"While intent is the seed of manifestation, action is the water that nourishes the seed. Your actions must reflect your goals in order to achieve true success" - Steve Maraboli
As I sit here listening to the waves crashing in I am reminded that all things are possible. No dream is too big or too far out of reach. You simply need to want it bad enough and be willing to take steps in the direction of your desires. The voice that will inevitably start chattering in your head that says things like, that is impossible or you can't do that, is full of shit. It is just your ego (fear) trying to hold you back.
You can bring into your life whatever you want if you are willing to get crystal clear on what that is and have faith that the universe will deliver it to you.
Does that mean you can simply write it in your journal or paste it on a vision board and it will magically come to you one day? Unfortunately not! What it does require is that you do one or the other of those things and then start taking some sort of action in that direction and trust that it will happen in diving timing. Timing, this is a difficult one for me. I am not a patient being. I want what I want and I want it yesterday. However, that is not how the universe works. Sorry, I know that is a bummer.
How do I know it to be true that your dreams can come true?
I have seen it in my life over and over again. It has probably happened in your life as well, you just haven't been paying close enough attention to witness it. I will give you an example from my own life.
About a year and a half ago I returned from a retreat in Maui with a some very clear objectives that came straight from my soul. One of these was to incorporate self-care and deep connection with myself into my life in a BIG way. The other was to leave my job for something new that would give me more freedom, less stress and the ability to create my own business.
Fast forward to today.
As I write this I am sitting on the beach in Costa Rica where I am on vacation with my family. Can you say less stress and more freedom? Last year I left my job (and career of 17 years) for a slightly less time-consuming job, only to be laid off two months later. You are probably wondering how that could lead to a happy ending. Let me explain. Shortly after being laid off, a consulting job literally landed in my lap that is super flexible and allows me to create my own schedule. (Again, more freedom, less stress and time to create.) Lastly, I have created my soul's business in which I have the pleasure and honor of supporting and guiding women as they explore how to make self-care and connection with themselves a priority.
How AMAZING is that?
I don't want to give you the impression that this dream building has been without bumps, bruises, twists and turns. There have been plenty! But through it all I had faith that it would all unfold the way it was supposed to.
I pushed through LOTS of fear, resistance and plenty of impatience to come to this place where I feel so much ease and flow in my life.
I realize that this is temporary as well. Change and growth are part of life.
I have BIG plans for my life and my work here on this planet. It will include lots of travel and sharing my story, love and light with the world. Most importantly I am creating ways to be sure that women around the world see self-care and their relationship with themselves as a necessity and not just a luxury. I know there will be lots of stepping into fear and moving through resistance. Luckily, I am SO ready for that and excited to see what comes next!
What are your BIG dreams?
What do you desire in your life?
What are some of the ways you can get really clear about your dreams and desires?
I encourage you to contemplate these questions. Write the answers down. Create a beautiful vision board. Most importantly, start taking small steps towards what you REALLY desire.
The Universe is listening and waiting for you to declare it. Go ahead and put it out there!
I would love to hear what your dreams are and how you plan to make them come true. Please share in the comments below if you feel inspired to do so.
Much love -- Angie
Photo taken by Angie Andrews. Manzanillo Costa Rica