When I was a kid I pretended thunder was God bowling or playing a game of some kind. I didn't really believe it but I didn't understand the science behind it either and it made me feel better to have a "cause" in my mind. It was less scary to "know" that noise was something innocent. And it made it seem less threatening too. Today, I love the thunder because it is associated with good sleep and snuggly days inside. I've changed the context a little to fit my adult needs but reframed it in another positive way. It is easy to see how something like thunder is a story in our head, created in whatever context we choose to see it in order to fit our needs at the time. But most of life is a story. Most of the things we see are part of a story we wrote to understand our world and put it in the context that comforts us. And any of these stories can be reframed at any time. I used to believe the World was scary and full of people who were out to hurt me. I cowered and flinched and distrusted most anyone I met. As I started doing some healing work on myself I became aware of this story and that it was not a universal story that everyone held. In fact, when I spoke of a run in with human traffickers or having a stalker or nearly being kidnapped, molested, or any of the other situations I had found myself; most people were shocked. This was not their story. These things did not happen near them, let alone to them. Why me? But I had written the story and within that I had placed myself in the positions and the energy alignment to attract those situations. Was it my "fault"? No, because people do not have to fit the role in the script and yet in some ways yes because I had placed myself in that story over and over without recognizing my own power. Recently I found I was struggling with anger; an emotion I didn't feel I had used much and had tried to actively avoid most of my life. Within the safety of my friends I began to explore where this came from. I had been bottling it up because of my own judgment I held toward it until it then exploded in a different context. I don't have to continue this pattern, this story. I am rewriting it to include that I am worthy to speak my mind in the moment it needs heard. I'm rewriting it to include that people respect what I have to say and would love to hear if there has been a misunderstanding so that we can mutually work to clear it up. I'm rewriting my story to say that anger is acceptable to share in respectful ways and does not need to be hidden or held onto. What thunder stories are you writing? Do they serve you and the ones you love? The one I hear most often has to do with power and self-love. I can not write your story. But I will share that my story of love had to be rewritten to start with myself. My previous story had to be rewritten as I found that I could not find love to adequately fill me from someone else until I took the time to fall in love with myself. And it was not a one time thing. For me, falling in love with myself happens again and again; that that I fell out of love but that I fall deeper in love. So what is your story? Is it in need of being rewritten? You have the power to rewrite your story as many times as you need. It's an ever shifting world, why would we want a story that is written in stone to navigate it? May your day be blessed with a new awareness of your own story. May you find the story that best suits the world you want to live in and the love you find in yourself. Have a beautiful day!
I believe the way to a better future starts with gratitude today.