When we are children, we are encouraged to Dream. And Dream, we do. We dream of being astronauts, princesses, professional hockey players, movie stars, maybe a fireman. But somehow, that all changes as we near adulthood, possibly even before we enter high school. We are thrown into the “reality” of bills, debts, student loans, credit card debit, mortgages, and kids. Dreams evaporate like the fog when the sun peeks through the clouds.
Recently, I asked a number of women, from a variety of backgrounds and different ages, what their dreams were. Many were stumped. Some shared dreams of spending time with grandchildren or retiring from a dreaded job. Some dreamed of a happy, long lasting marriage.
Don’t get me wrong, I am not here to judge anyone’s dream. It is your dream. Let me say it again, it is YOUR dream. And YOUR Dream, when it materializes, will make YOU happy.
YOU are never too old to dream. YOU are never too rich or too poor to dream. YOU are never too anything to dream. We all have dreams, if we allow ourselves to dream. Again, IF WE ALLOW OURSELVES to Dream.
You see, many times, as women, we put our children, our significant other, even our job or career, ahead of our dreams. Oh, but you say, I have a Dream Job! Fantastic! Then go for it! See it! Believe it! Know it is coming your way!
You might be saying, I have dreams, but they are just aren’t coming true. Been there! And I can assure you, they will. But first, you have some work to do.
In order for dreams to come true, first of all, this is all in Divine Timing. You may not be ready. Maybe you have some unfinished business you need to take care of. Maybe you need to get your house in order. Maybe your dream is not in alignment with God’s purpose.
Focus on why you want this dream. Be deliberate about focusing your intentions and desires and aligning your dream with God.
Once you have taken the necessary steps to make sure you are ready for this dream to come to fruition, take action. Move closer to your dream. Yes, you will need to learn new things, you will need to expand your horizons. But that’s okay, right? You really want this Dream.
In the past three years, I have gone from a place of not dreaming to becoming a Kick Ass Dream Manifester! Do I always get what I want, no. But I know why, the majority of the time, I still have some work to do. But when I have my act together, look out world! Do my dreams always show up exactly like I thought they would, no. Every time, they show up better than I could have imagined. That’s called God.
In order for a Dream to come true, it just needs a seed. The seed is your thought, watered by your belief, nourished by the sunshine of your actions. I have a Dream…. What is yours?