In order to make changes, to create something new and fabulous in day-to-day life, it’s necessary to stop thinking in an ordinary way, to step into the extra-ordinary. There, utilizing desire and imagination you’ll find opportunity to create a new way of living. What have you always wished to do? Is there a hobby or new career you dream about? A landscape you see in mind but push away with busy-ness? Pursue it, get moving.
Nearly two years ago I left a position as Director of Education at a small proprietary college making a hefty income. Monthly travel was added to the job that would take me away from my family one to two weeks a month. “Just do the travel,” I was told by the higher-ups.
After a family meeting, I went back to the campus president and declined. I resigned, shocked the administration and even myself a little. I stepped outside of the box into the unknown, into the extraordinary to choose again, to choose a position that would allow me time with my family, provide me with the ability to use all of the skills acquired through a lifetime, and open the door for personal as well as spiritual growth.
While in the midst of applying for jobs, I dreamt of building a mosaic of creative skills with scraps of paper, pictures of talents and sculptured thoughts. All of these were assembled and displayed so that I might see the skills acquired over a lifetime. The next morning I designed a table with headings of the careers I’ve had and the skills common to each, the end result being a snapshot of skills and characteristics. This tool led me to look for positions otherwise not considered and ultimately to my current position. I followed my dream.
What information do your dreams provide for you? Are you keeping a dream journal? Are you listening to gut instinct? If not, I encourage you to start. After a short while you’ll begin to see patterns and recognize metaphors, or receive answers outright from God, Spirit, from All That Is. Create the opportunity for change. We are more than this…
Throw your dreams into space like a kite, and you do not know what it will bring back: a new life, a new friend, a new love, a new country. ~Anais Nin