What does that mean, be the story you want to tell? If I want to see peace in the world, then my life must look and feel and be peaceful. If I want to see mindfulness in the world, then my life must look and feel and be an example of mindfulness.
Exemplify what you believe.
What story do you want to tell?
I had to stop and think what story I wanted to tell. Organically my story is about being in my 80’s and still being interested and interesting and productive. But that’s easy, because that’s who I am. If I were to choose a story to tell at this moment in time, it would about what I am coming to understand through my own spiritual exploration. My story would be about using group energy mindfully in order to heal our planet.
I’ve begun to develop projects that will pass forward my adaptation of what I’ve learned in several online courses. But my primary leap has been from passive observer to active caring for and sending energy to our planet. I am enthusiastically participating and effectively influencing the outcome of this organic and cyclical transition to the feminine and the chaos that surrounds it
How do you already express your story in your life?
I’m such a different kind of 84 year old that I have to go find my friends online and they’re all a lot younger than I am! What I already express in my life is a natural curiosity and an eagerness to learn — particularly in the area of spiritual exploration.
What do you need to change in order to deepen your expression of that condition in your life?
Part of being the story you want to tell is about doing what you need to be doing. Since my focus is healing on the subtle energy planes, I now spend more time mediating and joining my energy with worldwide group projects. Because my self expression is as a writer, I keep exploring, hearing what I am figuring out and inspiring others to examine and consider the ideas I share.
What changes will you make?
I’ve added several levels of conscious ceremony to my daily life. Using the concept of a Shaman Mesa, I connect with the directions, the elements of the world, and with the messages of nature. I have added an indigenous chant to my Transcendental Meditation.
A symbol of the web of life sits before the Buddha statue that reminds us to be still and go within. I have set up the tree outside my door as a messenger to the world and I daily send energy to troubled aspects of our planet.
These are all small things. Actions taken alone, in my home, that expand my awareness of our entire planet and help me feel that I am helping, participating in its well-being.
How do you become the story you want to tell?
As you become the story you want to tell through your actions and choices, observe how you feel. Notice the ideas that suddenly appear. The idea to create a Tree Messenger came in an instant but it built on ideas presented in a group environment that, for me, culminated in that particular action.
Each day I will review the signs and signals that have shown up and see how I feel about them. If they’re aligned with my values and the moment, I’ll take action.
How will you live the story you want to tell?
TO SING A DEEPER SONG CONSIDER:
The Move From Inner to Outer Work
How to Grow fromYour Inside Ou
The Many Faces of Your Calling
What if You Broke the Mold
How to Activate a Tree Messenger to Send Your Healing Energy Out Into The World