Sunday, June 18, 2017

Tip#1048: Activate The Power of Your Mind, Part 5 – Top 4 Movies on Reprogramming Your Life with Positive Lying

I have an app on my iPhone called Happy Note and every day I put in items I am grateful for and keep note of my daily healing practices for mental health & wellness. As of today I’m on day 112 of my self-love affirmations and self-hugging exercises thanks to Rhythmical Massage Therapist Elias Abdel Ahad (see tip#1029). And it is day 68 of doing one of the two guided meditation recordings by Dr. Joe Dispenza from his book You Are the Placebo (see tip#1041).

These two daily exercises are all connected to reprogramming my thoughts and feelings for feel-good positivity and indestructible optimism. They involve the following tools and methods that I blog and speak about in my motivational talks. Click on topics for related posts...

Affirmations (verbal & written) 
Neural Linguistic Programming (NLP) & Future Pacing
Understanding the reticular activating system (RAS) 
Creative Visualization/Mental Imagery 
Pleasurable Activities (cognitive behavioral therapy CBT) 

All these techniques have been powerful in helping me cope and transcend depression and anxiety symptoms and have become part of my lifestyle. The guided meditations are 45 to 60 minutes and were difficult at first but I have dedicated myself to doing them every day even if I fall asleep! The idea is to continuously focus on the positive reality I want rather than what is missing in my life and work at that moment. It’s about tapping into your imagination and consciously creating and manifesting the world you want!

Some may say this is lying to your self and yet it can also be seen as a positive lie with a strong sense of play! Here are some of my favourite movies that inspire this concept and are also full of entertaining, hilarious moments!

Dirty Rotten Scoundrels (1988)

This comedy film is about con artist Lawrence Jamieson (Michael Caine) a longtime resident of the French Riviera who trains his competitor, Freddy Benson (Steve Martin) for a joint scam in hustling Janet Colgate (Glenne Headly), a naive American heiress. There are so many memorable and funny scenes in this movie and all three leads are brilliant in their performances! It is inspiring to see how each immerses themselves in the roles they must play even when they are put on the spot to adapt convincingly.

Housesitter (1992)

This romantic comedy film is about con artist Gwen (Goldie Hawn) who moves into the empty house without the knowledge of Newton Davis (Steve Martin) who built it. The lies that compound upon each other told by Gwen and Newton are hilarious and also amazing to see how they help each other achieve their goals in career, love and family. What is inspiring to see is how they team up and learn to improvise effectively. This film has a similar tone as Dirty Rotten Scoundrels because it is the same director, Frank Oz (the voice of Yoda from Star Wars films).

The Invention of Lying (2009)

This romantic comedy film is set in an alternate reality world where no one has ever lied until down-on-his-luck writer Mark Bellison (Ricky Gervais) develops a skill for lying and begins manifesting what he wants and desires. This funny movie is also very thought provoking in helping you realize we tell lies to ourselves every day. So why not start telling ourselves positive lies help create a positive mindset? The film eventually demonstrates that lying for personal gain has its consequences and yet can also provide others with happiness when the intention is loving.

Catch Me If You Can (2002)

This biographical crime film is inspired by the life of Frank Abagnale, Jr. (Leonardo DiCaprio) who worked as a doctor, a lawyer and as a co-pilot for a major airline all before his 18th birthday. This Steven Spielberg movie is very entertaining and fascinating to watch Frank learn how to play each of these professions and be believable to others.

Other movies I recommend include the Ocean’s Eleven, Twelve and Thirteen movies that feature funny and memorable roles the characters create in order to achieve their goals and objectives.

The biggest take-away I recommend you recognize from all these movies is how each character fully embodies the lie or new reality they focus on. Recognize how they believe so much in their roles, both in mind and heart, in order to manifest the objectives and reality they want. The only difference is for you to focus on the goals and dreams you desire without the intention of hurting anyone.

Let all these films inspire you to role-play the most positive and successful version of yourself! Let these movie heroes mirror you inner strengths and potential for reprogramming the life and careers you dream of. And the movies you find entertaining will also help activate your positive emotional energy and that is invaluable fuel from your heart for playing your roles with zest and fun!

Related Tips:
Tip#57: Activate The Power of Your Mind, Part 1 - 11 Movie Tips 
Tip#836: Activate The Power of Your Mind, Part 2 - E-Motion
Tip#839: Activate The Power of Your Mind, Part 3 - Trapped Emotions - Pleasantville  
Tip#840: Activate The Power of Your Mind, Part 4 – Top 20 Movies for Quantum Physics & Quantum Realities  
Tip#1048: Activate The Power of Your Mind, Part 5 – Top 4 Movies on Reprogramming Your Life with Positive Lying  Tip#1029: Learning to Love Yourself, Part 2 – How To Be Single
Tip#1041: Facing the Monsters in Your Life - Anxiety & Bullying - Colossal

Listen to Emmanuel’s interview on the podcast show THIS MOVIE’S ABOUT YOU with Thom Ernst (former host of TVO’s Saturday Night at the Movies) and Louis Marrone. Emmanuel discusses his ideal double bill of GROUNDHOG DAY and PLEASANTVILLE and how they helped him cope with clinical depression. Click here

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B) Re-energize & Release
C) Inspiration & Motivation

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