Although what occurs now happens now, when it’s seen through the eyes of the past one isn’t with what is actually occurring. You can’t be present for the present when the past is being used to live now.
Living from past energy patterns isn’t something that jumps out at you, the patterns linger in place waiting for the opportunity to be used. They don’t have to be glaring, nor do past energy patterns always manifest as totally destructive actions, but it is destructive in the way it doesn’t allow you to be with what’s occurring right now, so it takes you away from truly living your given life. You end up living the same life over and over, doing the same thing, getting the same results, basically it’s as if you’re stuck in a rut which only gets deeper each time the lingering past is grabbed and brought into the present. You can’t be present for the present when the past is being used to live now. Much quietness will be needed to see the lingering past and how it’s used.
Our lingering past energy patterns are very subtle and are deeply engrained, noticing this is the first step in one’s liberation from this energy. This energy is so controlling because it’s brought into the present and blocks the ability to live Now. Not many truly live in the moment of what’s actually occurring. Although what occurs now happens now, it seen through the eyes of the past so one isn’t with what is actually happening now. There’s so much past energy and only in one’s awareness of this can the lingering past energy patterns even begin to be broken. Watch the mind and how it constantly uses the past to live Now. How you can tell something is being used from the past is by the label being applied to the present moment because when it’s all said and done, the present moment needs no lingering past to be.