This book fell into my lap, figuratively anyway. I had just used a coupon to buy an e-book, when Royce Christyn’s Scripting the Life You Want popped up in my recommendations. As soon as I saw that the foreword had been written by Mitch Horowitz, I bought it immediately. I started reading it at the park later that day. (Mask on, of course).
It’s a little unusual for someone like me, who works in a hard science field, to openly admit to reading woo-woo books like this. My official position is that it is inherently unscientific to rule out entire fields without exploring them at least for a couple of minutes. I didn’t realize until many years later, but my first academic field of interest was folklore. At minimum, it’s worth finding out why so many people are interested in something.
One of the problems with the woo is that subjective individual experiences can’t be replicated. That does not, however, render them invalid. I can’t replicate the way you fell in love with someone, or whatever last made you laugh so hard you could barely breathe, but that doesn’t mean those experiences didn’t exist.
Thus, when I share experiences where I have manifested something into my life, you probably won’t be able to do the identical thing. It should still raise at least a modicum of curiosity in you, to wonder, is there maybe something here?
The number one reason manifesting doesn’t work for everyone is that most people want many mutually exclusive things. We don’t pick one thing to focus on because it either hasn’t occurred to us, or it drives us crazy when we feel like we’re ruling out something else. (Live in a treehouse or live in a Hobbit hole or live in a castle??) The other big reason is that a lot of people are sort of allergic to positivity and gratitude. If they had everything they ever wanted, what would there be to complain about?
I started doing the exercises in Scripting the Life You Want before I finished reading the book. I did a ten-day script and then started the morning scripting.
I’ll tell the truth: The entire week was pretty wretched. I was fighting a stomach bug, had to cover three people’s roles at work, and ended with a migraine and a twitching eyelid.
On the other hand! Only a few days into the first ten-day period, and it is a little uncanny how some of the things I put in my script have already come to pass. There were also a couple of surprises. Our landlord wrote to us about renewing our lease and offered us a discount, plus a renovation he wants to do. He basically volunteered to let us set the terms on how long to extend our lease, which where we live is bonkers. I found out I had overpaid on my oral surgery a year ago and suddenly got a refund check for over $700. Then my boss casually mentioned he is thinking about reclassifying my job in a rather intriguing direction.
I had no idea any of that was going to happen a week ago!
Thanks, Mitch and Royce!
Manifesting doesn’t magically make every single problem in life go away. I mean, I did get COVID-19 this year. But also, I lived - and came out of it with my dream job. Even in the worst of times, something good can still happen. Now more than ever, and especially when we’re stuck inside looking for things to do, it’s so important to put our focus on what we do want, more than on what we don’t want.
Why not get out your journal and get yourself a copy of Scripting the Life You Want?
When you are writing as if it is ten days in the future, you can sometimes feel like you are faking it, and it can feel a little weird—which is okay!
I've been working with chronic disorganization, squalor, and hoarding for over 20 years. I'm also a marathon runner who was diagnosed with fibromyalgia and thyroid disease 17 years ago.
This website uses marketing and tracking technologies. Opting out of this will opt you out of all cookies, except for those needed to run the website. Note that some products may not work as well without tracking cookies.Opt Out of Cookies