I thanked God for “bringing me to a place of peace in my journey, that if I was not meant to have my own children that I have at least found the beautiful children through my volunteering that I can mother.” I continued with tears streaming down my face, “If this is why I am here in the Dominican Republic then this is my destiny, I accept this and thank you because these children are so special and share with me so much love!”I continued to pray and felt enormous peace.
The next morning I found out that I was pregnant! My dreams came true after 4 years!
I write this not to say that the only happy ending for a woman facing infertility is to have a baby. I share this because the happy ending is about finding peace with the moment and gaining self-acceptance, and trusting and knowing that this time of pain will pass.
It is about having faith and recognizing that God has a plan and is preparing you for something special, even if we might not see exactly what it is right now.”
“If you want to make God laugh, tell him about your plans.” ~ Woody Allen
It is time to let go and continue onward with what lies ahead. I am immensely excited for what is to come and to see how it unfolds. I want to share my positive affirmation that has taken me through dark times and times of celebration: I believe that I am exactly where I am meant to be and that goodness is constantly being sent to me.
Kelly MacLellan M.Sc.
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So, I changed the wording to instead say,
Where do you want to be in the future? In the end I came up with tons of ideas.
I want to emphasize that I advocate to Embrace your Life – now – as it is, to look for the goodness that already exists and stop searching for meaning outside of us and start living meaningfully right now!
So using the adjusted question, I liked the exercise of forming dreamy pictures. And so, I wanted to ask you:
Where is it that you want to go if you could go right now? Anywhere in the world? Who would you go with? What would you do? ANYTHING!! 🙂 Think big!!
Would you go: to a tropical island, lay in the sun sipping a pina colada? Or jump in bed to watch a movie, snuggling with a loved one? Or look out at the view from a mountain peak, listening to the pace of your breath?
Where is it that you want to be? And then write it down.
These pictures are pictures of your ideal world, of things and people you want in your life, places you dream about visiting or spending more time in but may not believe it to be possible. Or at least “just not right now”. We can be very creative in our reasons of why not to pursue our dreams.
But dreams are hints and messages signalling to us to follow our passion, our life purpose and to pursue our ideal life. Once we become aware of our ideal pictures, we must then write them down, this becomes our plan and place to start! All is possible!!
If you aren’t living your ideal life or find yourself struggling in your career, relationships or lacking any real plan for your life, I invite you to participate in my Embrace your Life & Follow Your Heart workshop beginning on April 14, 2009. If you are interested, please contact me directly or please visit my site for more information.
Enjoy your day and ~ Embrace Your Life!
I received a few emails saying that this topic was really helpful and because I love talking about goals ~ I decided to share another tip:
Share and speak regularly about your dreams and goals with someone else.
Think about the past, was there ever a time when there was something that you really wanted but didn’t get? Did you end up dismissing the idea, dream or goal because it seemed unobtainable, silly or ridiculous?
What would have happened if you would have told someone about that dream? Well, try it today and find out. Here is an exercise I use in my coaching practice.
Think about something that you have always wanted in your life. I am talking really, really wanted – something that when you think about it, your heart beats faster and you smile.
Now write it out completely describing everything you see, feel, hear, taste, touch and smell and then choose someone to share it with – someone you can trust and ask them to simply listen.
Now describe to them the picture you have of your ideal mate, body, career, home or health. Use sensory descriptors – take them into the picture with you.
What you will find is that once these words escape your mouth they become more real and you see that new ideas and opportunities form because your dream is looking for ways to take form. AND because someone knows about your dream and goal – you are held more accountable!
Another reason to share with others is that, it is quite possible that the person you shared with will connect you with ideas, resources or people that will lead you further along in your journey. So please try it and share your dreams! :o)
In light of this topic: I would like to share my intention and dream with you ~ “My goal is to expand my business and reach more people, sharing inspirational and empowering information to help people align with their ideal lives and evolve toward their potential.”
Please help me by sharing with me your experience in a few sentences and whether the content in the Embrace Change Ezine or the Embrace Your Life Transition Blog has inspired or empowered you in any way.
I would like to post your words onto my website with the hope that your experience may inspire someone else along their journey and also to help me in meeting my goal of reaching more people in my work.
lf you are interested, please include your experience and if you would agree to let me post your name and city (and website if you have one) on my website as testimonial of the quality information that I share.
Thank you sincerely for your time and consideration of my request. Best wishes as you open yourself up and share your dreams with the world! Enjoy!!
And if you didn’t download it from last week.. here is an additional resource to help you clarify and manifest your goals – Download the FREE Goal Setting Worksheet
A radio interview from earlier today talking about achieving your goals… Here are just a few tips to get you going 🙂
Enjoy your evening,
Surrendering to the circumstances in your life, accepting, getting honest and really embracing your life exactly as it is, is where I think the change process really begins and continues.
* What do you love?
* Who do you love?
* What is going on in your life that brings you joy?
Wishing you a wonderful and peaceful day today!