So if you are like me, you have had big dreams. You have aimed to touched the clouds, and then beyond. And touch the moon, and then beyond. And then touch the sun, and then beyond. And on and on…
And then, if you are like me, there came a point that you realized that you needed to learn to walk on this earth a bit more. Having high-minded ideals is of course really awesome (I whole-heartedly approve), yet somewhere along the line we gotta find a way to convert our ideals into results in the world.
And I’m not just talking getting paid. Yes, that is one example of what I’m saying. But if you are a high-minded idealist, you gotta find a way to convert your desires into reality, otherwise, those ideals can sour. The freshness and inspiration of our dreams can quickly turn into a menace that feels awful.
Or at least, that is something I have dealt with: the freshness of inspiring ideals, the fantasies created in my mind, the excitement of an idea burning up in me, initial optimism giving it a test-ride in space-time reality, and then… BAM! frustration mounts as I began running to walls. Confusion overwhelmed me, and soon the high-minded idea felt like a 300-pound pile of rocks attached to my hip by a chain.
Why can this happen? What is it about our dreams, that sometimes they can seem so perfect in our minds, but that, when the rubber hits the road, they get stone hard, and suddenly we’re trying to drive with cement tires instead of rubber ones?
Here’s my latest theory (as in, I am coming up with this as I type): our creative fantasies serve a purpose at a time and place. They are like day dreams. The key is to be inspired by them, and then to detach from them. Maybe they best serve us, at least at that point, to remain as daydreams. Maybe , if they are to manifest in the world as reality, they need some time. Maybe it’s not our job to try to force these things to manifest. Maybe we can let the Universe work its magic.
And then maybe the time may come when that daydream is ready to take root. Because we let the Universe work it out in a natural way that was perfect for us. I think I made the mistake of over-attaching to some of my daydreams. I tried to force them to become reality before they were ready. This created a lot of unnecessary tension in my energy field and caused a lot of regret and frustration.
Everything I have ever done well and felt good about seemed to unfold naturally, at it’s own proper time and place. Usually I trust this instinct, and rarely, these days, ever get caught in the trap of which I am speaking anymore. But it afflicted me in previous years, when I wasn’t as wise as I am now. And I learned that wisdom through the frustration I incurred from trying to do things backward.
In summary: 1) have your daydreams. 2) enjoy them as daydreams, and revel in them. 3) take the actions in your here and now that make sense, that feel good and like they are ready. 4) allow the unmanifested daydreams to remain as daydreams. Don’t worry about them. they will manifest if and when they are ready.
Keys to achieving this: being open. releasing attachment. allowing the Universe to work its magic. Trusting that it will all work out.