“When you have come to the edge of all the light you have
And step into the darkness of the unknown
Believe that one of the two will happen to you
Either you'll find something solid to stand on
Or you'll be taught how to fly!”
- Richard Bach
'Acts of faith", "acting as if", "fake it ‘til you make it"...it doesn’t matter what you call it, it is all amounts to the same thing, and it is extremely important to your success as you charge down the path to living the life of your dreams.
What exactly do I mean by acts of faith? These are acts, small or large, that tell the Universe that you believe – you believe that your dreams will come to pass; you believe that you will receive whatever you need to take that next step. Acting as if your dream has already manifested in your life has the power of reinforcing your belief that it will happen...it must happen...for you have put it out there as your desired outcome, now the Universe must conspire to manifest it in your life.
This process is very simple, and depending on what your dream is, there are many ways to approach it. For example, if you are manifesting wealth and abundance into your life, you would believe that the resources you need are coming your way... that you truly do live in wealth and abundance, so if you have debt, you would need to show your faith in the abundance by paying more than the minimum on the debt. You could buy something that you want (not a need, but a want), even though you might feel that you can’t afford it. Don’t get me wrong, I am not suggesting that you go to a ridiculous extreme, but the further you stretch the more powerful the act of faith will be.
There are plenty of things that you can do for any dream. If you are preparing for a new romantic relationship, why not buy two concert tickets instead of one; set two places at the table for your meals instead of dining alone; make room in your life – your closets, your dressers – for that special someone to store their clothes and belongings.
In a situation where you want to do a good job, or have a successful event you could write a letter to a family member describing how well everything went, and make sure you put in the reasons why it went so well. If you are manifesting a new home, go window shopping for the furniture that you will need, or the window treatment, or the artwork to decorate the home – actually pick it out and imaging how it is going to look.
Plan a party to celebrate your new success. Invite your friends and family. Really celebrate your success.
The acts of faith that you can perform are unlimited. If you would like to explore some further ideas, I suggest that you read the book "The Game of Life and How to Play It" by Florence Scovel-Shinn.
Have fun with this concept. It’s simple, but don’t discount its effectiveness. I look forward to hearing all about your successes with your acts of faith. Post a comment and let us know what you do to “act as if” and how it turned out for you.
To your health, prosperity, and happiness always.