There is a saying: “Act as though I am and I shall be.” I thought this quote came from the Bible, but apparently, it doesn’t. It is not necessary to know where it comes from to practice it. “Act as thought I am and I shall be.” Another way to say this is “Act as if it is already so.” That is what I want to write about today. I know that as a person who loves to manifest and demonstrate, this is the most important step. “Act as If!”
What exactly does this mean and how do we do it? There is only one way. It has to start in the mental field first. That means can you conceive of yourself being all that you say you want to be? Can you mentally act as if? Many of our teachers and mystics teach this practice, but the one missing ingredient is that we can talk about it all we want; but, until we put it into practice, it is merely a bunch of words and theories.
Here is how I act as if. When I do a Spiritual Mind Treatment for some particular belief that needs changing that is standing in the way of my demonstration, I know that when the Treatment is done that everything that occurs after is an answer to the Treatment. I have to start looking at my life as a demonstration. Then I tweak things. I see what’s showing up and if I don’t like it, I know that I need to go back in and Treat again. Many times it is our ability to receive our good that stands in the way.
Recently, I have been treating and knowing that I am surrounded by people who have great minds, people I can learn from, and people I can share with on a higher and higher level. I am uplifting my life. Something very synchronistic happened just a few days ago. I went for my monthly pedicure and the person who was treating me who usually shares his dismays about politics or whatever is happening in the world, most surprisingly started telling me about the spiritual practices of his country, meditation, silent retreats, etc. It was almost as if another person was speaking, and not the person I’d met so many times over the past few years.
Do you know why this happened? It was vibrational. I was vibrating at a higher level than I had before and he felt it. He didn’t necessarily know this, but he felt lighter and more comfortable talking about something at a higher vibration. What we put out reflects back to us, or as Ernest Holmes once wrote, “Life is a mirror that reflects back to the thinker what he thinks into it.” This cannot be denied.
When we understand the Principle of Vibration and how it is everything, we will do much to change our lives. Acting as if is stating what it is we want in life and then acting as if it were true. “Walk as if” is another way to say it.
Perhaps it is difficult for some of us, but we are the ones making it difficult. We all have the same tools to use. Our minds are powerful and our imagination is the key. If you can imagine your life the way you say you “want” it, and then step out everyday in that vibration, you will do more to move your life upward.
My suggestion is to start in small steps, one idea at a time. If it is about health, just focus on a part of you that feels well today. Focus on what is going right. If it is about money, when you find a penny bless it or when someone smiles at you think of that as abundance. Give a little more in a tip or in your time. If it is about love, love yourself a little more today. If it about your inner need to create something, do one small thing that is creative. Start somewhere that gives you joy. Follow your joy.
“Act as though I am and I will be.” As we turn to what it is we are: God or Source Energy, and let that pour through us, we will be guided and directed to act as if in just the right way for us.
Love and Aloha,
Rev. Rita Andriello-Feren, Co-Spiritual Director CSL Kaua`i, Spiritual Coach, Author
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