Storytelling is a very old form of hypnosis and as such is a powerful tool for transformation. Stories by nature can be contradictory, and it is through the telling, not the resolution, that we come to accept the harmony in the contradiction of our lives. We are being given the opportunity to find the truth for ourselves, even if it contradicts the prewritten scripts. And while it is important that we tell our stories, it is also important not to become overly identified with them. The stories of our past may appear to be written in stone, but they, too, shall eventually return to source as we create yet another story.
Thea Summer Deer. Wisdom of the Plant Devas: Herbal Medicine for a New Earth (Kindle Locations 397-401). Inner Traditions/Bear & Company. Kindle Edition.