I've heard from a number of people things like, "my memory seems to be getting worse," "I can't remember things," or "I'm forgetting things easily." From my perspective there's this shift happening from having memory to having awareness. I don't have much memory of my childhood and for a long time that was made wrong or made to be a problem, or was just plain weird. As I've learned how to function with awareness, which is about asking a question and receiving information, I've discovered that I do have total awareness of my childhood I just don't store memories in my body/brain the way other people do. My sense is that as we make this shift in consciousness or do personal growth/development and choose to release stored emotions, do energy work on our bodies to shift patterns and release cellular memories of pain and trauma etc. that we will have less memory of our past but more awareness of it.
Recently I've been advising people who feel like their memory getting worse, to shift to asking questions to retrieve information. It is not wrong and it is not a problem to not have memory unless you make it so. The way to make it a problem is to decide that you should have better memory and then try to figure out what's wrong. Another choice available is to play with asking questions. An example would be, someone asks: who was your fifth grade teacher? And the first response may be "I don't remember", but instead of trying to rely on memory you ask a question...who was my fifth grade teacher? And allow for the awareness of that to come in. Or, a more present time scenario: you know you are supposed to call someone and then start feeling bad that you can't remember who it was and then you try to think hard about it. Instead, ask: who is it that I'm meant to call right now? And then be present to receive the information. It may come to you in that moment, or sometime later, which may just happen to be the best time to call them! It just takes practice to make this shift. May we have ease receiving the information and awareness that we require to flourish and be fulfilled now and in the future, whether we have a "good" memory or not.
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Christine helps people to approach life with greater care, love & wisdom. offering presence and a unique quality of attention she can assist people to play an active role in their mental, emotional and physical health no matter what is going on. With all of the different tools and methods she has access to, she inspires, encourages and supports people to really love and honour themselves, and thus be more able to love and honour others. Through her patience, kindness and astute awareness of the body, mind and heart she accelerates people's self-healing journeys and makes the inner and outer world a whole lot easier to navigate!