I have a friend who once said to me “stop creating the story” when I described to him something that happened and my fear of what would come in the future because of it.
Stop creating the story!
It was a stop-in-my-tracks kind of moment. “Oh!”, I thought. “My gosh, he is right! I am predicting the future and writing the story before it has even happened!” And of course my story was the worst-case scenario.
Easy to do right? We worry about the worst. And even more tempting is to believe that the story of today (or yesterday), will be the same story as tomorrow!
Many of us by now have heard of the “law of attraction”. I am a big fan and believer. So, it is no surprise when I remind you (and myself!) that telling “tomorrow’s story” calls it in from the universe!!
No matter how gripping your current trial or story, or how “logical” the cause-and-effect you are predicting, let the story go!
Let the story go!
Because one of these days, you are going to wake up and the story will be different! The situation will have changed. And the thoughts we put out into the universe can make this happen sooner than later (or block the change from happening altogether)!
Really Scared? Try This!
If your fear is so great that it seems almost impossible to stop writing the same negative story in your mind, try this exercise to help you start calling in the infinite possibilities that exist for our stories:
- On three separate sheets of paper, write down three possible endings to your story. One of the outcomes should be the one you fear the most. The other two should be positive outcomes.
- Sit with your eyes closed, papers in your lap. Envision each of the three outcomes. Feel the emotions of each one moving through your body. Let them move through, don’t resist.
- Open your eyes and rip up the paper with the undesirable outcome. Throw it in the trash, toss it in a river, or burn it. Whatever you need to do to feel as if you are releasing that story!
- Put the most desirable story in your pocket, in your purse, by your toothbrush or by your bed. Somewhere where you will see it or feel it’s presence often. Close your eyes from time to time and envision this version of the story!
- Place the other story in your underwear drawer.
Yes. That’s what I said.
Place the other version of your story in the underwear drawer! Isn’t that where we place most things we are saving for a rainy day? This is now your plan B. And it’s not such a bad story (but it’s not your favorite)!
So, tomorrow, wake up with a clean slate, turn a new page, and start writing a new story!