Law of Attraction: Dreams That Live
Recently, I opted to stop working at a job that was not bringing me happiness and that kept me in a vibration of frustration most of the time. It was like ramming my head into a wall over and over trying to make a door. My energy was constantly split between something I never had an overwhelming desire to do the many things I love doing: playing music, writing, making art and being outdoors. There had been a calm quiet voice inside of me that kept urging me to move on, but my "rational" mind kept coming up with reasons to stay. Then one day I went into work and everything came to a head. My mood was utter garbage, I was physically worn out and my mind was barely even present in the work I was performing. As soon as I told management about my decision, my choice was reinforced by their reactions, which were totally understanding and friendly. Almost simultaneously, I found HubPages, which not only offers an outlet for my writing, but is also another opportunity to support myself. That experience has reinforced my faith in the law of attraction, and these are some of my thoughts on following your dreams. I hope this hub inspires those who are on the brink about taking a step towards manifesting their dreams. Thank you!
Life Is But A Dream
Dreams, just like anything else we could speculate upon, discuss, analyze, break down, become attached to, or form an opinion about, are merely energy. It's not really too important that they are energy, because everything in the universe is made up of energy. What is important is whether or not we are aligned with what we want to be doing, i.e, our dreams. Aligning with our dreams is what brings peace to this life. When we are living our dreams, we feel good. When we feel good, we are able to share our creativity with the world. When we share our creativity with the world, we inspire others to do the same and great things can and do happen-amazing inventions are made, torn relationships are healed, minds are awakened.
Life as we know it may be made up of dreams. In my opinion (which are the cheapest commodities on Earth) this world we live in is merely an amalgamation of a bunch of dreamer's living, manifested dreams. Ponder for awhile, what the world would be like if there were no living dreams. Of course, those living dreams are also blended in with suppressed dreams, dreams that weren't followed through on, and misdirected energies of people who simply don't know what they want. Regardless of whether we suppress our dreams or not, we are always creating. The truth is, we are all creating little worlds for ourselves which contribute to the greater world we live in, via the thoughts that we hold in our minds.
In Langston Hughes' poem, Harlem he questions what happens to a dream deferred. Whenever I read this poem, I cannot help of thinking of a beach ball on the surface of water. Imagine that the beach ball represents your dreams. Now imagine that you are in the pool, which can be thought of as life. If you were to try and push your dream down underneath the water, it will only fly back up into the air, possibly hitting you in the face on its way back up. Now imagine spending your whole day in the pool attempting to keep this ball underneath the water. Frustrating, huh? Unfortunately, most people live their lives in this way. Putting their dreams on hold and settling for a "steady job" that ultimately neither satisfies their happiness or their finances. There are millions out there who have labored their whole lives at a job that made them unhappy, been trapped in a smothering relationship, or suffering in sickness and never knew the satisfaction of aligning with their dreams. They never took stock of the thoughts they were carrying and repeating over and over, probably subconsciously. They never stopped to ask themselves some important questions: What do I want out of life? What do I choose to do with my time here on this planet? How am I feeling about where I am, right now? Why do I keep telling myself that I can't live the way I want?
Society seems to think that the harder one attempts to fit a square peg into a round hole, the more success they will achieve. "Stick with it", "Buckle down", "Work harder", are all common phrases heard in American society. Society would have us to believe that if we were to quit something, for no matter what reason, then we have "given up", that we have failed. Perhaps we would hear someone say "You must be scared to tough it out, you have failed." Yet, if we were to think about it, it takes a lot more courage to follow our dreams than it does to lay down and settle for a life that isn't exactly what we want. So, if we find ourselves in a situation where we are not being satisfied, why would we continue? If you accidently placed your hand on a hot stove top, you wouldn't make up some rationalization as to why you should keep it there! You would remove it as fast as possible! No one would question that.
