You may be wondering how you can let go of the past and move on fter realizing that you are stuck in it. Letting go to move forward seems challenging. You have little idea on how to deal with the multitude of emotions that arise. At the same time, you do not feel equipped to move on.


Let go of the past and move on


Letting go of the past is certainly something that has not been taught as a life skill back in school. Yet, it is incredibly important. I wish someone had taught me how when I was young. It would have saved me a lot of heartache during some of my darkest periods.


Then again, some of us may even erroneously believe that we have moved on or forward. It happens when we choose to set our memory of the trauma aside or ignore the pain that we feel from it. Yet, if the wound feels just as fresh, we simply have to acknowledge that we have not allowed ourselves to come full terms with it.


You would know that this is the case if the memory keeps coming back. Or if you keep repeating the same story of trauma every time you meet a friend. You simply can’t let go of the story of your life… which happens to be one of limitation and lack.


I have observed my tendency to repeat the same story myself. I have also observed this in others too. Then, it struck me that telling the story repeatedly could be our way of seeking closure. But it is the ego’s way of seeking closure. And it does not help in the long run.


We only reinforce the same energy of blame, anger and frustration. And guess what? By virtue of the law of attraction, we attract the same patterns.



let go of the past and move forward


In a previous article I had written, I offered 10 ways to letting go of the past. In this article, I hope to show and share specific ways to help you even more.


How to Let Go of the Past and Move On


If you are determined to let go of the past, the following are specific ingredients for success with EFT (emotional freedom technique) tapping. They are essential for anyone who wishes to let go of the past and to move forward.


1. Tap away the past 


Follow the steps in the video below that I had recorded…

Tap to Transform Telecast: let go of the past


2. Forgiveness.



forgive and let go



Focusing your mind on things of the past that you can’t change is not going to help you. The past has already happened as it did.


One way to move on is to forgive all those who are involved. As Buddha once said, “Holding on to anger  is like grasping a hot coal with the intent of throwing it at someone else; you are the one who gets burned.


Most importantly, practice self-forgiveness. Give yourself a break and stop beating yourself up. Use the ho’oponopono mantra, “I am sorry, please forgive me, thank you, I love you.”


3. Wounded Child Healing


If you are still bothered by a past that has happened when you were below 6-7 years old and if the above 2 tips are not helping sufficiently, it is best to dive better.


You will need to unlock the memory of the trauma. Your inner child could be trapped in a time bubble in the Matrix (or field). Thus, you will need to release him or her from emotional or mental patterns that are still keep you stuck today. You overcome your freeze response in the process.


Letting go of the past involves addressed the unresolved feelings that your inner child has. He or she may be feeling violated, abused, traumatized or inadequate back then. A childhood integration session aids in emotional release and helps to restore wholeness. You also anchor a more empowering memory of the past. Contact me here for Deep Dive Matrix Reimprinting sessions.


4. Distill the Wisdom


The past holds important lessons. When you are able to distill the lessons from it, you can be assured that you’d be able to move on far more easily. The great news is that you would no longer attract the same lessons because you no longer hold the same low vibrations. Hurray!!

Contact me here for Deep Dive Matrix Reimprinting sessions.


Let Go of the Past and Move On Quotes – Slideshow


I’ve created a slideshow with a collection of quotes on letting go of the past – view it below…

Let go of the past

Let Go of the Past Quotes – view this slideshow as you make the intent to release all that no longer serves you


Let Go of the Past and Move On


Letting go of the past allows you to live more fully in the present and to move on.


You open yourself to joy right here, from this moment on. You open the space to creating new opportunities, improving your relationships and restoring wellness.



Aligning to your fullest potential becomes a lot easier when nothing in the past holds you back.


Love and abundance always,



Share Your Story


Found it hard to let go of the past? Would you agree that releasing the past helps you to move on? Share your story below.


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  1. Cathy Taughinbaugh

    These are great suggestions Evelyn for letting go of the past. People can get so stuck from past experiences which can lead to self-medicating or developing unhealthy habits to compensate for the pain that a person is feeling. It is so important to address the issues early on. I agree that it is the only way to move forward in a positive, successful way. Thank you for a great post!


    Evelyn Reply:


    It’s great that you agree with me that the only way to move forward is to let go of the past and the importance of addressing this early on.

    Thank you,


  2. Elle Sommer

    Knowing we can’t change the past, but still allowing it to dictate our future makes no intellectual sense Evelyn…but our emotional sense doesn’t always find it easy to slip the bonds of our history.

    Love the points you’ve made here…so useful to those struggling to let go and move on to a brighter future.

    Thank you for this much needed article. 🙂


    Evelyn Reply:


    I totally agree that it makes no sense at all on an intellectual basis. Yet, it is our emotions that tend to get in the way.

    You are welcome,


  3. Suzie Cheel

    Letting go is my focus for this week so hadn’t tied it into Chinese New Year so will speed up the process Love the slide show xxx


    Evelyn Reply:

    Hello Suzie,

    Keep up the great work!

    Love and abundance always,


  4. Sandra Pawula

    I think it’s so important to acknowledge how hard it is to let go of the past, Evelyn. Thanks for doing that. That itself already allows healing to occur. These 4 approaches can all help unwind the attachment. Tapping can be so calming and forgiving so releasing.


    Evelyn Reply:

    Hi Sandra,

    I’m glad that you recommend tapping too 🙂

    Love and abundance always,


  5. Debbie Hampton

    Letting go of the past is a life skill that I definitely didn’t learn growing up – along with many many others. Like you, I wish I had. Better later than never, huh! 🙂

    Your 4 suggestions are helpful. Personally, I find forgiveness so freeing. I haven’t tried tapping. I want to explore it.


    Evelyn Reply:

    Hi Debbie,

    Yes, absolutely agree that better late than never.

    I highly recommend that you explore tapping. It helps to rewire the neural pathways!

    All the best,


  6. Paige Burkes

    I’ve found EFT to be so powerful in releasing any thoughts or feelings that are stuck. It allows you to acknowledge what you may have tried to hide which opens the door to moving forward. Simply stating what your emotions are and where you feel them helps to unlock them and allow them to shift.


    Evelyn Reply:

    Hi Paige,

    It’s great that you have found EFT to be powerful too!

    Louise Hay once said that in order to clean our home, we first be able to see the dirt.

    We sure don’t want to keep the dirt after seeing it. EFT helps us with the objective of acknowledging, releasing and affirming the way forward.

    Thank you,


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