What I See, Can Be
I can only change my life. No one can do it for me. — Carol Burnett
There has to come a greater vision, and to those who believe and act as though this vision were true now, it will prove true in their lives. — Ernest Holmes, “Creative Living”
If you have been participating in a New Thought philosophy for a while, you will have inevitably heard one of the phrases, “Act as if,” “Fake it until you make it,” “Treat and move your feet” or some other phrase that indicates you must act like the vision you hold for your life is already manifest. If you are new to New Thought, this concept may be confusing. How does one act as if there is money in the account when there is none? How does one act as if there is a loved one in his or her life when no one is there? How does one act as if work is satisfying and exciting when one is unemployed? How does one act well when there is disease in the body? It is written in Mark 9:23, “Jesus said unto him, if thou canst believe, all things are possible to him that believeth.” And Mark 11:24 says, “Therefore I say unto you, what things soever ye desire, when ye pray, believe that ye receive them and ye shall have them.” So, we see that these New Thought slogans and admonitions have their roots in ancient principles. We are told over and over again to think “as if,” to resonate in the ideas, thoughts and feelings as if. We are to make it feel as real as we can in our mind, our gut and our prayer life, steeping so fully in the vibration of the vision that it must manifest.
AFFIRMATION: Today I know my good is already mine.