You’ve trained yourself to face reality. You’ve trained yourself to tell the truth. You’ve trained yourself to tell it like it is. So in the beginning, these fantasies feel a little inappropriate, because it’s like you’re fooling yourself. Sometimes people will say, “Well, isn’t this just denial?” And we say, “We hope so!” We hope that you are denying the absence that you do not want. And we hope that you are embracing the presence of what you do. But somehow the idea of denial has become a dirty word to you; like it is virtuous to face the reality of the horror of your own lives. And we would be ignoring anything that did not please us. We would get our eyes on what feels good.


Abraham Hicks



Stretching the truth?


I bet we’ve all done this when someone asks us how we are, what we do,  and how we can make a living doing that.


Is it denial?  And if it EVEN is denial, is it a bad thing?  If we are NOT outright lying then I certainly don’t think it is a bad thing.  The more we talk up our business the better off we will be.


If we are living Law of Attraction
If we are practicing Law of Attraction
Then we want to broadcast that we are doing well when we may just be doing alright.  The more we say we are doing well, the easier it will be to convince ourselves.  If we can convince ourselves it will be that much easier to convince others.


Believing we are performing above par is half the battle to getting there.


Let’s try a little exercise:
How do you feel when you tell someone how well you are doing?
Close your eyes and think about it for a moment.

I imagine, you’re smiling, feeling pleasure, feeling joy.  Isn’t this what you SHOULD be feeling?  When you feel joy, more of that will come your way


Now, let’s do the opposite:
How do you feel when you tell someone that you are doing poorly?
Close your eyes again and think about THAT for a moment.
Heart racing?
Sweat streaming down your face?
Panic attacks?

Is this REALLY the way you want to feel?  How do you think that pressure is affecting your health?  Your wellbeing?


Don’t you understand yet that everything will be okay in the end and if it isn’t okay then it isn’t the end?


Maybe you should Abraham-Hicks advice:
The next time someone asks you how you are, exaggerate, embellish, stretch the truth JUST a BIT.


You may just find that what you tell that person actually comes to fruition later on down the road.


Be Happy!  Be Well!  Be Positive!
Blessings to you.


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