Friday, June 18, 2010

Rewriting Your Story

We all have a personal history.  We've encountered countless situations, and have labeled ourselves and our lives based on who we were in those situations.  How we've labeled our experiences has created our personal stories, which are basically who we believe we are and what we believe our lives are all about.

Having a story gives us a place, a way to belong in this life and know ourselves as unique and truly here.  But in some cases our stories, based as they are on events that are often long past, don't serve us in creating our highest vision for ourselves.  If a part of my story is that I'll never have enough money, that belief will play out.  If I believe that I'm not worthy of loving relationships, that, too, will find a way to become my experience.  And so it is with creating a life.

What we believe is what we manifest.  This is a simple spiritual truth with tremendous power.  What if we are holding on to a story that we have outgrown?  What if we are capable of expressing a higher vision of ourselves than we'd ever imagined?

I don't mean to say that we should deny the events of our lives, and the effect that they may have had.  Some of life's circumstances may have been painful, or tragic.  But we can have the courage to rewrite those stories, too, and find the pearl of wisdom, or compassion, or light that has come from having walked through the experience and come out the other side.  Our wisdom, compassion and light are important parts of the new story.

If we need to have a personal story at all (and of course we do), then why not make it a best-seller?  Why not craft a story about the things that we do especially well, or how amazing and perfect our bodies are for allowing us to experience the large and small miracles of a lifetime?  Why not tell the world a story about the love we've given, and received?  Why not be, in our own story about ourselves, blessed and lucky?

It's our story.  We're the authors of our lives, and we're making it up as we go along.  Holding on to old concepts is no more the truth than boldly claiming all that we have learned and done to become the masterpieces that we are, in this moment.

That's my story, and I'm sticking to it!

May this tool be a blessing. . .


  1. I think when in deep silence and “I” is dropped, every story has dropped, purpose of being here is clear. Wish / story that evolve to fulfill that purpose manifests.

  2. very well said - hopefully we become better writers :)

  3. We are the captain of our own ship ... we decide how we want our life story to be written. I've my fair share of heartaches and failures but along with it, I have rewritten them to survive positively. This is an evergoing exercise.

  4. Sherry,
    Great post. I agree we write and produce our own story on the stage of our lives. If we don't like what we see in Act One - we need to get busy and do some rewrites fast!

    Just today I was out for a walk and I asked myself what my story was....I was surprised by what I heard. I new it was time for some editing and rewriting.

    Thanks for this very helpful post.