“I hope you will go out and let stories happen to you, and that you will work them, water them with your blood and tears and you laughter till they bloom, till you yourself burst into bloom.” Clarissa Pinkola Estes We have had stories written about us in the minds of others, sometimes those stories are told so often to us that we make them ours and carry them over the lifetime with few alterations and seek supportive characters and scenes to add. But what truth is there in these stories, and if there is any does it even still apply? Have you ever dared to challenge it, to step out of the role, to author a new scene that does not fit the story at all and turns it on its end?
The above quote supports this idea. The shaman celebrates this concept. You need to work your story and bring your essence, your passion, your joy and your soul into it and allow it to unfold as you work with it into the beauty and the truth is revealed. It may have a few familiar verses of the old story. It may visit some of the pages, though torn and tattered, but it will have its own vibrancy, its own unique flavor of the you that you are now and are becoming. It will not need the history to support it or back it. It does not need the drama of the past. It cannot thrive or flourish there.
Instead take your new story and bring your authorship to task. Bring it out into the light of the day. Let it experience itself in the now. Bring to it new relationships, new experiences, new concepts and more. The more you invest in the story of who you really are the fuller and richer it becomes and the more vibrant and joy filled you become. You begin to see the possibilities in every situation, event, relationship and more. You let go of the excuses and step away from the stumbling blocks that you allowed to obstruct you in the past from moving forward to the gifts that life holds out to you.
It can be challenging to do, but it will be worth it. The power of your thoughts and your words will become clear as we begin this process. Be mindful of them. Be aware that others in your life may not want you to change the story. That is ok, that is their process, not yours. Step by beautiful step you will unwind the old and create the new. Be gentle and compassionate to yourself. Be honest and brave. And remember it is your life story, you are its author, you are the artist with the paintbrush, bringing it to its colorful life!
Blessings ~ Lisa
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