Dreams do come true! Truth be told I have had many that seem to fade away into the vault of once upon a time thoughts. Others come to fruition many years later when least expected. Those are the cool ones.
Take for example this recent adventure I had at Arches National Park in Utah. I remember sitting in a restaurant five years ago while visiting the South Rim of the Grand Canyon in Arizona. There was a huge screen the size of the whole wall playing views of the canyons. I was captivated by the Arch. In fact, I did not want to seem ungrateful but I was disappointed that we were not going to be able to see it on that trip. But at that moment, I knew that I would see it one day. It was a knowing and an intention both at the same time.
I did not give it much thought after that. I didn’t try to make it happen, nor did I lament about it, or wonder when I would get there. I just went about life.
Fast forward to the present day. I sell essential oils for DoTerra and they host a convention in Salt Lake City, Utah annually. This year my husband planned to join me and make a little holiday of it. I left the planning to him and to my incredible joy, the Arches was one of the must-see destinations.
As I was getting closer to realizing my dream, there were some challenges trying to get in the way. The first spot we found was a path that led to a lookout point far away from the Arches, where you could see it, but barely enough to capture it with the camera on my cell phone. There was another location with a two-hour hike. My husband was concerned about the time because he did not want to be driving too late after dark to our hotel in Blanding. But we were too close to miss this opportunity, so we hustled and embarked on the uphill climb.
I am not sure if it was the altitude, the incline or the fact that my husband was walking like a madman, but I found myself really struggling to make the climb. I am pretty active and workout at Orange Theory Fitness, so I was a little surprised how winded I was. There were a couple of points where I was not sure I had it in me to finish the climb. But I was so close and could not turn back now.
Thank goodness I persevered. As I approached the spot, it was like a grand reveal. Spectacular! More majestic than in the pictures I saw. I found a quiet spot over to the left on a large rock platform and sat in awe and took some time to do a meditation. I gave gratitude for the fact that an intention I pronounced five years ago, came to be that day.
This experience points out some of the key factors in manifesting your dreams:
- Get clear on what your dream, desire or goal is
- Affirm the desire by setting the intention that it will happen
- After you have declared your intention let it go and trust that it will happen
- You can keep a visual of the goal somewhere or write it down to make it more real
- Be open to the opportunities that arise or the doors that open
- Take guided action steps towards the goal
Unlike many manifesting steps, this one did not include a timeframe. I just knew I would be doing this during my prime travelling years.
What it did have that many of my other dreams lack, is complete trust and surrender. Often if we get too attached to the goal and need it to happen, we block its manifesting by virtue of feeling the lack of it.
As I write this, I am reminded of a few other dreams I have that I would do well to get stronger on the trust factor and ease up on the impatience.
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