"Someday My Prince Will Come." "A Dream Is a Wish Your Heart Makes." "We Can Fly." "When You Wish Upon a Star." What do these Disney songs mean to you? For many, the names evoke images of Tinkerbell, magic glitter dust, glass slippers, princes, white horses and dreams coming true. They are the memories that make up our childhood and the messages that pave the way throughout our adolescence. You can fly, you can meet your soulmate, you can feel like a princess and even marry a prince. We are conditioned to believe in miracles, and we expect winged angels to bring us gifts and wishes. But is there an age limit on a miracle? When did we learn to stop believing?
My friend's 5-year-old daughter asked her what a miracle was. Her mother explained a miracle as something rare. She referenced Disney World as a miracle, saying it is a place that is special but expensive and far away so they can't go often. Her daughter said, "I know we will go again." Her mother said, "But how do you know? We don't have plans to go." She responded, "I just know."
How many of you can honestly say that you "just know" that good things are coming your way? When did we outgrow that certainty? For many, hardship creates cynicism, fear and doubt. Your belief system forms in your younger years, and your exposure to certain situations paves the way for your outlook on life. If you have been in a series of "bad" relationships, the idea of a prince coming might seem farfetched. If you have had been in a career rut, the notion that you can take a risk and "fly," may be financially unrealistic.
But what if we could go back to that place where we expected good things to happen and we created "adult wishes"? Maybe you don't need a prince, you just need a man who makes you feel like a princess -- who loves and respects you, and honors your needs. Perhaps you don't need a career that makes you a millionaire, you need a job that ignites your passion and results in success. Maybe you don't need a mirror to confirm your beauty or your fate, you just need to open your heart and trust in your path.
Maybe Peter Pan taught us a lesson after all: Growing up doesn't have to be scary. Or maybe we just have to believe that we deserve more.
Six Ways to Create an Adult Wish List
1. Ask yourself what made you stop believing in the first place. Then find the lesson learned. If it is a series of relationships with the same pattern, ask yourself what you need to learn. Is it better boundaries? Is it trust? Is it give and take? Oftentimes lessons are repeated when we are missing a spiritual lesson.
2. Create a proper manifestation list. Center yourself and really focus on your desires, not your fears. If you had your own fairy godmother, what would you want for your current life? Erase the voice that says, "But that is not realistic." Write your wishes down as if you currently have them. Dream big for yourself.
3. Check your lifestyle. Are you eating a healthy diet? Are you sleeping? Do you exercise? Have you checked to see if you have any underlying toxins or mineral deficiencies? Emotional balance and physical balance often go hand in hand.
4. Detox the negative. Pay attention to who you surround yourself with and the daily messages you receive. Do you associate with people who are always complaining? Do you watch television shows that drain you or feed into that negativity? Surround yourself with inspiration and you will elevate your own ability to attract what you want for your life.
5. Affirm. Try stating, "only good things come to me now" several times per day. Affirmations can create a subconscious belief that can reprogram your thinking. If this statement does not resonate with you, choose one that does. Just remember your brain does not necessarily distinguish between what is true and what is false, so feed your body your desires, not your fears. Eventually these statements start to resonate in your outer and your inner worlds.
6. Spend some time with children. Children bring us back to our purest self. They encourage play, rest and make-believe, and they have a genuine enthusiasm for life. Sometimes we need to be reminded not to take it all so seriously.
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