You May Think The Past Has Something To Tell You…

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Lauren Oliver book quote

Lauren Oliver – Delirium – via Sea Of Quotes

WOW.  Love this.

Actually, i think there IS some value in a backwards gaze at times, for perspective, you understand. Especially if you understand how some astrological cycles echo and echo again. 

BUT this is so potent and visceral, it’s resonant – yes?

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catfish moon
catfish moon

ADORE this quote!!!!!

saturn conjunct sun in kataka…..been really learning this lesson the last 2 years.
Can’t make sense of this massive huge lifechanging decision I made. I just don’t understand. I need to let it go.
I am happier than ever. That is enough.

flowerchild
flowerchild

I’m in a really really bad mood. This retro is getting to me. I can’t keep up, can’t get beyond, and I do feel haunted by the past. Really bothered by my past, actually. I also feel really paranoid and alienated from others in the present, so I’m just in this odd isolated bubble by myself. I’ve been reviewing my whole life, which I shouldn’t do, and really shouldn’t do by myself, and I just feel like a ‘nothing’. I’m very good at invalidating myself, and that’s what I’m doing right now. I seem to not be able to stop.… Read more »

calypso
calypso

you are definitely not nothing flowerchild! this will pass, you know it. everything shifts. I hope your past-scouring is serving you in a healing or releasing of whatever haunts you. Be kind to yourself in the process xx

flowerchild
flowerchild

Thank you so much, calypso, for reminding me that all things must pass. It is so comforting to know this, although sometimes things pass very slowly! I hope I see the light, the lesson of this time-period soon, but I need to be patient because things don’t always happen within my imagined time-frame. I can’t force it..

Thanks, again, for acknowledging me!

calypso
calypso

you are most welcome, I would offer more if I could. can you do a few nice calming little things for yourself like meditating? nice baths are good, you can actually release quite a lot in a good soak. fill your heart with light, drink a nice cup of tea, sit somewhere beautiful, whatever you know works for you…

Pi
Pi

flowerchild are you still there? if you hav eASC 10 cancer, wouldn’t you also have pluto on / still v close to your descendant? that’s heavy. big change over relatively long time. been there… it’s overhaul central. you can only give it time and try to do little things to keep yourself afloat when you can. just ‘being’ among the tumult and wholeheartedly, consciously acknowledging it can be enough sometimes. I can also relate to your description of how you are (not) relating to the outside world right now. I can’t get my head around it either. so, you’re not… Read more »

L
L

This is brilliant and just what I needed to read.

Kelly
Kelly

I feel like I’m always living in my past lately – not consciously but thoughts of exes and what could I have done differently literally cloud my mind daily – it’s starting to get irritating because it’s like I’m punishing myself. I want to move forward, learn the lesson and forget and all that, but I just never seem to be able to let go. Is this just a Pisces thing? I know we need to process the past to learn from it but when is enough enough already? Lol 🙂

Emg
Emg

They did some functional scanning of the brain in exed people and found the circuits that just keep lighting up. So we seem hard wired to circular think when newly or not so newly exed. Then post that, I consider it must be the individual. I will hold up my hand and say I work on the experiential side of life but then have to file each one of those. Eventually and it’s more of a time thing, I reach a satori. I get that omg or eureka. That fits with that. This goes with this and it just gets… Read more »

Quadrupled
Quadrupled

I too like gazing over my past for pattern recognition, for identifying triggers that may once again drag me down. It is like self-vaccination. But I agree, digging in the past longer than necessary keeps me away from seeing the potentials in the Now. Stay there until you get the lesson, then get out of your past.

Anonymous
Anonymous

None of that trinity spring to mind as folk to emulate for me!
Enjoy wanting. It’s almost as nice as having I hear.
But whatever helps you to your dreams manifesting today!

davidl
davidl

I think the interesting thing is that the ‘past’ actually happened. Not may or might of, or possibly, so events from the past can teach us about reality and real consequences of things that actually happened. Problem of course is ones memory of these realities. Let’s face it the mind has effective ways of warping those memories so that lessons can be unlearned and past events questioned..like , did I feel ill the last time I drank a bottle of vermouth ? nah, it was fine..

milleunanotte
milleunanotte

Yes i imagine so much, constantly playing with the world i see before me with my imagination, that i still surprise myself with, “That really did happen!” I wonder if, for example, i was once the only adult, on an express bus called a ‘rocket’, who decided to pretend it really was a Rocket and each person on it was either a Wizard or an Astronaut, and i whiled away the time by deciding what each passenger was (my Merc in Aries couldn’t cope with the wait time to my destination otherwise. It seemed a long 15 minutes.) The other… Read more »

7th house
7th house

I think historians and history teachers would disagree on principle … and because they’d be out of a job.

