The Storybook Process
The storybook process is the doorway for this month's transformation, so I want to explain it here so that what we're doing makes sense. Then, I'll share this week's one-card reading.
In the storybook process, the first step is to look at your life as if it's a story. Which, of course, it is. This evaluation begins a kind of vision quest...
So you think in terms of plot twists that must be overcome, ending one chapter and beginning another, difficult beginnings and happy endings, making sure you're the protagonist & author in your story, not a supporting character or a junior editor.
The next step is to feel into any intuitive guidance that has been whispering to you. Is it time for a new chapter? Or a rewrite? What's the next (or new) story that wants to be brought to life?
Next, you ask yourself who you will need to become & what you will need to let go of in order to manifest this new story, and choose the healing resources you need so that you can move the story along.
During the process of healing or transformation, it's also important to find a way to practice the new story every day. And to seek guidance about steps you can take to live in that story now, even before it is fully realized.
This storybook process is the one I will be offering you this month and if you decide to give it a try, I hope you'll let me know how it goes. Then, I can celebrate with you! :)
Which old story is ready to retire? ...
As I mentioned above, once you have a new story in mind, the next step is exploring which old stories need to heal or are ready to say goodbye.
This reading will help you answer that question and hopefully, give you some insight you can use as you continue the process of bringing your story to life.
“Two of Ariel - It’s important to have balance! You may be working multiple jobs, or you have several projects going on at once. Reconsider your to-do list. Is it really necessary to accomplish it all? The key to managing stress is to think of ways to make your situation more fun. Look at life in a playful way!"
-- from The Archangel Power Tarot, by Doreen Virtue & Radleigh Valentine
What stood out to me was the sense that there's a belief that life, or work, or relationships have to be hard. That that's just how it is. And that's a story you need to let go of, because it's getting in your way.
The other piece of this is the part about juggling multiple responsibilities. What came to me is this belief that it doesn't really count if you're not overwhelmed. That that is what life looks like, that you try to get it all done, it leaves very little time, if any, for just having fun, and the most important thing is getting it all done no matter what.
Does any of that resonate with you? Let me know in the comment section.
But here's more. I had this post pre-written, and then saw this card from Doreen Virtue in my Facebook feed. It seemed like a good idea to just fold it in...