You might have seen the yogurt commercial on television that uses this line as a sales pitch. But it makes perfect sense well beyond our digestive systems.
Consider these words from the New Thought writer Neville Goddard: “The time it takes your assumption to become fact, your desire to be fulfilled, is directly proportionate to the naturalness of your feeling of already being what you want to be—of already having what you desire. The fact that it does not feel natural to you to be what you imagine yourself to be is the secret of your failure. Regardless of your desire, regardless of how faithfully and intelligently you follow the law, if you do not feel natural about what you want to be, you will not be it.”
The medical field refers to a situation that is considered to be ongoing as “chronic.” I suggest that we have what could be called chronic conditions in many areas of our lives: money concerns, month after month and year after year; living in regret or resentment about a past experience; not doing what we really want to do because of what someone told us.
All of these so-called chronic conditions could be called “clutter.” My book for June, Clutter Busting by Brooks Palmer, reminds us that clutter is “anything in your life that no longer serves you.” So in addition to those clothes that you haven’t worn in five years, shoes that hurt your feet when you wore them the first time, and those chipped dishes, clutter is also those limited, limiting beliefs.
Jesus said that “it is done unto us as we believe.” He also said that if we pray, believing (and feeling) as though we have already received, we will receive. So how will it feel when you no longer have that pain? When (not if) you have the money to pay the bills as soon as they arrive, and not have to wait until the first of the month? When you and a friend (or even your minister) decide to fly to New York City for dinner, and you book the tickets in first class with your debit card—not a credit card?
When we imagine what we wish to experience, and have the feeling of “of course” rather than “oh my—what a miracle!” that way of living – without the chronic whatever – becomes our new normal. Feels good, doesn’t it?