“The ego is only an illusion, but a very influential one. Letting the ego-illusion become your identity can prevent you from knowing your true self. Ego, the false idea of believing that you are what you have or what you do, is a backwards way of assessing and living life.”
– Wayne Dyer
As I’ve said before, we live in a world of illusion. The world we experience is really just energy transformed into the forms we create in our minds. Whether they are physical, emotional or situational experiences, they are all artificial constructs of energy, simply obeying the laws of nature. Specifically, the Law of Attraction, which states that our beliefs create the world we experience. So, it follows that if we change our beliefs, we change our reality.
Let’s take an example.
I think close to one-hundred percent of the world’s population believes that it’s possible to alter body weight. They may not believe they can do it, but they believe it’s possible. On the other hand, if I asked you if you believe it’s possible to change your height, most people would say it’s not.
Because we have been conditioned to believe that weight is directly proportional to food and exercise, and that we can control our weight, but not our height.
Scientists are now starting to discover that it’s actually our thoughts that affect body weight, not food and exercise – they only appear to affect weight because we believe they do, just like if you believe that lucky charms and superstitions work, they do. If we stop holding the belief, food and exercise will no longer affect weight. By the same token, if we believe that we can alter height, then we’ll be able to. Scientists will catch on to my height hypothesis eventually. In the meantime, I’ve been conducting my own experiment in height manipulation.
I’m not a very tall person. I’m just a couple of inches taller than five feet. Needless to say, I have never in my life experienced anyone asking me to help them with something that you need a tall person to do, like reach the top shelf in the kitchen and things like that.
For the last week, I’ve been holding a belief that I am taller. To be honest, I haven’t given it a lot of time or attention, but I truly believe it’s possible.
While I was out grocery shopping today, a woman asked me to get some things down from the top shelf because she couldn’t reach. I was easily able to reach the shelf and get what she needed. Mind you, the shelf wasn’t super high, but I felt like I was towering over this woman; I felt like I was at least six inches taller than I am – the exact height I have been visualizing – and feeling like you have your desire is the key to manifesting it.
Did I actually grow taller? Not yet – but I’m no longer attached to the false idea of believing that I am short. I know if I persist in my belief that I am my desired height, I will get there. It’s just energy.
Don’t let the ego-illusion become your identity. Is there something that you’d like to reach for that you thought wasn’t possible? Go ahead, what have you got to lose but an old tired idea of who you thought you were supposed to be.
Thank you, thank you, thank you!