Janet Pearlman

Living in the Stream of Yes

Tell the Story To Create What I Want

Mountains and Sky, 2012

Mountains and Sky, 12 x 16, Acrylic with Texture on Canvas, $ 295

Abraham tells us to pay attention to how we feel– that we want to steer toward feeling good. Most of us in this culture look out at the world and react to it. Abraham is telling us to decide we want to feel good and practice it so that regardless of what we observe we can tune to feeling good more and more, for longer and longer periods of time.

Every word we speak counts toward what we are creating. Abraham says we start creating momentum after 17 seconds with a thought.  I want to move more awareness of what I say and to say things more frequently that make me feel good. In one of the Abraham books she teaches a process called “Tell a different story”. Here we are being instructed to consciously frame what has happened or is happening– to see it from the perspective of Inner Being who enjoys all our experiences and who counsels that all is well.

I had an experience at an auto repair place that I did not prefer. I spent 4 hours there and did not end up with anything fixed in my car. As I was driving away, I asked myself how I could talk about this in an uplifted way. I was tempted to feel stupid and frustrated. Instead I said, “Well I came to Earth for the contrast and here I am right on track.” It had been such a weird set of circumstances it did have humor potential. I decided not to blame myself and to move on and enjoy the remainder of my day.

As it flowed, the next day I awoke feeling good and with an impulse to call a specific auto shop with whom I had spoken in my repair service search the day before. This second mechanic turned out to fix my car very inexpensively and he has become my long term, reliable (even beloved) mechanic. This process led me to something very good. Now his wife is buying my art!

Recently I met a man who recommends not telling stories. He sees telling stories as dragging one’s heavy past around. For me I would rather tell a story that lifts me. I would rather pay attention to what comes out of my mouth and create momentum in the direction I want to move. Abraham says be aware of what mood I am creating from– reach for the best feeling you can. I can create a heaviness or I can create an uplifting environment. We have the power to get what we want and the power to choose our mood.

How does one start to shift a story? I start with the way I see life in a big picture perspective as I mentioned after the four hour auto repair. I came from Pure Positive Energy to Earth, incarnated to experience contrast, variety. I experience the diversity in this life, discovering what I don’t want, then turning to what I do want. Birthing new wants expands the Universe and that is why I am here. If I feel less than good, I can soothe myself with a big picture frame for that moment. Accepting, knowing it will pass, making it easier, being kind.

We are beings who use words to express ourselves. Since we will be communicating I recommend playing with telling stories that move us in the direction of feeling better. To learn more about how to do this, to ask questions about this piece or to tell a related story, please write me at jpearl@streamofyes.com. I love to hear from you.

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