All too often we find ourselves wishing and hoping for things to change, be different and something other than what is before us. This can be anything really, from a relationship that has gone awry causing too much stress, to a boring yet demanding job. Our health can be challenged and we long for those days when we felt good and had energy to do activities and hobbies. We seek simplicity due to our lives being overloaded. In a broader perspective, I visualize a change in our political system from a two party system of overt power and greed to one of democracy focusing on what is in our nation’s people’s best interest. However that is not what ‘is’.
The only way to manifest and create what it is we long for, what our dreams speak to, is to first understand what ‘is’ and work from there. One step at a time. Literally. It is easy to become disillusioned, frustrated, perhaps even angry with where particular events, circumstances and/or relationships are currently. The first step is to see your part in the story and what you are or not doing to create and persist the situation. The next move is to map out a strategy to improve and change what ‘is’ into what you believe is possible. This takes work. Period. Many people don’t want to have to make the changes necessary for positive results to occur. This could mean a drastic change in diet; food is difficult to give up for many. It could represent a change in position for yourself, learning to exert boundaries, set up goals, send out resumes, be more responsible communicating what it is you need and desire. It could also force you out of complacency and couch-potato apathy into action and becoming the change you desire. Being pro-active at work and joining a committee, signing up for yoga, taking your partner for a weekend get-away to rekindle romance or even setting up counseling to get yourself back on track.
I believe in my heart of hearts, when we come completely clean with ourselves, realize our part, see what is really necessary for change, those steps become quite clear. It’s amazing. The Universe really is on our side when we set the goal, not take the victim mentality and stay true to our highest good. A personal example of what ‘is’, is, financially things have been somewhat tight. My book Soul Rays is completed. I decided to hire an amazing editing goddess to help me create the best book I was capable. She doesn’t come cheaply yet I decided to take the financial risk, utilize her vast skills, knowledge and know-how to take the book to the level I have envisioned. Out of the blue our accountant realized we had missed in 2009, a deduction for my older son as a dependent. I signed papers last night for a tax refund of $2000. This will pay for the second half of her bill. Magic I say, pure wizardry, to have pennies or should I say, dollars from heaven arrive at the most perfect time. (We’ll see how long it takes the IRS to send back the cash when they of course want everything in on a timely fashion, but hey!! I’m just being realistic, not pessimistic. I’m dealing with what ‘is’. 🙂
After being in the mountains camping for the month of August and spending time away from computers, internet connection, and social networking, I realized how far we’ve distanced ourselves from what ‘is’ real in the natural world. The next time you have a foggy moment, the road to certainty and clarity seems distant, and dealing with what ‘is’ just isn’t fun anymore, take a moment, an hour, a day in the woods and the path will become clear once again. The natural green unaffected and uncomplicated beauty will inspire and motivate, the steps becoming distinct and vivid with each breath.
Dealing with what ‘is’ becomes the first step in manifesting your dreams.
Cosmic sunshine to you.