In my last post, I shared the process of how to use a nightly Revision Journal to gradually shift into the reality you prefer. Today, I want to share a happy little success story that involves my youngest son. There are two parts to this. One, the importance of not rushing or pushing to see your changes manifest. Two, related to the first, when you simply let go and allow your imagination to take hold, small changes can happen in an instant. Quite the paradox, isn’t it?
For as long as I can remember, my teenaged youngest son has been difficult to motivate to get out of bed and engage with friends, get to school on time, you name it. That’s putting it mildly. For years, I’ve struggled and pushed against this situation with him, begging, arguing, trying sleep supplements such as melatonin, etc. Currently he’s being evaluated for physical causes*, but what an enormous challenge this has been! There were times I felt like an utter failure as a mother. These behaviors and thoughts were in exact opposition to the Neville’s teachings. But now I know better.
The last few nights, I’ve been writing in my Revision Journal things like: It was wonderful seeing T up at a normal time, dressed and ready to go hang out with his friends! I love seeing him happy and motivated. And as I fell asleep, I would “remember” him having been just that way, the happy, wonderful amazing son I know exists within him.
Here’s what happened on the second day. T knocked on my bedroom door as I was sitting with my coffee. It was 9:30 AM, a reasonable time to be up during summer break. “Hey Mom,” he said, “I just wanted to let you know I’m going to go ride my bike around town a bit. I’m bored and tired, and I think it’ll feel good to be out of the house.” I gave him a big hug and told him I loved him, inwardly celebrating the direct fulfillment of my loving revision for him. And he was gone for a full three hours, part of which he spent hanging out with his best friend. It has been months since he’s behaved this way, and I’m not exaggerating.
The contrast between my former approach — pushing, prodding, begging, identifying with external physical “reality” — and the new approach of letting go and allowing the desire to be fulfilled naturally, couldn’t be more stark. Obviously there is more work to be done with him, but I trust with my whole heart that as I continue to engage in nightly revision on my son’s behalf, that all the required elements for that desire will fall into place.
To sum up, celebrate the small manifestations! Because they’re not so small at all. Neville says that once you have lovingly and consciously imagined something into being, a bridge of events will take shape that will lead to the ultimate fulfillment of your dreams. Trust this process! It really does work.
*Side note, which I’ll discuss in more detail later. It’s important not to use these techniques as a substitute for medical treatment. Remember that when you imagine the fulfillment of any desire, the required players will arrive on your stage to participate in that fulfillment. That includes health professionals!