Within you there’s a story about who you are–we commonly call that an identity. That story is based on your life experience, what you were told about who you could be as you were growing up, and what you decided about what was possible for you–probably at a very early age. The degree to which you know that story, and your relationship to it, determines the degree of your freedom, and your ability to create what you want in your life.
And there’s a story inside about what’s possible for you, usually based on what people told you, and even more, what people showed you through their own lives, was possible when you were a kid.
(Or in another life–well, that’s another story.)
Maybe, probably, you’ve changed that as you’ve grown up, yet vestiges of it are still here, unbeknownst to you. The story about what’s possible. It lies deep within. And it organizes and orchestrates what you think is possible. Kinda creepy, huh?
And then there’s your vision.
Like you want to double or triple your income this year. Or you want to attract ten new clients at a higher rate. Or you want to create a new business, or take your existing one to the next level.
You might have a vision for an expansion in your lifestyle–a new home, a new car, a better vacation, more and better time with your kids. Or maybe it has to do with your health or relationships. Whatever your vision, your dream of something bigger and better–in some way–than what you’ve experienced before. You dream it. You want it. You long for it. You can almost taste it. You make plans to create it. You hire people like me to help you manifest it. You enroll your beloveds in your vision. You take steps to make it happen.
And what happens?
Well, that depends on your story. There’s the story you know about. And there’s the story you don’t know about.
And it’s the one you don’t know about that often determines what happens next. Because it operates from below the level of your awareness–it’s part of the air that you breathe and you don’t even know it’s there. You just see the affects of it in your results, in what happens.
And if your story matches your vision, then your vision manifests. And if your vision doesn’t, well, then it’s slow going, or a struggle, no going at all, or go and then stop. Or you might find that some things come easily and others are like trying to dig through a cement wall with a popsicle stick.
Does any of that sound familiar?
So what can you do? I know when I first started creating vision boards, I was so excited to create my vision with images and words in this visual way. It was fun, creative, and inspiring. And uneven. Some things were easy. Others seemingly impossible. And still others, it was like the collage was speaking to me.
Things I did not consciously intend later jumped out of the collage as they manifested in my life in surprising ways. It was like Spirit was speaking to me through my pictures as much as I was speaking to Spirit with my intentions. And the more I began to listen and observe as well as intend and create, the more I got out of the process because it became a dialogue that gave me information about myself that I didn’t already have. And that helped me get at the story I didn’t know was there.
Getting at that story is important.
Take a look at your results. What story are you living inside of? Your life (like my life, we are the same) is a cosmic drama. Who is the director? Who is on center stage most of the time?
Of course the story takes on a particular flavor through your experience. And yet our stories are largely the same deep inside. So go inside. Take a look. Make a collage. Let it speak to you. Be honest with yourself about your story. Bring it to the surface so you can decide if you want to keep living inside of it, or if you want to change it. Because you can’t change it until you see it. As disconcerting as that might be, it’s well worth the effort.
You can only be unconsciously written by your story until you become aware of it. You CAN rewrite your story once you own it. And then you can match your story to your vision. And when you do, it’s like magic. Because the inside–the deep inside–matches your dream, and you can get emotionally involved in the two together. Then your actions gain traction, you begin to see and act upon new opportunities, synchronicities increase. You begin to really live what is already true: The universe is conspiring in your favor. And that’s leverage with power of which is beyond your imagining.