This is a very good visual example of how we repeat patterns: how our parents and our society teach us when we grow. How we repeat what we grew up with.
What we need to learn:
Is how to grow beyond the stories we repeat, and repeat.. and repeat through the generations. To make life our own instead of following the script handed down as your inheritance.
The challenge isn’t in what to say to others or how to present your life to others.
The challenge is not to get caught up in your story too deeply or the drama too tightly that you then forget that isn’t you to begin with.
We can release stories of abuse, of our past… stories which are not us, but of others that was deeply impressed into us.
In essence we are simple beings: it’s how we express ourselves when it gets complicated and once complicated we tend to lose ourselves to the stories as they grow out of control.
Stories are like cobwebs & dust in a old house. Every once in a while you need to clean them out and start fresh again. The simpler your house, the easier it is to remove the old stories out.
The House = You… Your roles, your past, your dreams, people’s memories of you, your own memories and expectations… those are all stories.
You truly do get to choose which stories to keep and which ones to dust out. Even how people remember or hold you you can be released… to live in new ways.
If you were to clean your “House“:
What would you dust out to begin anew? What stories would you release?
If you are a parent:
What stories do you want your children to inherit?