With Great Power...
Formulate and stamp indelibly on your mind a mental picture of yourself as succeeding. Hold this picture tenaciously. Never permit it to fade. Your mind will seek to develop the picture... Do not build up obstacles in your imagination.
—Norman Vincent Peale
So far you have focused on dimensions of your thinking, belief patterns and how to write a new story about the specifics of your ideal body. You've worked it out through scenes, imaginings and visualizations. You've drawn pictures, storyboarded and mind-mapped. You have a pretty good idea of what you want and you've defined the details with great satisfaction.
You've explored your emotions around your physical well being and how they correlate to your thinking. You've become more sensitive to how you feel and more deliberate in shifting what you are focused on because your emotions are telling you that you're not pointed in the right direction on your compass. You are beginning to see that you have complete control over how you feel, what you think, and that you can respond in such a way to make yourself feel better about your journey toward your ideal body.
Where you stand in this Course right now is in a place of greater knowing and understanding. You have a set of creative tools and wisdom now that will continue to empower you on your journey of self-growth and improvement. You have power within yourself that will only grow and blossom, and the guidance that you are now more connected to will continue to become louder and more prominent in your life.
This is you. This is who you are. You are a powerful being able to create the experiences you most desire in life based on how you orient your mind. And as they say in the Spider-Man movies, "With great power comes great responsibility." What will you do with your power?
Impacting the World
It's time to step out and see how you being in your ideal body will impact those around you. What will be available to you when you are experiencing your ideal body? Where will you go and how will you impact the world around you? How will you make the lives of others better?
Great Things Play
This Play is specifically designed to pull you into the future after you have attained your ideal body. It puts you into the energy of that future state and allows you to explore and create more details of how you'll be and what will be produced once you're there. This is yet another way for you to specifically create details about not just the physical result you're achieving, but what you as that person will be and what is possible out of that achievement.
- List the positive things that will be available, created as by-products, or changed as a result of you having your ideal body. What’s available to you now? What’s different about what you can do in the world? How are people/the community/the world impacted by you in this state? Would you be able to accomplish more? Live longer? Would you be able to do more charitable things in your community? Would you feel more capable? Would you feel like you had more opportunity to live bigger dreams of career, family or creativity to greater fruition?
- Take one of the positive things from your list and expand it in story form. Sell the story of why that positive list item is a great thing now that you are experiencing your ideal body. For example, one positive list item might be, “I feel more confident about opening my cafe. I feel like I have the energy and health to take this on now.” Your great things story would go something like, “Now that I've opened the cafe, I can offer foods and drinks that are a healthy complement to the organic coffees and teas that we sell," etc. and go into detail and describe what a day in your new cafe would be like, how the customers are impacted by what you're offering, about the experience they have, how you feel working there, etc.