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You are not your past. Although your past helped shape you, you can choose how it shapes you going forward. Those choices create the story you tell yourself and the world, which impacts your decisions—and ultimately shapes your life. Today, thanks to Mercury Retrograde, your thoughts and emotions from the past might come into your awareness, so that you can experience them in a new light, with a new perspective. Today, you can begin to view your past with compassion and gratitude. And, by doing so you will ultimately be able to let go of your past and all the stories from your past and live in this present moment. Today, come to terms with your past by extracting the good and holding onto the lessons learned. Then, leave behind the all of the garbage you've outgrown! Today, remember that changing your perspective is like changing the window through which you view your world. When you change how you view the world, you change how you feel about it and guess what the world around you changes too!

Just for today, I am grateful for every experience I have ever had for it has shaped me into the person I am today and that is exactly who I am supposed to be right now. I am willing to forgive myself for not being perfect. I am living the best way I know how. I release my past with love and I am now free to live in this moment. And in this moment all is truly well in my world. And so it is.