We all have stories that we live by. These stories are based on our perspectives of what we have been told and what we have learned through all of our experiences in life. Sometimes these stories support us in becoming all that we want to be and chasing our dreams. Sometimes these stories hold us down and prevent us from fulfilling our life purpose. However, our stories are written we have the ability to shift them to tell a tale that will support us in creating what we want in our lives.
Our stories can wreak havoc on our lives. As humans we have a tendency to fall into patterns and frequently recreate the same situations over and over. These situations can reinforce our stories and keep us trapped. Identifying our patterns, behaviors and stories, makes it easier for us to identify our part in things so that we can begin to change these things that do not serve us.
If your story supports, you in doing what you want to do and being who you want to be CONGRATULATIONS!!!! Some are raised that way, some come to this naturally, while many need to consciously rewrite this story over time. We receive messages from our parents, society, teachers, bosses and media., telling us what box we need to fit in and in what way the world to accept us. Don’t be too big, Don’t shine too bright, go along to get along. Or there are the messages that not only limit us but push us down. You have nothing to offer, the world won’t accept you, you are not enough, you are not lovable.
What is your story? Do you have a deep inner calling? Do you have a dream? When you think about taking steps toward your dream (calling/goal) is there a thought process that gets in your way? This is your story, your limiting belief. Dissecting this story is the key to finding freedom from it. Where did the story come from? Why were you told this story? Is this story true? Chances are this story is not and never has been true, yet still, you may be sitting there right now thinking it is true. Are you holding on to the story that you are not worthy? Somewhere within you, you know that you are even though this story gets in the way.
Dissect some more. How has this story effected your life? What areas, what results, what ripples and waves have been created from this story? WHAT DO YOU GET OUT OF PERPETUATING THIS STORY? There is a safety in playing small. Is it worth it? Or are you ready to make the changes and do the work to have the life you want?
Create your own story! Create your dream! What is the story that goes with your dream life? Create a story and visualization of every part of your life. What would your job, relationships, home, everything look like? Paint the picture. How would the new story support you? What would you be capable of with the new story that you weren’t capable of before? Changing old patterns and stories can change everything in your life. It is not simple but it is possible. The old story will continue to try to hold you back and it is up to you to process these snares you encounter along the way. Create a story that can defeat the old one with one swift kick. This is your life!