Modifying Memory – by Kat McCarthy

In the January 2014 edition of The Magic Happens, I explored the idea that memeory is a fantasy and the further into the past it moves, the more fantasy it becomes.
You can view that article here: Misty Watercolour Memories

At the time, I mentioned the idea of manipulating memories of the past inorder to change future outcomes. Iæve continued to consider the idea and now I want to quickly share my thoughts and perhaps get your input on the subject.

The thing that seems most important is to acknowledge that the alterations of memory that it takes to change the outcome of the future need only to be the tiniest of changes. The core of a memory must remember must remain as it is until it begins to liquify, so to speak.

A memory is not an event. It is only the perception of an event experienced from your unique perspective. Since we all hae a unique perspective of every event we are priveleged to partake in, it stands to reason that there are many perspectives of every event. Since there are many – they are not fixed – there is not a correct one and an incorrect one. Perspectives are made up of feelings, ideas and decisions or in other words, the filters we have created out of our many perspectives of our many experiences. Any one of these things can be changed a tiny bit to make a huge change in the future.

For example: Let’s imagine for a moment that I did something when I was 10 that has left me feeling deeply guilty. If I can change my perspective of whatever it was that I did, just 1 or 2 degrees now, I will be on a completely different course in just a couple of years.

When a boat is sailing the ocean, an accidental 2 degree course correction will have that boat 100 miles away from it’s intended destination in just 12 hours.

The longer you stay on the new tiny course adjustment, the further you will travel from where you were supposed to end up. Get it? Small adjustments – big change. Want more money, change how you think about money just a little bit, then wait for the time to pass that needs to pass to get somewhere new. Want more love? Change how you perceive love and wait. Want a slimmer body, change just a little and wait it out…

So go on now, experiment. Please come back and share your findings with us so we can all grow a little together.

About author

This article was written by Kathleen McCarthy

I am the founder and CEO of the popular online magazine, The Magic Happens: Humanity Thriving Out Loud. I am also the managing editor and chief discoverer of talent. The Magic Happens is my passion and the work that I put the most time into. I am a believer. I believe in what is happening right now. I believe in 'the happiness movement.' LOA is really cool and it is also a universal marketing scheme. What that means is: "the Universe had to give us a reason to be happy before we would actually choose to be happy." Us Humans would never even consider a happiness movement without knowing what was in it for us Humans. LOA taught us what is in it for us. Now we can just relax and celebrate - be happy for happiness' sake. I am the river. I am the buoyancy that holds The Magic Happens aloft. TMH is about thriving, thriving is about being happy. Thriving and happiness are both choices. We choose to be happy.. Or Not.. I/we, therefore, offer you choices. We virtually hold your hand while you explore the new choice. While you explore a new perspective so that you can see yourself thriving. So you can see yourself happy. Join us. Read with us. Love us, as we love you. :) If you write, join us and discover the value of support among people who care about your passion and success. Contact me at Kat (at) themagichappens (dot) com (written that way to avoid spam.)


Comments (2)
  1. Kristine says - Posted: April 2, 2014

    This is great! I like the idea. Im gonna try it & start now. Thanks Kat.

  2. Audrey Bell says - Posted: April 5, 2014

    I began shifting my perception years ago when you had introduced me to Gregg Braden. And he is spot on about the “false beliefs” we carry around with us and how those beliefs (past memories, if you will) guide our present and future course in life. If we can come up with logical scenarios for any past false belief or tragic memory we might have — such as the memory of being trapped in a well for several days — then we can alter our entire perception of that memory (like the logical replacement scenario you describe of shifting our perscpective of the event to neither good or bad but simply an experience — take out the emotion of it and it simply just happened, was an experience; it’s possible to even replace some of the more negatively associated emotions with positve ones.). Takes me back Kat, Thanks!!!

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