“I act as if I already have what I want, it is an excellent way to attract happiness in my life.”
This is a website obviously designed to help those with chronic pain or any invisible illness. However, as I begin to think about most of my posts (which I rarely read…I know how odd that may sound) I realize this is a place for anyone to come and read about life and hardships and we can all use the tools I use to manage chronic pain naturally: whether you have an invisible illness or not. There is something all of us have in common: we want happiness, we want love, and no matter how we act we are all hurting at different points in our life. All of us are more alike than not.
I have been saying the mantra: “Act the way you want to feel” for over ten years because it works. I had a horrible night sleep and honestly feel like crap and a tiny part of me wants to curl up in a ball shut my eyes and just cry. The larger part of me knows from experience that I need to use my mantra today as I do on every difficult day. I am not saying crying is not okay, I can cry like no other but I cannot do that all the time if I expect to be happy and attract the things I most desire in life. Not to mention I have a (stop it….three year old daughter…I am clearly struggling with that number change that occurred this past Monday. There are personal things I will never (never say never) write in my story because I do not feel it is fair to the ones I love and there is no reason for the world to read each tiny detail of my beautiful mess. We all go through hardships, difficult times, losses, etc. These experiences are terrible and can tear you down for a long time but there are lessons to be learned during these times and we cannot let our circumstances define who we are. I adore Louise Hay. She is one of my favorite writers, speakers, and healers. Hey, Louise if you ever see this blog please feel free to say hi. You are mentioned in here a lot!
I have been spending too much time focusing on the negative aspects in my life currently instead of acting as if I already have what I want and all is well. The above picture collage was literally taken two weeks ago. Does it look like I have chronic pain or I am going through a tough time? No. Does my ugh three year old look unhappy? No. This was a day I truly devoted myself to that mantra: “Act the way you want to feel” and I felt just as crappy as I do today. It works, I swear. It is almost like when you take a shower and then wear something you love and do your hair in a way you love. You feel a little better and more confident. It is not the clothes, the hair, or makeup (which I still have yet to use, never learned.) It is the feeling of confidence and aids in creating what you want and desire. I absolutely do not in any way have the things I truly want at this present moment. I will, but for now I must live presently and continue to act the way I want to feel. The more I focus on that, the more will come into my life that I do desperately want. The same goes for every person reading this blog. Pretend you already have what your heart desires and I promise you the more you do this the happier you will be. I know this for a fact because I am living proof of a person who has had brain surgery, lived with chronic pain, came close to drinking myself to death to numb physical pain and now at the age of thirty three (I’m fine with my age, Kayci’s is just difficult) I am managing chronic pain naturally and have the greatest kid in the world. Nothing is impossible. The word itself says: I’m possible.