At what point in our lives, does something that we want to do, be, or have, become limited by what we have already done, been or had? If my future was destined to become only a reproduction of what I have earned, accomplished, experienced or even wanted up until now, life would lose a lot of its luster. I want things today that did not even exist 10 years ago (like the Macbook air that a friend just told me about, my iPhone, or even Fred). I saw a commercial for a car, that is so smart, it will brake for you. Say you are backing up and don’t see the pole 10 feet behind you (like I didn’t on Monday!) the car will stop before you hit it. I am feeling that this is a good car to have. In the meantime, I’ll pay more attention and not eat a submarine sandwich while backing up my car…poor Luke and Jack (we are all fine!)
I have an idea for a home that I want, and am so aware of that voice that keeps popping up saying, “That type of home is way out of your price range.” What is a “price range” but what I have already manifested? Dreams constellate energy around them. They are like shining a light on a path so the things that we are hoping to experience can more easily find us.
Many years ago, I worked for the Monks of New Skete. They raise german shepherds and their puppies are in high demand. People used to be on the waiting list for years. Part of my job involved calls to applicants, letting them know that we had a puppy for them. I never got tired of these calls. I felt like I was a part of making someone’s dream come true.
One day, an older couple drove up to the monastery and I happened to be walking on the road. As we chatted, the woman said, “We have been on the list for a puppy for so long! It is just so discouraging…..” I gave her a little pep talk (about positive thinking and the power of words to create reality) and she said she would give it a try. I had taken her name, found their application, and brought it to the brother in charge of the puppy program. The puppy that they were looking for was temperamentally an exact match to a puppy that was still available. I then had the thought,
“This is how God works. Behind the scenes, rearranging circumstances, moving people to action, prompting us to take a drive, write that letter, …..working through others to make our dreams come true.” Because I knew something that this couple, at that moment, did not know; when they arrived back home, there would be a call on their answering machine saying that they had a puppy . I was, in this case, one of God’s behind the scenes workers.
There are invisible forces working for our good, bringing all sorts of people, resources, financial abundance, and opportunities to us. What is my part? To know what I want and to hold that dream. To talk with those who believe in me and to keep quiet around naysayers (including the biggest one who lives within my own head!). When I hear myself thinking about all of the impossibilities; I’m too old, it has never happened before, I can’t imagine how it could happen, I will get my hopes up and then be really disappointed so I better keep my dreams small, or the other million and one reasons why something won’t happen, I like to remind myself there are also countless numbers of “God’s behind the scenes” workers helping me too….and you too!