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  • Writer's pictureJessica Gwynne

Don't pretend to be someone you're not. Or maybe do.

Were you like me and told not to pretend you're something you're not, when you were younger. I realised w

hen I used the word 'pretend' to a friend this morning, that I have a negative connotation around it, even though I was talking about something positive. The ambiguity in the word caused me to explore. 🌏

Taking a short step back, I'm currently re-listening to Dr Joe Dispenza's Breaking the Habit of Being Yourself. (Highly recommended). It's a very scientific look at what all the 'Law of Attraction" / Meditation / Manifesting bizzo is really about. It bridges (for me) my logical brain and my soul. The premise is think a new reality and it will be so - it's quantum physics! He's written several books on the topic so this is a somewhat simplified re-tell but you get the picture. Essentially - pretend to be / do / have the thing you want and your world view has to sync up. 🧙‍♀️

Pretend to be something I'm not, you say? But I was told not to do that! 😯

When is pretending "good" and when is pretending "bad"? 🤔

Here's what I came up with: pretending comes down to alignment. Are you pretending to be something you're not because you're trying to illicit a feeling or action from something outside of yourself or is it because you're syncing yourself up with next level you or something your soul desires?🙄

Two Scenarios: Scenario A: You change your behavior to be accepted by someone when you don't accept yourself as you are. Eg. Going to the gym, because someone you want to impress does. Scenario B: You change

your behaviour because you know that's what you want in your life - eg. You start going to the gym because next level you is fit and strong. In both of these cases in the beginning, you're pretending you love the gym even though you may be dragging yourself there kicking and screaming. 😅

Scenario A is pretending from a place of fear and 'not enoughness' while scenario B is all about expansion. ☺️ So pretending itself isn't the enemy - it's the energy behind it that will determine the positive or "negative" effect on your 3D reality. I suppose that's like anything we do really isn't. At the end of the day, the energy behind any dream, action or word trumps the thing itself. 💥💥

How do you feel about "pretending to be something you're not?" 👇


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