Why and how is storytelling an important and powerful tool? Do you hold onto old guilt because of a false sense of martyrdom? What can you do to begin releasing old stories and old energy that keeps you down?
In this podcast, I speak with Scott Sunderland who shares his story about going from being completely paralyzed in a hospital bed to once again living life, in an extraordinary way. In part 2 of this 4 part series we delve deeper into letting go of guilt and telling your story.
Meet Scott Sunderland
In 2001, Scott Sunderland found himself going from a 35-year-old athletic father, husband, and business owner to lying in a hospital bed unable to move. Using visualization techniques over the course of a year, Scott was able to heal himself.
However, old limiting beliefs, past traumas, and disempowering mental habits came back to haunt him when, in 2012, he watched his best friend drown in front of his eyes. Blaming himself, he was broken once again. Standing in a room on fire, Scott was faced with running through those flames to end up at the empowered life that he lives now.
Today, he shows others how to run through their own flames to find freedom from their own minds and limitations in order to live a life of passion and purpose.
In This Podcast
- The power of storytelling
- Steps to begin the release
The power of storytelling
I gotta tell this story because I know by telling this story [that] it’s going to help somebody live their life, it’s gonna help somebody free themselves from these thoughts. (Scott Sunderland)
It is through the power of telling our story that we can release some of the trauma we felt when we experienced it, and it is also through the power of storytelling that other people can learn from our experiences.
In both telling and listening there are benefits. We become inspired and feel empowered to release old stories and create new ones, however, when we decide to change our story, it means we have to let go of the old life and the old story we lived and told ourselves.
Steps to begin the release
That’s a tough one, because we hold onto guilt because somehow we feel … that is makes us a better person … that’s the first thing: people have to realize that you do not create anybody’s misery. (Scott Sunderland)
One of the first things that you have to learn and accept is that you are not responsible for the joy or misery of those around you.
- Stop listening to the voice: this is the voice that tells you that it was your fault, or that you are not good enough. Stop listening to this voice, stop giving it your energy.
- Shut down the receptor that allows these negative voices to come into your mind: these receptors in your mind attract things in your life, your friends, loved ones, and daily experiences. When you are unaware of these receptors, you are unaware of what you think and say.
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