One day I was listening to the Dr. Pat show, and she had Dr. John DeMartini on. A woman called in for advice, but went on and on. If you haven’t had a chance to hear John DeMartini, he’s a pretty upbeat guy. Each time John tried to interrupt her with a positive suggestion, she would find a way of talking over him. At one point in exasperation he said to her, “You are not your story!” And I thought, “Hmmm…I doubt it. I think having a story IS her story.”
We all have a story. Some are little stories of the moment, or the year. But others take hold of us, and before we know it can become themes in our life, even archetypes. The Fixer. The Clown. The Bank.
Author Sonia Choquette encourages us to drop the story, both the ones that are working and the ones which may be a little harder to admit. I loved her fresh idea that you could view habits as a story you’ve outgrown. I’m all for processing experiences in a deep way, but maybe some things should just easily and naturally fade or fall away.
Get a new story – let go of the old story. Holding on to the belief that you are only made up of old experiences disconnects you from Divine Guidance and Higher Vibration. Rather than letting your past define you, view it as a story you’ve outgrown or become tired of and invent a new story for yourself. Create a new you, one who experiences synchronicities, magical moments, Divine assistance, and happy endings. Don’t define yourself by others impressions and judgments. Define yourself as Spirit and invent a story that includes boundless help from Spirit. Notice how attached you are to your old tired story of pain, suffering, frustration and victimhood. Notice how often you recreate this miserable version of you when speaking or connecting with others. Do yourself and those around you a favor and retire the old story. It has “bad vibes” and cuts you off from higher guidance and positive vibrations.
If you celebrate Easter, this may be the week to embrace a new story. To get started, I will leave you with a prayer from Ernest Holmes:
I now lift up my whole thought to the inflow of Divine Strength and infinite Wisdom.
I know that I am in a silent partnership with God-today, tomorrow and every day.
I accept the creative action and direction of the Spirit within me.
I know that new doorways are opened, that new opportunities for self-expression are now presenting themselves.
New ideas are coming into my mind.
I am meeting new situations.
I expect to accomplish and achieve.
Divine Intelligence flows through me, inspiring me, directing me into ever more worthwhile goals of creative endeavor.
God guides me in every way and new horizons of joyous living continually open up before me.
I accept the fullness of Life this moment.
And so it is!