How to Let Go of the Story You Tell Yourself

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I have a gorgeous quote for you from my dear teacher and mentor Marianne Williamson.

Marianne says, “Let go of your story so the Universe can write a new one for you.”

This is what we have to do when we are committed to a life of spiritual growth. We are always learning, growing and saying yes to more ways of expanding our inner wisdom.

We must be willing to let go of our stories

When we’re on a path of personal growth, we have to be willing to let go of our stories. In this video and post I share a simple, powerful way to turn over an old story and ask the Universe to write you a new one.

Watch the video now — you can also follow the steps below.

Surrendering our stories to the Universe

In my book The Universe Has Your Back, I talk about how we can start to shift our perceptions of the stories we once had. The only way we can allow the Universe to come in and change those stories is to be willing to give them up. The Universe can’t take from us anything that we’re unwilling to give away.

Step 1: Witness your story and thank it

I Surrender to a Power Greater Than Me | Gabby Bernstein | The Universe Has Your Back card deckLook at your story — the story of your traumatic memories, your addictions, your experiences with your loved ones, the spouse who cheated on you, the medical diagnosis. And start to thank that story.

Thank your story for being part of your life and for getting you this far, and for making you the amazing person you are today.

Step 2: Let go of the story through prayer

Then you can decide that it’s time to break up with that story, if you’re ready. Let go of the story you tell yourself and surrender it to the care of the Universe so the Universe can rewrite it for you.

This is the simplicity of being on a spiritual path. All you have to do is witness that you no longer want to live that story and offer it up through prayer. You can say to the Universe:

Take this from me and show me a different way. Show me how to see this with more love, compassion, forgiveness and grace. Thank you for taking it from me.

Trust that the Universe has your back

The Universe Has Your Back by Gabby BernsteinThroughout The Universe Has Your Back, I share a lot of different practices to offer up to the Universe the fears, grievances and limitations that hold you back. When you let go of your story and give it over to the Universe, the Universe can rewrite it for you.

If you’re reading the book, use those messages and tools! And if you’re not yet reading it, order it today. You can begin this practice right now. Simply witness an old story that no longer serves you, decide it’s time to break up with it and offer it up to the Universe to be rewritten.

I pray for you all that you have the experience of shifting out of the old victim mentality and opening up to the greatness of all that can come to you when you let go of what was and embrace what can come.

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