Tell me a story

Once upon a time there was a storyteller—you. You made up a story and set about enacting it. You can always change the story at any time. You are the storyteller.

~ Hilarion 

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Each of us has a story—the story of our lives. We each are the primary characters in our own life story, with a host of supporting characters to help play out events. Individuals who figure in each other’s stories often have radically different viewpoints of the same event. That’s because our perception of our life is exactly that—a story. It is based on what we believe about life, not about what actually is.

Our underlying beliefs about life—usually based in separation consciousness—generate our thoughts. Our thoughts create our reality. We tell ourselves our life story based on our physical mind’s interpretation of the past, which again is a series of thoughts about what happened. The story we tell ourselves about our past creates what is happening right now in our lives. Unless we are willing to change our story, our future experiences likely will be consistent with our perception of the past and present, too.

When we believe that we and others are flawed and broken, living in an imperfect world—separation consciousness—our thoughts will be of anger, disappointment, jealousy, disillusionment, mistrust, lack, and frustration. Holding these core thoughts, we will be unable to perceive anything else. We will interpret what is, based on what we believe and think. No matter what occurs, we will see it as we believe it to be. Our story is that of a victim who has to struggle against difficulty in an attempt to find love, happiness, and safety.

We can’t experience anything outside of separation consciousness, unless we change what we believe. If we are willing see ourselves as inherently divine and interconnected—part of a benevolent and loving whole—what we allow ourselves to experience can be quite different. The power of serendipity becomes apparent to us, and life is filled with surprising coincidences and magical symbolism. We discover joy in small things, revel in getting exactly what we need, and are thankful for the love and support of all creation. We recognize that our belief in the power of conscious love allows it to generate existence through us. Our story is that of a conscious co-creator who is in love with all of life—every moment of it—as exciting, beautiful, and precious.

Let’s take a few minutes to connect consciously with the divinity inside of us—our sharing within—to explore our ability to choose our life story. We’ll start by closing our eyes, taking in a complete breath, and letting it out slowly. We will continue breathing in and out easily as we picture our sharing within as a coherent field of golden light in the center of our chest. As we inhale, the light becomes bright and almost tangible. As we exhale, the light spreads out through us and everything around us. We’ll continue until we sense conscious connection with our sharing within. We will feel calm, focused, and steady.

We will think of a current life situation which we dislike or a way in which we wish our life was different. Perhaps we feel taxed by family duties. Perhaps work is stressful. Perhaps we feel overwhelmed by bills. Whatever situation comes to mind first is fine and perfect for our purpose.

We’ll picture the difficult scenario in front of us and breathe golden light from our sharing within into it, asking our sharing within to help us to understand how the story we tell ourselves has created the unwanted situation. Perhaps we were give adult duties as a child and now our life story is that of someone bearing up bravely under crushing personal responsibility. Perhaps we heard a parent say, “You have to struggle to make a living,” and now our story is one of someone who works hard but is misunderstood and underappreciated. Perhaps we came from an impoverished background, and now our story is one of someone who can never get ahead financially.

We’ll breathe golden light into our story and request assistance from our sharing within to identify the underlying belief about ourselves which feeds our story. Perhaps we believe we must prove our worth through suffering. Perhaps we believe we don’t deserve to be loved and appreciated. Perhaps we believe the universe is uncaring and won’t provide for our needs. Whatever our limiting belief, we can change it if we are willing.

Again, we will summon golden love light from our heart and project it into the situation, carrying our new belief on our breath. Perhaps we are willing to believe we are worthy as part of a divine whole, and will naturally attract loving and mutually supportive relationships. Perhaps we can accept that our divine interconnected nature surrounds us in the love and gratitude of all creation. Perhaps we now recognize that the infinite resources of the universe are naturally connected to us and available for our enjoyment.

We will create a different story for ourselves, based on our new belief. Perhaps we are someone who finds enjoyment and nurturing in personal relationships. Perhaps we are someone who excels at their career and enjoys the esteem and support of coworkers. Perhaps we are someone who never worries about money, but always seems to have plenty. We’ll breathe heart light into our story and watch it take on life. We are the storyteller and our story begins in love.

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Divinely unique and beautiful reader, what story are you willing to tell yourself? Please share…