The Universe planted a dream in your heart, like a bread-crumb marking the path to your own growth and liberation. Whether your heartfelt dream is a red-convertible, writing a novel, or world peace (the sky is the limit!) you can leverage the energy of your desire to attain your dream AND propel your evolution.
Some of us may have learned that desires can be unhealthy or distracting, and many of us have experienced the upsets of becoming too attached. While there is wisdom in being unattached, there is also wisdom (and power!) in our innate tendency to attach, desire, or simply to want something.
Big or small, there is a gap between where you are now and what you want. The space between now and your heartfelt dreams is where the magic is! This is where the growth opportunities live. Navigating this gap is about breaking through obstacles (outer) and resistance (inner) and becoming more You in the process.
At times it may feel like fun and games, and at other times there might be more kicking and screaming. It’s a hero’s journey. Keep taking steps forward (even just small steps), navigate what arises in the gap, and you will experience your heartfelt dreams and accelerate your development in the process.
In a way, your heartfelt dream is like the carrot drawing the horse. Let it entice you, guide you, and inspire you to greater growth and greater fulfillment.
Practice suggestion (allow 15 minutes):
1. Clarify your Heartfelt Dream – Close your eyes, relax and allow yourself to travel to a future place in time, a time in which all of your heartfelt dreams have manifested. Allow your body, mind, heart and soul to feel this sensation, to embody the energy. What does it feel like in your heart? After you really feel into the energy of it, look around in your mind’s eye and notice some of the details. What is your life like? Who’s around? What are you doing? What are you like in this future place in time? What do you notice?
2. Journal any clarity you experienced about your heartfelt dreams. Select just one dream that you’d like to move forward with manifesting. Write one sentence that captures this heartfelt dream, as though it’s happening now. For example, “I am driving down the coast in my new convertible, singing, wind blowing through my hair…” or, “I am celebrating my authentic expression and I’m so delighted to have my new novel on the best-seller list!” Use enthusiastic language that connects you with the energy of the experience.
3. In the next 24 hours, take one outer action step (no matter how small) towards your heartfelt dream.
4. Tomorrow, repeat #3.
Inwardly holding the energy and vision of your heartfelt dream is powerful in and of itself. Add the outer action steps to get behind it and you will close the gap. If you take steps towards your heartfelt dream, it will step towards you as well.
Please share your heartfelt dream and action step in the comments section. I’d love to hear where you’re headed.
Dr. Cindy Lou Golin
Integral Facilitator Coach & Program Faculty
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