I have sweet memories of reading to my child throughout his younger years. He had his favorite book “Where the Wild Things Are”. It was his number one pick and I had to read it exactly the same way each night. If I was tired and tried to “edit” the text he called me out every time. Why do children get so attached to a story? Why do we adults read and re-read our favorite stories over the years? Because our imagination is activated. Books inspire us and give us hope for a more ideal relationship or family. We long for a happy ending. Life is full of incomplete moments. Our childhoods were filled with unfinished events that we continue to recreate in our adult life in the attempt to get that happy ending.
As practitioners we often pull up a brief story to make a point for our clients to digest. Sometimes from our own life experience. It creates a bond with our client to realize we are all on our journey in life.
It’s important to collect stories so you can pull out the appropriate lesson or ideal. When you tell a story it relaxes your client. Their intuitive, imaginative right brain takes over for that moment and they are no longer thinking. This slows down their brainwaves and allows for deeper healing and integration of the patterns or themes you are working on together. They are experiencing the unfolding of the story and not consciously tracking the “lesson”. This often leads to a “light bulb” moment of deep awareness.
I always associate the power of storytelling with Dr. Wayne Dyer. He was such an inspiring teacher, author and brilliant story teller. One of his PBS specials was about the power of storytelling. He was speaking specifically about how to raise brilliant children. He said if you want smart children read to them. If you want brilliant children read to them even more; make up stories to share with them and encourage them to create their own stories.
Chloe’s new seminars and books “Living In Tune With Your Light”, “Living In Tune With Your Heart” are based on inspiring, deeply moving true stories. The repatternings that accompany them lead to self healing and offer us a unique perspective when life gets tough and we need uplifting.
History has been shared through myths and stories throughout time. A vehicle to share what was going on; teaching us lessons; inspiring us to reach beyond our normal routine and to show us a better way to live.
Stories activate our symbolic, creative, intuitive, imaginative right cerebral hemisphere. This is why we create stories out of everything that happens to us & why we tell family members the story of what we have done that day. We all want to tell our story and we want our story to be heard.
Your blankie is optional! Ardis