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If you know me, you know that one of the things I am fascinated by is manifestation work, and one of the stronger types of manifestation is a technique known as “act as if”. In this method, you chose a goal, think about how things would be if you had already achieved this goal, and then take on as many of the beliefs, behaviors and activities that go with that new reality as you can.

For instance, if you want to be good at a game or sport, you think about what life would be like if you already were. How would you dress? How would you act? What would you give more time to and what less? What would you think about?

And then, to the best of your ability, you do just that

Not only will this give you practice in the skills you need, it also energetically attracts that new reality to you.

Well…

About a month ago, our schedules had eased off and Starwolf was going to be away for most of the weekend. I had a lot of work to do on this year’s book, and so I resolved to have an “act as if” professional writer’s weekend. I decided to, while I got caught up on my editing, act as if I was already a fabulously successful and famous author.

Like so

I got myself special treats, like sushi and pasta, that felt like what I’d eat as a successful author. I prepared writing courses in books and on recording to do in between editing sessions. I planned meditation to support  clear and creative mind and good health. I chose dramatic clothes to wear, to further the act as if process

and…

well let’s say the weekend didn’t turn out like I expected…

designallThe first thing that happened was that a writing clock that I had designed arrived, and that was very cool indeed. But things went down hill from there.

The phone kept ringing with interruptions that had to be dealt with. People in some of my online writing groups were passing out bad information, or bullying other members, and I had to step in repeatedly. My shoulder and my foot started aching again, and had to be dealt with. The weather was hot with bad air quality, which made me dopey and a bit sick; and the associated nausea didn’t match with many of the foods that I had set up. The nap fairy kept knocking me out

I had planned on something kinda suave and elegant and calm and productive. What I ended up with was more like a scene from some kind of sitcom.

But I still got a lot of work done….

And that’s ok.

I planned an “act as if” professional writer’s weekend, and sometimes that’s something full of elegance and grace- but sometimes its full of interruptions loss of dignity and crankiness and grilled cheese sandwiches.

and the “act as if” professional writer will take whatever comes and still get the writing done

Still writing, even if my hair is a mess 😉

Catherine

Foresight

8/7/14

www.foresightyourpsychic.com

www.ForesightYourCTPsychic.wordpress.com

For more information on Catherine’s books, “Adventures in Palmistry”, “The Practical Empath – Surviving and Thriving as a Psychic Empath”, “Manifesting Something Better” her urban fantasy “The Lands That Lie Between”  and her latest book “The Psychic Power of Your Dreams”, all from Foresight Publications, click here

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If you’ve followed my adventures here or elsewhere, you know that I’m fascinated by manifestation work.

And so, because our crazy activity level has dropped off for awhile and Starwolf is going to be off at a con for a good amount of the weekend, I’m going to devote my weekend to some manifestation practices.

Specifically, the “act as if” technique, which says that, if you want to achieve a goal, you figure out how someone who has achieved that goal would talk and act and think, and what they would do, and as much as is possible, start doing those things yourself.

Some people call this the “fake it til you make it” technique. I don’t much care for that name- it puts a negative spin both on having dreams and on trying to achieve them. I prefer to think of this as “act as if”. I get to try on a new role or skill, and play at it until it’s comfortable and til I attract it to me full time.

Now I, as you may know, am a writer. I’m a good writer but I’d like to be a better and more successful writer. Not so much for the money (although that’s a nice thing too), but more for having more people read my books, being able to reach and help more people that way, and doing well enough with my books that I could afford to write full time

That would be a lovely thing.

And so, because my love will be doing other things and I have some big time editing to catch up on, I plan to “act as if” I was a very successful writer.

I have books on writing I’ll be reading. I have plans for special treats to eat throughout the weekend, like pasta and croissants and sushi. I have meditation tapes that will reinforce my writer skills. I’ll be taking breaks for little spa treatments to pamper and relax myself.

And I’ll be re-writing and editing like a house on fire. I hope to have my edit done by weekend’s end and ready to send out to my readers

If all goes as intended, I will get a lot of writing done and have a lovely weekend in the practice. And, energetically, I’ll move myself further along the path of putting my work out there so that it can help other people grow.

And what about you? What could you “act as if” to bring your dreams one step closer?..

Catherine

Foresight

7/10/14

www.foresightyourpsychic.com

www.ForesightYourCTPsychic.wordpress.com

For more information on Catherine’s books, “Adventures in Palmistry”, “The Practical Empath – Surviving and Thriving as a Psychic Empath”, “Manifesting Something Better” her urban fantasy “The Lands That Lie Between”  and her latest book “The Psychic Power of Your Dreams”, all from Foresight Publications, click here

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