A friend of mine is preparing for a major surgery and asked me if there was an exercise she could do because when she thinks about the surgery, she gets anxious, constricted, and suddenly afraid. She starts down the catastrophic “What If” highway imagining everything that could go wrong.
Of course I had an exercise for her, and I want to share it with you.
- Think about an upcoming event or situation about which you are nervous or afraid.
- Write the way you want it to go. Write a narrative of how you want the events to unfold. In my friend’s case, she might write about arriving to the hospital, it’s a beautiful day, everyone is pleasant and accommodating, she sees her favorite doctor, etc.
- As you read the narrative back to yourself, feel the feelings of this scenario playing out exactly as you have written. Conjure the feelings in your body and heart. In my friend’s case, of what it will be like when she sees the doctor as she is going into the O.R., and when after surgery, he tells her it all went perfectly.
You can’t think a feeling; you have to feel it (that’s why it’s called a feeling and not a thinking and why thinking and feeling are two different things).
This is how we manifest. Using creative visualization coupled with actually feeling the feelings of receiving your desired outcome, you build your manifesting muscles.
In doing this experiment, read and feel the narrative every night up until your event. See and feel it all falling into place just as you would like. Does the event turn out as you had scripted?
Have you noticed this before, where you ultimately predict a good or bad outcome based on how you felt going into it? Try this exercise and see what happens. Circle back and let me know. Can you practice what ultimately becomes reality?
I hope you have an amazing week, creating a nothing-less-than-wonderful reality and, as always, take care of you.
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