I love Wonder Woman
Back in the 1970’s I loved watching Lynda Carter transform from Diana Prince into Wonder Woman. I also remember having a crush on Lyle Waggoner who played Major Steve Trevor. He was the King of Hot to me. Hawt – as in, I want to “drop it like it’s hot” (that one is for you Chelsea and Tasha). Handsome men in military uniforms make me swoon. But I digress…I want to talk about Wonder Woman!
Sometimes I pretend I am Wonder Woman
Wonder Woman is my all time favorite superhero because she is enlightened, empowered, confident and she looks absolutely fabulous! Could her waist have been any smaller?
I pretend I have gorgeous long thick black hair, thin arms, fashionable outfits (minus the Diane Prince glasses), super strength and agility, powers of mental telepathy, model looks at 2000 years of age, bullet deflecting bracelets, a big American flag looking cape, a gold truth lasso and an invisible plane. Have you ever pretended to be a superhero?
Christa and Rosie acting “As If” they are in an invisible plane!
Pretending and the “As If” Philosophy
Thinking about being as fabulous as Wonder Woman made me all warm and fuzzy inside. Dreaming about having all her powers and abilities also reminded me of the Act “As If” philosophy Wayne Dyer talks about in the Power of Intention.
Act as if everything you desire is already here… treat yourself as if you already are what you’d like to become.
According to Dyer, the more you see yourself as what you’d like to become, and Act “As If” what you want is already here, the more you’ll activate dormant forces that conspire to transform your dream into your reality. Most of us mastered the Act “As If” game when we were kids.
Why not play the Act “As If” game as adults?
Now granted, I can dress like Wonder Woman and pretend to have an invisible plane but I can’t BE Wonder Woman. I am not delusional!
Christa acting “As If” she can fly!
BUILD CONFIDENCE USING “AS IF”
The Act “As If” philosophy is method I used to build my self confidence. Back when I was in the depths of sadness and despair the Act “As If” exercise helped me to start thinking about who I wanted to be and stop thinking about the person I was (a mess). I found that pretending, dreaming and imagining were powerful confidence boosting activities. When I acted “As If” my life had true meaning, I started to live my day to day life differently. The more confident I became the better I was at handling and managing stress and change. Over time I began to treat myself with more compassion, respect and love.
Acting “As If” I was happy, empowered & physically fit made me feel that I was happy, empowered & physically fit! This change in attitude and confidence level did not happen overnight. Over time my thoughts and my reality merged. I am pleased to report I am now happy, empowered & physically fit!
Rosie acting “As If” she can fly!
ACT “AS IF” YOU ARE THE PERSON YOU WANT TO BECOME
Try this exercise. Pretend to be the best version of yourself. What does the best version of yourself look like? How do you act? What clothes do you wear? What is your fitness level? What types of activities do you engage in on a daily basis? What type of home would you live in? Where would you live? What kinds of relationships would you have?
- Get an image in your mind about how you want to be.
- Act “As If” you already are already that person.
- Wash, Rinse & Repeat Daily.
- Report back to me in 30-45 days with your progress!
Don’t Give Up! Giggle On!
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Elizabeth at Mixed Greens Village posted some lovely things about me and Giggle On! at her blog. Namaste! Elizabeth is a kindred spirit. She yearns to make this world a better place. Her blog includes inspiration and creative ideas about sustainable living. Check out this cool hangbag at her site made of recycled candy wrappers!