Monday, December 1, 2008

Fake it 'til you Make it!

I love the phrase "fake it 'til you make it" because it truly embodies the idea of Law of Attraction. Basically, it reaffirms the notion that anything you let your mind believe can happen will manifest tangibly. It may start out as a dream at first, but if you act as if your dreams are indeed your already existing reality, you will manifest those dreams! It's kind of a chicken v. egg situation or very circular thinking, but it works!

The key is not to let yourself, or outside influences, try to dissuade you otherwise. A lot of "haters" of law of attraction "poo-poo" it because they feel that it's "not living in reality" or "not facing reality." They argue that because you're living in a fantasy/la la land, you're not facing what's in front of you.

This is where law of allowing comes in. It may be the case that your reality is not matching your vision or dream. It's ok. "Allow" you're reality to exist, and then put a positive spin on it. For example, if your dream is to be debt-free, but your reality is you have a balance on your credit cards, then first acknowledge the existing reality for a brief moment (allowing), and then envision your dream (attracting) by saying "I chose to be debt free."

The "allowing" part is important because it helps raise your emotion to a better vibrational state then to be pissed off at your current situation. Saying "I acknowledge the debt" is a much higher emotion then "I'm so sick of this debt!"

Another key component to point out the I've started to see a lot more law of attraction enthusiasts discuss is the notion of believing. Linda Miller does a really good job explaining what I like to call the "law of believing." Basically, what you want to manifest in your life has to be believable to *you*. It needs to be something that passes the laugh test. For example, to dream that Brad Pitt is going to leave Angelina Jolie for you is *not* going to pass the laugh test. But to dream that your soul mate will enter your world *is* much more believable. That's why Linda likes the phrase "I chose" when expressing affirmations. "I chose to have $100,000" or "I chose to be debt free." These are more believable than "I have $100,000" or "I am debt free." When you make it a matter of choice, it seems more realistic.

Keep fakin' it 'til you're makin' it!