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
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- Take the first step. What is the first item on that list? Do it now. Call someone. Read something. Create something.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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).
- 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.
- 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?