I don’t know about you, but I love a good story!
Escaping into other worlds, learning more about other people’s lives, being inspired by other people’s courage, determination, and dreams.
Hours can slip past me in deep conversation or lost in a book.
Some of my favourite gifts as a child were books that I still have today, with a gorgeous hardcover of ‘Wind in The Willows’ being the first that comes to mind – and that was a gift over 30 years ago! No wonder I’m the book giving Auntie!
Stories are important
They define our worlds and are what make us who we are.
We have been sharing stories since time began.
Stories are our maps to navigate through our lives.
We tell stories to make sense of events that we experience.
We share stories to connect with other people.
We use stories to learn from each other, to inspire the next person, to show them what’s possible and what we can overcome.
Stories can inspire us and spur us on to achieve great feats… but today I want us to look at the other stories, the stories that can keep us stuck in old patterns, frustrating us, and preventing us from claiming our dreams and fulfilling our potential.
These patterns that don’t serve us, these stories that keep us stuck and believing in things that are no longer relevant or true, are what I call SPELLs.
Not SPELLs that change pumpkins into royal carriages, or mice into horses, but SPELLs that cast their enchantment over us nonetheless.
Stories can become ‘nightmares’
As we grow up, we grow out of the stories of believing in Father Christmas and the Tooth Fairy, but some stories we don’t grow out of, we keep them and they become our own personal mythology.
These stories go into our personal SPELLbook, and this SPELLbook governs the rules that enchant and shape our life. They are so much a part of us, that we don’t even notice when we’re invoking them.
These SPELLs are often created for a reason, as a way of protecting us, of keeping us safe when we didn’t know any better, when we didn’t have the resources, knowledge or understanding to make different choices.
For over two decades I’ve been working with (mainly) women who are ready to change an area of their life – sometimes all of it… and at the heart of these changes is the need to break these SPELLs that have been set up/cast over them.
SPELLs that make them feel that they’re not good enough, are unloveable, are too much or not enough, the SPELL’s that keep them thinking they don’t have any power.
SPELLs are often set up in childhood, SPELLs are cast over us by the media, and SPELLs are kept in place by society and expectations…
I want to tell you that you that it’s totally possible to break these SPELLs! And it can be easy.
You can control the narrative
I want to remind you that you DO HAVE the power, you ARE more than good enough, you are totally loveable just as you are.
I want you to know that you are PERFECT in your imperfectness!
This isn’t about changing you, or fixing you! How can it be, you’re already perfect and you are certainly not broken.
This is about helping you to remember exactly who you are!
Watch the video that explains more about this process (and if you know me… you know I love an acronym… and yes of course ‘SPELL’ is one too)