I like this image because it reminds me that not only can I rewrite my story but I can also put it in a metaphoric bottle and send it off to the Universe to make it happen. I can let go and let God.
On January 1st I wrote a blog called “One Magic Word” where I talked about creating a List of Accomplishments, as if those things had already occurred. My list was lofty and I was dreaming big! It is a powerful exercise I encourage you to do. Little did I know that it would cause such a stir in me!
I have spent the six months since I wrote them unraveling old beliefs and reprogramming my mind so that I could align with those lofty goals. Does the fact that I have yet to accomplish them mean it was a failure, or that I am a failure? NO WAY! I still have 6 months to accomplish them and the six months I have spent rewriting my story, will make it possible to do so.
We can not line up with our desires if we have a contrary story running in the background. It is impossible! Our words are powerful and the words running unconsciously in our head are just as powerful. Thoughts become thing, that is the guarantee and we don’t want negative, unconscious thoughts that are contrary to what we want to create be the ones that become the things!!
Until we learn that we can rewrite our story, most of us are running the program we learned as children. This could be a good story but I bet for most people it is filled with contradictions and beliefs that are not getting us where we want to go. It isn’t anyone’s fault it is just the way our society works.
I like to use myself to illustrate a point because it makes it more real. Here is an example of one of the accomplishments on my list: “I shall achieve the rank of Ambassador Diamond” which is the 2nd highest rank in our company. That is a lofty goal and if I am out of alignment, it will be impossible to achieve, even though I wrote it as though it has already happened. If I am in alignment, it can happen easily and quickly!
I can never achieve Ambassador Diamond, no matter how many affirmations I am say, if the real story in my head goes something like this “How am I ever going to get there, no one on my team is working,”, “look how easy it is for Suzy to get to Ambassador Diamond, why is it so hard for me?”, “I would have to work my butt off to make that happen”, “It is just too hard!” “I was stupid to think something like that could happen to me!” “No one wants to join my team”, “I never meet anyone who is interested in my product or business”. You get the point. Not a good story, right? But guess what those things are manifesting because that is what you are thinking. The thoughts get affirmed and you are in a vicious cycle of self defeat.
You CAN always rewrite your story. Decide what it is you want to accomplish in your business, get into a positive frame of mind and start writing. The more detail the better. Make a commitment to accomplishing what you wrote and take these four important steps:
1-Put your story where you can see it every day.
2-Read it out loud once a day, even a few times a week can be powerful, especially in the morning to set your day up.
3-Don’t concern yourself with how, when, why, put that story in the bottle and trust that the loving creator will make it happen.
4-When you catch yourself running the old story in your mind or in your behavior say “That is not my story!”
You will probably be doing step four often if not all the time in the beginning. As you run your new story and stop the old one you will find that you say it less and less and that you are believing your new story more and more.
Today is the perfect day to rewrite your story. Give it a try.