Are you in a slump right now, in need of a boost? There are many ways to accomplish this, but one mindset in particular is extraordinarily helpful. In order to get there, some questions are in order:
If you were to sum up your life experience, explaining the who, why, where and so on of your life and yourself – past and present – how would you do so? If you were to describe the majority of your life, your patterns, your general challenges and victories, how would that sound?
There is probably a recurring pattern in your ‘life story’
There is no right or wrong answer here, but it is probable that if you take the time to self-reflect, you will come up with a recurring theme.
It could be that you’ve always struggled with your weight, financial woes, relationship turbulence, health problems, and so on. In describing your experience, do you see a theme or pattern emerging? Most of us do, it’s quite human!
In reflecting upon our life experiences, it is possible to become wrapped up in a particular theme, or story. It’s one you probably know by heart, if you think about it – and it is usually what is found at the very heart of any particular slump, so to speak.
People often talk poorly about themselves
“I’ve always had self-esteem issues,” says one person. Another person might say “I have always had a hot temper, and that’s just who I am.” Someone else might say that they have been struggling financially for their entire lives, starting with growing up in poverty. These are just a few examples.
The imaginary people in the examples above might – or probably – have some amazing traits and gifts. One could be an accomplished pianist, another could have a gift for entertaining, and someone else could be a great mom. Or all of the above. Yet, that is not the story they tell. It is not what they emphasize.
The story they tell – or even just feel – about themselves is something that does not serve them.
You can change your life, by telling a different story
Could that be the case for you as well? If so, there is fantastic news: you can change your story! One hundred percent, you can change it, and in the process, give your life an incredibly positive boost.
The teachings of Abraham Hicks, as translated through motivational speaker Esther Hicks, explains how this is possible.
In the following YouTube video, Hicks discusses the topic at length:
“You have to tell the story the way you want it to be, before the story of your life will actualize around what you want it to be,” says Hicks.
She goes on to say that every single part of your life that you are living is in response to the story you are telling. The way you think, the way you feel, and your attitude is your point of attraction – in other words, they determine what you attract and manifest into your life.
“If you want something to shift in your story and the way it manifests, you’ve got to start telling the story in a way that shifts your emotion as you tell it,” she adds. “The source within you tells the story that you are worthy beyond description, and when you say that things aren’t going well, there is a clash in the stories.”
No matter where you are emotionally right now, you can begin to tell your story in a brand new way – you can tell it in a way that reflects who and what you want to be, how you want your life to be, and how you want to feel.
Think of your story as your life script. You can edit and even rewrite your script, updating it with current information based on what you want. Imagine who you would be without the old story. Who would you like to be? Tell that story – rehearse it, in present tense. For example, “I’m excited about the person I’m becoming, I can feel that good things are happening.”
That is a very basic example – you can use your imagination and have fun playing with different scripts that resonate within you.
In the book Money, and the Law of Attraction, by Esther and Jerry Hicks, this topic is also addressed:
“You have to begin to tell the story of your life as you now want it to be and discontinue the tales of how it has been or of how it is.”
When you start to tell a new story, you are giving yourself a valuable gift. You can shed your old story and begin anew – this time, with the script that you have always dreamed of.