An Experience Created by Nature

Not only is Storyweaving a storytelling strategy, it is also a transformational experience. The Storyweaving experience was actually created by nature. All transformation and transmutation and alchemy are the same thing as a Storyweaving experience. By naming it as a strategy and identifying the necessary steps under which it operates, we’re able to apply this very natural growth and consciousness expansion process to the business and art of storytelling.
The power of this alchemy experience cannot be underestimated. This is the same process through which the sun burns, through which a plant grows, through which our heart beats, through which a child is born. This is the transformation of one substance to another, of one energy to another.
What’s interesting though, about naming it and identifying it as a strategy, is that we are in doing so making conscious these processes that are normally under the radar. Typically these are automatic processes handled by nature. So, tapping into what is typically a mysterious phenomenon and making it into an intentional practice bridges the world of what is normally dreaming and is now awake. By awaiting our biological primal intelligence we are tapping into the biology of storytelling, which takes it beyond the realm of entertainment.
We have so much force inside of us and applying only a small portion of it to our storytelling deprives our audience of who we really are. In our society we are so accustomed to wearing masks and putting on a show to impress our fellow humans, even our storytellers don’t know how to set down the mask. This may sound intimidating and it can have its moments of being scary. But this is also the path of freedom, which means the path of fun with the right attitude. What appears as perhaps dangerous territory is to a story weaver the only thing actually worth putting time and energy into. Even a comedy project is enhanced by story weaving because the storyteller gets an insight into what comedy actually is in nature.
How things are arranged in nature is you’re either a predator or you are prey. From the Storyweaver’s perspective, story is either generous or it’s parasitic. This doesn’t mean that a story needs to be perfect, but by being aware of all of these nuances an artist is able to express a story in more and more pure forms of art. A story can be impeccable in addressing what it must address. Art which is not so pure is an emotional reaction to something, revealing an issue that the storyteller doesn’t want. Pure art on the other hand has a higher quality of awareness and is therefore the true creative manifestation of the storyteller’s essence. Settling for anything less from a bird’s eye view, looking at society, is the sabotage of our species.

Mainstream Story Consulting vs The Storyweaving Strategy

Mainstream Story Consulting vs The Storyweaving Strategy

A wise person is also known as a Seer because they can deeply See, amongst other things the hidden motivations. If a writer is writing from a place of self-importance, neediness, self-pity, and deficiency, it greatly behooves the writer to be informed of this and to become aware of their blind spots. Not to be told how to write, but to be told about themselves so that writing from a place of more integrity and power becomes the obvious choice.

In the Western world, we’ve forgotten the purpose of stories. Stories are for transferring wisdom. Transferring wisdom means the transfer of knowledge of the self. A good story is designed to help the audience to know themselves better. A wise person is someone who knows themselves. Most writers don’t know themselves and so their writing tends to be flaccid, weak, and not very impactful for the audience. A powerful story requires wisdom.

A story that is meant to make a significant impact on an audience requires that the writer have access to power. If a writer doesn’t have access to power, the best they can do is analysis. This is not authentic writing, this is manipulation based on self-importance, where most writers are coming from when they write.

No amount of writing analysis is going to transfer knowledge of the self to an audience. This has nothing to do with moral support, this is an issue of being faced with the harsh truth of our blind spots as writers.

It can be extremely uncomfortable to be confronted with our blind spots, and most people are not willing to do so. Knowledge of the Self is the difference between a good writer and an astonishing writer.

The True Purpose of Stories

“Stories are for entertainment” is a made up western idea, hijacking the true purpose of stories.
The western world has the greatest denial in this area, and we don’t need to contribute to that.
The real purpose of stories is to transfer wisdom. And of course, making it entertaining surely helps. Entertainment is the glitter.
It makes a story more digestible. Making a story all about that turns it into Pepsi and French fries. Junk stories rot people’s minds.