Since the point of ritual is to be rid of emotions that bother you over something you desire badly.

And it seems from everything we have read that you do this in ritual by verbalizing or seeing or acting like what you would like to have happen as done already while feeling how you feel about the desire and how bad you want it.

Wouldn't doing that just make a person even more focused on the desire and feeling even more about how much they want it after doing this , instead of being rid of the feelings over it somehow for good?

Or is the point to use the imagery of saying or seeing and acting like you already have desire suppose to make you feel like you have it already? And that is why you feel better and are relieved of the negative emotions?

Just something we are wondering about, Any help and advice on this confusion would be very much appreciated, thank you!