Storytelling is the way we build our identity as human beings. And the weavers of those stories come in the form of traditional archetypes.
Ultimately the memories we choose to tell form carefully placed scene of our story; which then inform our life purpose.
We are what we share and we only share if we care –
So, it’s simply inappropriate to brush off our experiences as dull or insignificant. How we choose to connect to our stories is what makes an interesting meaningful story arc.
What we choose to say and share is extremely important, whether its last weeks school graduation as a meaningful event, the birth of a child or the death of a loved one as a turning point, it doesn’t matter what the event, but rather it’s the essence, the emotion, the spirit that’s expressed about the moment that really matters.
Finding a genuine, formative moment in your story is always going to be a powerful and valuable contribution to your reader or audience. Our stories are what teach us and guide us toward our humanity.
We long for connection with all that is curious and creative.
We are creatures who belong to each other for reasons beyond analysis, for it is our heart’s desire and our life’s dream to fulfill a worthy story.
We ache with a need to connect and create or sadly the other is we become numb and silently indifferent.
Yet it is the never-ending and renewed STORY that is forever wanting to grow through us… I urge you, dear storytellers of our time, to be at one with its magical forces. For in truth there is nothing but Story, it is what teaches us and what sustains us as human beings. STORY informs our purpose, but more importantly, it gives humanity its Soul.
“We succeed when we help others succeed” this is the Unite Your Light WOMEN motto and actually is one of my motto’s in life.
Thursday 8th of Dec 2016 was our first event at The Lion Hotel – And I am delighted to say it showed signs of being a very valuable meet up for women who want to shine a light on their story, their strengths, their success and their spirit. #UniteYourLightWOMEN Thank you to all who attended and I look forward to allowing our heartfelt intentions to grow into wonderful and valuable ventures. Elizabeth Ellames
If you choose to come along to our next event… here are a series of backstory questions that could really add depth and value to your brand and pitch.
These simple questions are to be asked and answered quickly:
Who am I –
Where was I born?
Where do I come from?
Who is my family?
What is my background/my family identity?
What am I grateful for?
What and who have made me who I am?
What’s my experience –
What am I inspired and motivated by?
What am I passionate about?
What work have I done?
What have I had to overcome, and what are my triumphs?
How do I add value –
What am I good at?
What are my special skills?
Why do people love me, and what do I do to maintain that?
What has made me unique and exceptional?
What kind of attitude do I have?
What can I do for others?
What makes me successful that is not about my technical or professional experience?
Being real matters and “Your Story” creates your value.
So, learn to be comfortable with sharing your story and values, because that’s what people connect to and also what they share.
I loved creating characters and stories for my playmates that we could play out together, which had invisible or sometimes visible glamorous costumes (when they were available.)
I loved listening to stories that my Nana would share with me from her childhood, while we made seasonal fare – like Pasty Slice or Green Tomato Pickles.
I loved playing all my mums “singles” on my little record player and pretending to be a Go-Go dancer with my friends in our lounge room on a Saturday afternoon.
I loved watching Disneyland in my freshly washed PJ’s on a Sunday night. Just out of the bath, hair washed and already for the school week ahead.
When I was on my own.
I Loved Drawing
I Loved Baking
I Loved Playing with my dolls and pets.
I Loved thinking up “Ideas” of what I could be when I grew up.
When I was about 5 years old I asked my Nana “what do you call a person who makes women beautiful”. Out of the mouths of babes!
How divinely ordered our life is, clearly it was always my mission in life to reveal the True Beauty of women, to empower women so they can share their creativity and gift with the world so they can share their Story; their True Value, their Life Purpose.
Can you recall any desires or feelings of memorable moments from your childhood?
What did you LOVE to play as a child? Chances are it’s still the same…
An idea or inspiration comes in from the Mind of Creation and drops into our consciousness. If we act on that idea the creative process begins and moves further into our personal being.
It progressively moves into other levels of the Self.
These are the levels – Celestial Self, Spiritual Self, Emotional Self, Physical Self.
1. A seed idea comes in from the Celestial Self (purpose centre) 2. Plants itself in the Spiritual Self (creative centre) 3. Is then often thought about and deeply felt in the Emotional Self (feeling centre) 4. Manifests in the world of form through the Physical Self. (reality centre)
Remembering all the while, that clarity and purity of intention are key in any phase of the creative process.
However, the full activation takes place in the Emotional Realm. It is in the realm of the Emotional Self that we get to really FEEL our creation. The feeling aspect of the creation process is crucial in order for your idea to manifest in the Physical Realm. If you are not able to fully embody the emotion and desire for this creation it will simply stay captive in the upper realms. It is your clarity and pure heartfelt desire that will bring your dream, idea or creation to life.
Sometimes we have to move through our deepest emotions in order to have our dream realized.
Your creations are connected to your purpose in life, it is important that you feel connected to both. A good thing to remember is that your creative impulse comes from your higher heart, not an ego-driven need. Pain, Passion, Power, Purpose – it is through this order of progression that people create amazing results in their life.
The truth of the matter is, its all about how we feel about something that makes it happen.
We each have a unique creative process and that is due to our authentic nature; our archetypes.