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Scripting the Life You Want

Manifest Your Dreams with Just Pen and Paper

Foreword by Mitch Horowitz
Published by Inner Traditions
Distributed by Simon & Schuster

About The Book

A step-by-step guide to the process of “scripting” your future and successfully manifesting what you want in life

• Explores the science behind how the scripting method works and shares the vivid journal entries from the author’s big breakthrough--when he successfully used his method to land a lead role on a TV show

• Details how the understanding of incredible new (and, until now, mostly unheard of) scientific discoveries and emerging technologies is the most important key to creating and manifesting in your life

• Reveals fun, easy tools for manifesting and self-help, updated for a new generation

In this step-by-step guide, filled with success stories and practical exercises, Royce Christyn details a simple “scripting” process for harnessing the Law of Attraction and manifesting what you want in your life--happiness, wealth, travel, love, health, the perfect career, or simply a productive day. The process is backed by science and experience, yet it feels like magic. And all you need is a pen and paper.

Inspired by New Thought and Positive Thinking classics, Christyn explains how he developed his scripting method through 4 years of trial and error, keeping what worked and dropping what didn’t until he brought his success rate from 5% to nearly 100%. Sharing pages from his own journals, he outlines how to create the life you want with daily journaling exercises, beginning with a simple list-making practice to figure out your wants and intentions and then progressing to actual scripting of your future, whether the next 12 hours or the next 10 days. He shows how, over time, your scripts will increase in accuracy until they converge with reality. He shares the vivid entries from his big breakthrough--when he successfully used his method to land a lead guest-starring role on Disney Channel’s Wizards of Waverly Place with Selena Gomez. He explores how “feeling” your future success as you write your daily scripts helps attract your desired outcomes, and he shares the key phrases to include to make your script come true. The author also explores the science behind how the scripting method works, including a down-to-earth examination of quantum mechanics.

From small dreams to lifelong goals, this book gives you the tools to put your thoughts into action and finally close the gap between where you are and where you want to be in your life.



Selecting the Nexus, or How to Break Out of the Simulation for $0

Astronomer Neil deGrasse Tyson hosted a forum of scien-tists in 2016 where he argued that the universe is “very likely” a simulation.(15) In this forum, which is available to watch on YouTube, (16) scientists from every arena broke down the idea of simulation. While some say that it is absolutely likely, others say that it is even silly to be asking the question of whether we are in a simulation.

If someone wants to disprove or prove that we live in a simulation, they have to do it in one of two ways: 1. look for evidence (such as glitches) that we are living in a simulation or 2. find the limitation or “wall” of our simulation--kind of like Jim Carrey did in his classic film The Truman Show. Famed physicist René Descartes had a very good understanding of simulation in a time when the word didn’t exist. He proposed the evil demon theory; it was the precursor to the famous brain-in-vat theory credited to Hilary Putnam, which is the idea that he could be existing somewhere as a brain in a jar being fed information from some unknown intelligence.(17)

Eventually Descartes reasoned that God is fair and wouldn’t allow humans to be tricked. He eventually moved past this and believed that he couldn’t possibly be thinking the thoughts he was thinking and exist elsewhere. In other words, the fact that a person could think proved, to Des-cartes, that the person existed somewhere.(18)

As the Guardian article states, quoting Terrile again (and remember, this is a NASA scientist working at one of the most prestigious labs on Earth):

“Quite frankly, if we are not living in a simulation, it is an extraordinarily unlikely circumstance,” [Terrile] added. So who has created this simulation? “Our future selves,” said Terrile.(19)

Like the decades of cherry-picking pieces of quantum physics to fit their view, there is already an emerging trend for people in the -spiritual/New Thought/manifesting circles to label everything a simulation. This is a trend that must be stemmed, or, at the very least, slowed down until we have further evidence.

We need to be talking about this, because I think it holds the directions to the key to the locked door of the truth of our reality and how it really operates, but I don’t believe it is the key itself. The key to understanding why incredible tools like scripting can have legitimate, observable impacts on our reality is closer to being discovered than many realize.


