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10 Steps To Actualizing Wild Wild Dreams

 

We have different names for it -- you know, when amazingness lands in your lap? Some of us call it serendipity, others call it miracles, some may refer to it as a gift from God. The list goes on, but the result is the same. We dream of something, we hope and pray for it, and then feel a sense of amazement and awe when that thing seems to just manifest right before us.

I hope we all know by now that our thoughts carry immense power. Our thoughts form the first drop of creation that propels us into action, which is ultimately what cultivates manifestation. This happens in part by our own efforts, and in part by putting that intention out there and letting a little universal magic wave its wand.

The tricky/scary/real bit of this is that we can use this power for good and for bad -- for love and fear, for lightness and darkness.

If we give too much energy and thought to that fear, it is more likely to come to be. I am sure we've all experienced this, though most often we don't recognize our own role in it. The same thing happens for good, and again, we often will call it luck, or coincidence.

I personally don't believe in luck.

There are definite ways that we can play a very active role in actualizing our most wild, powerful and great big dreams.

I have experienced this several times, first when I healed from an incurable disease, and I am reminded of it again as we are welcoming students to the Academy of Culinary Nutrition this term from around the globe -- Australia, Hong Kong, Korea, Mexico, Bahrain, Ethiopia, the Netherlands, Greece and more. This to me is amazing, as it began as a vision, an idea of something I wanted to give to the world. But this happens every day on a much smaller scale. Sometimes I'll be thinking about how I wish I knew of a great organic food delivery service, and then that day, I'll get an email about a great organic food delivery service.

With the right intention and openness, if you ask, you will receive. When you receive, you must give back, and the cycle will continue. Are you ready to start actualizing your own wild, wild dreams?


Meghan's Guide To Actualizing Wild Wild Dreams

  1. Be clear on what you want the most (this can be in all facets of life…but make this want specific!) If you want the universe involved in the fulfillment of this desire, you need to focus not on what you want for yourself (i.e. buckets of money, a hot boyfriend, new shoes) but on what you want to give, how you want to serve and the gifts you want to share.
  2. Break it down. Break that want into steps. Take it out of the realm of manifestation in an ethereal sense, to what you actually need to do/create to make it happen.
  3. Get into the details. Take each of those steps and break it down further into three to five actionable items that you can start to work on today.
  4. Take the first step. What is the first item on that list? Do it now. Call someone. Read something. Create something.
  5. Move on. Then move to the next actionable item. Too often we get paralyzed by needing each step in the process to be perfect. No need. You're simply finding ways to procrastinate. Give it your genuine best and keep moving.
  6. Stay focussed. Do not get attached to the outcome or goal, but rather use it as your driving force and see where your actions take you.
  7. Be open to any and all potential outcomes. You may end up far from where you expected to be, but actually be in exactly the right spot.
  8. Check your fear and the Negative Nellies that may creep into your world. They don’t serve you, so let ’em go (and that might be your own thoughts, too).
  9. Be ready for all that comes. Beyond being open, you also need to be ready to receive the results of your efforts, be that risk, pissing someone off, or receiving exactly the fulfillment, success and greatness that you have asked for. Know that you deserve it and the world needs you to receive it.
  10. Watch it unfold and keep moving forward as things adapt and evolve. Nothing is stagnant. Once you see your dreams begin to actualize, use that as momentum to continue creating with integrity and the best of intentions -- always keeping that global, universal purpose in mind.

What are your top tips for making your big dreams come true?

13 Responses to “10 Steps To Actualizing Wild Wild Dreams”

  1. Jessica said…
    Hi Meghan, I really enjoyed your post this morning! I'm always interested in hearing about the power of intention. Another tip: work hard and stay focused!!! :)
  2. Sasha said…
    Thanks so much for this! I just finished school to become a holistic nutritionist and am trying to figure out what comes next. The idea of starting my own business is quite overwhelming and this is very helpful! I'll be keeping it close
    • Meghan Telpner said…
      Just keep moving forward, one step, one task, one goal at a time.
  3. Lindsay said…
    You make it sound so easy! (Which is a good thing.) I struggle with feeling like I can achieve my goals and am a definite procrastinator! I think I will get a notebook and start making some lists at least! Hopefully that will help me to work out what exactly my dreams are for a start. Thanks for being inspirational as always Meghan!
    • Meghan Telpner said…
      Yes- the important part is for those lists to be actionable so that you don't create busy work just by making the list, but that you include things that you can cross off when complete.
  4. Tanya said…
    Hi Meghan, As always, another awesome and timely post. Taking small steps, staying focussed and letting go of the need to know the "how" of something before I start are the practices that have significantly revolutionized how I live my inspired life. The small steps keep things from getting overwhelming while satisfying my Type A control patterns. The focus calms my mind and let's my soul take the reins. Letting go of "how" allows me to practice surrender -- I declare my dreams to the universe and allow myself to relax into the unfolding. I'm also starting to practice creation before consumption, so my own dreams don't take a backseat to all of the amazing content others are putting out into the world. After all, leaders are creators, and I intend to lead. So much love, Tanya
  5. Gisselle Perdomo said…
    Loooove this post! <3
  6. Lilyfair said…
    I started reading about the law of attraction and theories similar to what Meghan posted above in 2002. My life and health was a complete mess. In the last 14 years my life has changed so much for the better it makes my head spin, and I credit it to me taking the above approach.
  7. Val deFields said…
    Meghan I started your programme in 2014, for personal reasons. Since then, I realize it is taking on a new life of it's own. My focus has shifted from a personal one to family, and my dream is now to make sure my family is on a path to wellness through awareness of healthy eating - and they are totally on board! I also have to tell you that a very close friend has embraced your book and has shared it with a relative who is 11 years old! Please know your work is benefiting so many people! I will be staying with my bff for 1 week next month, and will be making your meals the entire week! I will be arriving at her home with grocery bags in hand! My wildest dream is that she becomes the healthy person she so deserves to be! Thankyou for all your work!
  8. Janice Lawandi said…
    This is so great! I need this now. I've been struggling (who isn't? hah!), and I assume that I'm not succeeding at my blog because I have the worst luck, but actually, I think my efforts have been misguided and misdirected, like I dwell and work hard on things that need my attention, but perhaps they should not have taken ALL my attention. So I'm trying to refocus and branch out now so that I don't neglect other important aspects of being a blogger besides the content itself. As a blogger, I also repeatedly ask the question "why are people reading my words? why are they subscribing? what am I giving my readers?" and I think these are pivotal questions if you want to move forward as a blogger. Of course, you can only create amazing things if you are absolutely passionate. That is key. But I think also, it's about what your loyal readers need, especially those that trust you with their email addresses and take the time to leave comments. It's about giving them a great experience, or a useful tool... Have you read Big Magic by Elizabeth Gilbert? I'm reading it now, and sometimes it makes me cry because she talks about all the obstacles we put in front of ourselves that prevent us from creating. It's really quite incredible the way she expresses that. And she repeatedly brings up that "done is better than perfect and is also better than good" because if we strive for perfect, we may never finish our creations, and then, we've basically accomplished very little...
    • Meghan Telpner said…
      Hi Janice, I am so happy you have found inspiration in this post. I saw Elizabeth Gilbert speak last year and yes, was truly inspiring. And I think you're approach is wise. Every post on this blog (okay, maybe not EVERY ONE) but the best ones have been inspired by my community and what they needed or wanted. Keep on creating your art, your magic. The worlds needs it!

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