Are You, Too, Using the Wrong Litmus Test Everyday?

litmus_test  Most people use the wrong litmus test for the stories they tell as they imbue every person, place, thing, and experience with meaning and value.

Do you use this litmus test?  If you’re like most people, you invariably do because it reflects how most of us were taught our beliefs.

But you should stop using the wrong one and start telling stories according to a new litmus test that will serve you much better.

You Already Know You’re a Born Storyteller and Mother Goose Has Nothing On You

As a reader of this site, I assume I don’t need to convince you that you tell stories about every single person, place, thing, and experience you encounter in your life.  Your stories are subjective, determined solely by you.  And your stories are the determiner of whether any person, place, thing, or experience is “good” or “bad” (or anything in-between).

Telling better-feeling, believable stories is the cornerstone of making sure your beliefs remain aligned with your desires.  Telling the best-feeling, believable stories you can muster about every single thing you experience is a must if you wish to exert your influence over your material world and your life, if you wish to be the most powerful deliberate creator you desire.

Most People Are a Prisoner of Their Habitual Stories, Many of Which Do Not Align Them with Their Desires

Yet most people go through their lives telling the stories they were taught, regardless of whether or not those stories serve them.   Regardless of whether or not their stories help align their beliefs with their desires, most people act as if the stories they are telling are not subjective and are simply “telling it like it is”.  When, instead, the stories they are telling themselves can be changed any time someone wishes to create stories that serve her and align her with her desires (instead of reinforcing beliefs that are out of alignment with her desires).

Thus, most people, never realize that they are not actually ever “telling it like it is” and, instead, are always and without fail “telling it how they’re choosing to tell it”.

Here is the 100% Most Common, and Most Incorrect, Litmus Test People Use for Their Stories

And here is the wrong litmus test, the one most people use when they are telling stories (which we all do, by the way, every moment of every day):

“Is this the story everyone (or anyone) else would tell about it?”

Do you doubt me?  Try asking a person who just told a “bad” story about something to consider an alternative, slightly-better-feeling, yet still believable, story.  You’ll usually hear: “But that is bad; that’s the way it is and anyone else would agree.”

If You Care That Your Story is a Different One Than Most Would Tell, You’re Using the Wrong Litmus Test

For example, what if someone catches her adolescent daughter smoking pot?  Is there a law that says she must tell a story like:

“This is awful and it is 100% bad.  This means that my daughter is at great risk, I am a failure as a parent, and very bad things are undoubtedly on the horizon.”

I would never suggest that someone could realistically be glad about such a thing.  Hence my continual stressing that our better-feeling stories be believable.  Yet is there some rule against a story like:

“I am not pleased about this.  I am not happy and my preference is that it wouldn’t have happened.  Yet I can also choose to refrain from calling this 100% bad because I have had plenty of experiences where something which felt horrible when it happened turned out to be a blessing in the long run.  I am not, therefore, going to definitively label this as ‘bad’ and, instead, will choose to give it no value.  And, while I do not have the current perspective to know how this might turn out to be just what we all needed to happen, I will also choose be honest with myself by continuing to admit that it is, indeed, undesirable.”

A story like that, combined with appropriate consequences, sure feels 100% better than the first one.  And it’s also entirely believable – you’re not lying to yourself, nor invalidating how you truly feel about the situation.

And what you’re doing with a better-feeling, believable story like that one is leave you and your daughter (and anyone else involved) open to the quantum field making good use of the circumstances to facilitate the manifestation of your (and others’) desires.  In the manner that the quantum field most often operates – in completely unexpected ways.

Here is the Litmus Test a Leading-Edge Creator Like You Should Use for Your Stories

So what if “everyone else” would tell the bad-feeling story that definitively labels something “bad”?  That is not the litmus test a leading-edge creator like you should use.

Your litmus test should be: “Is this story serving me and aligning me with my desires?”

That is the only consideration you need to use when deciding what story to tell, or whether to tell any story at all.  If you feel a compulsion to label something “bad” because it seems like you’re just “telling it like it is” or it’s the story everyone else would tell, remind yourself that you’re a leading-edge creator and you will no longer allow yourself to be controlled, nor confined, by limiting beliefs.  And, in those circumstances, simply step back, admit that your situation is undesirable and not to your liking, and make a conscious choice to tell no story at all about it (to give it no definitive label of “good” nor “bad”).

If your story isn’t serving you, if it’s not aligning your beliefs with your desires, don’t tell it.  Period.  No exceptions.

And stay tuned to this site for more tips and techniques to use new paradigms from quantum physics to align your beliefs with your desires…

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  1. It is so easy to wallow in the bad stuff. And, people want to wallow with you! This is certainly something that I have struggled with but feel like I am getting better and better. In the end, I just don’t want to wallow in the negative anymore. It doesn’t feel good. It feels better when I basically say “this happened, it wasn’t what I want but it is done, next. (And then go onto better feeling things.)”

    Have a great day. Thanks for the post.

    • Thanks for saying so, Jenifer. I’m honored to be given an opportunity to be of value to you.

      I love what you wrote. I will also add to your statement: “This happened, it wasn’t what I want but it is done. It is information – feedback for me about my beliefs and energy. This information is useful and valuable. I can learn from it. Next.”

      I hope you’re having a great day too.

  2. Greg I have started to do this. Tell a different story in regards to my life’s circumstance. It can be tricky at times. I want to move on from a situation my family and I have found ourselves in. The problem is certain friends want to always talk about my old stories that do not serve me at all. I find I have been avoiding the ones who do this or when I do get together with them do everything I can to steer the conversation when I feel they are headed towards the old story. It’s not easy since it takes a lot of effort and focus but I know in the end it’s for my greatest good!

    • Awesome insight, Pam. Thank you for sharing it.

