Did I catch your attention earlier this week with my post on manifesting what you want?! If so, we are on the same wavelength. I’ve continued to think about this topic and decided to do a new activity this morning. It’s really not far from what I’ve practiced before in my own self-growth journey or what I've encouraged clients to do.
Just as a recap, manifesting what you want is just a different way of saying you’re co-creating with God to bring something into reality. Whether it is a new job, a new relationship, or a new way of being in the world. It means you set an intention, and then have a healthy balance of working towards it and also releasing it. Releasing it is important because it brings about more peace and calm to work towards that desired goal.
So, what’s this activity I want you to try? It’s called scripting. I often ask clients to journal because there are so many benefits. Writing can help center us and create a more comfortable relationship within ourselves. Let me go over the activity, then I’ll give a few helpful tips.
Scripting Assignment: Write a letter to yourself from your future self. Make it a few weeks out. Date it, then write about something you want to see in that time. What will you be writing about that you want by then? Identify that goal and then write as if it already happened. What will you be feeling? Share the story with yourself with as many details as you’d like.
Follow these tips when you’re doing the activity:
1) Keep it positive
This activity is about eliciting the emotions that would come up after the change. It's your chance to experience the emotions RIGHT now. It needs to be positive because a quality of manifestation is that like attracts like. I don't want to make it seem like you're doomed if you're experiencing any negative emotions in your life, but this activity is about putting yourself in a positive mindset. It's holding the belief that you deserve good things and you can create a life you love.
2) Include as much emotion as you can
Again, this activity is about eliciting the emotion you want to have when you reach your goal. By doing this it
gives you a taste of what you're going to experience and motivates you more on your journey. It's like going
out to eat...you see a yummy meal being delivered to another table, you smell it, and you can picture yourself eating that meal in just 15 more minutes. Anyone else make food choices by what they see come on
the serving trays or am I the only one?! Bring up as many senses as possible as you write. See it, smell it,
feel it...and then you will be on your way to achieve it!
3) Use pen and paper
This is something interesting I've found in my work as a therapist...and then it was backed up by "Your Body
Keeps the Score," by Bessel Van Der Kolk. There's something healing about putting pen to paper. It's old
school, I know, but it's different than typing or texting. I think some of it relates to a concept that shows up
EMDR therapy of bilateral stimulation to re-store information in more helpful way. Anyway, all theory aside, I
encourage you to try this activity using pen and paper. Get a fun color and your favorite stationary and have
Date: August 14th
Guess what?! I got my first acting gig! I cannot believe it. I’m over the moon excited. This is something I’ve been working towards for SO long and now it’s finally here. I decided a few weeks back I had nothing to lose so I starting writing personal letters explaining why I’d be a good fit and someone gave me a chance. The more confident I became, the more things came into place. I think they sensed my confidence that I could play that part LIKE A BOSS! And now I have my first part…and even better…it’s a lead role! I feel like I could fly I am so happy….
You get the idea? It’s positive and it captures the emotion. Just in case you’re wondering, NO, I have no desire to act :) Give this activity a try. Keep on dreaming, friends! You have the power to create a life you love. Happy rooting!