Today’s show is all about living your dream in 2014! More importantly, it’s about all the reasons why that dream of yours is so important and why you should be making it a priority over the coming year.
In the last few blog posts, I’ve talked about year-end reviews and techniques for planning to make this year your best year yet. We’ve talked about dealing with doubts and we’ve talked about using your touchstones to guide you on your way. You’ve also got your copy of Life Shifting, my free eBook that’s loaded with even more strategies for helping you implement all the changes you’ve been wanting to make (you have picked that up by now, and actually read it, right? 😉 ) So you have lots and lots of tools for helping you to actually get started down your path to success and general awesomeness this year.
But today is less about the tools and more about the mindset. It’s about helping you to understand why you have the dreams you do; it’s about acknowledging your own unique place in this world; it’s about understanding how the things and experiences that you want to create for yourself inspire other people to follow their own dreams; and it’s about how all of our dreams work together to shape the world we live in.
Today’s episode is about giving yourself permission to dream, and it’s about inspiring you to make the decision to make it happen. Click the play button below, and make today the day you decide to start living your dream. Let’s do this thing…
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Last night, The Curious Case of Benjamin Button was on, and I realized that the theme of the movie is actually that time is irrelevant, experiences are what matter. In a letter to his daughter, he stated that she should experience things to make clearer what she wants and go for it. Cool advice, huh? He and his love lived such an awesome life together while they were together, like a dream. He allowed everything to come to him.
Dreamers have better lives and make more money than the rest. Universal forces are with you when going for your dream.
Love your show, Nathalie! Thanks for being there.
OMG, Nathalie, I know you stated before that we should not listen to other people, but it seems I am dragging various energies around with me, in that people are telling me what I am doing is taking too long and that I should do other things, for which they give me a list? I mean, they know my dream, I have stated it several times to make it clear and have not discussed it with them since. I do not know why they are even venturing these opinions of theirs when they know I am focused on my goal. when these are family members you see quite often, it is tough to escape and who is to say it is taking too long or if I will even be happy in those other lesser options of theirs? This really saddens me, yet my inner being tells me to carry on with my thing.
I should not allow it to sadden me, because clearly they do not know their flesh in blood. Spiritual connections are so much more powerful than blood relations, and they tell me to carry on. Also, I realize they are only trying to help, mean no harm and just want me to make money, but I have been down that road before, like you have, and we both know very well how that goes.
You can’t let go of dreams. You might as well die and even if you do, you will die not at peace. So the only option you have is to go for it and know that the universe will be with you. I guess these are more reflections about my own doubts of my ability, but then why in the world would I have a dream if I could not do it?
One of the hardest parts of following your heart is dealing with the fallout from the people around you. The ones who aren’t all that important to you are somewhat easier to ignore, but when it is people you care about, their opinions have a lot more weight and it’s a lot harder to just let those voices wash over you and not affect you. But you are the only one who knows what’s best for you. You are the only one living your life, so you are the one who gets to call the shots. They cannot live your life for you, and they can’t understand what calls to your heart.
I understand how hard it is to deal with though, as I’ve just had something come up today that I need to think long and hard about. On the one hand, I could view it as selling out and going back to something I thought I was done with for good. It could possibly lead to the kind of job safety that most people want for themselves… but I know that this kind of situation, on a long term basis anyhow, is not a good one for me. On the other hand, I could choose instead to view it as temporary means to an end… it’s something that has the potential to make some big decisions that I’ve been putting off possible, and it could be one of those catalyst things that has the potential to propel me, and what I’m trying to create with this web site, into even bigger things that I had envisioned this year. But either way, there are risks involved. And if I choose to let the opportunity go altogether, that has it’s own set of risks, too. It’s the kind of “damned if you do, damned if you don’t” situation that I loathe, which is probably exactly why it’s coming up right now.
