Honoring One’s Soul Through Storytelling

There’s just something about storytelling that’s profoundly healing. Transformative.

When I talk about my experiences — verbally or in writing — something gets released. Energies come up for clearing and cleansing.

I usually begin with so many questions. Lots of questions. Lots of confusion.

Often, though, through the act of narrating, a portal opens up.  Not long after, I gain clarity. I’m able to make sense of what happened. I’m able to draw my conclusions. Insights are revealed. The purpose is unraveled.

Oh….you see, I just answered my question!

I usually find myself saying that — with much delight, I must add! 🙂

Often, all that I need is a compassionate listening ear. Someone to hold space for me.

I don’t necessarily need advice. I don’t necessarily need to hear what I must do. That’s not it at all. Far from it. In fact, I’m the last person who wants to be told what to do — unless you want to be told to f^<k off! 😉

Really.

Seriously.

And I don’t also necessarily want the other person to agree with me.

I only want to be heard.

And who doesn’t? Tell me, who doesn’t want the feeling of being acknowledged? Affirmed. Honored.

Especially when Life has been quite chaotic….

Just like what happened to me last month.

Deeper Meaning. Hidden Messages. Bigger Picture.

In my future posts, you’ll hear about the details, the gory details of my horrific experiences.

I don’t mean to make you or this site a dumping space for me to spew out all the toxicity in my system with what I just said.

Not. At. All.

On the contrary, I invite you to join me in seeing beyond the stories. In appreciating the growth opportunities presented.

It was, after all, this attitude and perspective of seeing the bigger picture that kept me afloat all throughout my ordeal. It was what made me keep myself together.

I could have easily succumbed to the dreadfulness of the energies as I experienced things falling apart — every single day.

Oh, I could have easily fallen apart! That would have been quite understandable. Even permissible.

But I didn’t. Thankfully, I didn’t. 🙂

I didn’t give myself permission to break down. I didn’t want to break down. I didn’t want to fall apart.

And I didn’t fall apart, yay! 😀

In fact, I surprised myself — quite pleasantly and with much pride — with how I was able to keep myself together!

Of course, I had moments when I was feeling helpless and hopeless. Of course, I was cursing and swearing and thinking ill thoughts — especially towards my perpetrators! Of course, I was furious! Mad. Fuming mad. Mad as hell! 😮 😮 😮

But doing and being all that helped me to be in a space where I was able to hold on to my knowing that there was a deeper meaning. Hidden messages are buried somewhere in the details awaiting recognition and appreciation. The bigger picture would soon emerge for as long as I keep my attention focused not only on what was happening but on why.

And that’s what I invite you to do when you read my stories. To please see beyond the stories. Read through the details.

But I’m not saying that the details aren’t important. They are.

In fact, the details are just as significant as what’s underneath them because it is with and through the details that the lessons are interwoven.

And through the art of storytelling, the sacred act of storytelling, both the narrator and reader/listener are given the opportunity and responsibility to decipher the messages that are hidden — and use them for their growth and evolution.

Healing Through Storytelling

My recent experiences, no matter how tragic, gave me the opportunities for the expression of a grander version of me. The opportunities to give rise to the Divinity within me.

And as I said in my earlier post, one of my biggest takeaways from my recent ordeal is the reminder for me to love myself.

My experiences and my stories are calling out to be told because embedded in them is the pot of gold that wants to be revealed and shared.

And for as long as we aren’t simply whining and complaining, when storytelling is intentional and purposeful, it can surely be the most powerful path to effect healing and transformation.

The art of storytelling can be the most sacred act that venerates our Soul.

As the stories unfold, as each chapter is told, as each page is turned, each layer that has been burdening the Soul gets peeled away.

It reveals what’s buried behind the mask.

It breathes Life to our Soul Work. It gives Life to our Soul Purpose.

And it isn’t only the story per se that’s powerful or significant. It is also our ability to see how the characters have come out of the story that gives storytelling its most profound healing power.

When we can craft the story that came out of the story, often, it isn’t only the storyteller but the listener, the reader who is also transformed by the narratives, thus, deeply honoring one’s Soul — yours and mine.

😀 😀

Copyright © 2011-2016 Nadine Marie V. Niguidula, M.A. and Aligning With Truth

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About NadineMarie (Aligning With Truth)

I find much joy & fulfillment in sharing my experiences & insights through writing & blogging. I created the site, ALIGNING WITH TRUTH as a virtual center for healing where I share my thoughts & reflections, as well as the tools & resources that are helping me as I move along the path of awakening & coming home to the Self. As I live in joy & align with Truth, I AM shining my Light which is how I contribute to the planetary & humanity ascension. Blessed be. Namaste...💗💖💜Nadine Marie💜💖💗
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6 Responses to Honoring One’s Soul Through Storytelling

  1. All very true. It’s always a dance; between the observer and the observed, between the student and the teacher, between the artist and the art lover, between the writer and the reader, between the story teller and the listener… between you and me.

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  2. I agree completely. We learn through sharing. We heal through sharing. We create closure through sharing. We become – through sharing. Here is one of my stories, I hope you don’t mind me sharing it here also…http://www.ayamjourneys.com/#!our-story—tikal/cpch

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    • I haven’t gotten to read your story yet, but it does look quite interesting and amazing! So is your website. 🙂

      I like particularly what you said that “We create closure through sharing.” Indeed.

      Thank you and Bright Blessings! 😀 ⭐ ❤ ⭐ 😀

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  3. Hello Nadine… A lovely post, sharing is so powerful. Did you see my february challenge? http://memymagnificentself.com/2016/01/26/february-challenge-inspiring-others-by-your-unique-awakening-experience/ I was wondering if you wanted to choose a date and write and publish your awakening story… love to you Barbara x

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    • Thank you Barbara! 🙂 Sharing is so powerful indeed, eh?

      I would loooove to join your February challenge. It is a powerful and transformative challenge! It’s just that, the Muse has been on an extended vacation of late…. 😉 So, I’m hesitant to choose a date now…. I’m sure, though, that I will know, and I’ll be moved to do so when it is time. Meantime, for now, please know that I’ve put out my intention to participate and am awaiting and allowing how the Universe responds and conspires! 🙂

      Thank you for the Love & Much Love to you, too, Barbara & the Brightest of Blessings!

      😀 ⭐ ❤ ⭐ 😀

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