Patricia Moreno is co-leading the transformational event Create Your Dream Year in 2014 on December 12, 2013. To learn more, click here.*
The impossible dream.
I just looked at a picture of myself walking with my 3 little daughters; I have a 3-year-old and twin girls that are 16 months. 5 years ago, I was single, looking for the love of my life and wondering if I was going to start the process of having a baby by myself or if I was I going to hold out for the seemingly impossible dream of having it all. I decided I was going to dream the “impossible” dream. I was scared my time had passed, that it was too late. I questioned, “Could I really have it all or was I going to think about the second best option and settle?” It was a tough decision to make especially since another person would be involved. I would have to find the person who was not only a perfect match, but who would be ready to get married and have a child right away. The odds were against me, but I decided to put my faith in principles I had learned: ask and it is given, believe it and you will receive it, all things are possible with God. That type of thinking leaves nothing out.
I remember the day I made that decision to have it all. I was sitting in Starbucks and tears were rolling down my face as I got connected to the dream and what I really wanted. There was a powerful feeling within me that urged me to have faith. I took out my journal out and decided to write a letter to my soulmate. Everyday I wrote a note to “the one” that said things like, I know you are looking for me. I am here. We will find each other at the perfect time and place. We will both know and we will have no doubt that we are meant to be together. I love you. I am waiting for you. We will find each other soon. Tears would flow down my cheeks as I called in my partner.
It was probably about 5 months later that I was on a first date with my now wife and after a 2-hour drive to the Hamptons from NYC, I turned to her and said, “Oh my God, it is you! You are the one I have been looking for.” And she said, “Yes, I have been waiting for you to recognize me.” Our first date was in July. We married in February. I got pregnant with our 3-year-old and soon after she carried our twin girls.
When I saw this picture of me walking with my 3 precious daughters today, tears of deep gratitude flowed down my cheeks as I felt immense appreciation for my life, God and the value of having the free will to choose what to believe in.
We are so blessed as human beings to be able to choose what we believe, expect, intend, declare, think, say and do. It takes courage to declare what you really want and to do the work to keep the faith; but the other option is to believe that we don’t have a say or that some outside force is determining our life. We are creative beings. We have a mandate to create. Our thoughts, words and actions are bound by law to cause an effect equal to the cause. It may not always happen how we expect it to happen but if we can detach from the how and the when, it will happen. It is the law.
Put your stake in the ground for the real dream even if it seems like an impossible dream. Visualize it. Feel it as already here. Keep yourself in a state that is a match to the state that you believe achieving your dream will feel like. I urge you not to settle. We will get what we settle for and no more. Instead, train yourself to dream big and become a dream-maker. Dream big. Dream the impossible dream and practice the advice as given in Alice in Wonderland: believe at least 6 impossible things before breakfast. Why not? The choice is yours and what a blessing that is!
My prayer for you today is that you value that you are powerful beyond measure and that you use that power to be a messenger of love by dreaming big.
*This event is not directly affiliated with the Open Center.