Can You Live Without Story?

When you begin to live without story, you can release your attachment to form, which is the gateway to your creative potential.

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The mind is a story writer. It writes its scripts, only to rewrite it, and rewrite it again and then again. Until its story becomes more and more refined, and the veil to the inner Kingdom becomes so thin that the story almost touches infinity. But as long as we are in the story, we will forever be lost in the narrative, and never get to step into the ultimate experience of freedom. The freedom from form. The freedom of pure consciousness, where our creative potential exists.

Most people go in and out of form in their personal and spiritual journey. Chasing heightened, formless experience through meditation and transcendental journeys. Only to come back into the form they are trying to escape. Some manage to push the boundaries of the form they have created for themselves, to create new experiences, but ultimately, they are still bound in their everyday life by the narrative of their mind.

There is nothing wrong with form – it is kind of a prerequisite for existing on Earth and for us to experience ourselves and each other – but the relationship to form is mostly distorted. The form is mistaken for the real thing, not realizing it has no more importance than the Lego bricks children use to create imaginary worlds with.

On the personal journey, rewriting your story into a better story can be a way to resurrect your sense of self. Exchanging your day-job title to that of Goddess or Spiritual Warrior, or making the Human Resource Manager into a People Chief Officer can create a different signal to those around us, it can be a way to help create new experiences of ourself, but it does not say anything about what exist within the form itself. It does not make you more of a conscious person, more caring towards others or able to navigate life. Whether your title is granted to you by a board of directors or given to you in yet another ayahuasca ceremony, it is all a play of the mind for us to experience aspects of consciousness and guide us into the potential of that relationship.

Stories and titles are nothing but fabrications of mind using whatever we hold in consciousness to create a story for us to make sense of ourselves, and comprehend the information that lies within energy. It is how energy is translated into form to convey a message or meaning we can understand. If we begin to identify with the stories and labels and titles we ‘receive’ or ‘create’, we have distorted our relationship with consciousness. The story does not matter – it is not real – it is just a movie, a channel for you to get the true message, which is always ever so simple.

When we learn to let go of our stories and our need to identify with them, we let go of our need to identify with form. We start to stand more freely in the world and can experience Life through a wider lens. When we have freed ourselves from form, we become free to form in unique ways.

Form is a wonderful thing to play with to realize our attachments to the personal, and the subtle ways we can limit ourselves. In this way, it also holds the gateway to experience our creative potential. It is paradoxically when we can free ourselves from form that we are free to create new form that serves the whole. Only for the next generation to be able to free themselves yet again, to create anew. Welcome to the wonderful, creative potential of form.

Maiken Piil

Coach, advice and teach on conscious leadership, spiritual intelligence and personal transformation, Rise Within

I love exploring consciousness and how it brings us into our full potential and pave the way for a magic life. And I believe in the transformational power of inner truth. In my work, I teach about consciousness and how we can grow the power and capacity of our inner ressources. I work with people, who wishes to come into greater balance and harmony by exploring their authentic self and deeper truth. I support my clients in their healing, to expand their thinking and step into the power of their spiritual truth to be of service to others. Please let me know how I might be of service to you?