Today is the day. The New Story you've been waiting to live begins now. Not when you are feeling livelier, not when you get back in the groove. Now. In this moment. So get a pen and paper, light a candle, and take a few deep, centering breaths.
The New Story always begins in answer to the question, "What kind of world do I want to live in?" Notice this isn't just about you; it is about your environment, where you live, who you live with, and how you spend your days. What we can imagine, we can create. To create the New Story, you must envision it deeply using all of your senses. Don't know where to start? Writing connects our heart to our hand. So let the New Story rise up to meet you by writing in first person, present-tense beginning with the line:
In the world I live in…
You can write this same opening over and over, filling in the sentences like a list or poem…or you can let your intuition guide you. Either way, don't stop writing, and don't pause to think. Thinking censors the deep mind, spirit mind, unconscious mind. Keep your hand moving across the page, paying attention to any concrete sensory details. What does your New Story smell like, taste like, sound like, feel like? Don't second-guess anything that comes, however wild or strange.
When you are done, read your words aloud. Take note of how you feel and blow out the candle with thanks and blessing. Then, find one action you can do today to bring a detail of your New Story to life. This may be small, or sensory, but action tells your subconscious that you are willing, that you are listening and ready to live in something New.