Stuck on Old Stories

Stuck On Old Stories

Sometimes I ask for clarity, and the universe is very clear. It says in plain english, “This is what you need to do.” The message is unmistakeable as I hear it from multiple people, and see it demonstrated in “coincidences” all over my life. I know it’s coming through me for my own highest good.


Why, then, can it be so hard to move forward despite these signs?


I know I’m not alone in asking this question. I see people going through it all the time. We agonize over our lack of clarity, but when the clarity comes, we don’t want to listen. We are afraid to move forward. We shuffle the tarot deck and do the reading two more times. We ask our friends the same question over and over. We begin to to argue internally. “What does that mean? How could I possibly do that?”

If you happen to be in this exact situation right now, I suggest your ask yourself one question, and I promise this has the potential to fix everything:


“What is the story you are telling yourself?”


If you’re arguing, then there must be an old story you’re telling yourself that you really don’t want to let go of. When spirit says, “Don’t be so afraid of your lover, just trust it!” and you say, “Trust it! Are you kidding me? That’s scary!” Then there’s a story behind that. Why is it scary? What happened the last time you trusted? Were you hurt? Did you vow never to do it again?


Identifying Your Stories. Find a private, safe place to sit down and spend some time identifying the Story you may be telling about your current challenge. Ways of approaching this exercise include (1) journaling, (2) talking into a mirror, or (3) asking a friend to ask you the following questions while holding a respectful, non-judgmental silence. This doesn’t have to be a deep meditation. Your goal is, in fact, to connect with your everyday, talking persona, and the areas where your conscious self has put up natural boundaries to protect your inner child, your primal self, and your tender heart.


Asking the Questions. What story are you telling yourself about this situation? How is that story protecting you from being hurt? How is that story preventing you from new experiences? How can you change the story so that you come out a winner? How can you change the story so that everyone comes out a winner?


Simply identifying your stories allows for you to understand where you are stuck. Releasing limiting stories and embracing the unknown will allow you to move forward.


The unknown is not always comfortable. It can be downright scary as you feel at your most vulnerable, but remember, you have the gifts of breathing in Reiki life force, of affirming love within your heart, and of allowing hope to carry you bravely forward. Onward ho, and blessings!

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