Over time I’ve become a fan and participant in the so-called Law of Attraction. I do so for a simple enough reason — It’s helped me see myself in a more positive light, helped me get into gratitude more often and form the habit of looking for the happier thoughts.
One of my favorite teachers of the practice is actually a couple known as Victoria and Mr. Twenty Twenty. I watch them regularly on YouTube and occasionally take their courses or buy their books. I’m currently coming up on the end of a course called Manifesting Mastery. It’s been a blast and I’ve saved all the lessons so I can repeat it — it’s that valuable to me.
Yesterday Twenty suggested we connect any two objects and tell ourselves a brief story about them. I don’t even remember why he wanted us to do this exercise.
Yesterday Twenty suggested we connect any two objects and tell ourselves a brief story. I don’t even remember why he wanted us to do this exercise. I was sitting on my sofa listening to him explain and suddenly found myself connecting all sorts of normally unconnected things. My mental list looked sort of like this:
- The coffee table and the cat tree — a story about Dudley the cat learning to jump from one to the other.
- The coffee table and the floor — a story about gravity and anti gravity
- My coffee cup and the view outside my window — a woman looking out the window, coffee cup in hand tears streaming down her face.
- The coffee cup and the rocking chair — a man holding a baby while rocking sets down his coffee.
This morning I decided to try the exercise from my desk
- My (ubiquitous) coffee cup and the interesting rocks in a heart shaped bowl loaned to me by a friend — the story of that relationship.
- The router and the world — how the internet connects me in ways that weren’t possible on the day I was born.
- This article and my unmade bed — how I tend to do my writing almost first thing in the morning knowing I’ll make my bed later, and if I don’t it doesn’t really matter.
How about that, 7 stories to tell should I choose two in less than 15 minutes.
How about that, 7 stories to tell should I choose two in less than 15 minutes. Okay, I did start thinking about this yesterday. Never-the-less what a delightful writing prompt, probably the very best I’ve run into ever.
If you follow me you know I believe the world swims in ideas that are suitable for writing about. This ‘connect two things and tell a story’ method simply makes it easier to generate a multitude of ideas.
Thanks Victoria and Twenty — now I’ll go back to see what the lesson was really all about.
Write well and often,