From my book, Three Principles of Angelic Wisdom.
“Dumping the Garbage”
More than one hundred twenty-five years ago, Dr. James Martin Peebles wrote:
“The oak remembers not each leaf it bore; and yet each leaf and bough and brawny limb help to make up the towering tree. Many of the acts and minor events of our lives have died out, or cease to echo in the memory chambers of our souls; still, their results live in our characters. Let then, be forgotten! It is not wise to brood over the broken rounds of the ladder our feet just pressed. The summit of the temple is to be reached. Direct the eye upward, and press forward towards the higher altitudes of heavenly truth and wisdom.”
From his home on the spirit side, Dr. Peebles now had this to say about his terrestrial statement:
“I still agree with all that I wrote as one has to let go of the backward-looking memories in order to continue on a smooth path toward enlightenment. There is no point in retracing or brooding over where one has walked. The movement is forward and upward. To stop on one broken round of the ladder and to not step beyond to the next, stifles.”
Also find more about the spiritual psychology of Dr. Peebles in my ecourse “Journey to the Heart: Exploring the World of Spirit and Our Connection to It,” available at Self Healing Expressions. .