Tools for Manifesting Your Dreams
Adapted from This is Not the Life I Ordered, by Debora Collins Stephens, et al (Conari Press, 2007).
dreams of our hearts and spirits often keep us from despair, but the
idea of manifesting them can seem so overwhelming that we never even
take a first step. But when Annie found this wonderful makes-sense
suggestion, it inspired Cait so much, she went right out and did it! If
you have a dream, it may inspire you, too.
1. Find yourself a
beautiful journal and label it “My WIT Kit.” Now grab a favorite pen
and open to the first page. Write down three things you want to
experience or accomplish in your lifetime. You may be thinking, “Right
now, I just want to get through the day.” We understand. But this is
your place to dream, your opportunity to think big. Consider this a
gift to yourself. In your WIT kit journal you have the freedom to look
ahead instead of being bogged down in the present. Please don’t censor
yourself. You can be as frivolous or as idealistic as you’d like.
Think of just one thing you can do this week to make progress on one of
those three dreams. If you want to go back to college and get your
degree, maybe you can pick up the phone and ask your local college to
mail you registration requirements and a course catalog. If you want to
travel to Europe, you can go online and check out available deals on
travel Web sites. If you want to ride horses, you can visit a local
stable and ask about their lessons or trail rides. If you want to open
your own store, you can order the free booklets that are available from
the Small Business Administration. Write your ideas down.
matter how overwhelmed you are right now, doing one thing to make
progress on those three dreams will help move you out of any depressing
mood. Every Sunday, review your three dreams and the action steps you
have taken. Report in to your kitchen table group. If you got
overloaded this week and didn’t follow up on your intentions, just ask
yourself what one specific action you’re going to take this week.
Get into the habit of writing in your WIT Kit journal every day, even
if you only scribble a few lines. It’s easiest to make it a habit if
you choose at time of day to write. Maybe while you’re sipping your
morning tea, or for ten minutes before bed.
in your journal is a gift you give yourself--a way to release doubts
and fears onto the page, to avoid losing sight of your hopes and
dreams. You will be able to note progress and have a visible record of
where you are now and where you were a short while ago.