The holiday season is over, and we are back to our sober routines. But wait a minute! This is a new year and we don’t have to have a re-run of the old one. This year is going to be different! We are going to make changes, like lose weight, join a gym, eat only nutritious food. Or finally find the love of our life, go on that well-deserved holiday to Mexico, get a better paying job… But – isn’t that what we swore to do last year? Some people life ninety years and others live the same year 90 times over. What will it be for YOU?
There is an area in your brain especially designed for imagination, daydreaming, visualizing, fantasizing. That area is well developed in writers, painters, sculptors, designers, etc. Because everything is created twice: first in thought and then in reality. The clothes you are wearing, your furniture, car – they all showed up in someone’s imagination before they manifested in your reality.
It’s the same for dreambuilding. We long for something we haven’t created yet or feel discontent with a situation we don’t like or circumstances that cause us pain. So we ‘dream up’ solutions.
There are four domains where we want success:
1. Health and Well-Being
2. Love and Relationships
3. Vocation / Creative Expression
4. Time and Money Freedom
Life speaks to us through the aforementioned growth signals: our longings and our discontents. We can either listen and do something about meeting our heart’s desires or we can wait till life forces us to change through accidents, breakups, illnesses, etc. If we do nothing it’s going to cost us physically, mentally, emotionally, financially. Imagine yourself 5, 10 years down the road. “If you keep on doing what you have been doing, you will keep getting what you have been getting.” ( L. Bateman) If you already love what’s happening in your life – more power to you!
But many people give up on their dreams because they don’t know how they can achieve them. They make excuses: I can’t leave the job I hate because I’ll lose my benefits; I can’t find a compatible partner because I’m too old; I can’t start another career because I don’t have the education. – Those folks don’t realize that their thoughts cause their results. Thoughts are what create our reality and if we hang out in negativity, Life will reflect that back to us.
Howard Thurman, the mentor of Dr. Martin Luther King, told him one day: “Don’t ask what the world needs. Ask what makes you come alive, and then go out and do it. What the world needs more of of are people who have come alive.”
When you have come alive you realize that we live in a Universe of abundance and have access to all we want. What we need are tools and skilled support to lead us along the way to manifest our dreams. It’s high time that these life skills are taught in schools to allow our young people a new base to build a life they find rewarding, where their own contentment infects those around them. In the words of John Lennon: “Imagine all the people, living life in peace….., you may say I’m a dreamer, but I’m not the only one…”
As a certified DreamBuilder and transformational coach I get to witness how people start to blossom and thrive once they see their life going into the direction of their dream. They learn to transform their thinking to a higher level with the help of a coach and see their results change dramatically.
If you are ready to make a commitment to your dream and want an experienced and enthusiastic coach to work with, feel free to contact me for a complimentary discovery session or attend one of the workshops I offer around town. My next workshop is on Sunday, January 13th, from 2 to 5 pm at the House of Now in Courtenay. Please click here for more information.
Bio: Dorothea Gordon, B.A./ M.Ed.
For over 40 years, Dorothea has been studying universal laws. As a certified DreamBuilder coach, she is now teaching them to people who are ready to pursue their dreams. She is helping them get clarity about what they really want, helping them accelerate their results and creating richer, more fulfilling lives. Dorothea is a former high school teacher of foreign languages and has recently retired to the Comox Valley – where she is living her dream life.