Fish lightly
Fish lightly

The Toltec Sorcerers recapitulated their entire lives starting w yesterday. Lived in a shamanic community that did the practice and it was serious spiritual work that lead to a pretty altered state. It was to look at the past to let it go.

GeminEE
GeminEE

Hey Mystic, I haven’t received any

GeminEE
GeminEE

Oops I meant I haven’t received any daily mystic email since Friday. I’m also not sure if my email went through. Do get in touch with me. Thank you!

Virgo Ellie
Virgo Ellie

I love that saying! SO true.!!

Serenity
Serenity

I work in domestic violence, abuse and trauma. Talk about the past not just an albatross around one’s neck, but could be a permanent injury,, with the situation still in force or in one’s head and heart, still in force. And then the toxic attachment, based on the past, moving forward. How to move forward is what I help with. But gotta process the past to do so. So it is significant for someone who has never processed their past, because they don’t have anyone to do it with. Unless one has the inner resources to do this alone, it’s… Read more »

Virgo Ellie
Virgo Ellie

WOW… you are an amazing individual dealing with such people. It pains me to see individuals unwilling to dig deep into their past to let it out. Pains me!! How do you get through to someone who you know is hurting, is looking for help but realizes once they might have it runs away. Is there any way to get thru to them without freaking out. I believe, and you will tell me otherwise that when an individual is stuck in their black abyss that if you touch a piece of it to trigger their reaction it could be deadly.… Read more »

Serenity
Serenity

Thanks, VirgoE. Doing the work because I grew up in it. Most of us do this work to heal ourselves. Your friend, that little bit of light you see is huge! If that little bit is able to come out with you, over time, more can come out. It takes a lot of patience and unconditional love. xoxo

calypso
calypso

thanks for this Serenity x

Anonymous
Anonymous

I dunno. I’ve recently been taught how to look at the past without reliving it and trying to decipher the why’s and the how’s. Look at it ,acknowledge it and let go.

I am now actually totally against counselling in that it forces someone to completely dissect an event so that it is embedded deeper and deeper into the memory – and so with it being continually dregged up for re-examination it becomes the present – again.

The past is the past. Move on.

moved on
moved on

oops, dredged not dregged.

calypso
calypso

I tend to agree, to a degree Moved On,

I think that counseling can be good for practical present-based support but healing? My sense is it’s not intellectual, and that yes, you risk dwelling on and giving power to past trauma.

My energy healer never gives much attention to the past – often doesn’t even look into what old blocks are, just ascertains whether they are life-enhancing or serving me in another way and if they aren’t? gone.

Of course all circumstances and people are different, but this speaks to my experience.

serenity
serenity

Dredging up the past would be for someone, especially children, who have not been given the opportunity to talk about it or say anything, completely invalidating that they had lived through some kind of terror or injury. This wouldn’t apply to someone that’s worked out their past however way that’s worked for them. Counseling is completely voluntary and there are several methodologies, several are present and solution focused.

calypso
calypso

you’re right of course Serenity, it was important to me at some stage to talk about what happened to me in the past, and still is in some ways. I in no way think that denial is a healthy answer. I guess it’s part of a process…

Double Happiness
Double Happiness

I wish my ex had some kind of counselling after his childhood abuse as it will continue to affect him forever and everyone around him. My fav quote ” the past is another country, they do things differently there”

Wish Upon a Star
Wish Upon a Star

I love the clarity in your thoughts.

S
S

MM your lyrical brush on today’s daily email was beautiful.
Love this post. It explains why sometimes I get this zapping plug and pull feeling in my back, I don’t want to look back and see the shit storm that was. Cause it’s about time I made it to that rainbow.
Ask anyone with PTSD and they would love to hit “erase” on those memories, that drag you under and leave you all at sea.

jicky
jicky

I like all this, the LO text and the responses down here. It’s a tough one – the line between being informed by the past and reliving it too often. Regrets can swallow you whole. I agree with Prowlin’ that it’s best to be accompanied to create some boundaries around it and make sure thoughts about it are not dysfunctional.
Love the Tupac quote too DT, a highly driven person, cut down in his prime.

david5379
david5379

I have always thought reflecting on the past is a good estimate on how much you have progressed, and I don’t even mean seeing how far you have come compared to your past self either, I mean when you start to tell your story, the narrative of your past, think about what that story says, and in what ways your straining to portray yourself, then disprove the story if you can or see the other side, I have found how I tell my story to myself has been changing with how much I change, a bit complicated, but if you… Read more »

prowlncrab
prowlncrab

You know … sorry to sound churlish. But can you use a freakin full stop every now and again? I’m like … exhausted after reading that!

Domestic Triffid
Domestic Triffid

Don’t be cruel. He used a full stop !

