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You are more than your story

Copyright 2016 by R.A. Robbins

Do you feel trapped in a story of “pain”, “sickness”, “loneliness”, “abuse”, “failure”, “shame” or “isolation”?  Or perhaps your story is of a “perfect world” which may not exist?  Have you moved beyond all that but still find yourself telling the same old story over and over?  Is it time to lay down that tired old story which no longer serves your highest good?

As individuals, communities and nations we are being called to re-examine our stories.  Looking closer at our history, admitting mistakes and taking action to make things better is necessary during times like these.  It’s time to start admitting we are not perfect.  We need to summon the collective courage to dig up some of the skeletons so long buried we can almost believe they don’t exist, find common ground and begin to heal old wounds so we can move forward.

Yes, our stories have led us to who and where we are today.  They have been stepping stones.  They can even serve us as a warning of pitfalls we need to avoid.  It’s when they become our sole identity that we get in trouble.   It is time to release tired old stories that have been holding you back, both individually and collectively so we can live for our higher good?

Please join us in thoughtful consideration of this important topic.

Let Go of Your Story to Find Freedom

Copyright 2016 by R.A. Robbins

“Let go of your story so the universe can write a new one for you.” Marianne Williamson

This is a time when we are usually thinking of freedom and independence in political terms, but I want to go a little different direction here.  Let’s talk for a minute about the freedom to create our own reality and thereby change the world.

I loved this quote the minute I saw it.  Marianne Williamson is a wise woman.

We get so caught up in our personal history (our stories, if you will) that we forget that we sometimes keep ourselves chained to the past, unable to move forward.  This is something I know a little about.

For many years people who I have to believe meant well encouraged, and sometimes required me to keep repeating my story, over and over.  My story became my identity and I was led to believe that is would never change.  I was irreparably damaged.  There was no way out.  My story was who I was and would always be.

I tried not to believe it, but it wasn’t always easy.  It has been a long and sometimes difficult journey to break free and reclaim my life.  Writing a new story has not always been easy, but it has been so worth it.

It is not easy to let go of a story, but one freedom we always have is to change our mind.  Change your mind, change your life.

That doesn’t mean denying or ignoring what happened in the past.  It means beginning to look at the present moment and then toward a brighter future.  Don’t worry if you haven’t “resolved your issues” yet.  Issues get resolved when we commit to life and start to really live.

If your story has you in bondage, let go.  The universe so wants to write you a new one.

This month our Thoughts for Today will be  thoughts on freedom from well-known and not so well-known people from different walks of life.

So, the espirational question for July is, “What is freedom or living free for you?   Let’s start a conversation and see where it leads us.