This is the third installment of a series of articles on how to step into the flow of life to accomplish your dream (read Part I HERE , read Part 2 HERE).
Essentially, there are three main components of living your dream: first, you must define the dream, next, you must say “YES!” to your dream, and finally, you must remember the intention you had when you stated your dream. Let’s dive in.
Define Your Dream
We all have dreams and ambitions, but for many people the specifics of the dream are fuzzy. We’d like to think that we have defined our dream, but in truth, we still only have a vague understanding of what we really want.
It’s important to know exactly what your dream is – otherwise, how will you be able to tell if you’ve achieved it or not? When working to get clear on your dream, try this:
Close Your Eyes.
Sit alone in a peaceful place and close your eyes. Ask yourself, “What would I do if money were not an object?” Give yourself a few minutes, do some deep breathing, and let yourself be with the question until something pops up in your head.
Write Ideas Down.
Once something comes up (and something will), write it down. It might even be a series of ideas – write them down! Notice which of the ideas appeals to you most, and expand on that one. Use detail, and use the present tense with statements like, “I work with creative people and I share my gifts. I love what I do.”
Feel it in Your Body.
Read out loud what you wrote, and notice what sensations come up in your body. Which parts of your dream feel best? Which parts may not be truly what you want? This will help you create a more real experience for yourself, and get more clear about what it is you actually want.
No matter what you’ve written, you will always have the opportunity to course-correct as you go – nothing is set in stone!
Say ‘YES!’ to Your Dream
Now that you’ve created this beautiful vision for what you want to do, post it where you can see it every single day. Let it become a source of inspiration for you so that you can go forth carrying that wonderful expectation! It will come knocking, and now your job is to say, “YES!” to this dream.
Positive affirmations are a powerful way to say, “YES!” to your dream. Here’s an example:
“I am the queen of feeling fabulous. I have fabulous days and I have fabulous moments in each day. I love, love, love feeling fabulous in my mind, body and spirit.”
Notice that this affirmation is written in the present tense. Your dream is a choice that you can make now, in the moment, regardless of where you are on your journey. Say “YES!” to the present moment with the wording in your affirmation.
Remember Your Intention
And finally, remember the meaning of your dream. Sometimes we can get off track and lose focus of what we’re working on when all the initial euphoria wears off. Don’t be surprised if that sense of elation is replaced with some familiar discontent and negative voices: that’s a natural aspect of challenge that will occur.
Return to the paper where you wrote down your dream. That’s the truth – that’s the powerful intention behind your desire. Read it as often as possible to reinforce your confidence in your dream!
How are you living your dream, or not living your dream? What could you do today to powerfully step into the dream life you want and deserve? Leave a comment below to join the conversation!
Wishing you peace to your mind, wellness to your body and tranquility to your spirit.
Rochel Marie Lawson, RN, AHP, CMS
The Queen of Feeling Fabulous and The Wellness Architect