Aired 30 April 2019 – 5:00 PM EDT
An Interview with Author and Storyteller Leah Lamb
“Stick to your old story, and you’re stuck with it.” — Swami Beyondananda
Cellular biologist Bruce Lipton says crisis precipitates evolution and if we look at the current crises we face — ecologic, economic, political and spiritual — we can conclude that the chances of precipitation are 100%.
Those who are paying attention are alarmed and concerned. Those paying even closer attention recognize that not just our civilization, but the web of life itself is at stake. Sadly, some of those who’ve been active for years have given up in frustration. We’re on track for a train wreck they say, and only a miracle can save us.
But … did you know, there is actually a template for miracles?
We can begin with the phenomenon called spontaneous remission. We read about these seemingly anomalous healings all the time, or perhaps we know someone who has had one. One day, the individual is on death’s door with a “fatal illness.” The next day, they are inexplicably symptom free. This kind of miraculous change that cannot be explained through ordinary science is often deemed a Divine intervention, part of the unknowable mystery.
But there might be more to it.
Dr. Lewis Mehl-Madrona, author of Coyote Medicine, tells us that spontaneous remission is often preceded by “a change of story.” In other words, our feelings, thoughts, beliefs, and the meaning we attribute to our situation may actually change the “field” in such a way that it impacts our physical reality. Can this also be true of our collective story and beliefs, and our collective reality? That’s what my book with Bruce Lipton, Spontaneous Evolution, is all about. As we say in the book:
The spontaneous remission we seek appears to be contingent upon a spontaneous re-missioning of civilization through which we change our mission from one based on survival of the individual to one that encompasses survival of the species.
Our guest this week, Leah Lamb, calls herself a “sacred storyteller” and our conversation will focus on how we “unravel” the old yarn, the one that doesn’t serve our evolution, and weave ourselves a new one. The Bible says, “In the beginning was the word.” Leah reiterates that every origin story in every culture tells us, “the world is sung, spoken or chanted into existence.”
Leah Lamb, MSW, works with story as a tool for personal transformation and social change. Leah has authored short stories, documentaries, and award winning PSA’s about the environment. She produced and hosted The Green Channel at Current TV.
Her articles have been featured in Fast Company, Spirituality & Health Magazine, and National Geographic News Watch. She now produces an online school for sacred storytelling called Speak the Spark, and is about to release her first guide to storytelling: A REBEL TELL: A Guide Book To Seeing, Hearing, and Creating Stories In Transition Times.
If you’re ready to deconstruct stories that no longer work, and build the stories that will bring us to a truly new future, please tune in this Tuesday, April 30th at 2 pm PT / 5 pm ET.
To find out more about Leah Lamb and her work, please go here: https://www.leahlamb.com/