"There is no agony like bearing an untold story inside of you". – Maya Angelou

We have all heard at one time or another some impactful personal storylines of well known personalities around the globe. One theme that usually runs through these stories is basically the same. They all rose from being penniless or from abusive surroundings to becoming very prosperous and influential.

I believe that there is a natural urge in every human psyche to want to share his or her story with others. If just for the sake of finding a resonance or experiencing a sense of nurturing. Yet when I listen to people recounting in awe some stories they've heard about a self-made millionaire or billionaire, I usually pick on an underlying energy current of timid veneration.

Of course, it is remarkable that someone was able to rise from rags to riches. And while sharing their profound experiences with other people can definitely give encouragement and motivation. What I find much more important is the spiritual message behind the stories.

Let me explain what I mean.

Because many people suffer from low self esteem, they often feel that other people are the only ones born with magnificent innate power. This assumption is spiritually speaking inaccurate. Since every human person was born with an equal amount of spiritual power. The only difference being how it is developed and applied.

Many of us have had series of traumatised earth lives from previous times. We have brought back these past experiences with us into our present life. These "inner soul memories" coupled with a barrage of childhood conditionings very often render our onset in life very challenging. This can account for forgetting at core level who and what we really are. A combination of inner tumult and outer struggles early in life can easily erode our confidence and set us searching for solutions. This is a good thing, because as we bestir ourself, we are guided to find our path if we remain alert.

If you consciously listen to the storylines of well accomplished people, you'll recognise that without the hardship and struggles they have had to endure, they wouldn't be where they are today. What does this say about them? That at one stage in their lives, they consciously recognised the power within, then accessed, developed and channelled it to transform their dire situations.

Everyone has a story to tell. Be it a simple story which gave you a kick in the butt or a particular episode which you experienced as a child. It is still YOUR story. And you know what, you don't have to wait until you become rich and famous to recount it to other people. If the story is significant for you and your life, then it is important.

There is a another valid reason for sharing your story with people. In times of difficult setbacks as with such issues as divorce, unemployment or depression, telling your special story can remind you of how you overcame other challenges in the past. Can you think of a better way to put a smile back on your face, feeling your pride, inspiring you and lighting up your world once again?

The unfortunate thing today is that many people are too focused on how prominent people are living their lives. We forget to look at how each one of us can actively channel our inner power to be remarkable in our own specific way. I have met many people from all walks of life who have remarkable gifts in their own exceptional ways and yet claim that their gifts are "too insignificant" to share! My remark is always: "nonesense, you're precisely what the majority of people require to give them hope".

Food for thoughts:
1. Tell your own stories. They can help others conquer their fear and grow their heart.
2. No matter how insignificant your story may appear to you, it is meaningful to someone else who needs to hear it.
3. When you tell your story, you're growing yourself and connecting with other people.
4. Your story is your blueprint of life which no one else has or can imitate.
5. Telling your story can give you a leverage and open doors of opportunities for you.
6. Telling your story can help you work through the experience, even years later on.
7. The power that several people have used to become reputable and rich also lies within you.
8. Even if your story only impacts one person's life, you have made a difference. That is what counts.
9. Remember that you create you own reality. Stop focussing on other people's stories.
10. Give life to your story and watch it takes on a life of its own.

It is certainly good to admire people for their outstanding achievements and various contributions. Likewise, it is also good to have role models and mentors who can offer fundamental guidelines. But I question hero worshipping anyone. My opinion is that this behaviour often keep people in a space of bewilderment and overwhelm like a starry eyed child. The Spirit spark within each one of us, aches to be recognised and respected. That, I believe is what we all need to focus our energy on doing.

Author's Bio: 

Olakunbi (Kunbi) Korostensky N.D. /MA, Energy Psychologist is a Spiritual Life Changer Coach™ specialised in helping people struggling with new changes in their lives. She is also a spiritual teacher for women who want to attain feminine excellence in their lives and businesses through their intrinsic spiritual power. She is the founder of the Awaken Women International, a community providing women world wide with spiritual tools to expand their scope and attain feminine excellence. As Presi-dent of "Stiftung Attitudinal Healing" a non profit organisation founded by her in Switzerland, she is dedicated to embracing love instead of fear. www.embracingchanges.com and www.awakenwomen.com