Remember the first time you blew out candles on your birthday cake and someone told you to make a wish…
I remember as a child being given a coin to throw into a ‘wishing well’ and making a wish.
Did you ever send Father Christmas a letter of wishes?
Throughout childhood we are taught to wish for things, but not to dream of them… and often daydreaming is frowned upon as a waste of time, of not paying attention to what you should be doing. The truth is that it is daydreaming that gets results, not wishing!
What’s the difference between wishing and dreaming? Wishing is a transient thing, often a one-off moment soon forgotten. If you do remember a wish, how real does it feel? Is it a vague ‘that’d be good’ feeling with no real expectation of becoming real? That’s still a wish, no matter how many times you wish it.
A dream is something that stays with you, that feels like it’s part of you. When you consciously think about it you have an emotional connection with it. You imagine having or living it and get caught up in the feeling of living it out – daydreaming! Sometimes we call this wishing, but when it’s intense and ongoing, it’s really a dream.
The subconscious minds think in pictures and feelings, so it doesn’t know the difference between reality and imagination. Feed it pictures and feelings of your dream and the part of the brain that filters information into the conscious mind will keep giving you the information and opportunities you need to make your dream real. This is often called synchronicity.
I believe everyone has a dream for their life, something that will fill them with joy and fulfillment, of having a purpose, of doing something to contribute to the well-being of others. Some people call this a vision. I call it a heart-dream. For some people it may be a big bold dream, for others it may outwardly seem quite ordinary. What’s important is that it makes your heart sing, and gives you a sense of purpose and fulfillment.
Don’t sabotage your heart-dream by wishing it, dream it. You’ll be amazed at what becomes possible.
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