The Three Rooms represent where our thoughts are, and therefore, where our attention resides.
Where we focus our attention determines how we feel. How we feel determines our experience of life. Our thoughts can be in one of three places:
- The Past
- The Present
- The Future
The Past Room
One of the most common places our thoughts go is the past. We think of events that have already happened and relive the feelings we experienced at that time and place. Past experiences can remind us of what we perceive other people to have done to us, and often these thoughts produce unpleasant emotions. To make matters worse, rather than recognizing that they make us feel bad, we tend to dwell on those thoughts, which further perpetuates the negative emotions they generate. “Learning” from the past maybe a necessary endeavor, but continuing to relive emotions that make us feel bad is not useful.
The Future Room
Our physical bodies may not be able to jump ahead in time, but we have no problem thinking way ahead about what might happen in the future. We create different scenarios for how our experience in the physical world may unfold. Usually, we come up with worst-case scenarios, which are not pretty. This is not the same as planning for the future, in which we envision positive outcomes in our lives. Instead, our thoughts often run ahead into the future and focus on all the things that could go wrong in the world. These thoughts do not make us feel good.
The Present Room
Our thoughts can go backward in the linear concept of time (the Past Room) or they can go forward (the Future Room). But what if they don’t go in either direction? The only other place our thoughts can be is right here in the present. When our thoughts are in the present, we can’t relive negative emotions from the past or feel anxious about how we think our life may unfold in the future. When we are in the present moment, we experience no thoughts based on our perception of time and space, because we are focused on only one point in time: now. In this moment, and only in this moment, we are aligned with the vibrational frequency of our Source. This is Divine consciousness. In this room, we feel love.