Personally I’d go for a paragraph break – I don’t know about you but the fonts on my computer make for hard reading on this site, even when I zoom them.

prowlncrab
prowlncrab

😆 Full stop. Paragraph break. Whateva! Anything to break up that tsunami of words that just drowned my poor only-had-one-coffee-this-morning brain!

😉

prowlncrab
prowlncrab

ps. you can change your font preferences in control panel or apple if you are a mac user.

david5379
david5379

font preference? You mean you can change the font of the internet?

prowlncrab
prowlncrab

well actually the font is determined by the fonts installed on your computer, your system preferences and internet options. It’s all customisable. A web page merely points to a certain font style or set in the css variables, but you can change it to suit your preferences.

david5379
david5379

mmm, that sounds like the normal amount of effort involved in messing around with your computer enough so it can do whatever you want

Serenity
Serenity

moon in gem!

prowlncrab
prowlncrab

:mrgreen:

Andromeda
Andromeda

Don’t read Joseph Campbell prowln! I swear half a page per sentence… egh. Carry on David, it’s probably a sign of deep intelligence.. or something! 😉

prowlncrab
prowlncrab

Meh. All that stream of consciousness stuff makes me wanna barf. Just an excuse for undisciplined, lazy thinking and communication.

Scorpbot
Scorpbot

Agree with you Prowln!!! My mars in Virgo find
“stream of consciousness” writing infuriating.
Punctuation and para space serves a purpose – legibility and comprehension! I’ll forgive the occasional spelling mistake but who has time to read blocks of lorem ipsum with no punctuation?!

Be radical with your thoughts and ideas but for FFS express them coherently!
My Mercury Scorp just wants people to get to the point already!
And keep it brief! Otherwise, leave it for your journal or diary!

*Moon in Saggo gets down from soapbox* 😀

Anonymous
Anonymous

hum i dont know the fuck is wrong with you people i enjoyed reading david. Stop if youve got negative shit to say keep it to yourself, who cares about your fucking preferences this is the kind of shit that makes people shy away from sharing their insights. virgo this scorpio this shut up if you got a good virgo you can fuckin process and if you got a good scorpio youd totally understand the fuck hes talkin about. signed: a powerful fucking splash chart

Scorpbot
Scorpbot

Just saying its hard to read!! Sometimes I read, sometimes I don’t. If you enjoy reading his comments please continue. Who’s stopping you? You couldn’t keep your opinion to yourself so why tell me to shut up? We’re all entitled to have a say whether it’s pleasant or not. I’m not bothered at all by people being negative. And I already stated my comment wasn’t a personal attack and listed the astro reasons for my point of view. What’s YOUR astro for wanting people to be nice all the time but swearing at me (how rude!!) AND being anonymous? Oh,… Read more »

Scorpbot
Scorpbot

Half a page per sentence 😯

It’s why I’ve never read any William Burroughs or found his “cut-up technique” appealing. Ugh!

Thanks for the tip re Campbell.

Andromeda
Andromeda

Well, he does have great ideas here and there – IF you get past the writing style! I mean he is really interesting on a host of topics discussed in astrology generally.

david5379
david5379

I’m really sorry, I forget I do that, I know its wrong but periods seem overly formal in certain setting, when I read I dont really need them and kind of assume its easier for others I guess, my commas are basically periods.
See I used a period and it feels kinda wrong, even in this comment so far if I changed the commas to periods it seems kinda weird to me, comment sections seem different to me somehow, in the future I will make sure to think about it more and I’m sorry

prowlncrab
prowlncrab

lol it’s ok …. I was just being a shit-stirring punctuation nazi. Something must be in Virgo. 😉

Anonymous
Anonymous

Haha funny

Scorpbot
Scorpbot

David, my rant was general. Nothing against you personally, but to be honest, I haven’t read your comment. I always skim over long chunks of text. Unless it’s someone I vibe with. Don’t have time for it. Especially if it’s a post with over 100 comments.

It doesn’t matter though. People do read your comments and respond. No big deal.

As you were…

Anonymous
Anonymous

*thumbs up*

No, I think inner monologues are normal. Perfectly normal. I don’t even know what normal is though. Does anybody?

Then again, I’m one of those crazy people who has to grind my teeth together, purse my lips and/or bite down on my tongue so I don’t accidentally let some of that inner dialogue pour out when I’m in public. Oh, but it manages to creep out in blips and bleeps…

