How to embody the medicine of stories.

How to embody the medicine of stories.


When you truly receive stories, with open ears, eyes and heart, a word will move you and you’ll see or feel yourself reflected by another.

It may happen suddenly and when you least expect it, though you know when it happens.

Some part of your internal world has literally vibrated at the same resonance as the story you’ve connected with, or the words you’ve happened across.

The story has offered an alternate perspective, and there’s your invitation. A door into another part of you that’s awaiting discovery.

“The doors to the world of the wild-self are few but precious. If you have a deep scar, that is a door. If you have an old old story, that is a door. If you love the sky and the water so much you almost cannot bear it, that is a door.”

– Clarissa Pinkola Estes


Then comes the process of allowing the story to shape and embolden you.

The lesson or theme will continue to show up in your life, calling your attention back, time and time again.

You ask your heart with gentle self-enquiry, questions like:

What does this mean for me?

What am I discovering?

How can I see this differently, and be different as a result?

New awareness will be illuminated if you enquire curiously.

Your understanding is then deepened as you have several honest conversations with yourself.

Why the story showed up in your life in the first place becomes clearer, and you discover you’ve reached a choice point.

To continue the process of healing and embodiment of wisdom, or to sit in awareness of the story or idea.

Sometimes, being in awareness until you’ve established an emotional and psychological foundation of fortitude is enough.

At other times, you take the step of healing (despite discomfort or fear) because your resonance with the story is greater than your fear or discomfort combined, and you’ve found the willingness and courage to move forward.

As you continue the process of healing, you slowly and organically move differently through your world, because you sense it differently.

You engage with life in ways that feel somewhat raw, because they’re unfamiliar, though ultimately more powerful. All the while, your heart is going through a process of expansion.

Sometimes, a desire to go back to old ways will creep in, a little self-sabotage… you’re in the ‘in-between’ space, where you’re still playing and experiencing the effects of embodying this new wisdom.

Eventually you go back. That afternoon, or the next morning or the following month… to the note you’ve scribbled down to remind you of the words that moved you.

Fragments of the story echo in your mind. The invitation calls you back.

Just this afternoon I returned to a book of stories I’d not picked up in months. The title of the book had been calling me over the past few days, echoing in my mind.

When I opened the book to the last page I’d been reading, and continued with the unfinished story, I received exactly what I needed. So much so, that I laughed out loud. The words were perfect for what I needed in that moment. The next step in my discovery and devotion.

What delight will you discover about yourself?

What quality or way of being have you not yet had the pleasure of experiencing before?

How will you become enchanted again?

The story has become the catalyst for birthing another part of you.

The experience of new power, and receiving wisdom. Of allowing life and the embodied experiences of others to become your guides forward.

An invitation to live an emboldened human experience.

And then when you’re ready, it becomes your turn to share your story of what you’ve embodied because of the experiences and stories that have shaped you.

You become the teacher and healer, and this is one of the ways you move the world.

Much love and soul wellness,

Melissa xx

Melissa Farrugia Soul Wellness02

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