“Avail yourself of possibilities.”—Mike Dooley
Peter Jackson was paid $20 million for the script of King Kong. You’re not getting paid to create drama, so methinks it’s time to write a different script. Here’s how:
1. Give yourself an Academy Award for the amazing “drama” you’ve created thus far. In a world that brims with beauty and plentitude, the fact that you have been able to create such a convincing “story” of lack and struggle is truly an accomplishment. The special effects you have employed to overlook the world’s unending largesse are truly mind-bending. Take a bow and ask yourself, “If I have been this successful at creating separation and pain (and believe me, we’re all worthy of gold medals) what else might I create with a little imagination?”
2. Use the feeling for rocket fuel. Once you get it that everything is your creation, you can use the emotions, the intense feeling to propel you into a different story. The only reason you’re still starring in the same, worn-out show (it should have been cancelled in 1989 when Seinfield went off the air) is because you’ve pitched a tent. You’ve completely forgotten that there are lots of other destinations on the map. Because you endlessly harp about “where you are” and “what’s going wrong,” you’ve driven in the stakes. At any time, you can move to a different location, a different story, a different reality.
3. Zip it up. With our words, we prophesy the future. You may not like the site of your present tent, but there is no need to tell the world about it. Use your words (do I sound like a parent or what?) to tell a more pleasing story. No matter where you’re camped, there are blessings and miracles nearby. Instead of belly-aching about the script, the campsite, the life you’re currently experiencing, focus in on everything that’s going right. Use your words to vocalize that. Once you begin to use your laser superpowers for possibilities, miracles and joy, you will suddenly find yourself on a whole new stage, accepting a whole new Oscar.
Pam Grout is the author of 16 books including E-Squared: 9 Do-it-Yourself Energy Experiments that Prove Your Thoughts Create Your Reality.