Stories are the thoughts and beliefs that we convince ourselves are truth. We all have stories about the past, the present or the future. They can be about things we should do, what is possible, what other people could do, or who other people are.
Stories are generally untested, un-investigated theories or assumptions that provide definition or meaning to the aspects of life. The problem is that most of our stories are just assumptions handed-down from generation to generation.
When we experience stress, there exists an underlying attachment to an untrue thought or story. Instead of attempting to uncover the cause, we try to change our stressful feelings by looking outside of ourselves. It is very easy to get swept away by overwhelming feelings. However, these stressful, overwhelming feelings are our Inner Goddess/Adonis gently reminding us that we are getting caught up in our stories!
Depression, pain, fear, doubt and worry are gifts that tell you to “take a look at what you are thinking right now. You’re living in a story that is no longer serving you.”
When we get caught in the dream or the illusion, we try to alter and manipulate the stressful feeling rather than attempt to uncover the thought behind it.
That’s why I say that any negative emotion is an indication that there’s a thought that you may want to uncover and shift. Inquiry and investigation of any thought that no longer serves you will always lead you back to happiness and who you really are.
If you touch a hot stove does anyone have to tell you to move your hand? Do you have to decide? No! When your hand starts to burn, it moves. You don’t have to direct it. The movement is automatic.
In the same way, when you begin to question…
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Elaine C. Torrance-Gingrich Law of Attraction Coach