The Power of Perspective
Okay, we Law of Attraction savvy folks know our feelings dictate our creations.
Which is why it’s important to find our way to feelings that put us in closer vibrational range of what we want. That’s when our goal manifests – when we line up with it vibrationally.
So managing our feelings is key to deliberate creation.
One of the most powerful ways to shift the feeling is to shift the perspective. Which is what many of the LOA processes and exercises are designed to help us do – see things differently.
Right. Well, I just read a book that’ll build your “new perspective” muscles to help you “see things differently” overnight! It’s not a self-help book, but it sure gave me new abilities and inspiration for seeing things differently!
Wicked by Gregory Maguire is a fable told from the perspective of the Wicked Witch of the West. You know the original Wizard of Oz is relayed from Dorothy’s perspective, but looking at events from Elphaba’s (the witch’s “real” name) perspective is mind-blowing.
In Maguire’s version, our Witch isn’t the villain, but rather the unlikely heroine. Dorothy is the unwelcome foreigner who endangers the entire political and economic landscape of Oz.
Talk about seeing things differently!
Ever since watching The Wizard of Oz as a kid I had nightmares about that green witch’s creepy cackle and her flying monkeys. It was so traumatic I don’t even enjoy the movie to this day!
But after reading Wicked, I feel like the Witch’s new champion. It was so easy to identify with her!
So I’m thinking if I can make THAT switch, I can make ANY perspective change.
Which I got to prove when I got out the measuring tape (forget the fickle scale, I decided), and learned I GAINED an inch and a half. Holy hannah!
That’s a stinger, for sure. But if Maguire can have me rooting for the Witch, I can turn this around too.
It took a minute, but I got to remembering a book that said when you’re regaining health, sometimes you gain weight before you can lose it. So I started seeing that new inch and a half as a step in the healthier direction.
(I didn’t make that up. From page 213 of the Schwarzbein Principle II: “If you begin your program with burned out adrenal glands, no matter if you are thin or overweight, you will probably gain some fat weight before you are primed to lose all your fat weight. This is normal. Feeling worse before you completely heal is also normal.”)
Okay, so more fat is good. All righty then! It took a couple tries to get on board with, but I’m feelin’ it now!
And how liberating it feels! The Witch is the Hero! An extra Inch and a Half is Progress! Can you feel the advantage of being facile with your perspective changing abilities? It’s incredibly helpful in finding the good vibe.
Like when my client thinks she’s down to her last $200 – hey, next we get to start spending other people’s money! hee hee Or my neighbor whose bedridden husband has to be hospitalized for two weeks – she appreciates someone else is changing his sheets for a while. Or when I went to my brand new ex-fiance’s house to find out whether reconciliation was possible and found a GIRL in his bed, that was a crystal clear gift from God, not a devastating blow to my ego and the relationship.
We all know how tricky it can be to see troublesome things in a more positive light. I’d love to hear YOUR experiences in being able to find a better feeling perspective.
As you share your skills here, not only will you inspire others, but it’ll also strengthen your powers for future opportunities. Thanks (in advance) for sharing!