Story Crafting in Manifesting

It struck me the other day that molding a story is an art form, much like molding clay.

In fact, did you see this guy? Mustafa knows how to work the clay:

I thought of him when talking with a friend who was worried about her medical test results.

When her blood test falls within a certain range, the doctors run her through the gamut of additional tests to see if her disease has returned.

She gets nervous for it every time, afraid the news won’t be good. (She’s done a couple rounds of this already.)

She said it’s like playing Russian roulette – and wanted to know how to stop this terrifying cycle of waiting for another death sentence.

Well, then – that’s about as scary a story as a girl could conjure!

I suggested maybe she look at it a little differently.

If it were me, I’d be thinking something like …

sheesh, I’ve done this routine enough times to know how it goes. These doctors get all worked about something that isn’t that big a deal. The fact is I feel fine. I’ll play along, though, since I know how doctors are. This isn’t my first rodeo. Each time I get a little better at it. I relax a little more. I can do this in my sleep!

Besides, there’s no such thing as a ‘death sentence’! Who I am is eternal. And anyway, I already survived this once! In fact, I’m a pro at overcoming this challenge. I’m the last person who should be nervous about it. I’ll let the doctors do their thing, while I know that I got this.

Or some other version that reduces the resistance to tests. Because fear isn’t cool. And she is.

It’s story molding, right?

Another friend was having trouble at work after receiving severely critical feedback on a big project she’d just completed.

She was worried about what the boss thought, whether her co-workers were fed up, and whether she lost business for the company.

But instead of continuing with that story, she crafted a new one:

This feedback she’s getting is just the “how to” for success. She said, “It’s the very ‘rescue’ I’ve been needing but not knowing how to get.”

Now that’s skillful story shifting!

Just like the expert potter with the clay on the wheel. You can tell he’s molded a lot of material. He knows how to play with it. He works it like a pro.
The Art of Story Crafting in Manifesting

That’s how I want to work a story …

… to get a better angle on things. To spotlight the parts that help and set aside the pieces that don’t.

To reassign empowering character roles and conjure up helpful plot twists. To let that story play out again and again in my mind, long before reality gives me any reason to call it the ‘truth.’

That’s the art of story in manifesting.

For me, a good story has one or more of these elements for successful creation:

  1. It offers me a reason to believe. (Points me where I want to go.)
  2. It releases resistance. (Frees up the sticky points.)
  3. It contains some elements of reality (for the believability factor).
  4. It makes me feel better. (Any sort of relief works.)

In those ways my story opens the door to Universe (via my enhanced alignment) to deliver good things.

And just like Mustafa the potter, our story crafting gets better the more we practice. So don’t hesitate to start reworking your story today!

  • September 22, 2014
  • Michaela says:

    Thank you f0r the good advice, Jeannette – I’m going to try what you suggest!

  • Steve says:

    Hi Jeannette,
    I’m working my way through that site. Someone posted a link some of Neville Goddard’s material under the Q&A: Is Everything Really Possible discussion.

  • Michaela, you might enjoy a couple of the Vibration Activations for business success. Here’s the full list:
    They’re written generically enough to give you good fuel for customizing your own story, but in addition to that I’d also start practicing feeling the value of what you’re creating and also believing in people who are delighted to purchase.

  • Michaela says:

    I find this article very inspiring – and timely, too, as I’m trying to tell myself a new story about getting more sales. (I’m selling my own art prints.) I would like to shift from doubt and frustration to more confidence and ease with the help of this new story.
    Jeannette, I remember from our coaching sessions that telling a new story is one of your special talents – you always come up with such creative new ideas and unique angle, I love that! Maybe you have some additional tips for me?
    I struggle with the details of my new “better sales” story and can’t seem to get rid of the doubts such as: Why do my prints get pinned and “liked” a lot but aren’t purchased more often? Aren’t customers happy with my prices? Would it be better to use different material or formats? etc.
    What would be the best way to go about this: Address each and every doubtful thought seperately and work on it until I find a new and better and believable version? Or rather work on my vision of being a different, more successful business owner and go from there …?
    I’m somewhat stuck here – any advice would be very much appreciated!

  • Oh wow – did you listen to this, Steve? (from the link you shared)
    It’s almost exactly what we’re talking about here in this post!

  • LovelyMe says:

    Thank you, Steve!
    Jeannette – Good points, my friend!
    “Personally, I tend not to have conversations with others that negate the reality I’m creating.”
    ^That’s a really good piece of advice.
    “plus I like to remember that the “truth” is both illusory and in flux, not to mention overrated.”
    ^And a very good reminder.
    Thank you! ^_^

  • Sounds like we have very similar practices, Katy!
    In fact, I’m getting so good at molding my own stories (and practicing it with clients) that I notice in the midst of conversation with someone I make edits in my head to what they’re speaking!
    Thanks for chiming in here, Katy.
    And LovelyMe, to your question – I tell the story primarily for the benefit of my own self – as a vibration management practice, i.e. a focusing technique.
    As for getting over that it’s a “lie” – I think each person has to find what feels best to them. I find it easy to avoid outright “unfacts” in my stories (there is a lot of gray area to play with) … plus I like to remember that the “truth” is both illusory and in flux, not to mention overrated.
    Personally, I tend not to have conversations with others that negate the reality I’m creating.
    Looking forward to hearing others’ thoughts on your excellent question. 🙂

  • Steve says:

    Have a look at this site:
    Search on the site for ‘revision’ there’s something about breaking negative cycles. It may be useful.

  • LovelyMe says:

    Hey Jeannette and everyone,
    As some of my GVU friends know, I’m a little on the fence about story telling, but recently I realized it’s because…I simply don’t understand the practical application of story telling.
    My big questions are:
    1. Who are we supposed to tell this new story to?
    2. How do we get over the feeling like telling a new story is kind of a lie?
    (example: Should I tell my friend I’m completely fine financially, even though in my current reality, I’m not?)
    I’m sure other people will find this useful, too! Looking forward to the discussion 🙂

  • Katy says:

    The telling a different story is like taking back control and calling YOUR own shots. I mean who wants to feel ‘bad’, worried, upset or less than? Not me! lol I’m getting better a knowing that ‘feeling’ is my Inner Being not agreeing with my feeling lousy. So my work is to find a way to feel better. The better Feeling story is key. Feeling it ‘as if’ is big in making it even more ‘believable’ and I use it regularly. Good one Jeannette! 🙂

  • For me, the trick to crafting a good story is not only telling it, but MEANING it when I tell it. The story is a tool, a permission slip, but sustainable shifts in energy always come from within, not from the story, itself.
    I’ve learned to DECIDE what I want to feel, then craft the story to sustain that feeling. 😉
    Many blessings,

  • Jeannette says:

    Being aware that we’re telling one, and that it’s within our reach to shift it – that’s a huge head start, isn’t it, Cassie?
    Thanks for reading!

  • Cassie says:

    Love it! Very short simple steps all which lead to a better story!

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