Lately, I’ve been reflecting on the power of our story; the ideas, thoughts, feelings, beliefs and experiences that we outpicture through how we speak about who we are.
Dr. Jim Loehr in his groundbreaking new book The Power of Story says “Your story is your life. As human beings, we continually tell ourselves stories-of our success or failure, of power or victimhood, stories that endure for an hour, or a day, or an entire lifetime. We have stories about our work, our families and relationships, our health, about what we want and what we are capable of achieving. Yet, while our stories profoundly affect how others see us and how we see ourselves, too few of us even recognize that we’re telling stories, or what they are, or that we can change them-and in turn, transform our very destinies.”
From the perspective of quantum mechanics, everything in the universe is made up of energy and information. What you say about who you are-your story-is the energy and information you are putting out about yourself that is vibrating at a particular frequency. Understanding vibration is a key distinction because the words you speak about yourself, and the story that emanates from your words are either at a low or high vibration.
According to the Heisenberg Uncertainty Principle, objects show up at a quantum level by how we observe them. As a result, things manifest in our lives by the level of attention we place by how we speak about ourselves. Your story relates to how you value yourself and your self esteem. Do you find yourself speaking continually about what’s wrong with you? I’m not smart enough? I don’t have _________ in my life? I don’t deserve this?
Consider the story you tell about who you are as your “Old Story” or your “New Story.” Your “Old Story” typically involves various internal and external circumstances that you have a visceral reaction to. The old story is rooted in limiting beliefs fueled by putting attention on negative thoughts that do not serve your highest good. For example, a female client I worked with a few years ago lost her relationship after her partner got fed up with her negativity. This woman never took any responsibility for her part in the relationship ending. Her story became “men can’t be trusted, and I can never be happy with anyone.” Her story was the energy vibration she sent out to the universe. Of course, source energy being the highest vibration merged with her vibration and said YES to what she was sending out. Hence, her story reflected her reality that she could never have a successful relationship.
Your ‘New Story'' involves making a “shift” that allows opening up to the possibility of your life being amazing. This involves having positive, empowering beliefs about yourself. We all must desire to have our new story through making the decision to claim it by focusing attention on positive, empowering beliefs. As you visualize, feel and hear your new story as if you already have it, you create your life through how you talk about it. Muhammad Ali said continually “I AM THE GREATEST.” And yes, he was.
Old story is rooted in your perception of the past. It is very important to stop cheating on your now and future by living out your past through your old story. As the late Dr. Carl Jung said, “I am not what happened to me. I am what I choose to become.”
Choose to be who you are through your new story. Know that you are connected to the energy of creation. Know that you are loving, joyful, peaceful, grateful, beautiful, resourceful, and the total potentiality of all that is available to you as you choose to claim it as you embrace your new story.
And So It IS.