You are the Hero of Your Story- by Vicky Westra

autism neurodiversity neuroshifts positive thinking wellbeing May 25, 2022

If you read any book or see any movie, there is always a hero in the story. Usually, that hero encounters many obstacles or challenges throughout their journey. If you are like me, you find yourself rooting for them and hoping they find their way, no matter how difficult the circumstances may seem.

The hero typically experiences a lot of personal growth through this process. And by the end of the story, they not only achieve happiness and whatever else they were after…..the relationship, the job/career, the money, or winning the big game but they also become a better, more aligned person.

Well, think about yourself as the hero of your story. Right now, you may be going through times where you are facing obstacles or challenges in your life. It probably feels hard and you may even feel that you will never get out of your current situation. If so, you likely feel discouraged or down because of this thought. That’s okay, because you are where you are for a reason. However, I’m hopeful that you’ve decided to do something about it, because you too believe that you can be the hero of your story. That’s when the “Shift” can occur!

I remember a time when I felt a deep despair for where my life was at. I had been on this journey with a daughter who had been diagnosed with Autism at the age of 4. Gabbi was now 10 and the prior 6 years had been so hard. I was totally in the “Red Zone” (you will learn about Zones in the weeks ahead), which is a place of worry, frustration, anger and fear. I also believed the “stigma” of Autism from the research I had done.

I was laying on my bed crying and thinking How did my life get so hard? '' Isn't life supposed to be better than this?”. At that moment, I received a divine thought that planted a seed that would ultimately grow and shift my life in a different direction. That thought was “Isn’t life supposed to be more joyful and fun than this?”.

You are at the perfect place to ask yourself that question! In addition, since you are writing your own story, who can ask “What do I want my life to look like in this story? What do I want the ending of this chapter in my life to look like?”. Remember, the heroes in the story always want to achieve something during their lifetime or time period covered by the book. Whatever it is that they want starts taking over their thoughts, until it becomes a dominant intention for their life. They may not believe it can happen early on in the story, but as they evolve, they experience the growth needed to get up to speed with their desires, which helps them through the process of achieving them.

In starting this Shifter Membership program, our desire is to be with you… helping to guide you so that you can be the hero and achieve everything you want. Remember Yoda in Star Wars? He was Luke’s guide, always there in the background rooting Luke on and giving him the wisdom, knowledge and tools to keep him moving forward on his journey. The hero always has everything they need within them, the guide usually just reminds them how to tap into those strengths. We want to be your Yoda ☺!

You have everything you need inside you. Trust that you are here for a reason and that you have connected with us for a reason. We believe that you can be, do or have anything you desire. We will hold that place of knowing for you, until you can start seeing it and believing it for yourself.

With every person within our community that makes this “Shift” in their life and achieves what they desire, it brings us one step closer to helping our Autism community as a whole achieve that “Shift” as well.

Your life is a rock thrown into the ocean, which creates a ripple. See that ripple extending out and growing larger and larger, ultimately forming a wave that will create positive momentum for us all. That is the power that is within you!

We are so glad that you are ready to begin writing (or rewriting) the story of your life. There may be some challenges ahead, but remember, you’ve got what it takes to find your way around those obstacles and to continue moving forward with confidence.

We will be here, cheering you on and connecting with you as you go, imparting any wisdom, tools, or connections you might need to keep moving ahead.

You are now in the perfect place to begin this new adventure!

In Joy and Love,

Vicky Westra