Have you resolved your memories or do they still control you? Do you look at the past to determine your future? Are your dreams shaped by your memories? Some of you might remember a Moody Blues song called Days of Future Passed. Most of you might be too young! It was considered a classic in its time and the X Men energy continues that theme in a different way. It talks about pain having a purpose and therefore not to be hidden or suppressed but embraced and integrated. “ It’s not their pain you’re afraid of. It’s yours, Charles. And as frightening as it can be, that pain will make you stronger. If you allow yourself to feel it, embrace it, it will make you more powerful than you ever imagined.” Spoken by Professor X When we live in the past we live in our pain. Subconsciously we live our lives trying not to experience it again. The desire to avoid feeling it eventually consumes us so fully that we are not even aware of the patterning. We avoid feeling it and gradually we avoid feeling at all. We live in our heads believing it is safer and in doing so our lives are impoverished. When we use our fear as the motivator for our lives we truly grow. When we have the courage to dream our future bigger than we hold the memories of our past then we access our Magic.