― Rainer Maria Rilke
It’s easy to get lost in a daydream. Well, it’s easy for me. I used to daydream a lot about some distant future. Often it was of living on an estate surrounded by all that I had ever wanted. It felt impossible, but I liked to dream.
Now, I believe that all is possible and that we can and do make dreams come true, but it’s not by being in a state of wanting or wishing. We do it when we intend and know that all that we dream of is here now. Though I like Rilke’s quote, his “perhaps” isn’t quite what is needed to create. It’s a sureness and then a willingness to let it unfold.
About a week ago I was looking at a water damaged wall in our bathroom. The landlord had mentioned that he would get it taken care of months ago. We’ve been so busy we hadn’t reminded him as he tends to forget. But that day I just knew it would be taken care of and could see it fixed. Then I let it go and didn’t think of it again. I just knew it would unfold as it needed to. I was busy and went about my tasks.
Two days ago, the landlord came by to pick up the rent and mentioned the damaged wall. He hadn’t mentioned it in months and now he said he had thought about it recently and wanted to get it taken care of. Today the contractor came and looked to give him an estimate. It will be fixed in the next two weeks.
This isn’t about some large item or my dream, but because of that it was easy to manifest. Sometimes when it’s something we really want, we get scared. We wonder if it is possible or if we deserve it so we fall into daydream.
When we daydream we distance ourselves from our dream. Think about the subjects of your daydreams. I find it’s often things that I wish I could have but am afraid to really believe as a possibility.
What can we do instead?
We can envision what we would like to have or experience. The definition of envision is to imagine as a future possibility. There is a sense that something is possible. Both daydreaming and envisioning can look the same, but to envision is to intentionally imagine something and know that it is possible. The creation process goes one step further. To know something is possible is just the beginning. When you envision it’s necessary to know it as true now.
So how do you get from daydreaming, to envisioning and finally to sureness that it is so now?
You’ve probably been daydreaming about the perfect house, your soulmate, a successful business or something else. All of these are big dreams that can put many of us on guard. When you think of this big dream you may not be sure it’s even possible based on where you are now. Maybe you don’t think you even deserve something so wonderful and so you distance yourself from it by daydreaming about it. At a safe distance you don’t have to question your feelings of unworthiness or overwhelm of how to even get it.
The key is to face those feelings of unworthiness or impossibility and overwhelm. Make a list of reasons why you don’t think it’s possible and soon you’ll see if you’re just overwhelmed by how big the dream is or if you feel unworthy. Maybe it’s a bit of both.
Once you know what’s stopping you from believing in the possibility of your dream you can address it. If it’s overwhelm, you’re worrying about the how. It’s not your job to think about how you’ll make your business successful or how you’ll meet your soulmate. You just have to believe it’s possible and when you do it’s easier to envision it as if it is true now.
Once you set your intentions, envision what you want in a way that feels as if it is so now and then just allow it, you’ll be guided to take the actions needed. The how is the unfolding that you allow.
If you think something is possible, but don’t think you deserve it because you were told as a child that it was wrong to want so much or that you were unworthy of anything good, then you need to build your self-worth. You can do this by listing all the ways these things aren’t true. Then you can write about all your amazing qualities. Also take a look around and see you are no more worthy or unworthy than anyone else that has the kind of life you want. We are all perfectly imperfect humans and here to express our souls, our dreams.
Once you’ve convinced yourself that you’re worthy and or that it is possible you can begin to envision your dream as mentioned above. In both cases it’s important to truly feel what it is like to experience the dream, but when you have felt unworthy it’s important to boost your envisioning with feelings of worthiness. You can do this by knowing that you are made of that creative energy that creates all. There is no separation between you and the Divine. There is no separation between you and your dream.
You are a powerful creator and deserve to live your dreams. Know this and live from a place of allowing all that you dream to flow through you. The Divine is a great field of potentiality, which means that all is possible. You’re here and you’re a walking miracle. That shows just how much is possible. So dream big, know all is possible, know that you are worthy and allow it to unfold.