How do you tell your story?

 

A couple of days ago I started to read “Money, love story” written by Kate Northrup. It’s a book about our relationship with money. It’s crazy how much emotions can come up when we talk about money and I can definitely say that it’s one of the biggest blocks I have. I’ve been working on my relationship with money for about 8 months now and I still discover more and more that needs healing.

One of the first exercises in the book was to write old money story and rewrite it but in a way where I am a heroine. I took a pen and paper to tell my story again, just in case something new will come up. After I finished the first page I stopped, looked at it and thought “No, I am not going to say my story this way again”. I realized that all those times I said my story in the past it was always tinted with negativity. I mean, I knew that my experiences created the person I am now and I’m super grateful for it but I would always put myself in a position of a victim, not a heroine. It’s funny how I’ve never noticed it, even though I hear and talk so much about being positive and high vibe.

So now. Stop for a minute and ask yourself how do you tell your story? What language do you use and most importantly how do you feel when you say your story? Do you feel like a victim? Do you feel sorry for yourself and expect the same from other people? Or do you feel empowered and proud of yourself for how far you have come?

Saying this I don’t mean to ignore your negative feelings. If there is something that is stopping you from moving forward, have a look at it and heal it first. Forgive people who hurt you, grieve for your losses and most importantly make a peace with yourself. And then shift your perspective. What did you learn from your experiences, what have you done to be proud of, how can you use your story to help others? Because ultimately this is the reason why everything happens in our lives, so we can take it with us and support others who are on a similar journey (btw can you see how I said it happens in our lives not to us).

What are your thoughts on this? Are you a victim or a heroine? Decide who you want to be and change your story now.

January 17, 2018 -

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