What’s Your Story?

What story do you see? Is it two old people staring lovingly at each other or a young man playing guitar serenading a woman?

Each one of us has a story. In fact we all live our lives according to many stories. There is the story we tell ourselves and the story we tell others. There is the story of your life as you experienced it and the story that others perceive.

Yes, we all have a story but the truth of it is that a story is illusion. It is a recollection of experiences based on our own perceptions and feelings. Others will have a different perception based on their own feelings and experiences even if they are a part of your story.

It’s not that a particular experience didn’t have an effect on your life. In fact it may have had a profound affect but if you continue to hold on to and live your life based on that story it will be difficult if not impossible to move on and write a new one.

I’ve always loved watching those TV sitcoms where a situation is recalled by several of the characters. Each one has a different version of the same occurrence. Somewhere in the middle is the truth.

Entertain for a moment that perhaps the story you remember is YOUR version.  What is important about this? Well, if you define your life and current circumstances based on a story in effect you are living an illusion.

The truth of the matter is that the illusion may not even be YOUR story! It could be a story someone told you and the story sounded so plausible and certain that it completely changed your version. Your doubts allowed another’s certainty to become what you thought was the truth.

There is always a story and then there are the facts. Unless you are on a reality TV show with cameras rolling 24/7 keep an open mind when someone tells a story. It is their story, their personal version as seen through the “filters” of what they were thinking and feeling at the time. While there is truth according to them, there is also your truth.

Is your story a mystery? A drama? A Fairy Tale? A romance novel? Is it an independent film or an ongoing series? Whatever and however you describe your story, it is just that…a story. Your story is not who you are and someone else’s story is not who they are.

Look beyond the story. Find reality and truth not by defining yourself or others from a story but by seeing and acknowledging true essence and spirit. Spirit is  not in the deeds we do nor the story we tell. It is present in the intention behind those deeds and the light we shine from within.

Seeing and acknowledging your spirit and the spirit of others removes the illusion of a story. It allows you to free yourself and others from the story thus creating a space for everyone to shine in their brightest form! ~Shine Your Light Debbie

©Debra Taitel 2010 All rights reserved 


Debra is a clairvoyant reader, spiritual healer, intuitive coach and teacher helping people worldwide to awaken to their truth and heal the human spirit. For more information, to schedule a reading/coaching session and information on upcoming workshops & events please visit her website or send an email to Debra@Spiritlightinsight.com.

2 thoughts on “What’s Your Story?

  1. Great post, Debbie! You’ve given us permission to release ourselves from our stories. Yes, we have our stories, but that is not who we are or all that we are. That would be very limiting, wouldn’t it? 🙂

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