An Instant in Eternity
If one meditates about his life as an "instance" within eternity, and contemplates his location now, as one living purposefully, reflective of the light of God within himself, he is renewed. Renewal is the result of kindness-to-self through the Practice of the Presence of God.
One moves forward in life believing this or that about himself. He also imagines his life beyond the now, and he reaches for this in his daily efforts. This reaching and grasping at imagined forms-of-self that do not exist yet, is reflective of learning to live. I can only conclude that when negative thought forms are no longer given mental platforms, and the intuition is fully utilized, that the higher, positive framework of life is seen and experienced as functioning.
Cycles and Negative-Energy-Release
There are cycles to the energy of life, and these are perceived as "good" and "not good," or "preferential" and "not preferential." To avoid getting buried under an avalanche of negative thought energy memories during a difficult period, one may continually release his negative experiences through the use of a positive affirmation. For example, the "Continually Release" affirmation states, "I continually release negative experiences in this current cycle as they occur." By attaining a meditative state, wherein the affirmation is used, one allows the negative energy to be released as it occurs. Further, if continual release of negative energies within the mind is not implemented, the thoughts, feelings and actions can become a memory-energy in the personal subconscious memory level of the mind, which if allowed to accumulate, will lengthen the duration of a negative cycle one may be experiencing. Overall, by using the process of "Continually Releasing" during negative cycles in one's life, he effectively monitors his thoughts, feelings and actions carefully, taking immediate action to neutralize the negative and its input on present and future cycles (Theocentric Psychology Doctoral Module #3, page 116).
The Best Lesson Learned
The best lesson and good that can be learned when coming out of a difficult period, is that your personal relationship to God has been strengthened.
And, this brings the narrative back to the only time one has to live, and it is now. This is the only moment that is meaningful. Even when recalling a prior moment that moved one emotionally, it is still experienced as now.
Rendezvous with God
It is one's focus, perspective, and language to himself that are keys to opening the door to enlightenment of the whole mind to its reflective Higher Self. This is a meditative state that is the simultaneous "empty-sky-that-is-full." It is a realization of God within oneself, and he ascends quickly within to the known location.
Meditation and Transparency: we live what we believe we can imagine.
There, which is really the most pointed here-and-now, one arrives in the Presence of the Most Beautiful Form. This location within the meditative mind is the ultimate description of now, which is experienced as a grateful and divine ecstasy that makes the consciousness transparent to God in all ways. In this moment, now, one knows the Presence of his Greatest Love, and sees that we live what we believe we can imagine.
To see the Light at the end of the tunnel, while smiling!