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!
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:
- It offers me a reason to believe. (Points me where I want to go.)
- It releases resistance. (Frees up the sticky points.)
- It contains some elements of reality (for the believability factor).
- 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!