in their new book The Remembering Process, Daniel Barrett and Joe Vitale describe an amazing way of approaching the creative process and the creation of anything you desire—from writing a new song to creating a new life!
First, There’s the Law of Attraction
The Remembering Process works in harmony with the principle of the Law of Attraction, a metaphysical concept named by New Thought writer William W. Atkinson in 1906. Many philosophers through the years described the power of positive thought, including Napoleon Hill, but it hit the mainstream media in a big way in 2006 with the arrival of The Secret—the movie and then the book. In essence, it means that you manifest what you think. You attract things into your life based on what you think about and focus on. So if you think, “I can’t afford that car,” you won’t. But if you envision yourself driving that car, and you spend time thinking about how you already own it, the universe will rearrange itself to make sure that you do, in fact, wind up owning it. It wants your reality to match your perception. It works not only with tangible objects, but also with desires, such as good health, happiness, prosperity, a new relationship, a sports winning streak, and so on.
The Remembering Process teaches us to think as if we’re already past achieving those things we want and reporting back from a point even further into the future.
When you do it, you create a space—a type of detachment—toward the thing you want to accomplish. When something feels as though it has already happened, and has that foggy air of a memory, the ego can’t reach it in the same way or figure out how to prevent it. When you “want” something, your brain can ruminate on a hundred ways of foiling your plan—I’m not good enough, I’m not ready, I don’t deserve it, I can’t, I shouldn’t, Other priorities should come first, I’m tired, I’ll never have enough time, I’m not that lucky—but when you’reremembering it, it can’t be prevented! You’ve told your ego that it has already been scripted and there’s nothing standing in your way, so it might as well just accept it and get moving on it. I have already had a successful exhibition of my photography tells your ego that it can’t any longer make you question whether you’ll ever be good enough. It reminds you that you need to make the time for what you love because something great is about to happen and you need to prepare for it. It’s like a cheat code for the soul, the brain, or both.
Here’s How The Remembering Process Works
Judo champion Kayla Harrison used this practice when she trained for the 2012 Olympics. Instead of “wanting” to win, she remembered winning. Every morning and night, she remembered the future—the day in London when she awoke, went to weigh in, had breakfast, warmed up, waited in the holding area, then won each of her judo matches, and finally stood atop the podium accepting her gold medal.
When the morning actually came, she says she was surprisingly calm. All the other athletes around her seemed to be buzzing with nervous energy, but she didn’t feel nervous at all. She had successfully tricked her brain into thinking that her memory had already happened—that she had already won the Olympic medal and now just had to go through the steps to claim what was rightfully hers.
And that’s just what she did. She took home the very first Olympic gold medal for any American, male or female, in judo. As she stood atop that podium with the “Star-Spangled Banner” sounding out across the stadium, she burst into tears. “It was just how I remembered it,” she says.
“The Remembering Process teaches us to think as if we’re already past achieving those things we want and reporting back from a point even further into the future.” – Joe Vitale
is the best-selling author of numerous books, from The Attractor Factor to Zero Limits and Attract Money Now.