* As I get back on track this week after a month away, I’m rolling out more brilliant guest posts and this one is by my beautiful friend Tara from Such Different Skies. Show her some love in the comments!
Not too long ago, I used to live my life with my attention constantly places three years ahead of me.
‘After I travel to South America, and snowboard in Switzerland, complete such-and-such certification and miraculously acquire some serious cash, THEN I’ll be ready for my dream career.’
What was really going on though of course, was my ingrained belief that I infact did not deserve a deeply fulfilling life just yet. But after a little more travel, a little more ‘life experience’, and few straight A’s, maybe, just maybe, I might be worthy.
Do your dreams ever exhaust you? If they do, I’m not surprised! Big dreaming is a big transaction – of time, energy, attention and awareness. Don’t get me wrong, I simply wouldn’t be writing this post had I not spent some down and dirty time in Dream City, but there’s an enormous difference between visioneering, and the type of hardcore daydreaming that leaves you disconnected from your presence, frustrated at your current life situation and well, a little overwhelmed at what it’s going to take for you to ‘arrive’.
We can literally pysch ourselves out of the blissdom of moving toward an inspired life. But know this: big dreams don’t always involve big leaps of faith, big risks and big life changes. What they do require, is persistence.
Small, consistent steps forward create quantum shifts in your reality; your energy field, your relationships, confidence and – my favourite – your trust in life. Think of every small right action as a billboard created for the Universe which says: ‘I am ready now. And I need your help.’ (That last part is important, trust me. You cannot do this alone.)
So, what could a small right action look like for you?
Depending on where you’re at in your journey, and of course, what that big dream of yours is, it could mean…
// Creating a new pinboard in Pinterest with the blogs/designers/women/etc that inspire you. If you wanna up the potency, transfer those images to a wall in your house. Hello, inspiration station!
// Setting up a Gravatar account, so we can see your beautiful face when you leave comments on our blogs. If you’re commenting, you’re building your online presence – so let’s see them pearly whites!
// Choosing peppermint tea over coffee.
// Making the conscious decision to go to bed half an hour earlier. Like I said, dreamin’ requires energy! Sleep up, babe.
// Hiring a coach or visionary vixen that has a penchant for getting the wheels in motion.
// Attending events that both inspire and challenge you.
// Enrolling is a creative workshop, or an expressive movement class. Variety is the spice of life!
// Sitting down, and writing a list of what you do NOT want to feel, experience and talk about anymore. This is important, and empowering.
All of this raises your consciousness and your confidence. Before you know it, you’ll be:
Wooing the big shots; launching your blog/business; booking a retreat for yourself to honour the creative space you need, and sharing your story with the world, allowing it to heal with you.
These are hugely symbolic actions to take which radiate your deepest desire. “I am willing to create change in my life.”
Don’t wait for your dream to come along and sweep you off your feet, sweet thing. Decide to bring it into your day.
Do this now: Leave us a comment below and share what one right action you’re going to take in the direction of that dream of yours.
Tara Bliss is a spirit-fueled coach and healer, motivational speaker, and creator of The Party Girls Guide to Peace. Her mission? To kick-start an avalanche of gutsy, fear-busting confidence and love (all with a side serve of swagger)! Think of her as your crystal-toting, skateboard-riding, raw-dessert-loving lumiÃ¨re, unveiling the path to peace and freedom. Her original medicine? Fierce and curious vulnerability. It’s time to embrace self-love. Seize adventure. Revel in unconventionality.
Image: A House in the Hills