Your Happily Ever After

Have you ever caught yourself in the routine of practicing your problems?

That’s where you rehearse what might go wrong, how you got there, whose fault it is, etc.

And then you try to figure out how to make it stop.

Except that it doesn’t.

It just keeps getting worse the more time you spend with it – like digging yourself a bigger hole with every repeated thought.

That’s the loop I caught myself in the other day.

Practicing a big problem, over and over again. Looking at it from every angle I could think of, trying to find a way out.

Which is like programming Universe with instructions on how to make things more wrong. Especially when strong emotions are flowing.

That’s when I realized I’m rehearsing the wrong story.

I needed to practice my happily ever after instead …

So I started telling myself about how everything worked out perfectly. How it turned out even better than I dreamed. How I got what I wanted – and then some!

I shared about how I learned to say yes to dreams come true. And how I loved every minute of it.

I reminded myself about times I’d felt super happy before … how well I know those feelings.

I told myself how good I am at letting Universe put it all together, since it’s way better at those details.

All I have to do is give good instruction, which I’m doing right now as I tell the story of my happily ever after.

I talked about how fabulous the people are, and how wonderful the place is. How big the money is, and how thriving my relationships are. How healthy and rockin’ my body is, and how my animals are thriving, too.

I included a few lines about my successful work and new ideas and huge inspiration. I talked about having tons of fun, and experiencing more love and laughter than ever. How much I’m learning and enjoying and appreciating this fabulous life like never before.

Then I ended with how cool it is that just when you think things can’t get any better than this, they sure enough do.

(That might be my favorite part.)

I share this in case your story could use some happily-ever-after edits, too.

My version didn’t include specific details, but I know people who have manifested amazing and swift change when they did. So it’s completely up to you about how your story unfolds.

So if you’ve got your problems on the tip of your tongue, consider swapping it out with your idea of a good time instead.

Rehearse the good news, practice the feelings that go with it, and watch reality follow your lead!

Here’s to paying attention to which stories we’re getting good at telling, and using our creative powers to tell even better versions.

  • July 24, 2016
  • Reeya says:

    I just love you and your blog. Followed it for some time now and it always has exactly what I need when I come to visit. I recently met a wonderful man who appears to have 90% of the qualities that were on my ” ideal mate” list. However recently I found myself thinking more about non trustworthy things he COULD be up to and we all know what that does. spiral downhill, problems start to appear. lol so this is a reminder that I need to get back on track with what I HAVE been doing so well in the first place (telling a better story) which is why he showed up! Thank you again for the reminder…much gratitude to you my friend!

  • Anonymous says:

    When I try to surrender, to let what I want so badly go, I experience severe panic attacks. Can’t breather, feel like I’m suffocating for about 10mins. Frightening experience. So I am stuck in this never ending hell where I can’t have what I want so as to change my life and can’t let go. Any suggestions would be appreciated

  • Anonymous says:

    Most be doing something wrong but this has not worked me. In fact nothing has _ tried scripting, pray rain journaling, etc. I have trouble letting it go; been so long perhaps I don’t know how to let it go, to surrender to the universe.

  • Jeannette says:

    Yes, it can be that simple! 🙂

  • Fashion says:

    So if you’ve got your problems on the tip of your tongue, consider swapping it out with your idea of a good time instead.

  • Dana says:

    Love the “Happily Ever After” title and graphic! It’s so powerful and amazing that this life offered us free will. Wow! We get to write our own story! How frickin’ cool is that?!!

  • Kitnye says:

    How exactly do you rehearse your story? Do you script about it like a journal entry or imagine you’re telling a friend about it in your head or even talk out loud? Or just imagine how things could unfold perfectly?

    • Jeannette says:

      How do you rehearse/practice your problems, Kitnye? Is it mental self-talk? (It is for me. Although sometimes I also do it out loud with a friend.)
      That’s how I practice the new story – the same way I’ve been practicing the old one.
      Although when I want to get some really good traction in a new story, a pray rain journal always does the trick for me. (For some reason writing it down is more powerful focus for me than just holding mental pictures and thoughts.)

  • Shimigirl says:

    I hit the reset button by just absconding to go whale watching for a day in spanking great weather in the Australian Queensland winter. 25 C slight seas, awash with whale action and a great roof off drive home.

  • This is the first time I read that the details of the happy end don’t matter. I always feel that the details are those who are actually responsible to create the positive vibration that gets the manifesting job done…

    • Jeannette says:

      Mike Dooley and other teachers have said that before – use the details to create the feeling, but don’t attach to the details. They aren’t what matters. What matters is the feeling.
      And some people might find it easier to get to the feeling without specific details. (Because those activate gremlins of doubt for some.)
      Bottom line – there’s no right or wrong way to feel good! 🙂

  • Karen says:

    I caught myself doing the same thing last night. And I turned my thoughts around. You know the rest of the story. Things worked out just fine.

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