Evangeline Cua, a surgeon from the Philippines who survived the attack. Here she describes a typical day in the hospital and the events that unfolded during the week of intense fighting leading up to the attack. It is also the story of the patients and innocent victims of a senseless war and ironically not mentioned in the story it is the story of the Taliban who took the city of Kunduz two days after the senseless and tragic US attack on the hospital.
Metaphor stories are rich, resonant and full of life - they are clearly not "constructed" by the conscious mind to some formula or other; they are not just about "facts", they engage the entire neurology; they are usually surprising and not predictable in their outcome; metaphor stories are memorable, meaning that they are absorbed by the human mind in such a way that storage is successful, and the metaphor story can be "recalled" easily at a much later date; and most of all, metaphor stories contain EMOTIONS.
It is the energetic content of a metaphor story acting on the energy body which produces emotions - and those are physical sensations in the absence of a physical stimulus a person very literally "feels in their own body".
Change is a broad term but it does denote some key aspects, including remembering the story. Obviously, if the story is "forgotten" it failed to impact the human system at any level or in any significant way.
Thus, many a math student may remember different formulae for a time after "cramming" but never understands the bigger picture that underlies ALL these formulae, and after the test is over, forgets all of it to the degree that this information cannot ever be recovered, nor can it be USED in any meaningful sense.
How well a story is remembered is directly linked in a measurable cause-and-effect fashion to how much impact it had on a person, and how strongly they felt this impact through their physiological feedback devices.
It is the sensation or experience of this impact which makes a story "become real" to an individual person. A metaphor story takes essentially an "energy movement" and packages that energy movement into a variety of forms of expression - the metaphor being used - in order to transmit the energy movement.
When Bambi kneels down next to its dead mother, the metaphor of deer carries the information or energy movements of a situation when a small child experiences what they do when their mother ceases to respond. That might sometimes get forgotten in the quest for things, or structures, or this and that - at the end of the day, the only thing we are or even could be interested in at all is our own human experience right here and now, past, present and future.
Aesop, for example, instead of showing us three people having a fight, shows us in his metaphor stories a donkey, a cat, and a fox. Metaphor stories involving animals, like Aesop's tales and many fairy tales and children's stories, are one way of presenting information that creates a MOVEMENT from here, to there, across a threshold that might be in the way of that movement.
This threshold may be a blockage in the energy system of the listener; and the movement in the story is designed to get the listener over that energy blockage, and out to the other side where resolution is achieved, and all can "live happily ever after".
Fairy Tales As High Level Metaphor Stories The highest level of metaphor stories, the most complex metaphor stories, are classic fairy tales. The concept of a "fairy" tale also includes the presence of "otherworldly" powers or forces, which may act in surprising ways - fairy tales are metaphor stories about people interacting with each other, with the world AND WITH FATE.
However, we still retain the "other viewpoint" - these are not our neighbours Peter and Anne and their two children we are learning about, these are people "from once upon a time, in a kingdom, far away. This is how real learning happens, this is how we human beings learn and change.
People learn by events in their energy system, in their body; and that is how people learn through metaphor stories. To write a good metaphor story, you have to tune into the flow of events that you know about and then metaphorize it to whatever level you might want to choose. Do you know a funny story that happened in your family?
Something interesting happened to someone you know? Something interesting or important that you learned, and that happened to you? Here is an example.
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Example Metaphor Story The Waves The "real event" is me, swimming in the sea off the west coast of England, and finding to my horror that I had been washed out to sea by a strong current, that I was getting tired and there was no way I could swim against this back to shore.
I would drown out here, in full view of my kids. So I stopped swimming and struggling, trying to catch my breath, trying to deal with my fear at this situation, trying to come up with a solution. As I floated, I noticed that the tide was coming in - there were waves running to the shore.
And that gave me the idea - I started to swim with the waves, swimming as hard as I could when the waves were going towards the shore; when they receded, I would stop and catch my breath. In this way, half an hour later, I made it back to the beach - completely exhausted by incredibly grateful to be on safe ground, and alive.
This is a true story, and even in this format, it already reads as though it was a metaphor story.
Now we may retell this story in all manner of different guises - instead of me we might have "a sailor, from long ago, who fell off his ship, and the shore was too far away It transmits the same sequence of energy events - the horror, the understanding or decision that "the land's too far away and I will die out here", the exhaustion, the moment of stopping, the breakthrough information from the environment about the waves that will always wash you towards the shore, the way the resources were used to "make hay while the sun shines", and the eventual triumph and rescue.
It might be a migrating bird. Metaphor stories are fabulous things. They are multi-level, multilayered, wonderful complex MOVING events that have the power to change those who choose to interact with them.
They can teach us new ways of dealing with problems and situations we personally might never have faced before; and very importantly, they can be used to "get us over" energy blockages and reversals that stop movement and growth, in thinking, in emotional responses, and even in a physical sense of allowing healing and natural restoration to take place.
These energy events are translated by me into stories about people, and about change. Every one of the metaphor stories is a story about change and getting over some kind of blockage. You can read all of these metaphor stories free online at http: That's quite a resource; and for practise, you can have a think of how the same story might be re-told, using animals instead, or cartoon characters, or even to bring it right into the here and now with people you know.
Here are three of the short metaphor stories from Aromatherapy For Your Soul. If you understand this basic flow of events, then you understand metaphor stories - how they work, what they do, and what they are.A cognitive metaphor juxtaposes two seemingly unrelated domains of reality.
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This metaphor draws a distinction between ‘off the shelf’ products or services, made to a predetermined specification, and those that are ‘tailored’, ‘bespoke’ or ‘made to measure’ to meet the needs of a particular customer.
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Similes use the words like or as to compare things—“Life is like a box of chocolates.” In contrast, metaphors directly state a comparison—“Love is a battlefield. Chapter 1 ACL Exercises and Problems Read Chapter 1: Introducing Metaphor Corporation of the ACL in Practice (Note: ACL software is bundled with each copy of the textbook.
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