“What’s the BEST METHOD to use for….?”
“What’s the BEST point in time to Revise so that…?”
“What’s the BEST WAY that my wish can come true?”
(These are the SNEAKY WAYS, we delay….)
So we, way toward the beginning we talked about different is better than better. And there’s a trap that shows up that I want you to be well aware of, and it goes with best.
Hey TT, what’s the best way for me to imagine being married?
I notice a couple things that are out in the Neville groups, and this is why. I’m a stickler.
Neville said, “Don’t make it about a particular person.” I don’t.
Neville said, “Don’t make it about the how,” and I don’t.
Different is better than better. Different is way better than best.
I don’t even make it about the particular tool.
When somebody tells me, “This is my favorite tool. This is the one I always use.” Neville really had a thing for revision, but you notice he didn’t just scrap everything else.
I love this fellow named Ido Portal. I’ll spell his name. I-D-O P-O-R-T-A-L.
He’s a movement guy, in case you don’t catch on in a few seconds. His entire slogan is, “Just move.” And if you watch him, he’s what’s inspired me to play the way that I do in the water.
And what he does and what he encourages his people to do and what he appears to do often in workshops is notice how people are moving and give them little weird things to do that help them to move even more completely, more expressively, more involving their entire being.
I want you to just move.
You see, I give away these little homework things.
Years ago, I taught people to skip. You took a bad trade, get up and skip. Now here’s the thing. Most people only want to hear so far.
So they notice that skipping changes their something or another.
Actually, they have to change their something or another to leave the charts to get up to skip and actually feel good. They have to actually imagine skipping or having had skipped or being in a different state to get their body out of the chair.
Play with the tools. I mean, I always talk about my Joseph Goddard formula.
A variation of that is what we do before each lesson. Imagine having gotten actionable gold.
If you want to take it a step further, imagine already getting results from that actionable gold before you even do the lesson. What would imply you got gold and you’re sharing it with the group maybe. You get it?
When I take a nap, whatever’s on my mind, I imagine I give life to something lovely.
Turn some bad into good. More often we turn some good into great. Don’t get in the habit of making this a fix it. Don’t get in the habit of using this to fill a lack.
That’s what junkies do.
There’s a lack. “What can I fill this space with?” What I’m suggesting is the exact opposite. What space do you want to give life to? What state do you want to give life to?
We’ve talked about this before. You are what give life to states.
You simply get to notice, are you living in, are you giving life to a state that you enjoy? If not, move. Whatever tool you use, move.
The first priority is not select a tool. The first priority is stop giving life.
In other words, you’ll notice what Neville says when you stop giving life to anything, it dies. You immediately stop giving life to the cortisol. You immediately stop giving life to some belief in some cause that’s out there. Do something.
I want you to notice the difference between having to fill a space, a hole in your life, and you discovering some wholeness to give life to.
A hole in your life is like a hole in the bucket, H-O-L-E. Wholeness in your life, W-H-O-L-E-ness. This really has you grow up. It’s not a sexy message, is it, but it really has you go, “Right. You know what? I’m leading.”
Notice if there’s any temptation to get into the, “What is the best way to trap? What’s the best tool for this?”
Because here’s the thing, and this is the twist that you’ve got to really, really get.
Mr. Twenty, what’s the best way for me to manifest a dog? Mr. Twenty, what’s the best tool in this situation?
In other words, I’m going to use the best tool so I’ve got a better chance. You get it? I want to use the best tool so I have a better chance, and that’s not what this is about.
Different is better than better. Moving to a different state, it totally eliminates the whole thing about the better odds. Moving to another state totally eliminates what’s the best method for this. Oh, but you and what’s-his-name disagree. I don’t care. Move.
So, the trader takes a bad trade, and I say, “Get up and skip.”
I don’t tell him, “Right. Okay, sit there. Stop and be still. Imagine that you just took a great trade.” Sure. While you get up and skip and you …
See, to get up and skip, you have to imagine up a skipping you.
In other words, we’re going from negative, reverse, to neutral, skipping. Skipping doesn’t matter in the grand scheme of life. Whether or not you skip to the stop sign or the letter box or the loo today, it doesn’t really matter, does it?
Moving from a bad trade to a good trade. And think about it, all of life is trading. What am I giving life to? What trade am I giving life to right now?
And again, it’s not the physical skipping, even though what I do want you to do is imagine something that actually moves your body. Skip. Buy a bunch of flowers and give them away.
That kind of thing. Honest to god, this is good. Notice the trap. Remember it’s not about the odds. It’s not about the better tool. It’s about different. Have a goody day.