Life experiences often create storylines and belief patterns, for this is our way of understanding the experience and making sense of what happened. Yet, all too often, such storylines can stifle and contain our true essence as we try to protect ourselves and avoid feeling that way again. Of course, not all storylines are negative in essence, but even positive ones can end up stifling, for they can dance and sway taking us away from being centred and feeling Whole; we can get lost in the dance and lose sight of the bigger picture and the journey home (to Self).
There are times when we need to face our storylines and lean into them in order to understand them, but there are times when we need to acknowledge them and set them free. Sometimes, trying to understand them becomes onerous and draining, for we can become even more consumed by them in the process. It is important to accept that these storylines have shaped and defined our lives, but at the same time, it is important to realise that they only continue to shape our lives if we allow them to.
Such a realisation is a big one, for once we can accept this we can see that by changing these storylines, we can change the shape of our lives. This is not a new concept, but it is one that so many struggle with; self-knowledge and self-awareness is power, and when we open up to this and embrace it, we stop being powerless pawns in the storylines of our lives and instead become the author with pen in one hand and a fresh, crisp page in the other. Whilst this doesn’t mean that we won’t face challenges or hardship on the road ahead, it does mean that our perceptions of this have changed enabling us to realise the true and majestic force of our strength, our courage and our Truth so we can face the future with vision, power and love.
So, as we sit with pen poised and ready to write the next chapter of our lives, we need to be clear about what we truly want. Whilst many of us have ideas and dreams, goals and visions, shaping these into something more tangible is important, for if we cannot know what we want, how can we ‘write’ it into being? We all have differing perceptions of abundance, happiness, joy, wealth and bliss, and this is what makes humanity such a diverse and complicated heaving mass of souls. Yet, it seems important now to have the courage to stand up tall in order to declare our own vision of abundance and to connect to the intent of this vision in order to give it shape, energy and form.
As we re-write the story’s of our lives and let go of the storylines that no longer define us, we can feel like a true part of the Universal Flow; we become One with it and become it as we merge with the currents and find our true state of being...