Re-Story as an Act of Reclamation
I am going to walk you through two different ideas, the not so obvious and the obvious. A new year is coming our way. The unrealistic rituals of starting off the year with plans, ideas, transformative health regimens and on and on suffocate the media around you. I am going to propose an idea of re-story as an act of reclamation. What does that mean, exactly?
I am going to challenge you to take back your story.
I am going to challenge you to own your story profoundly.
I am going to challenge you to walk into your story.
We don’t change and transform our lives in a day, or on one particular day. It is unrealistic. We are on a journey. It begins at birth and ends at death. Everything in between is the story. I am sure each one of us could offer a dark road that we have walked along the way. We can equally share a joy that was a time in our life that allowed us to thrive in peace and happiness. That is life, ups and downs with lessons in between.
The stories that are harder to see, breathe into and live are ones that we may need to re-story. By walking into this process, we embrace an act of reclamation.
I write of my story often. The darkness in my life has been filled with great pain. I have been called to take the deeper and more painful stories and bring them to the light to continue to be of service to others healing journeys. It is not an easy call, but essentially it is who I am and have been on this journey for some time.
I am going to re-story as I begin to share a different part of the journey to own the strength, the love and needed healing within darkness. I am going to shed the shame in hopes of restoring the hope for others.
How are you walking through your life?
Are you running from your story?
Are you hiding from the darker lessons for fear of the pain they hold?
What if you were to re-story your journey?
You have the ability to walk through this life on your terms. There will always be pressure on either side of you suggesting that you are doing it wrong; suggesting a better quicker way to happiness.
The truth is that you are the only one that can live your story in your body and walk the path that was intended for you. You get to choose how you take those steps. It is not a race to achieve an end result on a particular day or time. And the end result is not something you can predict. Life is forever changing with no set point. When you embrace this truth, you live fully as you intended.
Let me say that again; you get to choose.
Today, I challenge you to push aside all the outside messages that you receive daily from countless sources and go deep within your own soul.
Today is the day you change your self-talk to lift you up.
Today is the day where you reframe the old stories that you have told yourself and create stories that support your life in this moment.
What do you want your story to say about you?
What makes you happy?
How can you live within each step of your personal journey with truth?
You are your greatest source of wisdom. Don’t deny yourself the lessons within because they don’t fit into someone else’s plan. Step out of the race and find your own lane.
Andrea creates, builds, and offers her teachings and hands on life tools based on her journey healing her body image after a 14yr battle and life of trauma. Her vision always is to help others live a full life with the journey they are given.