Illusion is a false idea or belief. What if you have false unconscious beliefs? Don’t worry, today I’ll share a technique that will help restore EASE back into your life.

ILLusion starts with ILL for a reason.

Today’s S.O.L. STORY is inspired by the conversation we’ve been having about fear.

I’ve been sharing my own recent experience with fear, and choosing to redefine her as “Here” and “Dear.”

When I started to really look at fear from the WHOLE 360 degree perspective, I see how much fear has caused unnecessary pressure in my life.

It was one of those AHA moments, when I realized…

Wow, pressure is an illusion.

It’s kinda like how I see “control.”

Control is also an illusion.

So much of what we see or attempt to be is an illusion.

So how is pressure an illusion?

Pressure, as well as stress, is based on our perceptions or beliefs.

So what if we simply redefined pressure and saw it another way?

Look at the word, PRESSURE.

It’s “press” “sure.”

What if we simply pressed into “sure” the next time we felt pressure?

Sure is another way of saying, “certainty.”

So when we feel pressure, perhaps what we need to press into is what we are certain and sure about.

Make sense?

So we ask ourselves, “What do I know right now? What is TRUE?”

And start with that.

What’s true.

What’s certain.

Because certainty allows us to take action with ease, versus dis-ease.

Any time we start will ILL…it’s going to rob us of EASE.

So why not start with SURE and create the EASE we desire?

Truth is the only way to true health and WELLTH.

And this, my dear, is the TRUTH.

“A trustworthy messenger brings healing.”

Trustworthy = certain, sure, reliable.

Are you ready to move from ILLusion to TRUTH and begin living in EASE?

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Where in your life are you living an illusion?

What do you believe that simply is NOT true?

Are you willing to “try on” a new belief?

One that brings you into truth, ease, certainty, and being absolutely SURE…


Journal about what TRUTH shows you.

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