So this is what everybody is saying, you are in charge of building your own dreams. The process is simple, you decide what you want in your dream, imagine it, visualize it, affirm it and then it shows up, Right?
Well, yeah. It’s a simple system, unless you go and try to find some additional explanation of how life works with 125 steps to manifesting the life of your dreams, and then it gets kind of complicated. Although, truth be told, the biggest number of steps I ever saw in a system of manifestation was 97. Truly, I have no idea how anyone could possibly follow 97 steps to get something they wanted in any reasonable amount of time.
But the amount of steps needed isn’t even the biggest issue with building your dream.
Here's How It Really Works
Here’s how building a dream or manifesting your dream into reality or attracting what you want into your life goes.
Let’s say, for instance, (in an analogy sort of way) that you are interested in building a bookcase.
First you go over to the corner of your living room where your books are stacked up on the floor and count them. Then you line them up on the floor in the order that you think might be good if they were on a shelf in your new bookcase. You envision them standing there all lined up next to each other, you see in your mind’s eye, how good they look.
You imagine how proud your significant other is going to be that you finally got the books up off the floor and onto the shelf so they can be accessed by anyone who want to read them without needing to dig one out of the pile where they have been laying on the floor for two years.
So you’ve got this great picture in your mind of how the bookshelf is going to look , you have a great feeling of accomplishment that comes with seeing your dream become reality and you sit down to make a list of the things you are going to need in order to manifest the bookshelf into reality.
Fortunately you remember back to junior high school when you took shop class and you know about things like tape measures, saws, screwdrivers, sanders, types of wood, miter boxes, glue, and all kinds of stuff like that. So you hop into the car and take yourself off to the local lumber yard with your list and in a relatively short amount of time, you get back home with all your materials.
You set up your sawhorses in the backyard and start measuring, and cutting and sawing and sanding and staining and polyurethaning and in relatively short order you have a shiny new bookcase proudly standing in the corner of your living room.
After short order, the books are placed on the shelves and you find out that your original estimates and measurements were perfect. Each book stands in its exact location and the shelf is all filled up and ready for anyone who want to, to grab a book and start reading.
Happy Birthday !!
Interestingly, the next day is your birthday. And even more interestingly, your brother, knowing how much you still like to read real books instead of electronic books, brings you over a beautiful new copy of the novel which is the latest New York Times best seller.
And there you stand in front of your beautiful new bookcase, with a beautiful new book in your hand, and there is nowhere on your book case for your new book. Not a single spot. It’s just not going to fit. And so you do what you’ve always done, you put the book on the floor, except at least this time, you can put it on the floor next to the book case.
You did all the steps the right way to manifest your dream; you attracted what you wanted into your life; the things you were paying attention to showed up right where you thought they were going to. Perfectly. But you started and ended your dreaming with exactly what you had in that very moment, without allowing room for change.
With manifesting things into your life, you are asking for a change. You are convinced there is going to be a change. You know this stuff works; so when you start off on your plan to make it happen, make sure that one of the things you start with, is the idea that your life is going to change.
And plan for that change to happen.
The Universe is not out to get you if you don’t think of everything, there’s no gotcha clause if you don’t list everything involved in your new dream, and in fact you could probably build another bookcase right next to the one you just finished, but if you allow some room for growth in your book collection, or in your life as you change, the smile of the world seems ever so much brighter.
And more fun.
And all around just a bit better.
So have at it, dream a dream, manifest a change, attract something new into your life and while you are doing it, at the end of the thoughts you are thinking about this change, just add a couple of extra words, ‘This or something better” and you are well on your way towards not only getting what you dream of, but the ability to extend that dream even more should the occasion arise.
The infinitely expandable life, a very cool concept. 🙂