Inspiring storyteller, writer and speaker, Dr. Nina Kelly suggests writing the story of a future that is positive while not giving in to the fear others may be projecting.
New Orleans, LA – May 6, 2019 – Dr. Nina M. Kelly, Inspirational Storyteller, Coach, Author and Co-Author of The Big Question with Larry King, and Success Mastery and Success Breakthroughs with Jack Canfield, recently posted a new article on her website entitled, “What Future Do You See,” in which Dr. Kelly asks readers to decide for themselves the kind of future they’d like to see.
Dr. Kelly states, “These days I hear more and more people talking about how much they fear the future.” She continues, “Yes, we are living in uncertain times, but all times are truly uncertain. However,” she adds, “what many people don’t understand – even though Franklin D. Roosevelt knew it when he gave his inaugural address in 1932 as the world teetered on the verge of war – is that fear cultivates more fear. This is why FDRs’ poignant words, “The only thing we have to fear is fear itself,” will forever ring true.”
“Today, we know more than ever before about the brain, how the mind works and how powerfully thoughts shape reality both positively and negatively,” says Dr. Kelly, adding, “Yet a majority of people are still unaware, or they simply find the idea too hard to believe.”
According to Dr. Kelly, “The thoughts each one of us entertains are the ones most frequently brought to bear in reality. This has given rise to another popular saying that, “perception is reality.” This is similar in concept to the self-fulfilling prophecy which is a strongly held belief that something that something is true when in reality it is false.”
Dr. Kelly turns to Mahatma Gandhi who stated, “If we could change ourselves, the tendencies in the world would also change. As a man changes his own nature, so does the attitude of the world change towards him. … We need not wait to see what others do.” “As we move further into the New Year,” says Dr. Kelly, “I like to refine my visions for the future. I tend to agree with Gandhi who believes in changing oneself in order to change the attitude of others toward oneself.” Dr. Kelly suggests, “Digging deep into your own values may help you create a vision of what you would like to see in your life. If you are always arguing with your spouse or children, can you envision peaceful communications?”
The entire article can be read at https://www.ninamkelly.com/what-future-do-you-see/
About Dr. Nina M. Kelly
Nina M. Kelly is a mythologist with an emphasis in depth psychology, storyteller, author, humanitarian, and cultural and arts activist. She also is an Archetypal Pattern Analyst and Dream Pattern Analyst. Nina’s sense of adventure has always been sparked through learning more about people and their cultures. Believing that if you understand a person’s culture, stories, myths, and rituals, then you more readily open your world to greater compassion.
Her passion for the art of healing through stories brought her to the place of writing Grace Has A Silent Voice where she honors the silent heroes and the resilience of the human spirit. Working with death and dying patients she acquired a tremendous respect for the proper honoring of story. In her book she acknowledged the silent heroes that walk into our life for a moment then quickly disappear. This inevitably leaves an imprint that continues to remind us there is beauty in humanity.
Nina’s doctorate is from Pacifica Graduate Institute in Mythological Studies and Emphasis on Depth Psychology, her dissertation research was completed through Louisiana State University Medical Center in New Orleans, Louisiana. Dissertation: Myth Making and Modern Medicine, A Case of Kidney Transplantation. Her research work included reducing the rejection episodes post-transplant implementing the power of stories and images. She published The Lost Heritage in Psychology at the Threshold.
In addition to The Big Question, co-authored with Larry King, other publications by Dr. Kelly include: Success Mastery and Success Breakthroughs, both co-authored with Jack Canfield, Leo Learns A Lesson, Psychology at the Threshold, and Crossing Borders: An Archetypal Exploration in Times of Transition.
Nina has also been actively involved in film production serving as Executive Producer on Dandelion, A New Leash on Life – K9 for Warriors and Larry King – A Celebrated Life.
Nina is also an Archetypal Pattern Analyst and Dream Pattern Analyst where she completed her studies from Assisi International Institute and published Weaving Story Into The Web.
Nina served as an executive film producer for the short film “Dandelion.” The film won the judge’s award and has shown at several film festivals. She has also served as president of the New Orleans Opera Association, Vice President of the Shreveport Opera Association, president of Southern Repertory Theatre, Chair for Loyola University School of Music Visiting Committee, president and CEO of the Children’s Bureau, publishing the history of the Children’s Bureau, Saving Wednesday’s Child (authored by Mark Cave) and authoring the introduction and acknowledgements. Throughout her tenure, she has served on numerous non-profits boards.
Nina continues to challenge us through the inspiration and motivation of storytelling. She continues to believe that the artform of storytelling and story sharing originate from the heart of everyone searching for expression thus healing both listener and teller.