Can you fake it 'til you make it?
"Fake it 'til you make it," Walt Z would tell me. Little did I know my Dad was a major manifestor in his own right and taught me my first lesson in manifesting the life of my dreams at an early age.
"Fake it 'til you make it," he'd say and while it might not sound very poetic, all the fundamentals of manifesting are right there in that not-so-eloquent phrase.
By just doing it, you will FEEL the emotions of what you want and
EXPERIENCE them so you magnetize more of that experience into your own life.
By GETTING GOING you start moving so the universe can bring the people you need into your life and the energy gets moving. It is easier to move something already in motion so you gotta get moving first.
BE what you want so your physical body and spirit experience it. Muscle memory will continue to bring it in.
Let the LOVE you experience doing it push away all FEAR so you can continue to bring in what you really want.
His full speech would read...
"You'll never feel fully ready.
Do it anyway.
You'll never feel that you have all your ducks in a row.
Start anyway. The ducks will line up once you know what order they actually need to be in.
There will be other people doing what you want to do.
Begin anyway. There are those who need to hear your version."
"But Dad, I'm not sure I can do it."
"Fake it til you make it, Kid. You'll surprise yourself."
And so I did and continue to do so in his honor.
But what I find fascinating about this process is...are we really faking it? Or are we leaning on Faith and trusting something outside of ourselves to carry us the rest of the way after we leap?
Is it fakeness or faith-filled?
I think that if we feel like we're "faking" it, we are also filled with sheer humbleness because we know we can't do it alone. This "knowing" that we can't do it alone forces us to depend on God and the Divine plan that is guiding us with every leap we take.
So the next time you don't feel fully ready, even though you've done the work, take that leap of faith. Trust that God has got your back and He will help you fake it 'til you make it until you've mastered what you wanted to complete.