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Laura's articles are published monthly on the San Dimas Community News, the La Verne Community News, the Glendora Community News, and the Azusa Community News. She is also a regular contributor to The Messenger, a Spiritual newspaper operating within the greater Los Angeles area and online editions.

Please feel free to share her articles and other publications with your friends and family. All that she asks is that you please include the credits at the bottom of the article. Laura would love to hear from you whenever you share her writings with others.

Month of January 2010 
Time to Thank the past and Let it Go 

This is the time of year we naturally look back, reviewing actions, experiences, events. Life brings many experiences which are out of our control. Many others we control and we have actually created them. But the past is gone and we need to move forward. We can’t move forward and experience the future with all of its possibilities if we’re stuck thinking about the past, regretting it, with guilt, anger or any other negative emotion. 

One way to release the past is to be grateful for it. Of course, it is easy to be grateful for what we consider blessings. I want to talk about being grateful for the things you’re not so happy about. How do you become grateful for the experiences and actions you regret? How do you become grateful for having being sick or unemployed or hurt? 

Turn every single experience into a blessing. See everything that has happened (or hasn’t happened) in your life as a blessing, because every experience is giving you the opportunity to grow. How do you see experiences as blessings? 

First, know in your heart that everything happens for a reason and that in each experience, no matter what, there is an opportunity for you to evolve. The reason we are here on Earth is to evolve as Spiritual Beings. 

Second, ask yourself, how was this experience an opportunity? What did I learn? If you were hurt, then the experience may be the opportunity to learn to forgive, to know that you can’t give your power to anyone, and that in the future, you resolve to respond with things a little different. If you lost a job, the blessing may be faith, to absolutely know that everything is temporary, and that you will look back and realize it was for something better. If you have regrets about things you haven’t accomplished, maybe the opportunity is to learn to forgive yourself. To know that was matters in life is how loving and caring you are, not what you accomplish or not.

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Laura Bonilla, C.Ht. is a Licensed Spiritual Coach, Hypnotherapist, and Reiki Master/Teacher. Laura’s holistic approach is to bring the Spirit, Mind and Body into Oneness. Through her private practice she helps people be successful in life. For private sessions, information about her workshops or to buy her Self Hypnosis CDs please go to www.themindclinic.net or contact her online. You can always read her articles and archives on her website. All her materials are copyrighted © 2020. Reprints allowed with credits intact.