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It is important that the dream or goal we put our energy into is one that is in alignment with our purpose and core values. Geoffrey Avert said that, “The most important thing about having a goal is having one.” The same goes for your dream. You must first establish your dream, and establish that this dream is a good fit for you before it can be manifested into a reality.
It’s not a question of whether you are worthy of your dream, but whether your dream is, in fact, worthy of YOU. Worthy of the life force energy that you will devote to materializing it, and worthy of the of the Power that’s breathing you and which brought you into being.
Here are five questions that will help you determine whether or not your dream is right for you…
A middle-aged man walked into a bank. He approached the teller and asked, “Will you cash this check?”
The teller looked at the check. “Well sure, I can cash the check. Just put your name on the back of it, hand it to me, and I will give you the money.”
The man stumbled back and said, “Whoa, wait a minute! I don’t want to put my name on the back of that check and hand it to you. You’ll be holding my check with my name on it and you might decide not to give me the money.”
“Well Sir, no,” the Teller said, “How it works is you have to put your name on the back of the check before I can give you the money. It’s a banking policy.”
“I understand that,” the man replied, “But I want you to understand how I feel. It makes me very nervous to think that you’ll be holding my check and you might decide not to give me the money.”
“Sir, I will give you the money, but you have to go...
In order to manifest our dreams, we need to align our self-image with the life we would love living. If your sense of deserving isn’t wide and deep enough to hold your dream, you will fall short.
How do you know if you deserve your dream? If you are breathing, you deserve to have your heart’s desire. Simply by virtue of you being alive, you are worthy and deserving of your dream.
You wouldn’t feel the longing if you didn’t have the capacity to manifest your dream. Here are three keys to increasing your sense of deserving:
There was a study done recently at Harvard called the Zero Point Study. It was a ten-year study on genius. The genius capacity is demonstrated by certain individuals who bring forth great ideas, transformational thinking, movement, social change, and innovative thinking that transform and transpose us to a whole new level of living.
What is this capacity?
The researchers began to define genius as the number of modalities with which a person takes in information, synthesizes that information, and makes use of it. So you and I have many modalities with which we can take in information — aurally, visually, kinesthetically, intuitively, etc…
But what they discovered was that 99% of babies—99% of you and me–operate at a genius capacity during the first eighteen months of life. By the time we are five, only 22% of us are still operating at our genius capacity. By the time we are twenty, only 2% of us are still operating at a genius capacity. What happens to us?
Good news: you get to choose what kind of life you are going to live.
Some people live ninety years; some people live one year ninety times. You can live a life ruled by discontent and unsettledness, or you can live a life overflowing with abundance.
What kind of life are you willing to live?
Step 1: Ask yourself whether you are willing to live in abundance.
There are two houses, one with electricity and one without. The wires are available to them both, but only those in the lit house have figured out how to hook themselves up. Those in the lit house are not “lucky.” They are simply plugged into the laws of electricity.
In the same way, people who achieve success in life are not lucky. Wellbeing and a sense of full aliveness are not accidental. Everything works according to Law. The people who live in an ever-improving state of wellbeing do things a certain way. They have learned the secrets of the universal law, and they practice them with ever-greater skill...
We don’t always know what our life’s purpose or journey is supposed to be, or we may have so many dreams that we are overwhelmed with them all. However, one thing is for sure: if we are feeling restless or discontented, we are not living our dreams! Feelings of discontent and longings for something else, even when we don’t know for sure toward what we are being drawn, are actually calls from God to pursue our greater good. We discover true desire by first noticing discontent.
When you experience discontent or feel restless and you’re not sure why, don’t shut it out just because you don’t know what it means. When you shut off your yearnings you become numb and paralyzed to create something more interesting. Bring those inner rumblings to the front of your mind for examination. These rumblings are nudging you toward a more meaningful existence and urging you not to settle for mediocrity. By opening yourself up to them for examination, you are...
Some people live ninety years, and others live one year ninety times. The difference is that those living their years to the fullest are living their dreams. We are all capable of living our dream lives when we open ourselves up to possibilities and opportunities.
We have been trained to look at conditions to determine what the opportunities and possibilities are for our lives, though these conditions can be limiting when viewed with just the five senses. When we live outside the standard senses and use intuition, imagination, and perception, we are able to more clearly see our heart’s desires and the dreams that will bring us the happiness we yearn for. We all have an inner voice, but it is not one of reason or logic. It is the voice of guidance. This voice may not make sense to anyone else, but it is always there to help us recognize and nurture the thoughts that build dreams of our very own, which are a completely unique expression of the energy of our Soul.
Smilingly I reassured her : « I promise you I’m of sound mind and I’m sure of my decision. »
She did not look convinced.
I could hardly blame her. At that point, my hair was long to below my shoulders. I could see anxious thoughts flitting through her mind, as she imagined me wailing loudly, tear-stained and remorseful, my long locks strewn on the floor around her styling chair, and writing a terrible review on Yelp. She appeared to need some support, so I took her hand and chirped, « It’ll be fun! »
First she gave me a really cute boy cut, clearly hoping to sell me on moderation. I complemented her work, and then asked her to shave it off. She did a short lap around...
« My heart is like a glorious grand piano, but the lid is locked, and the key is lost. »
I love to sing, always have, and did musicals from a young age. Singing has always been a barometer of connectedness for me, and I often noticed that the quality of my voice and whether I was singing ‘well’ or not was always more related to how I was feeling as a person than how good my technique was. This always made me a little precarious with regard to performing as a singer, because inside I knew that if I was feeling unsure or insecure, it would affect my voice. But I started as a performer, and did a lot of musicals growing up and all the way through school.
Making the decision to dream big can be a scary one for many people, and yet it’s the one thing that leads us to living a life we absolutely love. What if we gave ourselves permission to dream beyond our current reality? Where could these thoughts take us?
Taking these three steps can help you begin building your dream life.
1. Honor your discontent.
Discontent is an important signal from our soul that something bigger is seeking to emerge through us. Give yourself permission to enter and explore the realm of your deep desires. Harness this discontent by letting the dream begin to live in your mind and heart as a true possibility. Notice your body and your emotions. Does the feeling of desire heighten your sense of aliveness? An expanded feeling of aliveness is an important indicator that you are on the right path.
2. Practice repeating “Up until now…”
This keep thoughts of your past experience from limiting your possible futures. If you do what...