Release The Stories That No Longer Serve You
In my previous post we explored how to discover your disempowering stories. If you missed it, catch up on it first. Once you discover your disempowering stories (which may require a thorough visit with areas of your world you'd rather not disturb), you are conscious of the places in your life where you are being less than the bright light you are. It reminds me of when light bulbs start going out, they still give off light but it's so dim you really can't see.
The way to blast through the old stories is pretty simple, though it often escapes us. I will tell you that in my experience it's difficult to get this on your own. Often the support of a professional (whether it's a therapist or a coach) is required.
In my case, I availed myself of both and it took me the better part of a year to uncover the spyware alive and well in my operating system. And … I've done ‘the work' for decades.
We're pretty tricky at fooling ourselves. Don't forget to lather on lots of love here, no one is exempt from this. We all do it.
Here is a process that I recommend you explore on your own to get started.
1. Suspend judgment. Don't make yourself wrong for the choices you've made. Chances are you made the best choice given your circumstances.
2. Explore the Story. Put on your cloak of curiosity and view the situation as an explorer in an unknown land. Curiosity is an open frequency and will reveal what escapes your ordinary point of view.
3. Create an Empowering Story. What is the possibility at play here? What is this crisis or challenge revealing to you so that you can shift it? Flip the story and explore new possibilities. I created a worksheet for my coaching clients – Embracing Your Empowering Stories. You can download it here!
I'm gently moving through the release of these old stories and allowing Life to shape me anew. Along the way, I'm applying heaping doses of liberal self-care and reconnecting to the practices that aliven and awaken me. I'm finding an even more peaceful and loving person arising from the ashes of my old self. It is ALL good, my friends.
Life's challenges are an opportunity to begin again, to craft a new you, to evolve your being. We all create stories. You can make bad ones, you can make good ones. Use your power of story maker, life shaper. Stories rearrange reality. Do it now.
Let me know if you need help with shifting to YOUR empowering story!