YOU'LL SEE IT WHEN YOU BELIEVE IT

The following excerpt is from the self help
psychology book, Be Your Own Therapist.


The statement, "You'll see it when you believe it," is contrary to much of what we have learned in this materialistic society. Materialism is not just the gathering of goods to me but also includes the belief that if I can't sense it with one or more of my five senses, then it is suspect. The idea that one might choose to believe something before actually sensing it is considered daft. Nevertheless, such a so-called daft idea can lead to much increased happiness and the possibility of manifesting the impossible. Impossible cures, improbable events, unexpected windfalls and happy surprises await those who believe (or pretend or imagine) first. For more detailed information I recommend an important book by Wayne Dyer and titled the same as the above subheading, You'll See It When You Believe It.


Our emotional responses are caused by our thinking about the situation, not the situation itself. Most of us erroneously believe otherwise.

Is it the belief in abundance that triggers the windfall? Is it the belief in a cure for an incurable disease that triggers the healing? Is it the belief in oneself that triggers a creative leap? Is it the pretend-belief in thinness that triggers the reduction in weight for an overweight person? One common pattern seems to be that my unconscious often follows my conscious wishes and my conscious visualizations, thus producing so-called impossible cures and unexpected windfalls. Unfortunately for my conscious ego, my lifeplan may interfere with manifesting some of my conscious wishes. For example, if I am learning the lessons of relationship this lifetime, then a conscious wish on my part for years of isolation will not likely occur.


My judgments as to the possibility or impossibility of a future event can be as tyrannical as my other right/ wrong and good/ bad judgments discussed earlier in this chapter. If I judge that event to be impossible, then it likely will be impossible for me. Yet if I judged it as possible, it might be. If you believe that you can cure your incurable cancer (there are people who have gone before you who have done so), then it may be possible. Dr. Carl Simonton has discovered important truths about selfhealing by cancer patients by the selfuse of imagery. This healing has confounded conventional medical wisdom.


Could my beliefs in a dangerous and unjust world be causing added violence and injustice in my life? Do my cynicism and pessimism draw dreadful experiences to me, instead of being the result of such experiences? "You will see it when you believe it" may initially seem a bit crazy, but if true, it implies that we would serve ourselves best by cultivating our optimism and our hopefulness. Pollyanna was obviously happy. Could it also be true that she was much more intelligent and wise than her detractors?


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   LET ME HIT YOU WITH A SLEDGEHAMMER
   THE TYRANNY OF JUDGMENTS
   THAT IS THE WAY I AM
   YOU MAKE ME UNHAPPY
   YOU HURT MY FEELINGS- THEREFORE YOU SHOULD CHANGE
   STICKS AND STONES
   WE DIG THINKING RUTS
   SIZE AND CONTENTS OF THE UNCONSCIOUS
   NATURE VS. NURTURE VS. LIFEPLAN
   THE PERFECTION THAT YOU ARE NOW
   BE HAPPY GETTING WHAT YOU DON'T WANT
   YOU'LL SEE IT WHEN YOU BELIEVE IT
   YOU GET WHAT YOU BELIEVE IN
   HOW CLOSE CAN WE COME TO "HAPPILY EVER AFTER"?

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