So, why sell ourselves short? Why do we keep our dreams stuffed into a crowded, dark closet somewhere only to shake our heads when they reemerge and try to claim we're too busy to dust them off and give them our attention? Why do we settle? The over-riding emotion behind becoming stagnant and settling for less than what our dreams are is fear. In fact, fear is the base of all negative emotion. It ensnares those who unknowingly use it to fuel their capacity to reason. Decisions made based on fear can only bring about increased negativity and uncomfortableness. We may be afraid to change our career situation, our relationships, or our lives that because we think we will loose something. We are afraid of change.
Fear is based in ignorance, and ignorance breeds unhappiness. If we knew better than to be afraid, then we would not be in a state of tension or worry. There are a number of reasons why we don't know better... conditioning from a young age, buying into the fear porn of the media. But most of the time we are afraid of what might happen. We project our thoughts out into the future, failing to see all the magnificence and opportunity that is present, right here, right now. Our ignorance pertaining to being present is usually why we start to fear. We make up a story in our heads about things that will happen to us down the road, thinking that we are not in control of our destiny. It is very ironic to think that way. If we are focused on the future and worrying about some conceptualized tale of things to come, then of course we cannot be in control! We have given it up as soon as we stop paying attention to what is going on right now! It is a self fulfilling prophecy that only brings us more worry about the future.
Get Your Dreams Rolling
- Six Minutes to Success
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You Can Do It!
The energy of dreams can be tricky. When we think of the word 'dream' we will immediately have a picture flash in our brains of what our particular dream may be. Just as quickly as it flashed onto our minds' screen, however, it is swept away by a torrent of thoughts, rationalizations, and conceptualizations. The mind will always have a million reasons as to why this or why not that. The succession of thoughts in a flitting mind are literally endless. That inner dialogue could last all of eternity and more. There are two sides to every coin, and by coin I mean every single concept present in the mind. So, if you are analyzing your dreams, stop. Nit picking at dreams is a good way to ensure that they will fall apart. If you let your dream live and give it nourishment it will become a physical manifestation, a breathing reality.
"Breathe life into your dreams" is a phrase that seems to be used quite a bit. Perhaps overused, or even misused. It almost sounds like a marketing phrase that is regurgitated over and over again, for some kind of product or service. Yet, breathing life into your dreams is actually very necessary. It may be the most crucial of tasks for a human living on this Earth. In order for something to happen we must give thought, attention and energy to it. If we just hope that it will happen that is not enough. Dreams, especially, must be nurtured for them to become alive. A farmer would not plant a row of seeds in the ground and walk away from them expecting a perfect crop with a high yield. The same principle applies to our dreams.
Becoming clear with what you want to do and how you wish to be takes some time, soul searching, and questioning. "Question reality" and "question authority" are two more examples of phrases that are a little over used, but for a good reason. When we question these two concepts, we find that they are, like everything else, very fleeting and always changing. Imagine if people had never questioned authority. What does the word, "reality" mean to you? Nothing is set in stone unless we make the decision in our minds to let it be. We always have the power to choose, and when we make decisions based in a mind that does not fear, our dreams start to take shape.
Just as the dreams we have at night sometimes become fuzzy, distant memories soon after we wake up, so too the dreams about our life can become unclear if they haven't been given attention for a long time. However obscured our dreams may be, we will always know, through the perception of feeling, what it is we don't want. That is actually a very nice place to start. We can never be confused about something that does not vibe with us. If it hurts, feels wrong, or makes us worry, it probably should be divorced from our lives immediately. Once we identify what it is we don't want, then what we do want becomes a little more clear. Taking action is crucial at this stage because if we keep settling for something we don't really want, then we will only get more of the same.
So, imagine yourself living the life you want, without any restrictions. Do not let your thinking mind get in the way with chatter of,"Well that can't happen because..." or "That's just impossible...". Go all out. Really see yourself doing exactly what it is you want, giving yourself the best possible life you can imagine. You will know what action to take from there. You will also know the things that don't fit with your plan. Don't be afraid to take the proper action to align with your inner desire when the time comes!