Maybe it’s time to make some small changes this week that, over time, become big changes for the better and will create a brighter more fulfilling future ……..

Today’s  Wednesday Story from my never ending notebook and everlasting pencil comes from the fascinating HYPKNOWSIS website and is continuing with my theme of new beginnings.

Library of Discovery

So make sure you find some time  today, when you won’t be disturbed and can relax, become curious and enjoy being open minded about discovering how you can make 2012 your best year yet.

“And now I would like you to allow your mind to wander…. wander far away…. to a far distant land….. a land of magic and wonder….and you find yourself walking through some trees…. your feet are kicking up dead leaves… a smell of decay and renewal drifts up…. as your feet uncover the rich deep soil underneath…. and around you are tall trees…. and above you can glimpse patches of dark clouds between the branches …. the forest is silent except for your own footsteps…. and the sound of your breath… there is a strange feeling around…. I wonder if you can feel it too? …. it’s as if everything is waiting…. an anticipation…. of some wonderful event….

 Because you are on a mission… you have to find and enter a stronghold… a place that holds something important for you…. a place you have tried to find in the past…. and never succeeded up to now.

 You walk on… not really sure of where you are going… or what you have to do…. and ground starts to rise and the going gets tougher… and just ahead there is someone struggling along dragging a small bundle of firewood…. you catch up…. the person is old and infirm…. with watery pale eyes… those eyes turn to you… and in them you see ancient wisdom…. acceptance… pain… and hope. And without thinking you pick up the load with one hand and with the other you start to help the old person over the hard ground… Nothing is said…. you go on letting the other person lead you…. until you come to a faint path in the trees… the other person shakes off your hand…. gathers up the wood…. and points along the path…

 …. you take that path… follow it ….. and it gets wider…. clearer…. and the trees begin to thin out … the sky brightens up…. and up ahead you can see parts of a large building… through the trees…. it has towers and high walls…. it seems strong and enduring…. but the path continues on towards the building…. a private path… that goes round the side of those great walls…. that takes you along the foot of the walls…. walking quietly in the cool shadow there… and the path leads to a small door…. set low down in the high wall…. like a mousehole in a giant’s castle…. and there are steps down to reach the door…. you go down the steps carefully…. counting them to yourself silently… and each step takes you down and down… yet with each step you feel more comfortable…. more sure of yourself….. more relaxed…. more in charge…

 And at the bottom of the steps the door swings open for you…. smoothly, silently, …. and inside you are inside a large room inside…. it extends away on all sides as far as you can see…. and everywhere are shelves… shelves filled with books, papers, journals, diaries, newspapers, report cards, evaluations, references….. a vast library lies under that forbidding looking building….

 you walk towards the back, going ever deeper in with each step…. on each side are books on shelves, some are very ancient, their covers blackened with age, smelling musty, spines cracked and split, falling apart…. and some books are only a few pages long, almost brand new, fresh and shiny, bright and youthful…. and if you listen closely, you hear a murmuring…. a quiet sound seemingly coming from each book… like a conversation overheard in the night… and as you pass each shelf you get a feeling…. a tingle… as if the life of the author had reached out and touched you…. and you realise that this is a special magical place…. each book represents a life lived… each book is the sum of living so far… a record that grows and changes….

 And as you reach the central area… that same aged figure appears again… and points off to the side…. to a particular shelf… and there…. one particular book is lying by itself….. waiting for you… unique and special…. with your name on the cover…..

 The book opens and the pages begin to turn, slowly at first…. and then more quickly…. and as they do…. you get glimpses of pictures… smells… sounds ….. tastes…. people….. places…. voices…. colours…. words…. all these things and more come to your mind as the book flickers through the pages….. and you find you can control the pages…. you can will the book to slow down…. go back or go forward… or speed up….. and each page is an event from your life…. you can imagine it…. relive it…. examine it …..

 And in your mind… you hear something… you know somehow that the book is offering you a choice…. a chance…. you can relive events…. any event….. or you can experience the event differently… experience the event from the viewpoint of the other people there…. or an outsider’s view….. you can look at the event through the eyes of a stranger…. understand how they would think of it… you can imagine different outcomes for the event…. or all of these things…. you can go back to any event as the adult you are now… and change how it happened, how it turned out….. you have the opportunity now to rewrite things in your life…. to have them turn out the way they should have…. or to diminish the event… to make it of no importance…. or to experience all the good things that would have come from the event if every thing went your way…. to grow and change as if the event had happened that way…

 Because there is a whole section of the book…. the end section…. the book flips to those pages… and you see that the words and pictures are all moving, flowing, changing, …. as if the words and letters were alive….. crawling across the page, slithering from line to line… and you realise that the future has not been written yet… that the future is not fixed…. it depends on how you choose to experience the past…. how you think about it… and you have the opportunity now to rewrite parts of your past… and you have the opportunity to rewrite your future…. you can look in the book, look at some pages from the future… imagine the future as you want it to be…. and that will make it so.

 You become aware of a presence near you… once again that old figure is by your side…. and in your mind you can hear words….. a voice speaks… you can choose three events in your life… any three… you can go back to those pages…. and have them turn out the way you want them to…. the way that would have been best for you…. or can change the consequences…. or any part of those events…. You can let go of past hurts, failures, pain, wrongs…. and by rewriting them in the book, move on….. maybe you can find it in yourself to forgive… or you can look ahead, become aware of one landmark event in the future, imagine a goal is achieved, a target found, some specific event comes true in every way you want it to…. and you can write that new future in the book… and it will happen.

 And now you can go deep inside…. allow your unconscious mind to identify three things in your life, things that still affect you now…. or learn your goal, your destiny to come…. or imagine a totally different outcome, in whatever way is best for you…. and vividly experience how you want those things to be, and how you can use the choices you have now to change how those things affect you…. break free of the past…. break the link between things in the past and how you feel and act today… because you can choose to forget… and write your own future now.

 And take as much time as you like to work on the rewriting… and when you have written a new bright future for yourself in many ways…. you can grab a piece of paper and start rewriting now………….