Reader’s Request: Changes in Personal Appearance
There are plenty of stories out there from people who manifested physical changes. Starting with weight loss and ending with curing terminal illnesses, it’s all out there. However, the question about changing our physical appearance keeps popping up from time to time. Why is that so?
My conclusion is that we tend to ask this question because our bodies are the physical manifestation of ourselves and it seems so real, so much more real than the things that we cannot touch such as our thoughts.
Even Neville talks about physical changes. He talked about a lady who imagined losing weight and she lost weight. I did that myself. I imagined going from one size to another and so I did. However, I feel that the thing that people most commonly manifest is clear skin. And yes, I have done that as well. It was a bit different though. I had an acne-prone skin and I have always wondered why is it that everybody else who is my age has clear skin but I am the only one that still has acne problems? I mean… Shouldn’t have that gone away after puberty? Even my dad reflected my thoughts to me and told me he thinks something is wrong because I am “too old to have acne”, lol! The answer to my problems lied in my own habitual thinking… “Oh, I’m about to get my period, I guess I will have a breakout now, any minute, any second, oh, wait for it, there it is!” It’s funny because I used to think that these issues go away after a certain age and that showed up in my world but when it came to my own skin, I kept thinking I was some special case and my problems persist. Well… The only thing that persisted was my way of thinking! A dumb one, if you ask me now.
This was one of my first manifestations. This was one of the first proofs that the Law is real: I did not move a finger. I did not get some new ointment, I did not see a doctor, I just decided that things are going to be different now.
I have also tested this with affirmations! I have been affirming that I lose weight easily and effortlessly. I haven’t been working out or eating “better”. I decided to view those two things as placebos and then I decided that I do not need them in order to change the shape of my body. I affirmed that I am losing weight easily and effortlessly a few times and after a while, I woke up one morning and I realized I look effing great! I walked down to the kitchen and my mom said she can tell I’ve lost a bit of weight and that I look great! My world reflected it back to me almost instantly once I accepted that I look great!
You see, I am telling you all of this but at the end of the day, it is you yourself who needs to prove that you can use the Law to change your body. Whether it’s to clear your skin, lose some weight or change the shape of your nose, test it. I have tested it and I have proved it to myself. I know that all things are possible with Law. I know that the Law is above the physical world. So why not use it in order to get something from it? Why not use it in a way that will allow you to change your body and your personality into what you really want them to be?
The way to do this is to stop dwelling on what is and close your eyes before what is. Everything is a story. Yes, that may sound overly simplified but think about it. The only reason all of that food is making you fat is because you keep telling yourself that all of that food is making you fat and so it has no choice but to do that. Even the food is playing a role! Isn’t that funny? If you change that and if you tell yourself that no matter how much you eat or what types of food you eat, you are still losing weight, well… That’s what will show up in your world. I know this because I have an extreme sweet tooth, so finally accepting that I can eat as much chocolate as I want because who cares anyway, was extremely important to me.
If I can do it, so can you. If I can change my body simply by changing the stories that I tell myself, so can you.
One more important thing is not to look for instant results. I find this to be very important in the manifesting process. If you think that you can imagine something once and get results, then by all means, that is how it will work for you. However, most of us need to be persistent to get the results and being persistent includes ignoring our current reality and only focusing on our imagination for a little while. I can’t tell you how long it will take you to get there. It may take you a few days. It may take you a few weeks. In a way, you set your own timeline too by believing that some changes take longer to appear than the others.
Remember… The only limits are those that you impose on yourself. Be bold. Believe that you can do it. Faith can move mountains.
“I AM wealthy, poor, healthy, sick, free, confined were first of all impressions or conditions felt before they became visible expressions. Your world is your consciousness objectified. Waste no time trying to change the outside; change the within or the impression; and the without or expression will take care of itself. When the truth of this statement dawns upon you, you will know that you have found the lost word or the key to every door. I AM (your consciousness) is the magical lost word which was made flesh in the likeness of that which you are conscious of being.”Your Faith is Your Fortune by Neville Goddard