We are energy systems. If we are clear of limiting beliefs, the energy moves in one direction. If we aren’t clear; the energy moves in several directions, and without full power. Holding on to hurtful past events means part of your energy is being spent reliving and recreating that old event.
When you get clear of the old events, hurts, memories and beliefs, you will have more energy to attract what you want now. And the more energy you have now the more you will get.