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April 25, 2011 / alunatunes

Baggage Claim

Jesus Christ said, “Now is the accepted time.” Lot’s wife looked back and turned into a pillar of salt. Living in the past is a violation of spiritual law.” – Florence Scovel Shinn

It’s a constant issue when traveling to keep an eye on it. We worry when it’s being packed onto a plane or car or bus that it will get damaged or crushed or lost. Baggage, no doubt, is heavy, clumsy, and bothersome. They don’t call it “LUG”gage for nothing.

Baggage is a physical as well as a mental issue. We collect bad experiences, disappointments, heartaches, cruel words and deeds and pack them into our brain into conveniently accessible bags of blame. Trouble with a relationship? It’s because Jimmy Jack Johnson told you in high school you were not attractive and that has concerned you into your adulthood.  Unease and unrest on the job?  Maybe you feel you lack the parental encouragement that seems to be such an important part of  the success of your co-workers.  Are you damaged and lost?  It’s easy to dip into the blame baggage and find some reason for it. It undoubtedly is not YOUR fault.  

It is difficult to forget the past, but to live there day after day is a violation of the essence of NOW. 

Put one thing from your past into a blame bag and check it at the counter. Forget to put your name on it or any identification. Allow the baggage to float out in the belly of an aircraft, arrive at an undisclosed location  and get lost in the netherworld of unclaimed baggage.

As you pack and send away blame bags, the future and all its possibilities become brighter. Lighten your load. Travel light with bags of hope, anticipation, love, energy and abundance.


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