I Can Smell My Book!

Is one of your goals to write a book and have it published? Hey, me too!

One of the ways to breathe life into our dreams and goals is to visualize them as if they have already occurred.

Did you know that more than 95 % of every single choice we make is controlled by the subconscious mind? So much fo “free will”, huh? BUT – you can train your subconscious so it makes the choices you want.

That’s how I stopped procrastinating, for example. I taught my subcounscious that I DO the things I say I will do. I have repeated the following affirmation at least 15 times, three times a day for the past year: “Do it NOW!” And guess what? My subconscious mind won’t let me put things off. I just DO it, and I do it right away.

When I see myself as already having accomplished my goals and my dreams, that also sends a strong message to my subconscious mind. Let me show you how I use this for my writing process.

I facilitate this process and add vitality to my goals by using the five human senses: Visual (seeing), Auditive (hearing), Tactile (touch), Olfactory (smell), and Gustatory (taste). 

My goal is to have my novel published by May 2023.

Let’s see how many senses I can add to that goal:

How does the book smell? Well, if you love reading – that’s an easy question! Before I start reading a book, I love flipping through the pages to smell it first.

How do I see the book, visually? I visualize the physical book, its cover, its design, and I enjoy seeing myself flip through the individual pages. 

How does my goal sound? I love hearing the sound of the pages flip by as I leaf through my book! 

How can I physically touch this goal? That’s easy!  I often “see” with my fingers, I touch everything! I see myself noticing the feel of the pages as I browse through my book. I notice the smooth feel of the cover as I run my fingers across it.

Lastly, taste. How can I taste a book? Well, I’ve been known to taste worse!  (Icelandic fermented shark? Worst taste ever!!) Instead of eating my book or its pages, I can add whatever taste I want to my book experience! For example, I can see myself eating an orange as I flip through those magnificent pages.

Using the five senses in this way, when I flip through the pages of a book, it’s not just “a book.” it’s MY book! And I see it as published!  Once your subconscious gets the idea that the book has been published, it starts making choices for me to make it happen. That’s how the human mind works. Fascinating, isn’t it!?

To bring even more vitality to this goal, I’ve designed a book cover with my book title on the front and my name right under my title. I’ve printed it out and attached my new “book cover” to a brand new book. 

Now I can SEE my published book! 

I can pick it up and TOUCH it! 

I can HEAR the pages flip as I turn them! 

I can eat an orange while I’m doing this and associate this yummy TASTE with my book! 

And yes, I can SMELL it! 

I can smell my dream!

And it’s magical!

Thanks for reading. Now, go bring your own dreams to life using all your senses.
Teach your subconscious what you really want. It is quite magical.

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I wish you a wonder-fun day 🙂

Love from Bibi