Note: I’m using Josephine Wall again, and again the link is to the main page as her permission for non-commercial sites to use her work contains a request not to link to individual pictures. This picture is in the Goddesses section of the Art Gallery.
Karen Wan, of Writing Your Destiny, made a thoughtful comment on my post on Monday about visualizing and as I thought about how to answer I decided it needed its own post. Trying to keep the posts short means sometimes a topic just has to be covered in more than one post….
Karen mentioned that she thinks dreams often have to start with hope, which I think is so true. To bring a dream into being ultimately takes belief, but sometimes you just have to be willing to hope to get it started. In one of my favorite parts of The Secret one of the teachers mentioned that you have to start by affirming and that you may not really believe what you’re affirming at first, but as you keep the positive thought in mind, belief grows.
I’ve found that sometimes I have to keep affirming and holding a vision for a very long time before I feel that shift where I know it’s true to my core. I have to check in with myself really deeply to sense where doubts lie or old issues still dictate a different belief. For instance, prosperity for me has messages that go back generations on both sides of my family—rich and poor alike had major issues and insecurities about getting and/or keeping money and whether it’s okay to have much at all, with lots of nuances and side issues—and I seem to have taken on all of them. Every time I think I’ve finally let it all go I turn and face another nuance.
Which leads me to the other part of Karen’s comment I want to address, which is that dreams may take a long time—the bigger the dream, the longer it might take. I think there are two parts to that, one being the Universe doing its work outside of time and the other is that sometimes you have to clear away a lot of stuff. If the time factor gets you down so that you quit affirming or quit believing, then any progress that had started working out of sight to grow your dream may be lost. For me, getting past illness has been one of several long pieces of the road to my dreams (another post sometime soon).
Really there are two levels of belief with which I’ve worked. First I have to have enough belief that the law of attraction works to sustain me while I get to the second level where I totally believe in a specific dream. These are some of the things I’ve found to be true for me. Might just be my reality…
This post is for Jenny Matlock’s AlphabeThursday, which is E.
- Healing Journey Monday: Believing the vision of wellness (bluegrassnotes.wordpress.com)
- Visualizing Your Dreams (bluegrassnotes.wordpress.com)