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Dreaming the Dream
At this time, each year, we have the privilege of experiencing a moment of time, in which we think about what the New Year might hold for each of us. We can dream of making an aspect or many aspects of our lives better or we can dream about continuing to be overcome by the joy that we are currently experiencing. Dreaming the dream is, in itself, so incredible…. and whatever we can dream for ourselves really is possible for ourselves, otherwise we wouldn’t dream it.
When I think back to the dreams I had last January, I remember wanting my book published and in my hands by my 41st birthday even though I had no idea how to publish a book – it arrived two days after my birthday. I remember wanting to have sold all 1000 copies of my book within a year of receiving them because if I could sell that many books, I would feel as though far more families were being helped than I was able to help without the book – I accomplished that goal within 9 months of receiving my book. I remember wanting my girls to become the happiest they had ever been at school – that dream, too, was accomplished. In fact, when my husband asked my eldest what her greatest accomplishment was last year, she said it was attending her new school and finding it to be all that she had visualized! There were even more dreams that were realized by our family last year but you get the idea.
When I look at the dreams and the manifestations that took place, I wonder how it all happened. I feel so grateful that my wishes were granted. But why were they granted? Last January, I had no clue how to publish or sell a book. I had already checked out three schools for Taylor and none of them were a fit for her and had no clue that there were any others for me to explore. My dreams did not manifest because I knew the way. They manifested because I believed they would. And I was open to listening and exploring the avenues that others suggested to me. And I worked hard to follow up on those avenues.
And if your dream is not, first and foremost, for the higher good or emanating from your heart, it may not manifest to the degree you hope it will. Doreen Virtue says that manifestations are not rewards for good behaviour; manifesting our dreams is a product of our thoughts, beliefs, feelings and actions. And that it’s about allowing yourself to be helped so that you can help others.
Marianne Williamson says, “Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness, that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, ‘Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous?’ Actually, who are you not to be? You are a child of God. Your playing small doesn’t serve the world. There’s nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won’t feel insecure around you. We are all meant to shine, as children do. We were born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us. It’s not just in some of us; it’s in everyone. And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we’re liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others…. There’s no higher art than living a good life.”
Now, what does all this have to do with nutrition, you ask? Well, if you eat more of the foods that our ancestors ate, it will be easier for you to live a good life, manifest your dreams and truly shine! And to me, shining means feeling happy each and every day. Some of you may say to yourself “I’m too far gone. I have too many cravings. I have no idea how to improve my diet. “ It only takes a moment to allow a new positive thought to enter into your mind. If you decide to take hold of that thought, you can change the whole course of your future. Just decide that 2011 will be the year you take hold of a new positive thought (possibly nothing to do with what you eat!) and run with it. Others are there to support you if only you believe in your right to shine – find them! And if the first person you go to does not support your thought, you have just encountered your first ‘saboteur’. Keep searching for the support you need – it only needs to be one person. My wish for everyone reading this post is that you now feel inspired to accomplish something in 2011 that you feared, in the past, might not be possible. I believe in you and I may not even know you.
I hope that you will now read the words “Happy New Year” in a whole new light – pardon the pun.
How about you? What do you dream for this year? As always, I love receiving feedback. Here on my blog, you’ll get commentluv. That’s a plug in that allows you to leave a link back to your own site when you leave a comment. However, you don’t need to be a blogger to leave feedback, I’d love to hear from everyone.
Happy New Year!
Great article…and so true.
Facing our fears is what moves us forward.
You are an excellent writer!