(21 Aug '12, 14:39) Satori

The past has nothing to do with the present???

Does this mean if Hitler won the war today would be no different, our government would be no different? How about if the South won the Civil war, nothing would be different because the past has nothing to do with the present?

How about if Benjamin Franklin never invented electricity, nothing would be different today?

And how about if Edison never invented the light bulb, I guess because the past has nothing to do with the present it would not have mattered to our present if he didn't.

Also if Christopher Columbus never claimed America for Amerigo Vespucci it wouldn't have mattered because the past has nothing to do with the present.

I think the past has everything to do with the present.

Edit After Satori's clarification to me.

@Satori Ahh now that message I agree with. Yes we can never move forwards to our success while always looking backwards to our failures. Learn from it and move on that is how the past matters, to always be learned from so we can move on. But we must never dwell in thoughts of what should have been but in thought of what could be. :-)


answered 20 Aug '12, 17:53

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edited 21 Aug '12, 15:50

of course not wade, every thing affect every thing,if you would know the beguinning you will know thy end because has is the beguinning also will it be at the end. so be wise like snake and simple has doves,let there be light,be the light that you can be, experience and enjoy.

(20 Aug '12, 20:17) white tiger

look at this video you will know the difference between darkness and light.

(20 Aug '12, 20:20) white tiger

@Wade- I can see we have different views. Thats cool. The basic message here is do not contaminate your present Now moment with that from your past which does not serve you.Thanks.

(21 Aug '12, 14:31) Satori
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