There Is Only One Story
The Universe is made of stories, not atoms.
There is only One Story:
Having . . . losing . . . finding,
Knowing . . . forgetting . . . remembering,
Hide and seek—
The drama of the outer personality and the inner coach,
The interplay of the external and the internal,
The dance of form and essence.
From the beginning of time, the One Story is told and retold in every culture in the form of books, movies, songs, myths, dances, rituals, games and art.
We keep telling the One Story through all these varied outer forms, so one day, when we are ready to remember, we will hear the One Story again:
One People, One Spirit, One Destiny.
If you listen to these stories with your heart, you will hear the One Story, and you will remember Your Story—
the story your inner coach has to tell.
This book is my expression of the One Story.
These pages tell the simple version and the complicated version.
The simple version is my life from the point of view of the inner coach, the real self. This rendition is the same as everyone else’s story. Every inner coach has the same story. Every spirit is on the same inner journey.
The complex version tells my life from the perspective of my outer personality. This rendition is different from everyone else’s story. Every personal identity has its special saga with its own unique plot. Every personality is on a different outer journey.
The inner coach uses multisensory perception to enjoy its world.
The personality usually limits itself to the five external senses.
The real self interacts with the physical and nonphysical worlds.
The personality confines itself to the world of outer physical sight, sound, smell, taste and touch.
The spirit’s story is full of similarity, connection and coincidence.
The personality’s tale is full of difference, division and happenstance.
The scenario of the real self focuses on unity, compassion and joy.
The script of the personality focuses on separation, anxiety and regret.
The goals of the real self are harmony, cooperation and understanding.
The personality’s agenda is conflict, competition and confusion.
The inner coach is into fun, ease and freedom.
The personality thrives on drama, trauma and karma.
Spirit’s story is guts and glory.
The personality’s yarn is guts and gore.
It takes guts to fully experience and embrace your personality’s epic struggle.
It takes even more courage to fully explore and embrace the triumph of your soul.
Through telling the story of my inner coach, I hope to remind you of the story of your own inner coach.
As the spirit of my tale shines through the surface details, it may remind you of Spirit working behind the details of your personality’s fable.
As the outer appearances of my narration reveal the inner agenda of my real self, you may begin to see the common thread of soul intention running through the surface appearances of your life.
Believe It or Not
Many individuals don’t believe my story.
It is too "farfetched." Too far out.
I agree. I had to live far out to fetch such a story.
Usually, those same people reconnect with me years later to tell me they now understand what I was talking about.
What transpired in those intervening years to change these people’s perspective?
These folks had a far out occurrence of their own. Life presented them with an experience beyond their belief box—outside their personality’s old framework, envelope, paradigm or range of previous experiences.
Once our world is expanded outside of our old boundaries, we realize all manner of stories are possible, even probable.
Really good stories entice the personality so far out of its ordinary prison of perception that a person encounters his or her real self.
My intention in telling you my story is to catalyze the reunion of your personality with your real self.
The real self is too smart to leave the hearing of its story to chance.
The inner coach loads the dice. The gig is rigged.
When we travel away from the unified field of multisensory awareness into the complexity of the personality, the inner coach leaves a trail of markers for us to find our way back to the simple knowing of Who We Are.
These soul clues are hidden along our personality path so we will stumble across them just when we need the encouragement of a wider perspective to get through our next life challenge.
This is the original message of the fairy tale, "Hansel and Gretel." Hansel, our adventurous personality, takes us on an exploration of the mysterious forest, the vast world of surface difference and diversity. Gretel, our intuitive real self, marks with pebbles the route we take going away from home, Spirit. When we get lost in the confusion of the surface appearances, Hansel and Gretel unite to find the way home. When our personality and inner coach communicate, we find our way back to Oneness and knowing Who We Are.
The stories in this book are real-life exploits of mine.
As I tell these candid tales to people, the stories have the effect of triggering people’s memories of actual, extraordinary events in their own lives.
People recall events in their lives that, at the time they occurred, were too farfetched to fit into any known category of personal experience.
These far out, socially unacceptable encounters were buried, misinterpreted, discounted, denied, forgotten, or, by some other device, shoved into a mental closet.
As I openly relate my extraordinary encounters, people listening become comfortable enough to remember the forgotten out-of-the-ordinary events that have happened to them.
As the personality senses the space of acceptance of extraordinary life adventures, it feels safe enough to recall its own unusual, extrasensory exploits.
We have all had hundreds of direct personal experiences of multisensory, nonphysical awareness and extra-normal powers this lifetime.
Using our innate connection to our inner coach, these amazing exploits can be recollected from the closets and graves in which we buried them.
As a storyteller—in the guise of a therapist, healer, journalist, talk show host and filmmaker—my stories have assisted thousands of people to recall their own inner coach: outer power stories.
May the muse of True Memory shine on you as you read my story.