Dreams and Manifestation
The best thinking is done in the shower.
Recently I was in the shower and had an epiphany. Maybe all my day dreaming isn’t a waste of time? Maybe daydreams are manifestations in disguise?
Let me explain.
For as long as I can remember I’ve spent a lot of time daydreaming. I’d sit in class or lay awake at night and dream. As my favorite lady, Taylor Swift, would say, “We’ll end up dreaming, instead of sleeping.”
Now, as an adult, I spend my time planning and organizing things days, months, and sometimes years, in the future. On my long drive to work I think about how I want to balance working and motherhood. When I’m watching tv I think about what I want this blog to become. And, in the shower I think about how I can balance teaching yoga, working as a holistic nutritionist, work at my serving job to pay the bills and still have a life!
I stopped in the middle of my daydream and I wondered why I was wasting my time thinking about a situation that will happen no sooner than a year from now. Why organize my future life now when it could be completely different by then? That’s when the epiphany happened!
What if all the time I’ve spent daydreaming and planning my life is actually manifesting the life I want to create?
Let me backup for a second and explain manifestation to those who may not know what it is.
Manifesting is the idea that our thoughts create our life. When we think positive thoughts we’re more likely to attract positive people and situations. This means the reverse is also true. If you’re constantly thinking that you’re bad at your job, relationship, life, etc. then you will encounter people and situations that encourage these thoughts. Self-fulfilling prophecy. If you’re interested in manifestation I encourage you to look up Gabby Bernstein. Here’s an article she wrote on manifesting.
When I think about creating space in my life to have three jobs while still having a fulfilling social life and adequate down time I am letting the Universe know what my intentions are and what I want my life to look like. By pairing my free will with the Universes power I create the ultimate tag team for creating the life of my dreams.
All the hours I’ve spent daydreaming over the years have actually brought me to the place I’m in today and all the time I will spend will lead me to live a fulfilling, inspiring and joyful life.
How To Create a Life You Love
- Journal your dreams for the future and be specific! Write down in exact detail what you want for your life. When I broke up with my ex I created a list of qualities I’d want in my next partner and guess what, my new boyfriend has a lot of them!
- Share your dreams. Tell a trusting friend or family member about what you want. The more we speak our dreams out loud the strong the message is to the Universe.
- Meditate on what you want. Visualize yourself standing on the beach during the vacation you’ve always wanted to take. Feel the salty breeze against your skin and listen to the waves hitting the shore. See yourself exactly where you want to be!
- Be proactive. If you want to write a best selling book you need to write something everyday. If you want to run a marathon you need to train. If you want to live to be 100 you need to take care of yourself! The Universe can only help us if we’ve created a strong foundation for it’s energy.
PS. Interested in journalling but never done it? Here’s why you should write morning pages.