Thursday, June 9, 2011

Tell Me Your Story

Nobody can go back and start a new beginning, but anyone can start today and make a new ending. -Maria Robinson

Today, just for a few minutes take the time to think about your "story."  If I met you for the first time today what would you tell me about yourself.... 

Pay close attention to what you would say.  Did you say you have an amazing life; that everything is perfect and you wouldn't change a thing?  Congratulations!  Very few people choose to tell such a wonderful story.

If on the other hand, you are one of the many that paint a less rosy picture, don't feel bad.  Your story is a result of core beliefs; beliefs you may not even know exist. From the day we are conceived, we are bathed in the thoughts, feelings and actions of other people such as our parents, grandparents, other relatives, teachers, clergy, etc. Their beliefs become our beliefs when we are very young. Beliefs are an acceptance that certain things are true.  The belief determines what we will or will not do and also how we do things.

The good news is once you decide to,  you can change your beliefs and achieve anything and everything you ever wanted to achieve.

Now, tell your story again..... write it down or say it into a tape recorder.    Listen, really listen, to what you are you saying....In that story is the best place to look for the clues to the beliefs you have and hold dear.

Listen for things like-life is hard, I wasn't born with a silver spoon, my family was poor, money doesn't grow on trees, my dad/mom was an alcoholic, I'm sick, I'm tired,  I'm sick and tired....

Anyway, you get the idea.....Listen for the phrases that are NOT positive and uplifting that you are saying about yourself and/or your life....There is probably a self-limiting belief in there somewhere that allows you to think  those things and then create them....

It is important to note, we are ALL master storytellers and when we add power to the story in the form of a belief, well then, the story becomes our life....It is what is called an out-picture....What is inside our head manifests in the physical world.

Bear with me here, and tell your story one more time, but this time be aware of how it makes you feel.  Is there a part of the story that you feel in the pit of your stomach....that gives you a "sinking feeling."  The location and the type of feeling let's us know that the statement is NOT true (not that the statement itself is a lie, but that it is not an accurate representation of who you really are) and/or has a negative emotion attached to it.

As a tapping practitioner, I know that those particular statements are a great place to start to unravel the beliefs that are holding you back from achieving your wildest dreams.  And the great thing about it is that once you  find the right belief  (sometimes it takes a few tries)....BOOM!  You can unravel the whole ball of yarn very quickly...It really is amazing stuff.  Just remember, all lasting achievement begins inside...When you change yourself, others, and the world around you, change. You will start to get different results.

When you remove the limiting beliefs, (change what you believe), you can change your story to anything you want it to be.  We truly are magnificent in our creative abilities. 

Try this activity.  Set an intention and then take some action within 24 hours that will move you toward achieving that intention.  Then pay attention to what happens....Expect miracles, look for synchronicity,  coincidences, opportunities, etc and then take the next logical step toward achieving your goal.

Believe you can....

  Whether you think you can or whether you think you can't, you're right. Henry Ford

1 comment:

  1. Hi Kara. I would like to wish you well as you tread this path you have chosen. I think you'll find that the rewards outweigh the burdens by a fair margin.

    I have spent much of my life around the philosophy that underlies your work and have studied the works of many of its leading teachers. Thomas Troward and Rebecca Fine might be two names you would recognize, one at the historical and the other at the contemporary end of the field.

    I encourage you to continue making posts such as this.