We all have a story: I was born, I grew up, I began to age, this certain type of person always comes into my life, I continually have these struggles; this is who I am, this is my story. What many people do not realize is that by telling your story you are empowering it. You are empowering the constant drama, empowering the crappy circumstances, the continual references to your past, even past lives. Your sacred breath of life accompanies every word out of your mouth, and you are blowing energy into the continuation of how your story goes.The retelling of your story is as simple as your daily complaints, and expands deeper when you introduce the idea of past lives.
The way that I understand it, past lives are continually happening in the now; time is not linear but seems to be a big spiraling circle. You are accumulating past lives and future lives in the present moment (unless of course you are that enlightened spiritual being who has managed to extricate yourself from the cycle of continual karma). Past lives are nothing more than stories about you in another time; another story. Again, you need to look into the story and see what exactly you are empowering as you retell to friends and family. I am of the belief that it is my duty to strive to disconnect from all of my stories, past, present, future; it’s a daily endeavor. When I say disconnect I mean disengage from the emotional connection and personal interaction with the stories that are told. I believe another way of saying this is ‘to live in the now’. I am sure you are familiar with that saying! So, let’s do it; let’s live in the now!
Here’s a daily recipe that will help you to try it with me:
1. Pay attention to the words coming out of your mouth. Are you often pissed off? Are you often a victim? Why? How can you change your words to stop being pissed off, or stop engaging the victim role? Now, change your words.
2. Pay attention to how you like to hear about yourself. Many people like to hear about themselves, it is an action of the ego, but not inherently bad. Now, what is it that you like to hear about yourself? What are you consistently looking to others to tell you about you? Delve into that question and really embrace the revelations of who you are striving to be perceived as; and check it.
3. Now that you’ve started to create awareness of your daily words, I want you to start creating a new story. Who do you want to be? How do you want your life to manifest itself? Start telling that story. Don’t be hindered by others’ insecurities when you embrace your newfound ability to create your life; they will be momentary nips at the heightened state of your becoming.
4. Take it one step further. Find out about your past lives, and the trauma that was incurred at those times and take action to heal those wounds. By healing the wounds of past lives you will be creating a greater healing in your current life and better prosperity for the future lives. Eventually you may want to start disconnecting from all lives, and just live in the infinite wisdom of the moment. One step at a time.
I hope this helps you on your journey and reminds you to re-envision the story of yourself. Every story you tell is empowered, now it’s time to take responsibility for what that means.