It’s hard to read these kinds of situations sometimes — the emotional responses we have to them can make them so confusing. So what I’m going to be doing tonight is meditating. And I’m going to be asking the Universe for clarity and help in understanding this situation. And I’m going to find a very quiet time to try and just listen… listen for my inner wisdom and guidance to let me know what to do. And I’m going to remind myself that no matter what I choose… there are no wrong decisions and I can always make course corrections later if I need to. And hopefully the whole thing will feel less scary by morning and I’ll have a better idea about which direction is the best one for me.
And no, I’m not going to let go of my dream. No matter which way I go, I will keep working on it and working on what I’m building here. Our dreams are in our hearts for a reason… we just need to believe that we are capable and deserving of achieving them.
All the same, sometimes even I wish the Universe would just give me a great big neon sign with an arrow and the words “go this way”… it would make life so much less stressful…
I think there are arrows, but we just do not see them. I think there are clues, but we need to be aware of them. As far as the annoying family members go, it really pisses me off that they have no respect, even though I have set the boundaries before, but it seems I need to keep reinforcing them, because they just do not get it due to shallowness and being on a different wavelength and frequency, thus creating interference. I mean the nerve!
I needed to vent and feel this is a safe zone to do so. I also do not blame myself, I think it is just a signal leading me even more to what I want and at this point need to do in my life. It is so clear, as no other thing will do and I cannot lower myself yet again. I can;’t go backwards but forwards, so I will have to completely ignore their so-called advice (they are just stupid, they do not really mean any harm, though, at least there is that) and learn to keep the blinders on and keep focusing on my path. Even Seth said that is what successful people do. They do what it takes and have blinders on, or something along those lines.
I do a related thing which I love on the side to pay the bills, but this also allows me to learn more about my profession, so I add to my education, not detract from it by other ridiculous jobs where I will completely waste my time. So, the universe has ways to set us up well, I just wish those other people would move away so we can have some peace! I hope they, like others, slowly disappear from my reality, even if they are family, who needs that? If they do not respect me or even understand me, I do not wish to speak to them.
I am still pissed off and insulted by that person who suggested I do something else. Perhaps I have not trained her well or she is too dense to know me at all. Or I need to rise above yet another thing to higher levels, wondering if I will end up like Jonathan Livingston Seagull.
I am trying to ease out of this bad feeling by reminding myself that she knows not what she does and is completely clueless, but it only helps a little. If you have any tips on how to deal with such behavior and people, it would be great!
You’re stuck in a spiral. When this happens to me, the best method I’ve found for knocking myself out of that “stuckness” is to play some happy or upbeat music. I have a couple of playlists on my iTunes that I use specifically for this purpose, and in particular, I find The Tokens singing “The Lion Sleeps Tonight” is a great one for getting me out of really stubborn bad moods. I think the key for this will be to stop thinking about her and the situation at all… completely flip the channel and focus on anything else that makes you feel better.
Also, try spending some time focusing on all the reasons why the decision you’ve made is the right one for you. Imagine that you are already there, and write down what it feels like and what’s going on around you. Write down everything you did that helped you make it happen. Let yourself enjoy that feeling and vision, and use it in your visualization practice for the next few days. You’ve got a resistance issue surrounding this situation, and I think that if you can get yourself over that, then you’ll find that whatever this family member says to you will not bother you anymore, and that she may even stop bringing it up altogether.
Yep… the signs are there, but sometimes it can be so hard to see them. We tangle things up with our worrying and messing with the “cursed how’s”.
Venting is OK — sometimes we need to get the feelings out before we are able to move on. I’ve responded to your most recent comment on this post with a few suggestions to try and help you move past this issue. Give them a try and see how it goes… wishing you all the best with this!
I’ve never seen that movie, but it certainly seems like very LOA advice to me, too. 🙂 Everything we experience can be looked at as opportunities to help us refine and understand what it is that we really want out of life. Abraham calls this “contrast”… when experiencing something we don’t like, we can use it to help us focus instead on the opposite (or what it is that we do want). The contrast of experiencing the things that we don’t want helps us to grow and understand ourselves a little bit better.
Glad you’re enjoying the podcast, A., and thank you so much for being such an avid listener/reader — it is very much appreciated! 😀