      I have often commented that family and old friends sometimes find it challenging to see us with “new eyes”. Meaning that, rather than seeing us as fresh, new beings (on this day) and full of potential to be anything and fulfill anything (regardless of what/who we’ve been/done in the past), our family and old friends often see the “old” us. The us they’ve experienced previously – not the us who is in front of them, right now, today – bursting with potential.

      Family and old friends can find it very challenging to see anything but the “old” us. Perhaps many of them don’t even realize they have a choice in that regard.

      People who are willing to see us with “new eyes” are so wonderful to be around. (And, conversely, people who will only see us with “old eyes” can be frustrating to spend time with). Seeing my wife, sons, parents, sister, old friends, other relatives, etc. with “new eyes” is a gift I consciously choose to give them.

      And, you know what? Seeing people with “new eyes” is more accurately a gift I choose to give myself. Because, ultimately, I am the greatest beneficiary when I choose to see familiar acquaintances with “new eyes”. Whether they know I’m doing it or not, I still do it for myself.

      Because you know what’s a bigger and more constant challenge than family and old friends seeing us with “old eyes”? Us seeing ourselves with “old eyes”! That’s the biggest crime and we are the most notorious (and vicious) violators!

      So I hope you join me in giving yourself the greatest gift you can today. See yourself with “new eyes”. And practice by doing that for your family and old friends too.

      (P.S. I edited the typo you noted)

  3. Hello Greg, thank you very much for your post. I’m a huge fan of yours, eagerly awaits for your post and have been regularly following your all your posts. I have also read four of your e books, why quantum physicist series. My question is when you say that I’m a leading edge creator and can create anything I want then how would I overcome thoughts of my desires seems impossible. I mean I want to create sth then my mind says it’s impossible and then I feel discouraged n sort of give up on it. Is there a way out of it wherein I actually can create even the seemingly impossible things.
    pls help.
    Thanks once again.

    • Hey Manish. Thank you very much for your kind words of praise. I’m honored to be given the opportunity to be of value to you.

      I want you to know, first off, that the term “impossible” can have very different meanings. Here’s what I’m getting at:

      1. There are some things I believe are impossible for me to do. Flying. Breathing water. Walking through a wall. Etc. I do not believe these things are possible and, hence, I will never do them. Someone might say, “Greg, don’t be foolish. You can’t “not do” those things because you believe them to be impossible. You believe those things are impossible because you can’t do them. And, no matter what you believed, you never could.”

      “Perhaps you are correct”, I might counter. Yet I will also say three things.

      One – theoretically I do not know that those things are, literally, impossible to do for someone who truly believes them possible. For someone who, at the core of her soul, knows those things are possible.

      Two – I cannot, under any circumstances, imagine a scenario where I could truly, to the core of my soul, know that any of these things are possible. Not in the same manner that I know I breath air, for example. And, no matter how close I got to authentically believing any of those things, the collective beliefs of almost the entire human race have been (and are) in direct opposition to any of those beliefs.

      Three – I have no desire to even try to believe those things anyway. Even if it is theoretically possible to authentically believe any of those things by removing myself from human contact and spending years in solitary mediation and contemplation to change my beliefs, I have not one shred of desire to do so. So I am happy to allow those things to remain “impossible”.

      2. There are some things, however, that I believe are impossible just because I have limiting beliefs. Limiting beliefs that others, obviously, do not have and/or have consciously chosen to raise.

      For example, do I believe that it is impossible to be a best-selling author? At one time I did; at one time I believed, “Who am I to think I can write about these things and who would even care if I dared to do it?” It was “impossible”, yet it was this second “type” of impossible. An “impossible” that I had/have a great desire to do/be.

      So I changed my beliefs to align them with that “impossible” desire and – viola. Being a best-selling author is no longer impossible; it’s who I am.

      What “impossible” things do I desire to do today? End suffering. Empower the human race. Give everyone, no exceptions, choices and options to end her/his suffering.

      Impossible? Perhaps. Yet I’m currently raising my beliefs to align with those “impossible” desires. After all, at the end of the day, who am I, and who does it serve, for me to play small? And I’ll pose the same questions to anyone else, about her or himself.

      So my response, Manish, is: to which “impossible” are you referring? And if it’s the later, dust off How Quantum Physicists Build New Beliefs and start walking toward empowerment, manifestations, and freedom!

      Better yet, my new book Why Quantum Physicists Play Grow a Greater You (slated for release this summer), will blow the doors off “impossible”! You just wait!

      • Thank you so very much Greg for responding to my question. It’s so nice of you to reply in so detail, as per your three types my belief with regard to my question is type ONE. I will work on it and also take help from your book. However after acquiring that belief (everything is possible) how would i go about manifesting it?
        Can you please guide?

        Thanks once again, awaiting your reply.

        • Manish, how you manifest something is you become it. You grow into being that thing which you wish to manifest.

          This is precisely why your material reality is always a perfect reflection of your beliefs. Not you. Your beliefs.

          Happy growing!

  4. Greg thanks so much for the correction haha…that made my day!!!
    Love your reply to me makes so much sense. That’s why I follow you and it certainly has impressed my scholarly husband that I’m reading a blog by a Quantum Physics guy! He says I’ve come along way 🙂 !!

    Have a great day!

  5. One more question Greg, I have heard this line somewhere that says, “when you want sth badly enough the whole Universe will conspire to make it happen for you.” Is this true? Can you elaborate on it?
    Awaiting your great reply.

    Thank you very much. Have a great day.

    • My elaboration is thus: your material reality is always and without fail a perfect reflection of your beliefs. So, in this way, the entire universe is conspiring to “make it happen for you” – as long as your beliefs are aligned with your desires.

      I’m appreciative of you allowing me opportunities to be of value to you, Manish. Thank you.

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