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Releasing Regret for Good: For Sophia – July

Regret over past choices is a heavy emotion. It hangs like a dark cloud, keeping the mind spinning through endless scenarios of what might have been, what could have been, and most darkening of all, what I “should have” done.

Few mind-games keep our lives as small as that one. It can start as play, and I have been there.

My mind loves to spin fictions, entertaining itself with narratives that might have been, if only at that fork in the road I had chosen left instead of right. Maybe you play that game too? Maybe you envision yourself in a different relationship, a different career, a different home, a different country? You remember a moment when a certain choice propelled you forward on a certain trajectory, leading to where you are now.

A different choice would have unfolded into an entirely different you. You wonder at the wonderment of that. The fun stops, however, when regret enters in. The game is over when you believe your fiction should be the reality, when you tell yourself that the choice you made was wrong. Then the whole thing gets dangerously serious. For nothing blocks our spiritual evolution quite like regret over past choices.

Regret forms a dark heavy energy in our auras, shrouding our innate luminosity. We are beings of light, all of us, continuous with cosmic light. And light knows what to do! It dances in patterns set in motion eons ago. The movement of your soul through time forms a story, written in the stars: where you have been, where you are, where you are going.

Your soul travels through time to know itself. Life events provide the lessons. At every juncture, you choose what feels right based upon what you see, hear, think and know at that moment. You react to things that trigger you. That is the mechanism. And sometimes also you are the victim of circumstances, including feelings, not in your control. It all belongs to your story—written by intelligent light.

Thirty years ago, paralysed by regret, I literally could not get off the sofa for three weeks. But darkness contains powerful lessons. Often we need to go through a tunnel of despair before we can truly soar into light. Known in spiritual traditions as the “dark night of the soul”, it culminates with the joy of morning—always.

The light of Jyotish illuminates our life journeys. It accelerates spiritual evolution, because you understand your story, no matter what it is, as divine grace. You see the part that is fixed karma, written in the heavens since the beginning of time. Divine light leads you to exactly where you need to be to teach you exactly what you need to learn.

Peace and trust come with that knowing.

But you see also the part that is not fixed, and Jyotish teaches wise navigation. It illuminates the key to the lessons, revealing to you the direct path out of the tunnel and into the light.

Om  shanti