If There Are No Limits… And Fairy Dust Is Real… I Wish For…
If there really were such things as fairy dust and magic lanterns to help make all of your life’s dreams come true, what would you wish for? What urgings deep down inside would command your attention? If there really were no limits, what would you do, where would you go, and who would be there with you? We all wonder, at times, how different life might be if we dared to dream more boldly. And we dream because it is a uniquely a human experience that gives us hope. Although life doesn’t always unfold as planned, priorities change and stuff happens to get in the way of our dreams, we continue to hope that, someday, we will achieve those dreams. And we can be thankful that the twists and turns of life force us, from time to time, to ask ourselves the “what if…” questions and dare us to contemplate new possibilities that eventually take our life in a direction that is more congruent with who we are. Otherwise we may never allow ourselves to do what makes us come alive. Real growth happens in these moments when we pay attention.
So, for a few moments, I invite you to take a deep breath, grab a journal and jump on a magic carpet ride with me. Bring your fairy dust or magic lantern and dare to ask yourself three questions. And I want you to ask these questions from a perspective of no limits… Don’t let all the stuff that’s keeping you “real” get in the way. Silence those negative voices in your head that tell you this is fanciful and unrealistic. Hop on!
1. What is your passion?
Allow your emotions to get stirred with this question. Passion is the burning “Yes!” that comes from a deep place in your soul; an intense emotion stirring deep in your belly that compels you to take action. Passion is the sweet elixir of life. It begs you to consider who you are, where you’ve been and where you’re going. Following your passion is a process of uncovering your soul’s dreams, creating plans to achieve those dreams; boldly embarking on the journey; learning from your challenges; pausing to reflect on what life has taught you and drawing on your inner guidance to achieve your destiny and create an amazing legacy.
2. What is your purpose?
Purpose brings together all that you have learned and the wisdom you have gained to support the realization of your future potential. It creates the intention and motivation to carry out your most important activities, in spite of challenges. Purpose is the fuel that drives you to succeed, provides clarity along the way and helps you achieve the desired outcomes. When you are living on purpose you are giving the gift of your authentic self to the world and making the greatest contribution you can make.
3. What are the possibilities?
Possibilities bring inspiration, imagination and creative energies to bear on what your soul is saying you must do. Possibilities are boundless, creative ideas that tap into your inner genius when you allow the creative juices to flow and engage your soul to help you develop the necessary steps to achieve your goals. Generating possibilities with an open mind and without censoring is the best way to create a meaningful and long list of workable ideas. Once you have a good list, you can sort them, dismiss those that are unrealistic and implement the ones that are aligned with your purpose and goals.
So, go ahead and give yourself permission to take a 20-minute break from the daily grind and get on a magic carpet ride. Allow yourself to dream and generate tons of ideas. Dare yourself to ask these three questions and see where your imagination takes you. Be sure to capture the ideas. Enjoy the ride!