Stories as Medicine

Alice

Stories as medicine was the first form of healing I found in this lifetime and is where the heart of my Service lies.  As a sensitive child growing up in a cold, cruel, emotionally broken and dysfunctional family environment I found solace, hope, and strength in the power of stories as medicine. I resonated heavily with both Dorothy of “The Wizard of Oz” and Lucy from “The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe” and the other “Chronicles of Narnia” books.  I so wished that like them I could be taken out of the drab, depressing, lifeless monotony of established order and everyday life into a world of wonder, Magick, and empowerment.

Stories are medicine and they are powerful tools which is why we have watched Hollywood impose on society through the subconscious tool of storytelling the divisive morals and guilt/shame-based disempowering belief systems that it has in order to keep us “manageable” or enslaved without literal shackles or bars.  The power of stories as medicine can also and is now being utilized to help humanity rewrite our story to one of hope, consciousness, empowerment, and Co-Creation instead.

Traditionally storytelling was a sacred art and its practitioners were honored and revered for the radical integrity of their word.  This is still true today with many indigenous people and their shamans who are the storytellers or Wisdom Keepers as they are known.  This is evidence of the level of spiritual warriorship and Service necessary to perform this task with authenticity and devoid of ego for the greater good.

The stories we tell ourselves are the ones we create in our lives whether they are conscious or not.  Journaling is a powerful way to observe the stories we are telling ourselves and the beliefs that give them power.  Acknowledgement or having our story/voice heard is the beginning of changing our stories.  This is Big Medicine.

Poetry is another form of storytelling that has transformational power.  There is safety in the written word when we can not find our voice and magically beauty, grace, and an expanded perspective are a by-product.  Personally, I have found that my best poems have come from my deepest wounds and greatest challenges and I believe this to be true for all.  The writing of my memoirs has unleashed a whole new level of acceptance, compassion, forgiveness, and strength that has inspired me to create this website as a resource for the healing of individuals, humanity, and the planet.

Let us all utilize the power of stories as medicine as we rewrite a new, Higher-Vibrational Story for ourselves and each “other” on Mother Earth.

Here is an example of rewriting our story on Envision This! on Blog Talk Radio…click: http://www.blogtalkradio.com/envision-this/2012/12/18/c0-authoring-a-story-set-in-the-2062-we-are-envisioning

Hello world!

Welcome!!! My name is Lisa Jeanne Vunk. I am a forty-six year young single mother from Martha’s Vineyard, MA, but I am not here to bore you with the details of my 3d (third dimensional) human life. I refer to myself as a Spiritual Rainbow Warrior GodDess of The Light who wields a mighty sword of Truth & Justice here to Serve in The Revolution of Love. My life path has given me the opportunity to utilize my empirical wisdom in assisting others through the process of Transformation, Spiritual Awakening, or simply moving through Darkness into Light in these amazing yet challenging syntropic times we find ourselves in known as The Shift of The Ages.

It is my desire to Inspire and Encourage others to walk readily down their Path to Truth, Freedom, Love, and Unity Consciousness/Oneness. It is my belief that bravery is unconsciously reacting in the presence of fear but it is Courage that chooses to feel the fear and consciously chooses to act anyway…no matter what the potential risks appear to be. There is an Infinite Trust and Knowing what needs to be done that Resonates deep from within one’s Heart and Soul when Courage is present. Do you feel the Call of your Warrior Spirit…your GodDess Within??? Answering this Call is easier said than done. I hope to facilitate the Remembrance of your Inner Wisdom and the reality of your Essence, a Conscious Co-Creator GodDess. I use the term GodDess as we all embody both the Divine Masculine and the Divine Feminine within no matter what our physical body expresses as. As we balance these energies within ourselves we help to create a more balanced world externally as well for we live in a holographic multiverse where all “parts” are inseparable from and inclusive of the greater “whole”.

I intend to utilize this blog and my upcoming website as a Sacred Space where I embody Selfless Service, share information, dispel myth and misinformation, and utilize laughter and stories as medicine(amongst other things) to empower and heal our “selves” and each “other”. I look forward to creating Community, inciting new conversations with fresh perspectives, and your comments, suggestions, and participation. I will leave you with a poem I wrote Inspired by the birth of the Occupy Movement last year. Until next time…Peace, Love, Abundance, & Joy!!!…and remember, The Revolution of Love is NOW!!!

“Please…No More Apathy”

I AM Angry…I AM Disgusted…
Our government & mainstream media can not be Trusted…
Things need to Change…we DO have the Power…
We need to take our Power back because NOW is the Hour…
Find Your Heart…Find Your Will…
Otherwise there won’t be anyone left for them to kill…
If not Now…how will there be a Later???
I refuse to Believe that we all have become Selfish Haters…
Frozen by Fear…that’s NOT an Excuse!!!
Dig down inside Yourself and help to be of Use…
To all fellow Humans…& for our Children…
Don’t You remember that we’re all supposed to be Brethren???
They are Few…We are Many…
Awaken from your Hypnosis while you still have a penny…
Money is Slavery…as is our government’s Priority…
How on Earth did our forefathers give them Authority???
Lack of Education…and lack of Courage…
If You don’t do something NOW you’ll only be eating porridge…
In a FEMA camp…made for Slaves…
Along with others encoded with the DNA to obey and behave…
This is Freedom???…This is Justice???…
Come on fellow Humans we cannot afford to miss This…
Our Opportunity…to Awaken right Now…
Before we’re nothing more than ID #s and a Cash Cow…
For all the Banksters…& the elite…
Whom Believe that they are better than us & we’re easy to Defeat…
It’s Time to get Angry…& Time to get Pissed..
Before all our possible Options our Missed…
Then calm down…& think Clearly…
There’s Everything to lose now that we hold Dearly…
Together We Can…Together we’re Strong…
Let’s hold hands, share thoughts, and think hard & long…
About what’s really Important…& about what really Matters…
If we don’t Act now the whole world will be in Tatters…
I Am for Peace…& for Glory…
It’s time for Humanity to rewrite our Story…
Remember to Breathe…Stop holding Your Breath…
There’s a lot more to Living than just avoiding Death…
Will You Listen???…as my Heart Cries???…
I want us to Wake Up & Unite before Everyone & our Planet Dies…
There’s so much More…so much to be Seen…
Than paying taxes & striving to chase “The American Dream”…
I want More…I want It NOW!!!…
I Believe Whole-Heartedly that we CAN Co-Create How…
I Love You All…met You or not…
Whether you Do or can’t…I’m gonna give it my Best Shot…
Thanx for Listening…and for Being…
Let’s all come Together & help each other Seeing…
A new Future..a new Earth…
We have the Ability to co-create a whole New World & ReBirth…
Our Planet…& our Humanity…
I think any thing less would be Absolute Insanity!!!…
It’s Time for Peaceful Warriors….Time for a Love Revolution…
No longer will we cede to Corruption, Slavery, Greed, & Pollution…
Find Your Heart!!!…Find It Now!!!…
There’s nothing else for us to find but How…
To create Freedom…& Universal Love…
Screw all the imagery…especially the “white dove”…
Forget Christmas shopping…& worrying about the economy…
We need to Love each other & co-create Harmony…
All over the Earth…All Beings United…
Are You gonna give up without a Fight???…how Short-Sighted…
I Hope Not!!!…I Believe We Will!!!…
Realize you are the 99%…& DON’T take the Blue Pill…
Hug Yourself…Pray for us All…
Together we Stand…Divided We Fall…

Lisa Vunk
November 30, 2011