Two weeks ago Brothermine Has Hip Replacement Surgery and he’s been keeping me posted with his progress. One thing we have in common is we both heal quickly from whatever nicks and scrapes we go through. Jerry wrote to me: “I’m getting over the Oxycontin (they gave him in the hospital) withdrawal now. It’s just amazing that I’ve had no more pain than I’ve had. I mean good grief they dislocated my hip, sawed the end off the bone and hammered a metal shaft into the bone. No to mention all that cutting through muscles and tissue. My thigh was black and blue from the rough handling. I think it’s all a matter of perception. Any surgery I’ve had, I’ve always felt like I’m healing rather than hurting. While they call an incision a wound, I call it a repair. All the wounding happened while I was asleep so I didn’t experience that. Anyway, I think that healing never hurts. It’s the hanging on to the wound that is painful, be it physical, emotional or spiritual.”
Jerry and I both believe that to be true. I wrote in How were you programmed by language as a child? that he and I grew up in different environments and had different programming as kids. We’ve had what most people would call a series of traumatic events in our lives, yet neither of us looks at them as being big gaping wounds that we carry around with us anymore. Since it’s in the past – whatever IT is – it is almost as though we slept through it. And now that we’re awake, the healing just happens by itself. All we had to do was wake up from the thought that we had ever been wounded or had anybody to blame – for anything.
But sometimes it’s easier to hang on to the wound because, frankly, it’s been a big part of your identity for so long and has garnered you lots of attention from friends. It’s easier to tell the old story because you’re used to telling it. You actually go on autopilot when you tell it. The story has so hypnotized you that you continue to believe it, which is the same as continually tearing the scab off a wound so it never heals.
But there’s a price to pay for losing the old story, and forgiving the old wound. Releasing it from your thoughts. Finis. The price is moving out of your comfortable, known world, and stepping into the unknown; learning who you really are, right now, today. Not last year, not five years ago, not 25 years or 45 years ago.
Discovering who you are without the old story. Scripting for yourself, if need be, a new story. A story that is fun to tell. A story that reflects hope and expectation of good things happening and better things on the way. A story you can be proud to tell.
And more importantly, a story your friends and family want to hear because, believe me, they are really getting tired of hearing the old story, again and again.
If you will let your dominant intention be to revise and improve the content of the story you tell every day of your life, it is our absolute promise to you that your life will become that ever-improving story. For by the powerful Law of Attraction—the essence of that which is like unto itself is drawn—it must be! Excerpted from Money and the Law of Attraction by Abraham-Hicks