Meet Your Inner Dreamer — again!
Posted on 08 May 2012
When I was young, I wanted to feel God and know what was true. I also wanted to be a clown to make people happy, an archeologist to uncover ancient secrets, and an ambassador to help bring peace where there was conflict. True story!
My career path took a different turn than I imagined, and yet, when I think of those dreams, I smile at them. Those intentions are still present in my life. I believe in happiness. It’s what we’re here for. I’m fascinated with remembering and uncovering buried truths – it lights my fire like nothing else! And I still have that desire to enter the ‘hot spots’ of conflict to bring peace. In fact, that’s a pretty good description of what happens in every coaching conversation I have with my clients.
Even that big yearning desire to know God – well, that’s stuck around too as my definition of God and Truth has expanded and broadened. It’s inherent in my knowing that I am more than a body and a brain – I’m a spiritual being having a human experience and knowing myself as always connected in the unified field of the All that is—that’s foundational to everything else in my life.
I was a smart kid. I knew stuff.
I’m pretty sure you did too.
The means of conveying your knowing of what you’re came here for may have been hard to articulate, and yet – when you were a kid, I dare say you remembered something about yourself and your mission on Earth that probably came out in your imagination and your ‘when I grow up’ dreams.
What did you dream of doing? Being? Experiencing?
One of the problems in growing up is that we acquire a form of tunnel vision as we get oh-so-practical. We think in terms of what is ‘possible’ (as if we know!) and we limit ourselves. And yet, what if you had a dose of the innocence, hopefulness and enthusiasm that you naturally had before you got initiated into ‘reality’? What boost could that give you in your adult life?
Do you dare?
Try this: Find a photo of yourself as a kid and gaze into your eyes. See how adorable you were (still are, you know!). Now imagine taking that little Self up on your adult lap for a chat. Give yourself a squeeze and ask yourself, “Who do you want to BE when you’re as old as me?” Listen, then ask yourself, “What do you want to DO when you grow up?”
Yes, yes, this requires imagination! You used to be pretty amazing at imagining! And you haven’t lost the skill!
Suspend your disbelief. Love yourself big. And embrace this young and wise Child that’s still with you. Then listen and remember.