Memories Change

A back and forth in comments on Rose Rosetree’s blog led me to write this article. It evolved from there. Our relationship with memories changes as we grow. Just consider now something you remember from when you were about 8 years old. While the idea of the event remains, you are remembering it from how you are now, not how you were then. This changed perspective changes both the context of the memory and some of it’s qualities, like importance. Also, in the remembering and the telling, our self-story about memories tends to change over time. We reinforce what has … Continue Reading…

Memory Barriers

In another discussion, the subject of memory barriers came up. We’ve all experienced these, like when we block an unpleasant past experience from recall. That illustrates an important detail. These barriers are energetic, what we experience as emotional. And that is simply because memory itself is energetic, stored “in the cloud” or field. If we close an energetic door, that quality can’t flow and can’t come “to mind”. No memories are ever erased but we can lose easy access to them. The simple lapse of time and more recent experiences may fade our childhood, for example. Also, memories can carry … Continue Reading…