In this post I will talk about the stories I have been telling myself for as long as I can remember. I will talk about what I heard growing up that led me to my current manifestations.
It is my intention to help you see you also manifest your story, and you have been doing it all along.
A little more about me
If you read my About me page you already know my age. On my driver’s license I have brown hair, I’m 5’5″ and I weigh……well, I’m at my ideal body weight, let’s just say that. So my intentions are not to make changes in an attempt to lose any weight. My intentions are to become healthier. Big difference. Especially since even with losing weight there are healthy ways to go about it, and very unhealthy ways to go about it. That being said, I’m not here to recommend any diets per say. I’m just here to share with you what I will be doing to make those diet changes to become more healthy. I will also be incorporating exercise into my lifestyle.
Exercise, yikes! Even the word doesn’t roll off my tongue as easily as I would like it to. But I would like to incorporate more exercise into my life. But that’s for another day. First things first.
The Stories I heard
I believe we are made up of the stories we have told ourselves throughout our lives. By now many of us have heard of the Law of Attraction, The Power of Positive Thinking, We are what we think about, etc. I believe this to be true. This has certainly been the case in my life. But where did our stories come from? How did they arrive and how do they evolve.
Looking back I can recall a couple things I heard that specifically led me to the stories I created for myself. My mom was a huge influence and most of my stories came from her. Here are the things I heard her say and the affect they had on me.
What Mom said–“I already had a dessert at lunch, that’s enough for today.”
What I heard— I should not eat more than one treat a day. Indulging in dessert more than once a day would go against my story line. Now do I divert from that some days? Absolutely, but I always revert back to that story and rarely overdue it. Pot lucks are my weakness.
In this example what I heard served me well. I learned anything in moderation.
What Mom said— “You have a beautiful long neck.”
What I heard— I have a long neck! I never heard the word beautiful. For years the only reason I loved winter was so I could comfortably wear turtlenecks to cover up my long neck!
This one didn’t serve me so well.
What Mom said— “You have very nice legs.”
What I heard— I heard I have nice legs. And I ran with that. I have always thought I have nice legs and have over the years pointed them out to my husband.
Those are three examples of what I heard and how I interpreted it and created my story. Mom never meant to make me self conscious about my neck. But we hear what we hear. We all create our stories and those stories come from somewhere.
Now for the stories I created for myself. Mom is off the hook for these. This first one goes back probably 30 years. I can’t say I know exactly how old I was when I wrote this story in my head. The story is “I don’t gain weight, I can eat anything I want and still not gain weight.” And it’s been that way since I can remember. Now imagine if I had been telling my story differently. What if I had been saying for 30 years “I can just look at cake and gain weight.” That’s a comment I have actually heard someone say. That is not a good story to be telling yourself much less repeating it to others.
The other story I have been telling myself is “I eat to survive, I don’t eat because I love food.” This was actually something I was told. A co-worker said to me “You don’t love food like I love food.” Which is true. Instantly a story was created. I literally get frustrated sometimes when I have to take time out of my day for a meal. I have better things I could be doing. (like exercising right?)
The last story I will mention is another one I got from my mom in a way (sorry Mom). I have a tendency to leave a bite of everything on my plate at the end of a meal. I rarely eat everything. Not in a wasteful way necessarily. But this is partly due to the story I have been telling myself. Which is I don’t have to eat everything in front of me. I say it’s partly due to my mom because she is the one who has noticed that over the years and pointed it out to me. That is the story which goes back furthest.
Why do these stories matter
We all have them. The result of our stories are what we manifest. So what does that mean? That means, if we were able to manifest our stories once, we can do it again! Isn’t that great news? We can change our stories and change our lives as a result. We can manifest the life we desire through new stories.
How to change those stories
This is definitely the big question of the day. There are many ways we can change the stories. But I will only tell you how I have been making changes within my own stories and how I plan to continue. One of the biggest things I have done to implement change into my life was being introduce to Abraham Hicks. If you have not heard of Abraham I highly recommend the book by Esther and Jerry Hicks The Law of Attraction: The Basics of the Teachings of Abraham. Abraham/Esther Hicks changed my life. I cannot get enough of Abraham’s teachings.
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We all have our own stories and they came from somewhere. Have you ever thought about your stories and why they are what they are? Did you know you can manifest your story and you already have? I would love to hear what yours may be. Please let me know in the comment area below. I promise to respond as it is my desire to promote interaction with my readers. I am grateful you are here.