REWIND, REVIEW AND RECREATE THE PAST
Rewind, Review, Recreate
technique has proven to be a most effective
tool in releasing resentment, anger and hostility
with understanding, compassion and love, thereby
recapturing vital energy. This
dynamic meditation is powerful as a visualization
exercise and can be effective as a written
exercise as well.
Evoke Your Greatness Processİ takes the
position that we are better served to engage
emotion rather than fight it or retreat
from it. We therefore aim to reach a level of acceptance and embrace
With this in mind, let's take a moment
to understanding what we mean by embracing
the past before beginning the exercise.
the past means:
understand that the totality of all of
our previous life experiences brought
us to this precious present moment and
to reject any part of it is tantamount
to rejecting ourselves. Therefore, embracing
our past is a loving act of kindness.
forgiveness is about cultivating greater
understanding, compassion and love. We accomplish
this by releasing that which we are holding
to ourselves too closely.
most inappropriate, hurtful behavior comes
from an absence of self-love, lack of awareness,
and often a sense of unworthiness felt by
the offending party. This helps us understand
why sending love to the offending party
is an obvious choice.
at the spiritual level, the illusion of separateness
is shattered and that we are indeed all one;
therefore forgiving another is forgiving ourselves
and vice versa.
healing is the return of the memory of wholeness.
by continuing to enter the deep peace found
in meditation, we continue to develop an inner
calmness and are less reactive, thereby enabling
us to be more understanding of our own behavior
and the behavior of others. Consequently,
by being peaceful, we are less likely to cause
harm or to be harmed.
Rewind, Review and Recreate technique
will allow you to make a good study of your
interpretations of the past and use the sacred
gift of your imagination to release and replace
resentment, anger and hostility with understanding,
compassion and love.
help describe the Rewind, Review and Recreate exercise below, I cite one sample situation. Of course,
there are many possible scenarios. If you
have any challenge applying this process to
your particular situation, by all means, feel
free to send me an email John@EvokeYourGreatness.com
and I will be happy to assist you.
this exercise, we capitalize on the fact that
the brain does not know the difference between
a "real" or vividly imagined thought. The
power of the imagination and its effectiveness
as a tool is unappreciated by our society.
As Carl Jung once said, "The debt we owe to
the play of imagination is incalculable."
Use this creative exercise to release feelings
of anger, resentment, and/or hostility.
Rewind, Review and Recreate Exercise
Close your eyes
b. Take a few deep diaphragmatic breaths
c. Mindfully relax your body
d. Review some passive scenes to calm your
e. Connect with how you are feeling
f. Reconnect with yourself and perhaps something
higher through Gratitude
g. Review previous successes
a. Recall a memory of an event in which you
carry resentment, anger or hostility
a. Review the circumstances that surrounded
b. Review the meanings you have assigned to
it, that is, your interpretations of the event.
For example, if a parent punished you, you
may have interpreted that you were "a bad
child," felt shame, that your parent did not
love you, etc.
a. Consider other possible interpretations
of why the party behaved the way they did.
What might s/he have been trying to accomplish?
How might s/he have been feeling at the time?
Was s/he possibly unaware of the impact of
her/his behavior? Was s/he reacting to a situation,
acting out of frustration, a confused state,
not knowing what else to do? Was there the
possibility of a loving intention that was
not obvious to you at the time? Understand
and accept that you may not ever know and
that it is unimportant for you to know. Open
yourself up to a greater understanding of
5) FROM UNDERSTANDING
a. Cultivate a compassion for him/her by relating.
We have all felt frustrated, confused, made
less than inspired choices or behaved in inappropriate
ways. Try to see the other party's perspective.
a. Using the sacred gift of your imagination,
recreate the event, as you would have wanted
the event to play out. Do this as though the
event were happening NOW. See how s/he behaves
now that s/he is calmer, more aware, more
inspired. Imagine that s/he is able to understand
your perspective completely and knows how
to be loving toward you.
b. Send this person love. Imagine this individual
loving and embracing herself/himself, how
s/he now behaves having her/his needs fully
met, having creative ways to express herself/himself.
a. In a present moment context, feel the love
you are now feeling, for yourself. Feel the
love you are now receiving. Send her/him love.
See this person happy, having a healthy sense
of self and filled with peace. Feel yourself
filled with love and peace.
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