"...humans are not made of skin and bone as much as we are made of stories." Sue Monk Kidd.
We are all story, rewriting our personal mythology daily.
Seeing our lives as a story helps us to gain new perspective, to see possibility. To allow ourselves to take author-ity in our lives.
To take the story we have inherited and begin to write our own story.
"Knowing that we are made up not of atoms but of love and stories is also vital. When we die, what's left is love in the form of stories." Patti Digh.
What is Reframing Your Story?
Reframing Your Story offers you a chance to take what has been and re-imagine your life, allowing in new possibility.
Reframing Your Story is the act of taking the sacred story you wish to celebrate or transform, and working with me to reclaim it to create a new vision for our lives.
Reframing Your Story = Reclaiming Your Story
"If you want to change the world, you have to change the metaphor"
How does it work?
We meet virtually or in person. With deep listening, my heart opens to your story as a sacred recounting of your path so far. In receiving your story I commit to treating it tenderly and with reverence. I receive intuitive instruction about the metaphors and symbols to work with and I refashion your story using faerytale imagery and metaphor. Compassionately co-creating a new version of your story. Re imagined.
With new possibilities, new ways of seeing your life and your experiences.
An important part of this is the magic of metaphor and symbol. These are the language of the subconscious, the place where our deepest wounds and magnificence live. The magic of metaphor and symbol can effect change in these deep places without re-wounding or anguish. They offer us a place to connect lovingly with our wisest self and choose a new path. My art work is an important part of this process and in creating a mixed media cover for your story I offer your subconscious visual reminders of the new path.
Through the magic of snail mail i return your story to you as a hold in your hand book, hand stitched with a mixed media art work cover of symbols and the words as a pathway to a new understanding of your story. A way of reclaiming your story. To bring you into daily deeper connection with change and your subconscious, I also offer an artwork on for you to hang on your wall as a constant reminder of the invitation you are making to the new possibility Release. Restoration. Revivifying..
So show me...
I believe in the magic of metaphor and Reframing Your Story because it probably saved my life.
I first came across this work when I was recovering from burn out. I had been working in an institution for people with disabilities. The people were amazing, gifted, resourceful and brave, but the system was rotten to the core. I burned out trying to be the change agent in a system that did not want to change. In the end it ate me up. And I only just got out in time.
Part of my recovery was to seek wise woman counsel. One of her suggestions for healing was to rewrite my story as a fairy tale. It was like a light switched on. I described my hospital experience this way;
'And so she was charged with keeping this large machine in perpetual motion. It was very clear that the machine must never stop. But in order to keep it going, the girl had to feed little bits of herself in. Cut a part off and feed it in. It was never enough. The machine was never satiated. But she MUST keep it going."
That metaphor of having to sacrifice little pieces of myself to the machine was such a powerful description of my experience of the place that it stopped me from going back. I could see how self destroying it was to keep that up. How I would disappear if I continued. I am in the shape I am today largely because of that metaphor.
And I want to share the power of metaphor with you. To work with you to bring this same loving shift.
Are you ready to leap? My arms are wide open.
Look through the options below to see the one that sings to your heart.
We can work out payment plans if you need to.
When this work calls to you there is a way to make sure it comes home to you.
A session with me via Skype, in person or some
other form of magic circling.
A hold in your hand book with mixed media artwork
Price: $150 (go here for
Holding a new story, a new possibility. A new way to see old stuff. See new guardians, new opportunities. These stories are like a doorway for magic to come into your being.
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I have so much to tell you about the amazing effect the re- framed story you did continues to have on me. The therapeutic value of telling the story and then having it so beautifully re-framed with such powerful metaphors and magic has been awesome for me. It seems like something new shows up each day!
Jill New Zealand.
Jane, you are definitely guided to reach deep into the hearts of others and heal the sadness and fears that live there.
My reframed story is rife with layers that I peel back at each reading, going deeper and deeper into who I came here as, who I was in my essence before being tarnished by growing up and who I am rediscovering again with such gratitude.
Kim - Canada
This is an incredible gift! Jane wove amazing magic with my story - the process and the end result were even more powerful than I anticipated, and really did help move me forward through an intense transformation... the content of the short story Jane had written for me was what really blew me away. For me, the messages in that book were absolutely profound. I'm in awe of Jane's ability to glean so much about where I had been and what I needed, and to put together using metaphors that were both personal to me, yet universal and essential in their core messages. I have already read and re-read my book several times and I absolutely love it.
I have to put my 2 cents in for Jane's reframing.
She is insightful, sensitive and has an intuitive way when creating your individual story and art. She gets right down to your heart, right into your soul.
The story she reframed for me was touching and simply full of awesomeness and the artwork is beautiful. We all have a story that could use a new ending". Vicki USA
I think your work is more than creating the story.... you provide a supportive and sacred space for the person approaching the idea of story and finding and choosing which story, you confirm and remind them of the energetic nature of the process they are engaged in and that it begins with the decision to engage with
reframing their story not when they get the new story in their hands. Your skype call widens and deepens the process as well as reflects nuances and details perhaps not recognized by the individual. THEN you attend the birth of the story.... followed by guiding the new story recipient in ways of engaging and nurturing the new story, making it a cohesive part of themselves. In this process you walk that sacred path that shaman before you have walked, engage with the elements and spirits and bring the magic
of wholeness back from your journey to share with the recipient..... always marked by the nature of the journey and carrying a talisman of each trek made on