June 23


Move Forward and Leave the Old Behind

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I am in a kind of limbo status right now because I am about to move forward – in a very big way! Have you ever been there? The reason is that I am moving. I am actually moving forward, moving to a better place. This has been my vision for several years and I was very close to making the move two years ago but then the world went upside-down so I waited.

It turned out to be a very good wait because these two years enhanced my opportunities to get the apartment I wanted so I can locate where I want to be… so I can move forward in my dreams. My advice here to you is to never see things as setbacks when they don’t turn out as planned by you. Instead see it as the Universe has an even better plan for you than you, yourself, can imagine. That way, you too can move forward.

I have been living in this old apartment for almost ten years. That is a record for me, not counting the first 14 years of my life. I have since then moved around a lot in my life, 22 times to be exact. Most of those times has been on purpose to create better opportunities for my son in his life, and some of the times because of creating better opportunities for my partner. I thought it was a move forward.

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In fact, this is going to be the very first time I move just because I am burning for it. I’ve decided to get rid of as much old stuff as possible and truly start a fresh, new life. That’s why I am in a complete limbo status. I have given away almost everything from childhood and everything that I haven’t used for many years. That kind of heavy load can make sure you don’t move forward. This limbo status is also very liberating. Every thing you have around you awakens emotions and thoughts, especially if you have a lot of memories from it. That can be quite nice but it also can keep you entangled with your history. And even more important, it creates a habit of not letting go of things. You get strongly attached with the things you have.

How I Learned to Move Forward

Moving around as I have in my life has been a truly nice life lesson. I have thrown things away every time and I have learned that your memories don’t need things to be alive within you. In fact, the memories are even more alive without the attachment to things, because the things are static and so become the memories too. Another aspect to consider is that moving forward is tough when your memories are constantly triggered by the things you surround yourself with. Something outside you triggers something within you and you repeat the habit of passively receiving information that starts emotions and thoughts to get going within you. I like to be self directed and conscious about what I think and what I feel. And I like to have my focus in the present and setting a good foundation for the future. Now that’s really moving forward!

Yes, I’m a dreamer. I confess gladly. But the thing is, that when you are a self directed thinker, all your dreams can come true. I’ve experienced that over and over again. Many times.

Oh, my gosh! I’m gonna move and I’m gonna live a completely new life at my new place!
I’m so excited! And I’m gonna have a lot of space and place for new exciting things literally and figuratively speaking. I welcome my new life! I’m truly moving forward!

Learning to move forward

By the way; have you thought about the fact that many gurus in the personal development branch talk a lot about what you need to change, to develop, to move forward, but they very seldom talk about getting rid of what keeps you entangled to your history? And why is that so important? Not only do things do that (entangle you). Also your programming from childhood can keep you from moving forward. That programming becomes your truths and strong beliefs. It can be very healthy to take a look at them now and then as well. Throw the ones out of your life that are no longer useful for you. I have actually a tip for you to make that an easy journey. Jump on the Master Key Experience and try it out. It cost you only one buck to get on that journey. Then you too can say:

I welcome my new life!

Read more articles by Monica Petersson

About the author

Monica has more than 20 years of experience of life guiding and coaching and is passionate about helping people make reality of whatever change they desire in their lives. Her background is a longterm specialized education at the University. Today is she working full time in her own company, living her dream which she credits the Master Key Experience.

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    • Yes, Cindy! And very soon is it time to kick off this season’s Master Key Experience. I think as the world is what it is nowadays even more people need the guidance the MKE offers to build a better life and find the gifts within you.

  • Congratulations on your big move, Monica! Thank you for sharing your blog. I love how you explained the importance of “letting go” of things that may be holding a person back. Mark J teaches us to “let go of the banana” so that we can fully achieve our freedom and ability to pursue great things.

    • Thank you Pammy! I must say I am delightedly confused with everything new at my new place. I’ve had to let go even of my old routines (LOL). Actually, I remember how I felt at the beginning in the MKE as a new member. It was the same feelings. Crazily liberating.

  • Thank you for sharing your experience with me, my wife and I are in the process of paring down things to move from California to Tennesse next April, We are kind of scared but we are committed to being apart of my son’s life and want to see our granddaughters grow up and empower them to become self directed thinkers. I will be praying for you and your exciting journey.

    • Thank you Mike! What a wonderful reason to move and to have a completely new life! I wish you much happiness together with your family.

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