Your life story is important and can have profound effects on others when shared to help or inspire. However, often we get fixated on ‘our stories’ or lack thereof. We forget our stories are not who we are but what we have lived through and lived by up to this point. Our stories tell of the lessons, blessings, tragedies and miracles that have happened to date. They teach us, help us to grow and develop on our journey but they should not define us. We hold onto some of our stories we have lived in our lives, they may only be a paragraph or a chapter or a section of our overall life story, but we hold tightly to them, restricting and blocking our way forward.
We are in a constant state of change, every second of every day we change a little bit more and more. Our spirit, soul, heart, whatever you wish to call it, is the only thing that remains throughout our lives and beyond. Think about how different you are now to the way you were as a teenager, you are still you, but you are so different at the same time.
Often, we feel like we have no control of the things that are happening to us and around us. We feel like we will stay stuck in this situation or life and question over and over – Is this it? Or What did I do to deserve this? When we feel ourselves getting stuck in this energy, in this way of thinking, we stay in this place and hand over our power. We are making excuses, giving up and saying we don’t believe, we don’t trust.
We are forgetting that we are the creator, the author, the director, of our lives. We have the power to change the script whenever we want. We can change the cast or scream ‘plot twist’ and totally rewrite the ending. We can do this even on a day to day basis, if you’re having a bad day, and you recognise that it is all hitting the fan, pause, take a breath and change it, flip to end well or at least doing something that will make you feel better for the rest of the day.
Take back your power. Take responsibility for your life and the choices you make. Remember if nothing changes, nothing changes. In telling your story (sad, tragic, harrowing as it may be) you will stay stuck in repeating your story and not moving onto the next chapter of your life, which could be the best one yet!! Don’t be defined by your past, your story to date. Make your memories and your experiences your beloved teachers, the blessings that allowed you to learn and grow. You are stronger than you know, you have to believe that!! Why? The evidence is that you are still here. There is no power back there in the past, none of your power is there. It is like starting a race with your back to the finish line. How can you even join in if you are going the wrong way? ALL of our power is in the now and it gathers momentum as you move forward.
Don’t let anyone tell you any differently. Don’t let anyone tell you or make you feel like you cannot do it, or you are unworthy of such a wonderful life. This especially goes for YOU – get out of your own way and start making little steps forward and set the scene for the next episode.
We need to turn our lights on and I mean FULL BEAMS. The time for dulling our lights is over, no more will we sit in the corner, turn off or lower our light for anyone else. If someone does not like our message, our passions, our humour, our drive, our message – whatever it may be, that is their business. What anyone thinks of you is NONE of your business. They will say things to try and get you to dull your light again – you can’t / you shouldn’t / tone it down /don’t sing your song / don’t write that story / don’t speak our truth.
Ignore them-Remember they can only love you as much as they can love themselves. If they are projecting all their shit on you it shows you this is how they treat themselves – pray for them, send them love because that is what they need most. Lisa Nichols calls them ‘dream snatches and vision busters’. Don’t let them take your power or dull your light.
Rewrite your next chapter, your ending, ensure it is full of abundance, fun, love, laughter, excitement, passion and creativity. Live it, breathe, it come back to everyday from a place of peace and love. Trust, trust, trust that everything you ever wanted is ready and waiting, all you need do is align and know it to be true.
Remember; simply connect, simply love and simply shine!