Why work with Story?
Stories are the energy from which our relationships are formed.
Stories are the frames in which we construct and conceive of our world.
Stories are the rich soil our beliefs sink deep roots into for nourishment.
Stories determine our truth. Stories open and close us.
Stories drive our patterns of self sabotage.
Stories assemble our limitations and ensure we stay within them.
Stories speak to our degrees of deserving and reiterate ad nauseum the imbalance of our ‘enoughness’.
Stories feed the perception gaps of our loveability, intelligence, success and joy.
Stories speak the language of stuckness and dress it up in lies of comfort, safety and security.
Stories are patient. Stories are persistent. Stories are pervasive. And stories are hungry. They demand we feed them.
Over time they sink deep into our subconscious where they drive our behaviour, emotions, and wellness. Here they tell us who we are and who we will only ever be.
Our stories are old. And our stories are new.
Our stories are in our hearts, minds and bodies, and they echo down ancestral lines. Some are hardwired in our DNA.
They are inherited from the systems we live in, and they call to each other, striving to stay alive; to stay relevant, to be heard and lived.
Not all our stories were authored by us, though. And not all the stories we have authored are helpful, supportive and healthy.
But stories can set us free. When we know them, we get to see into the power they have to shape every single part of our lives.
Narrative shifting is all about understanding our stories, where they come from, the emotional foundations which fuel them and the pay offs we receive in holding onto them. When we know how to rewrite them, we are empowered to command our narratives and real change in our life happens.
We stop reciting old lines and instead write new future-shaping ones.
The ReAuthored Life Process
The ReAuthored Life is a unique narrative shifting process that draws on cartomancy (tarot and oracle cards), narrative therapy, the elements and journalling.
The ReAuthored Life (Workbook)
It utilises elemental language to present the process in four different ways according to fire, air, earth and water.
The 96 page workbook is presented as a combination of tarot spreads and journal questions, with space to create and track ritual work associated with the process.
The workbook offers you the flexibility to re-write a story at your own pace and within the element best suited to serve the narrative shift.
Image: Book Girl by Jodi Cleghorn