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What Does It Take to Follow our Dreams?

At one or more points in our lives, we may have wished or have been wished: “may all your dreams come true“. Meaning it from our hearts, and yet, this sentence sounds very general.

What does it mean to make our dreams come true? What does it take to make it happen?


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First and for most, it takes the courage to dream!

We live in an era that we need everything to happen in the moment and, when it takes longer to achieve something, we become frustrated. This creates a very fast and superficial pace of life. We tend to care for what we can do now, and do not invest energy in a venue that may take longer to achieve visible results.

This fast pace has a toll: We become exhausted and can get stuck in the hardship of the daily life, which may be filled with worries, fears, disappointments, and we may have a hard time to lift our heads up to see the light. This toll prevents us from finding time or space to dream or to create a vision for how we would like our lives to be.

Moreover, since we are surrounded by people, who conduct very similar way of life, it would sound weird to share with them a vision or a dream. We would probably be dismissed with a note like: “Stop dreaming and come back to reality. Those things can happen only in fairy tales and not in our world. Stop wasting your time on nonsense”. And we get discouraged and maybe even afraid to dream or talk about our dreams in public.

How can we make a shift? How can we create a dream or a vision without being afraid of dismissal or mockery?


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In his inspiring books “Evolve Your Brain: The Science of Changing Your Mind” and “Breaking the Habit of Being Yourself”,  Dr. Joe Dispenza explains the power of our thoughts to create a different physical state. He shows how thoughts can create chemical reactions that keep us addicted to patterns and feelings, including ones that make us unhappy. Dr. Bruce Lipton, in his groundbreaking book, “Biology of belief”, also talks about the powerful effect of environment on our cells, and how our believes and thoughts affect every cell.

We have an enormous power to change our lives and to fulfill our deepest wishes. Understanding our roll in this process will bring us to a state of action, a state of desire to look into and then shift our deepest believes. Those believes that we “inherited” from our surroundings and may not necessary reflect our individual thinking.

Taking the time to touch these believes and look into them, discovering our own exclusive path and finding the courage to move away from those believes if they do not support our own, will initiate the process of fulfilling our dreams.


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As 2019 is slowly moving towards its closure, many of us are probably engaged with thinking about their New Year’s Resolutions. New Year’s resolutions became very popular in the past years, and it represents actions, which are believed to bring us to the ultimate great state of health once we commit to follow up with them. Many times, New Year’s resolutions will include activities, that we do not usually engaged with, in our current daily life. But, because these actions had a fast influence on others around us, we believe they will promote us to a better health state.

Resolutions carry a statement that we are about to make a very big change to our lives. Our society values power, strength and fast shifts. Anything that would not be perceived as that would be regarded as weakness. Committing to make very big changes, or actually to becoming a different person than we really are is much valued.

But… Is this really what we want to accomplish?

Have we stopped for a moment to understand what we deeply want to achieve?

Have we dared dreaming?

Have we dared to verbalize our dreams within our family or friendship circle?

Or have our dreams still stay hidden in our hearts since they do not match society’s expectations from us?????


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In 2010, we started a new tradition in our house. Sitting together on the last day of the year, each one of us would write down their personal resolutions for the new year to come. Then, we would hang the family’s resolutions on the wall to follow through the year. By the end of the year, we would sit again, reading through the year’s resolutions, viewing what we succeeded to do, and writing down new resolutions for the following year.

Few years later, we realized that “Resolutions” is too external of a word for us. We do not wish to announce any major transformation to the world, but we wish to talk and uncover our dreams and visions, and bring them to the surface. No matter how small or different they are. So we started seeking a softer, more internal word.

We came up with the word “Intentions”. Our intentions come from our hearts and remain within us. We are the ones responsible to do whatever we wish with our intentions. They are personal, internal and definitely belong only to us. Our intentions are not limited to actions. Our intentions can represent thoughts, hopes, dreams, wishes that cannot always be quantified, and might not even be realistic at that moment. But once we verbalize them, they get a chance to come true.

The beauty with the word “Intentions” is that we do not need to wait for the end of the year to set them. Intentions can be set whenever we feel that we are ready to commit to move another step up on our own journey. They don’t have to be a big extravagant action. They don’t have to be announced to everyone we know. One fitted step – as big or as small as needed – will be perfect.


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Shifting internally, while taking the time to learn and appreciate our unique thoughts, ambitions and aspirations, will pave our trail to start dreaming. Dreaming will then direct our journey to shift our lives in the direction our heart really desires. And when we follow our heart’s desires, we can truly make our dreams come true.

And yes, a Castor oil Pack would be imperial in this process…..

May 2020 be Tailored to our Dreams & Intentions, and May our Thoughts & Perceptions Lead us to the Outcomes we really seek.
Happy, Healthy and Dreamy 2020!!!!


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Additional readings:

Evolve Your Brain: The Science of Changing Your Mind, Dr. Joe Dispenza

Breaking the Habit of Being Yourself, Dr. Joe Dispenza

Biology of Belief, Dr. Bruce Lipton

 

 

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