I had the opportunity to contemplate something interesting this weekend. I got to check in and see if I’m really being who I say I want to be. We all have an idea in our minds about who we think we are. We also have ideas about who we want to be. Can we get those two pictures to match?
My teacher Siobhan says that for every dream imagined, the ability to bring it to life exists. That as soon as you dream something, the universe is already organizing for the possibility to become a probability! The question then becomes, can I be the person this dream is asking me to be?
If I am willing to grow, to change, to let go of the old patterns that don’t serve me, and step into new ways of being that align with the dream – then I get to live that dream. If I don’t want to grow, I am not open to change and the discomfort of change, if I insist on staying the same – then I do not get to live that dream.
Our dreams bubble up from our spirit to inspire us to grow, change, evolve, and bring new things into the world. I am easily aware of the dreams and desires of my spirit, and I thought I was doing everything I could to align with manifesting those dreams, until I realized I wasn’t. I am holding onto old beliefs, and these are keeping me from living one of my dreams.
One of the biggest dreams I’ve ever had is to write a book. To become an author. I am, and have been for a long time, book obsessed. I used to save up my allowance in order to buy and read all the Nancy Drew books. And when I outgrew those, it was the Fionavar Tapestry. And when I outgrew those, it was something else. I love to read, and I love books. I have as long as I can remember. The dream of writing a book of my own is something I’ve always held onto, even tho I had no idea what to write about.
Fast forward to January 1st, 2018. I woke up on new year’s day and one thing was clear – this was the year that I was going to write a book. I shared this dream with my friend Susan, a life coach, and she offered to facilitate a group of my friends to figure out what I should write about. Once we did that, and the topic revealed itself, then the book wrote itself. In writing the first book, a second book was born immediately following.
Then onto connecting with a company that would help me with editing, cover design, and getting the book ready for production and publishing. The first book is well into this process, and all going well, I get to release my first book in November 2018!!! Keep your eyes open for Ayurvedic Yoga by Mona L. Warner 🙂
Doesn’t all this sound like I’m living my dream? I was… until this past weekend when I realized that I kept waiting for the universe to create a pocket of space for book 2. I was waiting until a cabin in the mountains and a retreat magically appeared so I could get the manuscript of book 2 compiled and sent to the publishing company. Then this weekend I realized, I wasn’t being who my dream was asking me to be – which is someone who creates the space in her life for her priorities. If I want to be an author and I want to write and release books, then it is up to me to create the space in my life for the manuscript to get completed! Not wait for a manuscript to be delivered via stork while I’m at a cabin in the mountains!
I thought I was being who my dream was asking me to be, and part of me was, but part of me was not stepping up. When I realized that I wasn’t stepping into my dream, I sat down at my calendar and booked 4 full days in November to work on the manuscript. That’s the person who’s going to get book 2 out.
Interestingly, since all of this unfolded, I will be spending a month in the mountains in December… Funny how when I was willing to change to become the person who gets the dream, the universe was willing to give me a cabin in the mountains.
Are you being who you need to be to live the dream you say you want? I’d love to hear about your journey. Leave me a comment below!