MEOLOGY 101: The Crucial Study of Yourself
Lesson 1: The Importance of Listening to Your Life
Hi there! I’m author Vivian Ruth Probst and I hope you’re enjoying your life today. I’m in my 70th year here on planet Earth, where most of my adult life has been spent teaching complex tax and housing regulations around the country (I can tell you’re thrilled).
On March 10, 2000, fictional stories began to come to me, usually as I was dealing with a life issue I couldn’t resolve, no matter what I tried to do about it. What I mean by ‘come to me’ was usually a dream or an image that intrigued me enough to want to pursue it.
The challenges that became stories included unresolvable financial problems, aching weariness, illness, unresolved trauma, anger, living to please others and so on. Once a story starts to show up, I’ve learned to simply watch, listen, and write down what comes to me. The beauty of this process is that while I’ve had to write through some sad and scary parts, in the end I’ve always received a life-changing, up-lifting message that I needed to learn in order to live a more wonderful life. And since it’s all been fiction, I haven’t had to take anything but the message personally.
I’ve also learned to ask one important question whenever I face a challenge.
“What is the best thing I can do about this right now?"
Then I get quiet and listen for an answer that sounds and feels good to me. Often these are creative ideas that simply ‘pop in’ as I observe what’s happening around me, or something I’m tempted to follow in my dreams.
Questions can be HUGE, like ‘Life, what is my purpose here?’ Or small, like ‘Life, what’s the best thing for me to do for my friend right now? What would I really like to wear to that event? Where should I get my hair cut?’ Each of us has great wisdom living inside us. It will respond if we ask, but it won’t force us to ask or take over the reigns of our lives.
I’ve learned to listen, most times, and enjoy the journey!
Vivian Probst is the creator of Intention Fiction, a genre she’s designed to support us as we journey through life. She’s has been writing for over twenty years. Visit her website: vivianprobst.com; find her works in ebook format or in print on-line.
Now available in print and ebook versions:
Book One: The Woman Who Forgot Who She Was (Avery Victoria Spencer suffers a trauma that robs her of her memory and takes a dream journey to begin to remember who she is. Her husband shows up to see if he can become part of her life again even if she doesn’t remember him).
Book Two: The Woman Who Fell Out of Fear (Avery Victoria Spencer is under pressure to perform as the socially adept and talented bank president she is, but since her first journey into her dream world, can’t get back into her crazy, demanding life. She goes on a second dream journey to find the energy she believes she left behind and finds herself attracted to George Robert Logan, her forgotten husband)
Available as an e-book; Print version coming in March 2022
Book Three: The Woman Who Found Her Fire (Avery Victoria Spencer and George Robert Logan fall in love but can’t express it to each other. Both take journeys to find themselves and the love they know they fell for each other.)
Book Four: The Woman Who Remembered Herself (Avery Victoria Spencer goes to London to work with George’s family’s failing business. Through a bizarre incident she remembers her past trauma and wants to run away from her past.
Book Five: The Woman Who Chose (Avery Victoria Spencer wants to die rather than face what she now knows. In a tragic accident she hovers between life and death where both sides tempt her to choose one of the other. Both have consequences but Avery must choose her destiny.