No, really, all is well.
Where’s your proof? I need to see something tangible, man. I need something I can sink my teeth into like a check for $1,000 or a hunky new boyfriend.
Trust. Be happy. Everything you’ve asked for is on its way.
You’re a crackpot. I don’t see anything.
All is well. Be happy in this moment.
No. And no. FYI, I’m actually not well, at all. My money has dried up, I don’t know how I’m going to pay my bills, I haven’t had a vacation in two years, my kids hate me, I gained 5 lbs. even though I’m on a no carb, no fat, no fun diet, and I’m just plain annoyed today.
Everything is fine. It’s all going according to planned. You’re on your perfect life path. The sun is out; enjoy the day.
What the hell?! Nothing is going right. I’m totally stressed out, my back hurts, I don’t believe a word that voice is saying … and why does he KEEP saying that crap anyway? “All is well,” baloney. I’ve got zero proof and I can’t pay the bills with happy thoughts. What a crock.
Stay the course. Your money, riches, and awesome body are on their way. You’re doing great. Just keep your focus on the goal and keep thinking positive thoughts. “Thought become things”. I heard a rich guy on T.V. say that once so if he can do it, I can do it.
AAAHHHHHHHH!!!! This is NOT working. I feel like garbage, I’m worried and anxious all the time, my hair is falling out, I can’t sleep, I gained another 5 lbs. and I honestly don’t believe I can ever have the life I truly want. It’s just not in the cards for me.
Wait … who’s voice is this anyway? Is this my voice? Is this the “I think; therefor I am.” voice?
Now you’re talking to yourself. You’re totally nuts. If your friends find out … wait, don’t tell anyone. That would be social suicide. Just say the things that “normal” people say at dinner parties, “Yes, yes … things are going well … love the kids, love life, love work, love, love, love … (blah, blah, blah, what a load of crap).
This is what is really happening in most people’s heads. There are two conversations happening at once.
The one you want to believe … and the one you really believe.
You can’t turn thoughts directly into things. Not possible.
There is a stage that you’ve been missing. You must go through the headquarters, Belief Central, to make the changes you want. Positive thinking is great, but it doesn’t change results.
It’s how you feel that moves mountains and you can talk to yourself and say happy things ’til the cows come home but if you don’t believe them, nay … if you don’t feel it is possible … then it will not be for you. Hey, I wish it weren’t so, too. But that’s the way this crazy Universe works and there ain’t nothing I can do about it. It’s “touchy, feely” time, if you know what I mean.
Here’s the secret to making this “new agey” idea work for you. And honestly? It’s NOT a secret. You’ve know this all along. You’ve just been ignoring this knowledge in favor of someone else’s advice ( like your mother’s) since day 1.
Change how you feel (which is the conversation in italics above) and watch things magically move into form for you. “Proof” does not begin to coagulute because you consciously think nice things. It moves into form because you feel nice things, viscerally. That “gut feeling” is what makes things happen, stirs the pot.
P.S. Yes, I know, I know …. thoughts do matter. (In fact, they create matter.) I fully agree. But thoughts are a byproduct of your feelings (emotions), the same way your imagination a “side effect” of how you feel. Feelings, or emotions, are the control center; thoughts are things that come after. Not following me? I’m not talking about the “conscious” thoughts you force yourself to say because they sound really good. I’m talking about the ones that you really think and feel, but don’t want anyone to know about because they don’t sound too upbeat. And the thoughts in italics above? They are NOT subconscious! If there is a feeling attached to them you’re aware of them … thus, they are not below your level of consciousness. It’s time for us to get over the idea that there are sub-conscious thoughts to blame for our crappy results. (You have awesome results, too, by the way. They’re not all crappy.) Not true. If a thought has a feeling piggy-backing on it, you know about it. You’ve just been ignoring it because it’s, quite frankly (and sometimes literally), a pain in your ass .. just like that spot of spagetti sauce on the wall that you don’t want to clean up and eventually get so used to you don’t see it.
Don’t believe me? Maybe you’ll believe Pixar instead. Their new movie out this summer (2015) will set you straight.