20 Ways to Change Your Story
14. The “What If” Game
I’m going to be honest here – sometimes I get stuck in “I don’t know.” Maybe you do, too . . .
I don’t know what I want. I don’t know what to do. I don’t know what matters. And a big one:
I don’t know why this is happening to me!
All those “I don’t knows” can stop me dead in my tracks. It feels like there’s only one right answer, and I don’t have it, and if I take action from the space of the WRONG answer, things will just get worse. So, I don’t act. And then I’m even more stuck. And then I shake my head, sigh and say, “I don’t know.”
But, what if I DID know?
This is a great game to play. It can trigger fresh brainstorming. Fresh heartstorming, too. It can shake things up and open me to new possibilities.
What if . . .
What if I did know? What might the answer be? I can do some journaling with this question, or I can incubate a dream by writing the question down before I go to sleep and asking my dreams to answer.
What if my Soul chose this for me? What might some reasons be?
What if there were gifts in this? What might those gifts be?
What if this is moving me in a new direction? What might that direction be?
What if I could choose to do ANYTHING I want about this? What would I do?
What if I knew someone who had the answers I need? Can I seek them out for a heart to heart?
What if I knew what I DIDN’T want? Would that shed some light on what I do want?
What if money, time, age, or any other perceived restrictions were no issue? What would I choose then?
The point of “what if” is you don’t have to know anything or believe anything. You can simply suspend disbelief, like you do when you go to a movie or read fiction. You don’t have to come up with answers that make sense or feel doable. You can just dream your way into magical, pie-in-the-sky, no limits answers.
And maybe within those answers you’ll find some new awareness and inspiration for small steps that can move you forward.
I don’t know. But what if I did?
This is the 15th post in a 21-post series sparked by Chapter 9 of Fallen, The Adventures of a Deep Water Leaf, in which Lizard suggests that Alora change her story.
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