My family is generally amused by my taste in movies. I abhor violence, and I fall asleep if a car chase is too long or things start blowing up. But, if a film has romance, animals or cute kids in it, I’m in! Last weekend, we found one called Dreamer that contained the latter two items, so I watched.
The movie was loosely based on a true story about a horse that horse that ran The Breeders’ Cup race against all odds. It was a typical story line, the horse gets injured, slowly recovers, then a variety of hardships happen on the way to the big race. But it was really a story of a little girl and a dream. Through every trial, the daughter of the horse’s owner never gives up. She lets go into each moment, trusts, pours her heart into caring for the horse, and tackles every challenge step by step. She is positively focused on her dream, and with this focus her dream comes true.
Since watching the film, I’ve been thinking a lot about dreams and how to manifest them. First thing is you actually have to have dreams. In this time of COVID 19, with the world as we knew it turned on its head, you might be tempted to think that dreams are a luxury. But think about every great victory—the end of slavery, the eradication of polio, people walking on the moon, on so on. They all started with a dream!
Dreaming is not a luxury, it is essential to creating a world we want to live in. But do we spend enough time doing it? And once we have our dreams, how do they come true?
I believe dreams need quiet space. Dreams are born when we unplug from the outer world and hang out in our inner world. It sometimes feels like a sacrifice for me to make that time, but when I do, I realized that not making the time was the real sacrifice.
I believe that manifesting dreams requires a forward focus. Getting mired in what happened or what should have happened in the past does not help our dreams take flight. But tune into your self-talk and notice how easy it is to go there!
I’ve observed that when I take a step forward, the Universe tends to meet me along the way to share the load. In other words, I don’t believe that one can just put a dream out there and not do any of the hard work to achieve it. On the other hand, manifesting dreams takes trust, patience and the willingness to let go of micromanaging. I think many of us, myself included, feel like we run into manifestation roadblocks when in reality it is just that things are not happening on our timeline and in the precisely detailed way we think they should. In my experience, letting go leaves room for the Universe to surprise us with even more than we asked for.
Finally, I believe that manifestation works best when we view our glass as half full. The Law of Attraction holds that whatever we think about eventually turns into reality. Therefore, just like the kid in the movie, if we focus our thoughts on what we do want rather than what we don’t want, we have a better shot at winning.
I was chatting with a dear friend last week about all of this, and she gave me this simple mantra: I am satisfied with my life and I am open to more. Can you imagine what we could manifest if we all started using it?