Change Your Story, Change Your Life

Yesterday morning I received a text from the Market Director for the farmers market I read at that said that there were a lot of last minute vendor cancellations, so the market was going to be very small for the day.

I thought, "Great! Today is going to be so slow, and no one will stop by because there won't be many vendors. It's going to suck." However, the second that thought passed through my head I paused. Why would I want to create that reality? If I tell myself it's going to suck and be slow then it will be. Instead, I took that moment to change my story.

I acknowledged that it was okay for me to be frustrated with vendors cancelling at the last minute, but then I told myself that I was going to have an awesome day and be able to help a lot of people. Lo and behold, I had one of the best days I've ever had at the farmers market. I had some powerful readings and connected with so many awesome people, and it's all because I changed my story and expected it to happen.

If I would have continued to tell myself that the day was going to be miserable, I would have stayed at that lower vibration and not have attracted so many great people over to my booth. I would have been repelling energy instead of attracting it. In order to manifest the things we desire, we have to be on their same vibration; otherwise, they're unable to come into our lives.

You can dramatically change your day if you just shift the story you're telling yourself. Start as soon as you get out of bed. Do you wake up and immediately proclaim you didn't get enough sleep or do you get up and decide that something extraordinary is going to happen to you today? You'll cut yourself off at the legs if you say things like "I don't have enough time," because you won't if that's what you believe. Flip that story on its head by saying something like, "I create time for the things that are most important to me."

A Short Biological Explanation 

Your brain is always changing and adjusting according to the things you learn, which is also known as plasticity. When you first start changing your story, the information you put in is originally stored in your short-term memory. However, over time it shifts to your long-term memory and your old story is let go of through a process called synaptic pruning. Basically, the synapses used to confirm your old story become so weak that they are eventually "pruned" from the brain.

Take note of the stories you're telling yourself throughout the upcoming week and decide whether they're serving you or not. If not, start telling new ones that will help you create a life you love. It might feel like learning something new for the first time, but if you keep at it eventually it will become your predominant story and the old ones will no longer control your life.