Making the decision to dream big can be a daunting task for many and quickly becomes a prison for most. What if we gave ourselves permission to dream beyond our current reality? Where could these thoughts take us?
Here are three steps you can take to help you begin to plant your field of dreams.
1. Honor your discontent. 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 and your sense of aliveness quicken? If so, keep moving in the direction of your dream. If not, return to the inner chamber and discover a deeper longing.
2. Practice repeating “Up until now…” to keep thoughts of your past experience from limiting your possible futures. If you do what you’ve always done, you’ll get the results you’ve always had. Pause for a moment. You’ll hear the old chatter that dictates every reason for not taking a risk. Listen, and then pause. All these negative experiences and disappointments may have been true in the past, but now is the time to shrug them off. Your history does not determine your destiny. All of your disappointments and regrets belong to a time that is ending in this moment. In the next moment, let out your yearnings in a first roar of awakening –a roar of triumph.
3. Consciously co-create with God – whatever you conceive that to be – and the impossible becomes possible. Co-creation means you partner to build the greatest life you can live. When you recognize yourself as a co-creator, you ask for guidance and break through the self-imposed barriers that have been standing between yourself and your desires. Begin each new day giving thanks and concentrating on a desire that you previously believed was out of reach. Just for that day, act as if what you wanted was possible. Then see what transforms.
Your life is a gift. You can live only a portion of what’s possible in this life, or you can find adventure in building the deep longings of your heart.
Mary Morrissey, author of two best-selling books, “No Less Than Greatness” and “Building Your Field of Dreams,” has spoken at the United Nations and facilitated meetings with The Dalai Lama. A highly sought after speaker, coach and corporate consultant, Mary has 30 years experience empowering individuals in achieving new heights of spiritual aliveness, wealth and success.