A little over a year ago I completed the course work, including a 98 page written exam, and received my Bachelor’s Degree in Metaphysical Science. I was also ordained as a Metaphysical Minister and certified as a Metaphysical Practitioner. It was the first of three steps in earning my PhD in Metaphysics.

~ Officiating at a beautiful wedding ~

If you’ve read my bio, you’ll know that I already have a B.A. in Psychology and an M.Sci. in Technical Communication – along with exploring a master’s program in Social Work (not the right path for me) and, years later, a Ph.D. program in Communication (also, not the right path, although the first year was fabulous and closed some open questions for me).

I had no problem with my Master’s Thesis for my communication degree, Hunting the Big Bad Wolf: A Material-Semiotic Analysis of Community Discourse. It was actually fun! When I was done, I wanted to rewrite it, better – but my committee was satisfied, so I had to be as well.

Right now, I’ve completed the course work and the 51-page written exam for my Master’s degree in Metaphysical Science. Now, I’m working on my thesis. I’ve encountered my first case of writer’s block.

I have the topic and an approved thesis statement, I believe strongly that what I want to write about is a significant piece in the process of healing and becoming whole from a metaphysical perspective … but … I’m struggling to begin.

So, I’ll be posting bits and piece of my thesis here, to share with you, to receive your comments and feedback, to help me move forward with this paper so that I can turn it into a publishable book and then move on to my doctoral dissertation.

Here’s my thesis statement:

The stories we tell ourselves – about who we are, what the world is, and our place in the world – create our experience and reality.

This thesis will show how changing our inner stories will inevitably change our lives. Furthermore, this thesis will demonstrate that using metaphysical tools such as affirmations and visualizations, as well as astrology and tarot, can put us in touch with our higher consciousness, help us re-imagine our stories, and lead us to a satisfying and successful life.

What do you think? Have you had an experience where changing your inner story also changed your outer life? I’d love to hear about it — and perhaps interview you for my thesis.

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5 thoughts on “Stories

  1. Rosi Goldsmith says:

    Hi, Emma,
    I am in agreement with you how stories, thoughts and beliefs create our every day reality. (See, “How do our stories affect our health?“ in

    Affirmations and visualizations are excellent tools for change. I have found that astrology and tarot are different kinds of tools. They can be illuminating, have revelations for us, and show us life patterns. I have difficulty seeing how they are tools for transformation in the same way. If those are the primary tools that you intend to investigate, perhaps they could be moved closer to the beginning in your thesis statement? Or, perhaps you could explain the relationship between those tools and affirmations and visualizations?

    Like you, I have also experienced where changing my inner story changed my outer life. This is a possible example:

    I am really drawn to how you are using a metaphysical perspective for healing and becoming whole. How exciting! And I look forward to how your thesis and book develop!


  2. Stephanie Cox says:

    Hi! I have been actively participating my journey with councillors, tarot and meditation for nearly 40 years. It started with an effort to recapture my personal dreams and goals and continures to this day. Each step or insight opens a door or window to the next step or insight. There is a process for this journey.
    A teacher is provided as you come to a place where one is needed.
    No step or insight is given to you before you are ready to accept it an move forward.
    And amazingly enough things that you learn about yourself and your journey are often evident and accepted by those that know you before you accept them yourself.
    A very important part of the journey is to realize that it is most personally your journey. You construct this journey, how it looks, how it feels and all of its manifestations and senarios. You set your journey in motion by choosing (focusing on) that which you need to realize, accept and modify. It is a process of growing into the great expansiveness and possibility that is yourself.
    Your greatest gift to yourself is to participate fully in your journey to your greater self.
    I look forward to seeing how your thesis evolves.


  3. lhulla says:

    Congratulations!! To answer you question -yes and striving to be conscious everyday for this very purpose. The choices we make matter.


  4. Kalliope says:

    Yes yes omg yes. If you go to my blog, read the pages I’ve got under the “about k” thing in the menu. I talk about narratology, in that the words we use or are exposed to absolutely shape our perceptions of ourselves and of the world. This is something I would 100% be interested in following and reading your perspective. 👌


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