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You Can Rewrite Your Life

You Can Rewrite Your Life

In Japan, it is said that words of the soul reside in a spirit called kotodama or the spirit of words, and the act of speaking words has the power to change the world.
–Masaru Emoto

Words, whether spoken or written, have great power, not only to change the world, but to change your life. You can bring healing to a difficult or painful event by imagining it differently.

Try this simple but powerful exercise as a way to bring relief and healing to your life:

1. Choose a time when you will not be disturbed. Bring a journal and pen with you to a safe and private place.

2. Now choose an uncomfortable or painful time in the recent or distant past. Take a few moments to remember what it was about this experience that was painful for you. Take some nice deep breaths as you remember and maybe even feel the pain of that time. Begin to write about it as it happened, putting both the events and the feelings into words.

3. Now rewrite it. As you continue the story, let something different happen. Although you began this as it happened, now you can add some things and take some things away. How would you have liked it to proceed? What would you choose to leave out, or add? Don’t worry about making this a great piece of writing; the process of getting the words down is the most important thing.

4. When you have finished, take some time to honor the healed alternate reality you have just created.

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Adapted from Spiritual Journaling, by Julie Tallard Johnson (Inner Traditions, 2006). Copyright (c) 2006 by Julie Tallard Johnson. Reprinted by permission of Inner Traditions.
Adapted from Spiritual Journaling, by Julie Tallard Johnson (Inner Traditions, 2006).

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9:23AM PST on Jan 5, 2011

Each day brings new beginnings with endless possibilities. Our choices will definitely rewrite life on a daily basis.

GOOD LUCK TO ALL OF US WITH THAT!

7:29AM PDT on Oct 2, 2010

thanks

2:20PM PDT on Sep 30, 2010

sorry for the double post :)

2:18PM PDT on Sep 30, 2010

I really understand what Sandy A. is saying about getting stuck in an illusion. This article is good because I just went through an inventory of a chapter in my past. I think the rewriting of the situation would benefit in three ways: I can see how I could act better in similar situations, see where root behaviors are to create a better foundation for the future, and help create some basis for amends if and when I deal with people involved so I can be accountable for my own actions.

2:16PM PDT on Sep 30, 2010

I really understand what Sandy A. is saying about getting stuck in an illusion. This article is good because I just went through an inventory of a chapter in my past. I think the rewriting of the situation would benefit in three ways: I can see how I could act better in similar situations, see where root behaviors are to create a better foundation for the future, and help create some basis for amends if and when I deal with people involved so I can be accountable for my own actions.

3:59PM PDT on Sep 29, 2010

Let Go, Let God. have a little faith and he will take care of the rest. The past in the past. The future is in your hands but you have to live in the present to get there. No worries

8:03AM PST on Feb 8, 2010

DR. MASARU EMOTO; "WHAT THE BLEEP DO WE KNOW!" ON JUDY JOY JONES SHOW!


http://www.judyjoyjonesshow.com

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Scientific Researcher, Healer, Author & Popular Lecturer; Dr. Emoto describes the ability of water to absorb, hold, and retransmit human emotions. Music, visual images, words, and photographs have an impact on the crystal structures of water.

11:35PM PDT on Oct 12, 2009

Dear friend.
Good day .

The story about life its really differ with every life stories .

There are some people who always care about others reather then him or her self and life move on with no alternative then just whatever time let you move with its on prediction and we are unble to say more then that or do more then that its a kind of life we are all leading with and we always try our best to be better in our profession of life and we just keep on try that how to achieve better concept and respectable life .

When we talk about life story its mean that some one else also envolve in your life and thats how life story become reallity and some time we get better then expectation and sometime misunderstanding created by someone else and we become victum of no true reason at all .

Life always difine by two concept as real life and imigination life when we see we are unble to fit in real life we move to imigination life and find some thing better then what ever we expected from real life ,but at the end we know very well that there is silence and with whom ever we share our life its become potrate and nothing else .

My green world .

8:58AM PDT on Sep 25, 2009

I think this "altered reality" exercise could be damaging to those it aims to help the most. The majority of us already excel in creating altered realities when something doesn't turn out as we hoped. I believe most people need to work on accepting reality and then moving on to create a different one in the future, if desired.

On the other hand, if something helps then that is good!

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