Scripting allows us to interact with someone--ourselves--and alter the reality of our world. Ever since I discovered the correct way to script, I have been searching for what it uses to operate or how it works. As discoveries in science and technology are made, I am always fascinated to see if they can help explain how seemingly otherworldly tools like scripting operate.

Donald Hoffman, a professor and cognitive scientist from the University of California, Irvine, presented a TED talk in 2015 laying out what he and his many research students had discovered.(20) Hoffman has spent the past three decades studying perception, artificial intelligence, evolutionary game theory, and the brain, and I believe his discoveries may hold the “key to the key” that unlocks the door to understanding manifesting. In his twenty-minute talk, he takes the audience on an incredible journey that leads to one pretty astounding conclusion: evolution does not favor reality. Put another way: as we have evolved, our evolution has not made our perception of reality anywhere close to a priority. In fact, evidence suggests that the reality and nature of our world is something evolution (biologically speaking) saw as nonessential.

In the world of science, this is both a risky and game-changing statement. Hoffman begins his explanation by asking a simple question: If he sees a red tomato one meter away and then closes his eyes and sees a gray field, does that mean that in his reality the tomato is still there? It sounds like a silly question, but the answer is that he would think reality is that a tomato is only a meter away even when his eyes are closed, but could his perception of reality be wrong?

Humanity once believed that Earth was flat because that was how it looked. Copernicus and Galileo helped us to realize that we were, in fact, wrong. Hoffman reminds us that this discovery made Galileo question how else we might be misinterpreting; Galileo wrote, “I think that tastes, odors, colors, and so on reside in consciousness. Hence if the living creature were removed, all these qualities would be annihilated.”

Let’s take the sense of vision as an example. Vision is an incredibly complex process involving “billions of neurons and trillions of synapses.”

We think of [vision] as like a camera. It just takes a picture of objective reality as it is. Now, there is a part of vision that’s like a camera: the eye has a lens that focuses an image on the back of the eye where there are 130 million photoreceptors, so the eye is like a 130--megapixel cam-era. But that doesn’t explain the billions of neurons and tril-lions of synapses that are engaged in vision. What are these neurons up to?

Well, neuroscientists tell us that they are creating, in real time, all the shapes, objects, colors, and motions that we see. It feels like we’re just taking a snapshot of this room the way it is, but in fact, we’re constructing everything that we see. We don’t construct the whole world at once. We construct what we need in the moment.(21)

About The Author

Walid Azami

Royce Christyn is an actor, speaker, writer, and documentary film director. He has appeared in film and television shows, including Drake and Josh, Zoey 101, and Disney Channel’s Wizards of Waverly Place with Selena Gomez. His bylines have appeared in national and international publications including Paste Magazine, In Touch, Life & Style, Closer, and others. He has appeared on BBC World News, NBC News, CBS’s The Couch, Fox’s MORE Entertainment, TMZ Live, and hundreds of radio and news shows across the globe. He lives in Los Angeles.

Product Details

  • Publisher: Inner Traditions (April 7, 2020)
  • Length: 224 pages
  • ISBN13: 9781644110201

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Raves and Reviews

“Whether you’re a longtime student of New Thought or a wary-eyed skeptic, Royce Christyn is the teacher for you. With a voice both perceptive and unaffected, Royce takes us step by step on his own fascinating journey, breaking down this unique--and as it turns out, science-based--method for creating everyday magic in your own life.” --Melissa Jo Peltier, co-creator of the Dog Whisperer television series

“Don’t just dream it--plan it. Royce Christyn’s Scripting the Life You Want offers a system of strategies to figure out what you really want your life to become and how to make it happen.” --Ted Allen, Emmy Award winner and host of Food Network’s Chopped

“Royce Christyn’s amazing new book provides incredibly insightful and practical advice that anyone can (and everyone should!) follow. Royce details how to implement scripting in your everyday life, while simultaneously demystifying the science behind why his approach actually works in a way that Einstein would approve.” --Dena Grayson, M.D., Ph.D., national political commentator

“I am fascinated by the incredible work [Royce] has done. I love the sharing of stories...what a blessing! Thank you for sharing this incredible book with me. I have some exciting work ahead of me in implementing Scripting the Life You Want. Love it!” --Greg Louganis, gold medal American Olympic diver

