“I’m a perfectionist. That’s just the way I am. I can’t help it.”
“I always end up with guys who cheat. I have the worst luck with men!”
“Everyone takes advantage of me. I’m too nice and I can’t help it.”
“When everything is going well, something always goes wrong.”
What story are you living? What cycle are you experiencing and what story keeps the cycle alive?
For most of my life, the story that held me back was around my health. Diagnosed with Chronic Fatigue Immune Dysfunction Syndrome (CFIDS) as a child, which turned into fibromyalgia as an adult, I never felt good. I never woke up feeling rested, and I was always ignoring pain somewhere, or everywhere, in my body.
My story was that I had never been well, and never would be well, no matter what I tried.
All that began to change when I discovered energy healing, but I won’t go into all that now. You can read about that here. Another major shift that occurred during that time was the decision to change my story. I realized that I was playing the role of a victim: the victim of my flawed body, the victim of circumstance, of a broken medical system, a polluted environment. Being the victim made me powerless, out of control, and unable to change my life for the better.
Until something simple and powerful happened – – I decided that wasn’t working for me.
I decided that if I was choosing to be the victim, I could also choose another way. From that moment on, the question I asked myself in times of struggle or setback was this:
Do I want this to be part of my story of failure… or triumph?
Will this story show how I was the victim – – or the victor?
This awareness and the application of the awareness, have changed my life. Will you allow it to change yours? What stories are you telling yourself? Are you ready to let them go? And what will you replace them with?
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