"I don't like chocolate. It gives me headaches - nasty ones" I told the shop assistant when I was buying hand-made chocolates for my wife and daughter. The shop assistant was so moved by my story that she packed two boxes in my bag, when I had ordered only one.
Now I find that I am writing a story that features chocolates. And an airship. And NLP Timelines.
I'm not an NLP Timeline expert, but I know someone who is. Elizabeth Nostedt.
I shared with Elizabeth the idea I had for writing about chocolates, timelines, airships and being 90 years old. It would be a complex story, simply told. The story rests upon the clarity of the instructions in the box of chocolates. Yes, instructions.
This idea was mentioned in an earlier post Timeline experiment
This is part of what Elizabeth sent me. Soon to be in a book, in a box of chocolates. Now there's a thought.
She was lying in bed, and decided to eat one the chocolates that her granddaughter had given her for her birthday. She popped one in her mouth, savoured its lovely chocolatieness and read the instructions on the box.
1) Think about the incident from the past that annoyed or upset you.
2) If there was a time line somewhere around you, where would the past be, and where would the present be? Visualize that time line.
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