"...those already interested in the concept of scripting and the actualization of one’s intentions will be moved by Christyn’s optimistic work." --Publishers Weekly

“Like a beautiful piece of art, you can create and design your own life. Scripting the Life You Want is a powerful step toward manifesting a beautiful life journey for yourself. There’s tremendous power in words. Scripting the Life You Want will guide you toward changing the way you think, the way you speak, and change your life in the process. This book is the first step in writing the script to a beautiful life story--living and loving it!” --Brian Balthazar, national television host, former co-executive producer of The View

“We all know what we should do every day to set goals, and this book, with all of Royce’s passionate encouragement, actually makes you want to do it! Royce has absolutely nailed explaining how we can go for what we want in life without rigidity, demanding that life bend to our will. It’s about simply letting our creative mind work for us when we’re dreaming of what kind of life we want and it can be done with easy-to-do, fun writing exercises. This book is spiritual in the best of ways because it’s full of spirited advice from deep within the human spirit.” --Jen Kirkman, comedian and New York Times bestselling author of I Can Barely Take Care of Myself

Scripting the Life You Want is an irresistible handbook for manifesting your dreams! Royce is an engaging, fun, and motivating guide, helping you go from where you are to where you want to be.” --Joel Fotinos, coauthor of The Think and Grow Rich Workbook

“Royce Christyn has pulled off the impossible . . . he’s written an instruction manual that you cannot put down. It’s riveting, touching, engaging, and oftentimes laugh-out-loud funny! Oh, and if you’re an old hat at manifesting, or you think the whole Law of Attraction is nonsense but your curiosity has gotten the better of you, this book is for you! Royce has somehow managed to make the whole journey relatable, doable, and, dare I say, practical. No matter what, you’ll enjoy his engaging stories and the way in which he tells them, and who knows, you just might get your wish in the process.” --Orfeh, singer, songwriter, and Tony-nominated Broadway star of Legally Blonde

“Royce illustrates the leading-edge concepts related to manifestation and the Law of Attraction into a simple, elegant masterpiece that provides the reader with a simple tool to manifest desires into reality. Truly magnificent.” --Amy Wauchope, creator of the YouTube channel Starseed 11:11

“This book is an invaluable resource for dreamers everywhere. Royce gives the reader a true how-to guide for how to manifest your goals into reality. This book is going to help people live their best lives.” --Tom D’Angora, three-time Drama Desk-nominated and Off-Broadway Alliance Award-winning New York-based film and theatrical producer

“Want it. Believe it. Make it happen. Royce’s simple technique will help you be the hero of your own story for the rest of your life. Wonderfully affirming and precisely what the world needs.” --Emma Kennedy, award-winning actress, writer, and author of The Things We Left Unsaid

"Royce Christyn is a leading new voice and his book, Scripting the Life You Want, represents the best of this fresh look at a topic that had often become stale and repetitive. Christyn takes the basic concepts as a starting point, then he experiments and stretches the boundaries of conventional wisdom." --Harv Bishop

“There are many reasons why a lot of us need to remain hopeful, and it is always a delight to read a book that captures that essence of hope, of possibility, filling us with practical ideas to help make our lives better. Scripting the Life You Want is a fantastically joyous and encouraging book. The methods that Christyn teaches are not onerous but very simple to implement and stick with, not to mention fun…there are several chapters looking at the science behind New Thought, as well as a fascinating analysis of memetics which has becomes a very important part of Christyn’s life-managing system. If you follow the book carefully and put it into practice, I think there might just be a lot more noticeable magic in your life.” --Walter Mason, New Dawn Magazine

"I love that the author presents a simple way to bring about changes in our day-to-day lives quickly. If you are drawn to the theory of the law of attraction but have trouble manifesting your desires, this book might help. The author writes with a passion and enthusiasm that inspired me to write my first daily script. This helped me focus on the day ahead. However, he does go into a lot of scientific information about how and why he thinks this works, which I’m not sure I needed. Nevertheless, this guide is good at showing you how to incorporate scripting into your life. All you need is a pen and paper."

– Portland Book Review, Susan Miller

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