In the Beginning…
The most sacred journey that we will ever take is to seek and then live our own dreams. Big, medium or small; each dream is a spiritual gift that reflects our core purpose for being here. Dreams emanate from our soul as a reflection of all that God, our Source, our Great Creator, our Higher Power; has promised each and every one of us. Dreams are our purpose, our mission, our birthright and our duty. To walk through life living large in our dreams is a living testament to all of God’s promises.
As we begin our journey and start to talk about dreams and dreaming, hope and possibility enter our hearts and we feel the freedom of life offering us all that we ultimately desire. Dream Doing is not only achievable; it is necessary in order that we fulfill what we have been created to do. Tiny dreams are as important as our largest dreams. Each dream is a part of the vision of the whole of our lives.
Whether we start with dreaming for a new computer, wardrobe, job, promotion, home, career, mission, family or a better relationship- it doesn’t matter. Dreaming for health or healing is still dreaming. Wanting new friends, new hobbies, new kitchens, an education, a church community, a stronger spiritual life, or a vacation remains as relevant as any other dream. Dreams are reflection of our own soul and the result of guidance or intuition so that we can take our place in this world and live our lives in peace and freedom. Dream Doing is the ultimate form of respect for our self, for others, and for our God.
Dream Doing is not only for the few; it is for each and every one of us as we take our place in a world that needs what only we have to offer. Who we are- at our core, is God’s gift to us. Who we become is then our own personal gift back to God. That is why the journey is sacred. It is the act of “becoming” all that we can be. It is our ultimate gift back to our Great Creator, who is our God.
The Nature of Dreams
It seems to be that the nature of dreams is that they are wild, crazy, selfish and non-attainable. We think that only some people have the luck or good fortune to achieve their goals and live their dreams. We think that it is not for us, that we cannot HAVE, and so we either chase only our tiny dreams and suffer through, or we stop chasing any dreams at all and live in total misery. It would seem that we are wrong. It is the very nature of dreams that we all have them. It is also the nature of dreams that they never stop. And here is the worst part of all- it is within the nature of dreams that they are always within our reach, if we know how to go after them.
Dream Doing is for everyone and there are a lot of Dream Doers out there sharing their knowledge. Members of the spiritual and scientific community all speak of the same exact process. The advice of theologians, scientists, psychologists and philosophers is out there; ready to be shared with each and every one of us. If we doubt then we need to look at one simple fact…Why is it, that each and every aspect of dream doing is being clearly articulated by people from all walks of life, from all belief systems, from one single source of Wisdom?
Perhaps that is because the one single nature of dreams is that they are doable. Whether small, medium or large, we cannot dream what we cannot accomplish. If a dream comes from our spirit, our soul, our God; it is simply because it is possible.
It is therefore in the nature of dreams that they come from within us. No one can give us our dreams. Someone may spark a desire, a thought, a creative surge; but the one thing they cannot do is hand us the dream. That spark only emerged because the dream was there in the first place. It is as personal and individual as we are. It is a total reflection of who we are and who we were born to be.
Just as no one single person, place or thing can “give” us our dreams; no one person, place or thing can take them away either. If some of our dreams have been lost, it is because we made the choice to let go of them. It is in the hard acknowledgement of self-responsibility that we will be led to the ultimate freedom. We will learn and then move forward with our new dreams. When we look back within ourselves, it must be with the understanding that it was our responsibility to chase the dream and therefore, it was also our responsibility for taking the next step.
Dreams are consistently moving through our souls. It is our choice whether to listen or not. It is our choice to let big dreams fade into distant memories. It is our choice to try to live straddling two worlds; the world of hopeful possibilities, and the world that we have chosen to create instead. When we take responsibility for the loss of our dreams, we also gain the power in knowing that we have the ability to chase them.
Before we begin, let us think about dreams. One of the first reasons we are here is that we hope to find a way to achieve them. We want them, we see them, and we fear that we will never have them. This is the first limiting belief that often leads us to walk away, to give up, to feel lost and disillusioned. Wanting and not getting is one of the most excruciatingly painful experiences that we can imagine. Therefore we fear that if we dream too much; all we will feel is the deep pain of loss.
This is a negative mindset focused on fear of loss and fear of unworthiness; which is really only a fear of lack of enough of what we need to achieve our dreams. It is a thought, a belief, an attitude, and a lifestyle. It is not reality. It is a limiting belief that keeps us outside of all that we can have. It is a choice, and is subjective. We can change the way we think. We can change what we believe. It is up to us to look at our own limiting beliefs and make the choice to change the way we think and the way we live.
As we take the first step in manifesting our dreams, which is to Become Ready to receive them; we should look to one spiritual law that will help guide us along the way.
God will do for us ONLY what we cannot do for ourselves.
One of the first Actions we will take is to understand the nature of dreams, the spiritual and natural laws that lead to manifestation, and the changes we need to make in the way we think, feel, and act so that we may become ready to create and then achieve them. We will learn what our part is in this process of Dream Doing.
Becoming Ready, Willing and Able
Dream Doing requires us to become ready, willing and able. This is the process that we all follow as we chase our dreams. Therefore…
It is in the nature of dreams that Ready, Willing and Able are spiritual principles reflected in a natural process where each phase is part of a commitment and is integrally related to the next. All other principles and laws, both spiritual and natural, flow from this axiom.
We will begin at the best place we can. We will begin Dream Doing by starting where we are.
The most sacred journey we will ever take is to seek and then live our own dreams.
We always have had dreams. Children freely dream and joyfully create and explore them. We tell children that if They Dream It---They Can Do It! Now it is our turn to show that same faith and trust. If we are Dreaming It- We can Do It! Each dream, whether small, medium or large has the power to enrich our lives and gift us with joy. So why not Do It?
This book is about that spiritual journey.
First, we must be ready to Dream again. We have to be open to the process and the steps involved. We need to be Open to the idea that this will work for us. Then, we take the next step. We need to become willing to understand the process of Dream Weaving, Dream Catching, Dream Chasing and finally Dream Doing. The third step is to become able to manifest our personal Dreams. This step is about living in our world and understanding what we need to do to walk through our fear and get it done.
Dream Do or Dream Destroy: The choice is ultimately yours.
Here’s Praying that you choose to Dream Do! Happy Journey.
About the Author
Lisa is an Educational Psychologist who specialized in human development. She has been a college professor, a grief educator, an advocate for cancer patients and a trauma educator in post-disaster communities. She also is someone who believes in chasing dreams and living life in the joy of achieving them. This book is a representation of that belief and discusses the process of becoming ready, willing and able to see your dreams become a reality. She is the author of The Secret, The Mystery and the Puzzle: The Legacy of Child Trauma Revealed.
For more information on this book and other projects visit the author at www.LisaYezzi.com.
Cover Design by Lorraine Rabl-McRoberts