Many years ago, when I was just becoming aware there was more to who I am than what I was taught to believe, along with the ideas that I create my own reality (or at least was responsible for it not having a clue how reality creation worked at the time), that everything happens for a reason, and that I am a spiritual being having a human experience and not the other way around, a good friend shared the following advice:
“Never walk away from a dream unless and until it walks away from you.”
At the time, that was good advice and I held stubbornly steadfast to every dream I created for myself, refusing to give up until there seemed to be no other choice, which helped me to learn more about myself and what I really wanted, how to create my life more consciously, and how to let go of people and situations in my life that no longer served me.
I also played with the concept of should vs. want to and have to as I began to learn how to make more conscious choices, not sure what consciousness was but pretty certain it was a good thing to explore. At one time, I proudly announced to myself and anyone who would listen that I don’t do should’s and only do want to’s but if I have to do a have to I convert those situations into want to’s.
Well, that was the spiel anyway, and it helped along the way, until I began to explore reality and who I am on deeper and deeper levels.
I used these platitudes as yardsticks of my early progress and made adjustments in my thinking, emotions, and actions as I went along, pleased with myself thinking that I had traversed the journey from totally asleep to arriving at becoming a serious student of philosophical wisdom and truth that would surely help me create the dreams I thought would manifest a life chock full of loving relationships, financial abundance, fascinating adventures and joy and help me to answer the stirring in my soul to discover more about who, what, and why I am.
This was at the very early beginning of my awakening process and the start of significant spiritual seeking for answers I knew had to be out there somewhere but just couldn’t grasp in their fullness just yet.
Until I began to grasp the concept of ascension and became a serious student of truth on my personal ascension path.
The world of language describing the experience of being human and the upward spiral climb to remembering who, what and why we are is full of platitudes. By definition, a platitude is a trite, meaningless, or prosaic statement, generally directed at quelling social, emotional, or cognitive unease. Platitudes are of value because they can help to quell the unease and the unrest we feel within ourselves when observing conflict and social unrest in the world, and spur us on to greater self-discovery and conscious awareness.
However, by and of themselves, platitudes are trite and meaningless because real exponential growth that sticks and continually expands, the kind of growth that can lead the way to find answers to the important and fundamental questions of human existence and what consciousness really is, requires much more.
Using a platitude just for fun, the process of self-discovery that leads to this kind of growth can be likened to a seed:
“For a seed to achieve its greatest expression, it must come completely undone. The shell cracks, its insides come out and everything changes.
To someone who doesn’t understand growth, it would look like complete destruction.” – Cynthia Occelli
For anyone who is a seeker or serious student of the ascension path, this platitude will resonate, as we have taken and are continuing to take step after step to undo who, what and why we thought we were within a limited ego-mind-personality paradigm, to allow the inside of who, what and why we are to come out to germinate the flowering of our hearts and the blossoming of our internal wisdom. This allows us to find and express a new way of being that can lead us to answering these questions and lead us to the manifestation of our biggest dreams.
Dreaming is a big deal.
We all have them. We enjoy the feeling of expansiveness they bring to our experience and celebrate the opportunity to artfully express our passion and celebrate their manifestation. We experience them in our non-waking state, although these can be dreamtime experiences, in which the state of consciousness is at the helm, or archetypical experiences, in which the mind is at the helm).
Dreams motivate us and they propel us forward.
If they come from the outside in versus the inside out, meaning that if we become attached to them from a mental space, repetitive thinking or habit, or if there is any should or have to or a want to bargain with self that really is a masked in order to, if they don’t feel joyful imagining them and taking action doesn’t feel good, our manifestation will reflect that.
Dreams need to be given freedom.
If we hold on to them from a mental space we are trying to control them and we limit the available potentials and cooperative components we can experience.
It is important to remember that creation or manifestation always precedes experience through our vibration and tonal resonance as explained in more depth in Kwan Yin’s article, On Creating Tonal Resonance, and other articles you can find on The Rising Way.
When we know that we are infinite beings and, as such, we create our own reality, we can use our imagination to dream from an active creational energy.
We can then know that thoughts and passionate action, aligned with our heart space, will manifest our dreams as a natural outpouring of life force energy.
They cannot walk away from us, although they can often morph and change to offer us higher and higher potentials or to help us realize we’ve temporarily forgotten who, what and why we are.
When we remember who, what and why we are more and more, we not only quell the unrest we might feel inside from time to time, but the unrest gives way to a new way of being – a way of being that cannot fail to affect the whole:
“Those that dare to dream might have big shoes to fill but also move forward in giant leaps.
Those that dare to dream big are vulnerable to the greatest of criticism sometimes, but without fail the day comes when the dream is manifest in benevolent benefit to the whole, at which point the same loud voices turn into cheer, for they now too can dare to dream, as they have shown by example that there is no failure.
Those that dare to support the big dreams of others, therefore, function on Earth like the mothers and fathers of evolution.
Keep cutting through the dross until you will find the heart of the matter, and that is when your dreams manifest. You are now ever so close – so much so that you can almost taste it.” – Lao Tze
Focus creates, so choose wisely what to focus on.
For me, my passionate focus is to communicate my joy in knowing that life is rising, in knowing that my dream will help me find both the heart of the matter and the heart of all things.
I have a dream to create a book around this topic, thus the blogs I have written for The Rising Way e-Magazine so far. I am not attached to this dream, giving it the freedom to become what my soul is urging me to create and express from what it knows will make my heart sing and manifest my biggest dreams in many different ways.
My biggest dream is to ascend…
…and in walking my personal path to ascension, to keep learning and growing, and to support as many others I can along the way in service to others and to the whole.
The dream of ascension is intrinsic to who, what and why I am, and to who, what and why we are.
It is the number one calling of every soul and it will never walk away.
When the need to quell unrest evaporates, you can hear this calling.
Following this calling, this dream will become ever closer and will transform the seed in the core of your heart and soul into a blossoming of experience beyond your wildest imagination.
Dare to dream as big as you can, keep cutting through the dross, and never look back. It’s not as difficult as you might think.
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