Story Lines

Story Lines can be invaluable when it is time to learn something. But when the teaching is over, the need for the Story Line is over. By letting go and moving away from the story we open up into even more of who we are.

Story Lines of Glass.
Ann-Marie McKelvey

A Mindful Practice for Today!
•Choose the Story Line that has stopped serving you.
•Firmly order your Monkey Mind to stop juicing the Story Line with attention.
•Tell your Inner Critic to walk away from it and find another Story Line that will serve you.
•Watch your Gremlin put the unneeded Story Line on the back parking lot of your mind.
•And now…settle into the aliveness within you…what do you notice?
•Keep me posted! I’m doin’ it with you!

“It’s only in the looking back do we see the straight and narrow.”
Darrell Scott – Crooked Road.

It can always be tweaked!

Today is the day to commit….and tweak!

Commit to the big one. The little one. The one you committed to years ago and forgot about. Commit to the one that still lives in you. Choose and commit!

Every thing is tweaked once the commitment has been made.

Commit! Move forward. Feel what it is like on this side.

I’m in. You?

(Pssst….How to jump over the fear? Remind your Monkey Mind and Inner Critic it can always be tweaked!)

Creating Them* as Your Allies

•Cut away all the storylines and go into Stillness.
•Listen to IC, MM and G* from your heart.
•Speak to Them* from your heart.
•Listen again…now even deeper.

•Ask IC, MM, and G* how they can guide you and become your ally.
•LIsten to the story presently told.
•Amplify and manifest by finding a tangible object to represent their answer.
•Proceed into what needs to be acted on in this moment.
•Open to what is. Open to Just This.

*IC = Inner Critic
*MM = Monkey Mind
*G = Gremlin

Remember: No guts, no glory!

As the Zen Koan Says…

Be awake!  Be alert!  Do not be fooled by anyone! This includes the monologues from IC, MM and G*!

They are said in many ways: slowly, quietly, loudly, persuasively, somatically, clipped, authoritatively, wisely…even happily!

Yet no matter how they are said…
Remember to Be awake!  Be alert!  Do not be fooled by anyone!

Here are a few to be aware of…

  • You just aren’t good enough yet.
  • This is another one of your follies.
  • You are out of your league.
  • Who do you think you are, anyway?
  • There is no way you can succeed.
  • You are too old. You are too young. You are just too much!
  • You don’t know how to do this.
  • What if _________ happens?
  • You need to wait until __________.
  • You tried before and it didn’t work.
  • You’ve abstained from _______, now you deserve to have just a little. One (drink, toke, dose, bite) won’t hurt. Go for it!

Being awake and alert are the first steps…more to follow on Friday!

*IC = Inner Critic
*MM = Monkey Mind
*G = Gremlin

Remember: No guts, no glory!