This Mercury Retrograde has gotten me into so much trouble. Nothing quite like getting caught talking to yourself on the toilet. *facepalm*

david5379
david5379

haha, sometimes when I think I am alone without knowing it I start silently mouthing the words I am thinking, and a few times someone has walked in on me doing that and there I am moving my mouth like an IDIOT, haha, its probably one of the most embarrassing things uggh

dia.astro
dia.astro

LOL I do that too 😀

dia.astro
dia.astro

David you are an Aries right? with Gemini moon? I am Aries gemini rising and I totally get you, don’t let them harass you about full stops. They must be virgo punctuation freaks. Everything you are saying about the inner monologue and re-framing the narrative of your life story resonates with me completely. A major part of my personal journey/spiritual evolution has involved massive changes in the way I tell my life story to myself, which would have been impossible without the willingness to delve into the past, and not in a detached way either. “leave the pieces on the… Read more »

david5379
david5379

naw im a pisces, but dont worry I feel ya

milleunanotte
milleunanotte

I feel this. i LIVE for STORIES. You can get me to agree to do anything by telling me a good story. I’m like a kid…sometimes i sit in front of a person and ask a few questions that (secretly) make them tell me a STORY. Their eyes and face come alive with a light from another time, another world and i can ride this light like a journey…take me there! So i feel this about my own history. These are stories, films, narratives; i can change the narrative voice, the background music, the place at which i stop and… Read more »

calypso
calypso

have you heard this one Mille?

“The world is not made of atoms it is made of tiny stories.”

Andromeda
Andromeda

I love that Cal!

milleunanotte
milleunanotte

Never heard it but it feels like i might have said it to myself some time 🙂

I live by it. Really – even though it seems like a dream or ideal – if i cannot work this into everything i do, i die inside.

Except the atom denial part. I believe in atoms.

…Shit, knowing me, i probably deep down believe an atom is a faerie, or a faerie is an atom or some such bizarrity. *sigh* It’s weird being Piscean.

Domestic Triffid
Domestic Triffid

Also, I’ve had an interesting time of it. Cleaned out my handbags and wardrobe and found a set of keys I thought I had lost forever over a year ago. And No, I didn’t leave them in that handbag – I wasn’t even using it at the time. I blame the Gremlins. Reading Matt Stone’s “Diet Recovery 2” with screams of outrage. Been taking my body temps and discovered that despite medication, my metabolism was just crawling along. Have found the Margaret Cho “Fuck It” diet and can actually get out of bed in the mornings now, despite gluten AND… Read more »

Wildwood
Wildwood

I am going to make sure I use “tiddlers piddle” in conversation some time today 😉
xx

Anonymous
Anonymous

Maybe you are capable of transmuting the effects of yr environment & foods beyond the capacity of the average person!!!
Or you might be …part alien. 😯
So lucky.

Domestic Triffid
Domestic Triffid

I’ve quoted this before, but its worth repeating:

“You can spend minutes, hours, days, weeks, or even months over-analyzing a situation; trying to put the pieces together, justifying what could’ve, would’ve happened… or you can just leave the pieces on the floor and move the fuck on.”

? Tupac Shakur

dia.astro
dia.astro

this is balderdash.

Anonymous
Anonymous

Actually I agreee with the quote. You can move on, and once you’re far away, perhaps contemplate/process what happened. Fire signs sometimes just have to move the f*** on…

prowlncrab
prowlncrab

One valuable lesson I’ve learned is that the ego can only reside in the past or in the future. It is unable to sustain itself in the present which requires a more intuitive connection to life rather than one based purely on the logic and reason used by ego (both of which rely heavily on past learning). However, I agree that mining the past can be fruitful if you go there using a structured approach – ie. psychotherapy on a personal level, historical detachment on a global level. The past has much to teach, but it can be a double… Read more »

milleunanotte
milleunanotte

Plenty to think about in your mention of where ego resides. Intriguing.

And i like the exhortation not to go there unaccompanied!!! Really made me grin.

electric eel libran
electric eel libran

People who can’t remember the past will be doomed to repeat their same mistakes over and over…some smart person said that. It’s true. You have to try to understand the past but don’t live there. Reliving Glory Days sucks. Don’t cling to it. The present beckons and the future needs you!

Sociopaths don’t look back because they don’t like being reminded of failures and can’t take criticism.

dia.astro
dia.astro

I agree that it’s sociopathic to go through life without looking back. Of course the present moment is the everything, but without understanding the factors that went into the creation of the present moment, there is no context, there are no bearings, you are essentially flapping in the wind. It is, truly, sociopathic to say the past doesn’t matter. People (like my Leo dad) say things like this when they’ve made a bed they don’t want to lay in. Eff this.

fallen angel
fallen angel

Is it so typical Kataka to chime in on this subject? Well, I’m not for or against. I am PRO-resiliency. And being that I think whether the demand is stillness or movement, you should be able to tap into the past, the now and your visions of the future vis a vis how it emotionally resonates with you at present. I think the present is the key to processing everything. But I can appreciate this piece in the sense that we can’t necessarily look to the past when we’re looking at it for a fix, though I’m not necessarily comfortable… Read more »

Pi
Pi

yes. 🙂

Anonymous
Anonymous

Now is forever.

Anonymous
Anonymous

🙂