DREAMS  DO COME TRUE

Dreams do come TrueDreams are powerful!  Dreams are inspired pictures of a new future waiting for each of us.   The bigger the Dream – the more powerful the urge to work towards that Dream.  A dream starts out like a tiny seed in the mind and that seed once it is planted needs to be nurtured in order for it to grow and bloom.  When we ignore our dream(s) they often die and a little piece of us dies with it.  I feel that our Creator, Universe, Source Energy, Infinite Mind (whatever you can relate to) will never plant a Dream Seed in your mind without giving you every opportunity and resource needed to accomplish that DREAM.    When you have a dream, pay attention to it! Nurture it! Be assured your dream will one day become an important part of your reality.  I love the following quote:

Inspiration is having the clear picture of what I am wanting — and letting Universal forces come into play to get the outcome. — Abraham

Not so long ago I had the honour of giving the Keynote address to a group of mature students who had big dreams and as mature students/learners they all saw their dreams become their reality.  Their hard work and persistence paid off. They all believed in themselves and followed their Dreams.

Anyone who has been around me for a long time know how passionate I am about Dreams. When it comes to manifesting, visioning and picturing/planning ones future, I feel it is imperative to set Big Goals for your Dreams.   Why?  Read on.

Dreams are persistent!    They don’t go away easily.  I call my dreams “God Whispering” or “The Universe knocking” and often refer to them in workshops as “Infinite Intelligence calling”. Whatever power you relate to, it is important to know that each one of us is being supported towards attaining our dreams and goals.  Dreams come to make us grow and become more than we ever thought possible.

Infinite intelligence makes sure that everyone has dreams and goals.  However, not everyone pays attention to the Whispering, the Knocking and the Calling when they have a dream!   Quite often, life interrupts and people bury their dreams.  There is nothing sadder than a garden of buried forgotten dreams and goals. From my personal experience, when you follow your dream, unseen forces will conspire to assist you in accomplishing them.

There is a famous saying that goes “CONCEIVE – BELIEVE –  ACHIEVE!

CONCEIVE  –  Is the mental VISION of your dream. Hold it close to your heart.  Focus on your vision and “visit” it daily.

BELIEVE – In your dream. Believe you are deserving of having it.  Most of all BELIEVE you have already gotten it!

ACHIEVE – You may have to take the necessary Action Steps needed to Achieving your dreams and goals.   James L. Allen says it beautifully: “The key to happiness is having dreams; the key to success is making them come true.”

Below are some action steps you can take to making your dreams come true:

  1. Know what you desire and VISUALIZE IT. Keep a vivid picture in your mind. Always write it down.
  2. BE PASSIONATE about your dream(s). Passion is energy and energy is a powerful attractor.
  3. TAKE ACTION toward achieving your dream. It may take you out of your comfort zone. Know that there is tremendous growth waiting for you.
  4. KEEP FOCUSED on your dream(s) and unseen forces will conspire to assist you beyond your wildest imagination.
  5. BELIEVE IN YOURSELF! Don’t let anyone’s opinion of what you can or cannot do influence your decisions.
  6. BE TENACIOUS! Hold fast to your dream(s) knowing in your heart that “Dreams Do Come True!”

“You are today where your thoughts brought you; you will be tomorrow where your thoughts take you.  “James L. Allen

Do share the dreams that you have accomplished and how it has changed your life.  I would love to hear your story.

Until next time, Dream Big and Be Bold!

Namaste,

Sharon

Dreams……..

DreamsWith the New Year still very young and everyone planning their goals and dreams for 2014, I decided to share a shortened version of a talk I gave some years ago at Toast Master’s.  It was called Don’t Let Anyone Steal Your Dreams and it is relevant today as it was then.  Here it is:

I Have A Dream!  Those are very powerful words.  They first entered the consciousness of a nation on a day in 1963 when a little known preacher called Martin Luther King stood up on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial and addressed hundreds of his followers saying …..  I Have a Dream…..and he shouted it out for all the world to hear and the world heard and paid attention.  Some laughed and some snickered and some ridiculed this African American who dared to put his dream out to a nation.  Martin Luther King was not afraid to let the world know he had a dream! It was a big dream!

You have a dream! And so do you! And you, and you! Each and every one of you has a dream. I too have a dream.  I can guarantee that each and every one of you have a dream or many dreams that you hold near and dear to your heart.

Dreams are very special.  They are our imagination showing us a vivid picture of what we can achieve.  What we can become, if we only BELIEVE in ourselves, if we allow ourselves the confidence to go forth and achieve our dreams.

Dreams and imagination go hand-in-hand.  You cannot have a dream without having a vivid picture in your mind (imagination) of what you intend to bring into your life.  Dreams are exciting, the adrenaline flows and your manifesting vibration rises like a hot thermometer.

Suddenly, you want to go out and share your dream with your friends and loved ones.  Passionately sharing your excitement and telling them your wonderful dream.  And guess what happens? They all think you are crazy, or gone mad!  Why? Because they have a vision of you and your big dream is not part of the vision they hold, and so they proceed to tell you all the classic put downs  like “stop dreaming!” Or “are you crazy?”  “You will never make any money doing that!”  In fact when they are finished you feel as deflated as a flat tire.  I got, “You can’t be serious”, “no one will pay money for that!”

How many of you have had people tell you all that and more?  Those responses taught me a lesson and after that I was cautious with whom I shared my dreams with. Often, it is better to hold your dreams close to your heart for awhile before sharing it. I say to each and every one of you, nurture your dreams and don’t allow anyone  to steal those precious dreams of yours

Years ago I worked in an agency that helped women who had their dreams stolen and denied them.  It was heart breaking to watch.  It was then that my dream started to grow of working with women, mentoring and empowering them to become more than they ever thought possible.  It became very real to me. I nurtured and protected that dream.

My dream required training and as a mature student I went after each and every course with fire in my veins knowing in my heart that I was following my Dream.

Many people in my immediate circle thought it was all due to my age and I needed to prove something. Looking back in hindsight – I was really re- defining who I was, and  what I wanted to do with the rest of my life, and most importantly, I was following my heart!

It is imperative, when you have a dream, you nurture that dream.  When you feel that passion and urge within you to go out and give birth to your dream, it is very important that you follow your heart and afterwards your head will guide you. The linear side of your brain will kick in to work out the details for you.

What I have experienced over the years is that when we have a dream.  Unseen forces transpire to assist us in realizing that dream.  People, opportunities and experiences  will  appear in your life just when you need them. I remember going through the aisles at the local library with my list of resource materials needed for one of my seminars. As I stood pondering where next to look, a book fell off the shelf at my feet.  When I picked it up I was shocked, then thrilled and speechless.  It was just what I needed.  Not what I thought I wanted!

When you have a dream, a goal, a vision, and a focus – something you feel will give your life meaning.  Choose to follow that Dream. We are never given a dream without being sent the support and the resources we need to manifest that dream.

Don’t allow anyone to steal your dreams. Regardless who they are!  You must say to yourself often “I won’t let anyone steal my dreams.”

Keep a Dream Journal and surprise yourself when you visit it a couple of years from now  (Today they call it a Bucket List) and see how many of those dreams you have achieved.

The Dream is the Vision.  Keep Focused Attention on your Intention (Dream) and life will conspire to bring it into your reality.

Dreams are thoughts.  Thoughts become things. They are the first step in the creation process.  Thoughts create our reality. There is a saying.  “As a man thinketh, so he becomes.”      Think it into your reality – the universe will deliver!

Sharon