How to Pretend When Reality Disagrees
LOA savvy folks know the power of acting as if you’ve already got what you want.
Becoming the person you want to be – before reality agrees with you – is incredibly effective at aligning your signal to allow your desires to manifest in 3D reality.
This works no matter what you’re manifesting – whether your goals are professional, spiritual, relationship, financial or physical health.
Yet lots of creators don’t practice it because they quickly run into challenges with pretending it’s already so.
Like, the guy manifesting financial abundance doesn’t know how to “be rich” when he has no money in the bank.
The woman wanting love and romance doesn’t know how to feel loved and adored while she’s alone and single.
The person desiring fame and fortune for her artistic talents doesn’t know how to overlook the fact that her work isn’t going anywhere.
You readers probably have lots of tips for getting around “reality” in order to embrace the identity we aspire to. We’d love to hear your suggestions!
In the meantime I’ll share a couple of my own creative workarounds for those who have trouble being rich while reality says they’re still broke:
When you want prosperity but you can’t buy what you want …
… know that rich people sometimes don’t buy everything they want, either! Sometimes they hold out for a better color or a different model.
Sometimes they shop around before they decide on what they like best.
Sometimes they know it’s wise to run it by the spouse before they pull the trigger.
Sometimes they prefer to live a simpler life that isn’t filled with things having to be stored and maintained. Sometimes they like to sit on a desire for a minute to make sure it’s not a passing fancy.
Or sometimes the salesperson is a jerk that they don’t want to deal with. Or maybe they don’t want to buy during retrograde mercury.
What I mean is, you could still be a rich person who isn’t buying everything you want right on the spot. Sometimes they walk away, too.
Just because you don’t buy it doesn’t mean it has to compromise your identity as one who is rich beyond belief.
Here’s another common obstacle for those ‘acting as if’ they’re rolling in money:
When you want to be rich but your bank account says otherwise …
… you know what? Sometimes rich people have low bank balances, too.
Maybe because they keep all their money in a different (higher earning) investment account.
Maybe it’s because they just donated the bulk of their liquid assets to a worthy cause, and they know their account will be flush again in no time.
Maybe they don’t have any money in their wallet because they don’t carry cash. Like how Howie Mandell (I imagine) doesn’t handle money because he’s germophobic.
Right? It makes sense that there wouldn’t be any money there.
See how these things still go together?
Here’s another situation:
When you want to help someone out financially but you can’t afford to …
Look, sometimes a person with all the money in the world doesn’t give money because he knows there’s a better way to help solve a problem.
Sometimes a kind word or an expression of encouragement does wonders. Sometimes a suggestion or a referral makes a bigger difference. Sometimes giving your time is more helpful than throwing money at it.
I’m saying you could still be rich and find another – even better – way to help a friend out.
Sometimes rich people have their assets temporarily unavailable. It happens.
Sometimes they drive a car that isn’t their favorite. (Maybe theirs is in the shop, or they let someone borrow it for a special occasion.)
Sometimes they don’t wear the most expensive clothes. Maybe they’re in the process of losing weight, so they’re not redoing their wardrobe until they stabilize. This is just their ‘limbo’ wardrobe.
Sometimes wealthy folks declare bankruptcy. They have good reasons for it and it makes financial sense. (Hello Donald Trump.)
Sometimes rich people get calls from creditors. (It could be a wrong number. It could be a bill or a payment that got lost in the shuffle. It could be a stolen identity, who knows?)
Sometimes people with plenty of money don’t go on expensive vacations. Maybe they’ve got something big going on at work, so they’re skipping it this year. Or maybe they’ve never slept under the stars in a sleeping bag, so they’re going camping instead of cruising this time. Maybe the travel agent totally screwed something up and that’s why they’re in coach instead of first class.
Stranger things have happened!
What I’m saying is that it doesn’t take much imagination to keep your new identity intact even while you’re walking through the world in your “former” reality.
It’s worth conjuring whatever story works to maintain the new identity that takes you where you want to go.
Pretending you’ve got what you want despite a contrary reality isn’t all that hard. 🙂
Let’s hear your workarounds for being able to “act as if” when the circumstances don’t agree. Fellow creators get hung up in practicing this with weight loss, professional success, and romance almost as much as they get stumped on money.
Got any tips? I’ll share a few more of my favorites in the comments …