Fake It Until You Make It
Remember when you were a child and used to pretend you were someone else. I played dress up like it was going out of style and got pretty good at bossing my friends around our pretend classroom as I played the ever so powerful teacher that all should bow down to. Perhaps I was lacking some power in my life, but it was good practice to see what it felt like to be that person I would want to become.
Fortunately I have not abused my power as an adult and even though I'm often in charge of our busy ward at the hospital, my role playing past has helped me gain confidence to play this part with confidence.
This is why I'm here to teach you how these childish games can be adjusted to a more mature game where you allow yourself to imagine what it would be like to be the person of your dreams. In fact, by playing these roles out in your mind first will be the perfect recipe of making this part a reality.
Now, I have to say I have become somewhat of an expert on the teachings of the Law Of Attraction (LOA). For those of you who are new to this, I highly recommend that you immediately (or maybe after you read this, because I would hate for you to miss out on the awesome stuff I have to say) get online and read all that you can on this truly life changing way of thinking.
For starters, the LOA is like taking the way we currently think and turn it around. Its kind of like driving down a road that will lead you to all the money, love and success and anything else you can dream of, blindfolded, and with a super smart car that reads all of your thoughts and drives at top speeds while having the best set of maps and knows where all the good restaurants are along the way. You only job is to smile and keep that vision alive.
That car is really the Universe and what is famously quoted by our beloved Jesus, "What you ask for, you shall receive." Our thoughts have the power to create reality and the more you learn to control your thoughts and have faith in the invisible ether to make it happen, the greater your life will become, no matter how bad your life may seem right now.
This is why I preach the "Fake it until you make it" mentallity. I use this in my own life and even teach it to my patients. Say you want to have more money. The first thing you need to do is act like you have money. Go and buy that expensive wine, or dress, or ticket to a expensive play that you have been wanting to go to. While you do this affirm to the world through affirmations, that you have all the money in the world and God, or whoever you believe in, will always provide.
I recently read a story about a Unity Minister,who just starting her spiritual pracitce tried this test once when she decided that she really wanted to go to Mexico City and see all the riches that city had to offer. She was bordering on broke though and had no hopes of gaining that kind of money anytime soon. But with her new faith, she decided to give it a whirl and started affirming to God that she was not in lack and could afford such an extravigant trip. In fact the first thing she did was go out and buy some expensive olives at the grocery store. She affirmed that "rich" people could afford such a luxury.
After setting her timeline for 3 months out, the time came quickly and still no extra money in site. Then, the day she had to go to the travel agent to put down a deposit, she happened to be at her mom's house and while getting the mail she saw a letter addressed to her from an old roomate who had sold some of their shared furniture and wanted to give her her fair share.
She ended up having exactly the amount for the trip plus $100 spending money! To make matters more interesting, when she got to Mexico she was served the exact type of olives that she had bought at the grocery store 3 months prior.
So, fake it until you make it. I have a lot more stories to share, but this blog would be as long as a book. For now, close your eyes and imagine what you want, and find something in that day dream you can make a reality now. Who knows, that item may show up again. I can already see the smile on your face. Isn't it nice to believe?