We Become What We Practice
This is the story of my accidental scripting manifestation – from yesterday. Not years ago; not back before I knew better.
From yesterday. (smh)
You know I’m a big fan of scripting what we want into being. I know how well it works to speak what we want until it becomes so.
I practice it just about every morning in the form of an out loud “I am” statement.
I freakin’ wrote the book on pray rain journaling.
I know this stuff.
And yet, listen to what I created without even realizing it …
It all started when I lost a bet to a friend.
The pay-up was that I would talk to him the way I talk to my dogs.
Silly, ridiculous, but also easy because I talk to my dogs in a very specific and practiced way every day.
That way is with LOVE. Lots and lots of love and adoration and appreciation.
I mean, a love that can’t be measured. Off the charts love.
So much love that it makes people roll their eyes. (Fellow dog owners know what I’m talking about. It’s the universal language of people who have dogs in the family.)
Okay, so I had to talk to him in that manner for the rest of the day.
And I did.
I was good at it. I didn’t hold back. (He pays up proper when he loses; I was going to do the same.)
And get this – by the end of the day I was feeling exponential love. For him. Not just for my dogs who inspire that speech, but for the guy that I spoke to that way for hours.
This is not a guy I was trying to drum up extra feelings for. This is not someone I had designs on turning into a love interest. I hadn’t set any intentions for activating a love relationship.
And yet there it was happening.
Because of how I was speaking to him.
With earnest love and strong emotion.
Honestly, you’d think I’d know better.
I found myself entertaining thoughts of how I could get more time with this guy. How could I let him know how much I appreciated him? And how in the world did he get to be such a cool guy?
You know how he got to be so cool? I spoke him that way.
I spoke my love for him into being.
When I realized what was happening, I said, “This might make a good post.” Which made us both laugh.
But my point here really is this:
Your speech is powerful. Use it wisely.
It doesn’t matter if you don’t even consciously want it.
(Says everyone who ever got sick after calling in a sick day.)
And it doesn’t take long – especially when you have strong emotion in your words.
Remember Mike Dooley’s “It’s a good thing I’m rich!” whenever he opened a big bill he didn’t know how to pay? And Sekou Andrews’ “I am awesome!” anthem?
The words you speak will alter the reality that forms around you.
But if you want it to last, you’ve got to keep speaking it.
My pretend script got real results in short order – but if I didn’t keep it up, the new results would wither as the words did.
Which just proves yet again that we become what we practice, so let’s practice what we prefer. Without attachment, without need, just for fun because we can.
Because we’re cool like that. 🙂
(Listen at the podcast.)