Your mind is designed to keep you out of harm's way, so naturally, when you think about the future you usually anticipate everything that could go wrong, but what if instead of using your imagination to focus on the bad you used to it to focus on the possibility of good?
Your imagination is where all creation first starts. And because it's so powerful, you'll want to take care to use it wisely.
That’s where the "What if...” game comes into play! It's a fun and simple way to enhance your manifesting abilities, instead of sabotaging them. Ready to play? Then read on my friend!
The "What If..." Manifesting Game
Normally when we use the phrase "What if...", it’s followed by everything that could possibly go wrong. "What if it doesn’t work out? What if it’s a waste of time? What if I lose my job? What if they leave me?"
But in this “What if...” game, it’s the exact opposite. In this approach, you’re going to think in terms of what if everything went RIGHT? (Pssst... this is totally something I touch on in my online course Manifesting Masterclass. If you're ready to become a manifesting machine, I highly suggest you check it out here.)
What if everything turns out even better than you can imagine right now? What if something amazing happens? What if you get everything you want and more?
This is the objective of the "What if..." game.
From now on, whenever you’re about to spiral down the negative path of what if followed by your anxiety, take away the anxious part and replace it with something positive. Because, well, anything is possible! So why not focus on the positive aspects of what is possible? It takes the same amount of time and energy as being a worry wuss, but there are two huge advantages.
1. It will make you feel good and excited about what could happen in the future. (Instead of anxious.)
2. It will help you create a positive future for yourself by speaking things into existence! (Instead of creating a negative future of self-fulfilling prophecies of worst-case scenarios.)
The Game in Action
Here's how it works in a practical example.
Let’s say you’re unsatisfied with the type of work that you’re doing and you want to try something new. Trying something new involves change and risk because you’ll have to stop what you’re doing now in order to make time for the new type of work.
Normally, in this kind of situation, you would think to yourself thoughts like, “What if this doesn’t work out? What if I run out of money? What if I don’t like this new thing as much as I think I will?”
(By the way, these types of thoughts are SUPER detrimental to your manifesting abilities because you are creating split energy when you think them.)
But this time you’re gonna play the "What if..." GAME, not worry list.
You're gonna play the game and think things like, “What if this new thing is exactly what I need to take my life to the next level? What if I end up loving this? What if it’s way easier to make money doing this new thing? What if this is the thing I’ve been waiting for?”
Feel the difference? Much more fun, and helpful.
“The reason this game is so important and so powerful is because when you say “Wouldn’t it be nice if…?” you are choosing something that you want, and you’re being soft and easy about it.”
You can also use this technique in your daily life and even change up the wording. It can pretty much be applied to anything!
“Wouldn’t it be nice if traffic was light on the way to work?”
“Wouldn’t it be nice if I got a pay bonus this holiday season?”
“Wouldn’t it be nice if I found someone who loved me just as much as I loved them?”
“Wouldn’t it be nice if my friends would call me more often?”
“Wouldn’t it be nice if my life got easier and easier by the day?"
The key is to think of something that would be nice and then take a little time to ponder just how nice it would be, for the fun of it. It's not that you truly have to believe with all your heart that what you're saying will for sure happen, but it could...
The other key is to avoid sarcasm. If you’re sarcastic when you do it, it will only backfire. You never want to be bitter about your life, because then you'll just keep manifesting more stuff to be bitter about.
This best time to use this game is when you're feeling good about certain areas of your life and you want to make them even better, or when you’re being resistant and want to flip negatives thoughts into more positive ones. It will work best for you when you’re feeling either just a little discouraged or you already have positive expectations or beliefs about the future.
By the way, this is not a technique that I personally made up. While I do practice it often, I learned it from Abraham Hicks in the book Ask and It Is Given (which I HIGHLY recommend everyone read at least once inter lifetime). This is just one of the many fun and easy ways to get better at manifesting that are taught in the book. So if you want to learn more about it, I encourage you to grab a copy here.
In the meantime, why don't we all practice the "What If..." game in the comments below? What is something that would be nice for you? I'd love to hear it!
P.S. If you love the idea of manifesting and being the ultimate creator of your own reality, then be sure to check out my new course Manifesting Masterclass!