Act as if.

We’ve all been taught to tell the truth and to "tell it like it is”, but what if  “what is” isn’t what you want?  Things might not be going the way you want them to be and everything might not be as you would like at the moment, but telling the truth doesn’t mean you should be constantly complaining about all the s**t going on in your life.  Circumstances can change and quickly turn in your favor, so we need to try to maintain an optimistic view on life.  Unfortunately, being a pessimist is easier than being an optimist, so it can feel as though you are lying to yourself.  But talking about all the things going wrong just perpetuates them and draws more negativity into your life.  

If everything is not ideal in your life, pretend that it is.  Pretend that you are already living the life that you want and see yourself as the person that you desire to be.  Act as if you already have the money to buy what you want.  Speak as if your life is changing for the better and things are working out in your favor.  

These fantasies will likely feel like you are lying to yourself and denying the truth that you see in this moment, but that is a good thing.  You want to stop yourself from continuing to think and speak about what you don’t want.  You want to be acting as though you are already beginning to embody the person you want to be and living the life you want to live.

You’ve heard the saying “fake it till you make it”.  Sometimes you have to pretend to have the confidence you need to in order to succeed… until one day you realize you’re not pretending anymore.  You’ve become the person you were imagining yourself to be.  

Affirmations to help you embody the person you desire to be:

“I give myself permission to be all that I can be."

“I invite and allow great things to come into my life."

“I expect only the best to happen and it does."

"I allow myself to have even more than I ever dreamed possible.”

In love and light,

Sydney