During my childhood, The Magic Faraway Tree by Enid Blyton held the cherished title of my favourite story. I delved into its pages so often that I could recite it from memory.
My lifelong passion for reading has often led me to lose myself in the pages of a book. The stories I immerse myself in (these days it’s less Enid Blyton and more serial killers in Crime Dramas!) possess the power to warp time—hours pass in the blink of an eye, blurring the line between fiction and reality.
This fascination with our capacity to craft our desires, to shape the experiences we seek, is deeply ingrained in me. It’s astounding how a story gains weight with each retelling, morphing into a reality, solid as truth.
When I trained as a Hypnotherapist, I took this concept to an entirely new plane. I discovered the formidable potency that telling a story to a client during hypnosis could achieve in transforming their mindset, beliefs and perceptions.
I learnt that when we weave stories of our aspirations, when we conjure the sensations we desire and we allow the imagination to soar, we teach the mind and body a new response. Because the mind doesn’t know what’s real and what’s not real!
Yet, if we persist in recounting tales that echo our present level of understanding—our current status quo—those stories cement our current reality and feel unchangeable to us.
In these instances, we’re narrating our story from the standpoint of our existing circumstances, surveying what is and embracing it as the unwavering truth.
Dr. Joe Dispenza aptly states, “You cannot see the way out of a challenge if you are looking at it every day from the same level of mind, emotions, thoughts, and feelings of the past.“
You might be tempted to dismiss the notion of rewriting your inner narrative as mere fantasising, akin to the content of fairy tales.
But here’s an unvarnished truth: You’re always creating your experience!.
Your focus, your stories—these elements mould your reality, all founded on your thoughts, beliefs, perceptions, and emotions.
How To Tell A New Story
You have the ability to change these stories!
🌟 Imagination is at your disposal.
🌟 Thoughts are your raw material.
🌟 Emotions are your colours on this canvas.
If I could wave a magic wand and you could wake up tomorrow with everything as you wanted it to be, what would let you know that magic wand had worked?
Personally, I love asking myself this question. It forces my mind to consider what would be different. What I would see, hear, feel and experience, allows me to tap into positive images, thoughts and emotions.
Moreover, I love vocalising this fresh story in tandem with the practice of EFT Tapping. As I engage in tapping along the meridian lines of the body, dispelling emotional disruptions, I conjure the sensations of my newfound tale already being vibrant and thriving in my existence.
With each retelling, coupled with the immersive experience of emotions tied to the story’s fulfilment, I progressively harmonise myself and forge a novel reality into being.
Think of an aspect of your life where you’d love to create a new experience and start creating a new story!
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Sara Maude is an Edinburgh Hypnotherapist, Solution-Focused Psychotherapist, EFT Practitioner, Transformational Coach and International Wellbeing Trainer providing in-person and online sessions. Sara provides problem-free therapy which goes deep into the heart of the unconscious mind to create powerful lasting change.