Maysha Crysup of Stay at Home and Come With Me presents Elizabeth Kipp on “The Power of Story” and how it can affect your healing.
Jan 2021. You can watch it here.
The nature of the story we tell ourselves about our pain experience can make a difference in our ability to heal.
The power of story can influence chronic pain and our ability to heal. Hear me out. I’m not saying that the story is the cause of the pain. And I’m not saying that we don’t need to go below the level of story if we are to heal the pain. And I am not saying that there is anything wrong with our story of pain. I am saying that the nature of the story that we tell ourselves about our pain experience can make a difference in our ability to heal from it. I am saying that we need to understand that whatever our pain story is, it is only a part of the story, and that the story changes.
Captivity is a mentality.
We can be held captive by the story of our pain. It is a thing we can carry. I sure carried it with me. It’s hard to understand how bewildering the concept of freedom is when you have been a prisoner for so long. It’s hard to understand how hard it is to grasp that you even have a choice, that you can act. It’s hard to understand how inconceivable the sun is when you’ve been living in darkness for years.
Herein lies the crux of the matter for those of us when we are caught in the grip of chronic pain:
We must be aware that whatever our story is in the moment is not necessarily a life sentence.
We must open ourselves imagine what may seem utterly impossible at the time. Look at the courage and the extraordinary force it takes to break out of the inertia of being such a prisoner for so long and the action that one must take to change the momentum – the course of one’s trajectory – from the unimaginable to the exquisite knowing of real freedom…. watch the rest HERE.