Dreams Are Just Possibilities Waiting to Happen

Dreams Are Just Possibilities Waiting to Happen

“If one advances confidently in the direction of one’s dreams, and endeavors to live the life which one has imagined, one will meet with a success unexpected in common hours.”

~ Henry David Thoreau

I’ve always been a dreamer.  I have a vision and passion to see this world filled with love and compassion, I was born to be an instrument of peace.  I know that it is why I am here.  I know my purpose is to help others find their dreams and live their lives full of passion.  I’m here to inspire and be love, I know it with all my heart, mind and soul.

We are all sparks of the Divine; each of us is here to re-present the Divine’s love in a way only we can.  We are unique, no one is exactly like us and can do things exactly as we can.  There is no need for competition or comparison.  We are all divine and perfect the way we are.  There are people out there who need what we came to give.

Henry David Thoreau said, “The mass of men lead lives of quiet desperation.” So many people live small when they were meant to live such powerful fulfilling lives.

Somewhere inside of each of us a flame burns and when we are not fanning that flame and living lives of love and passion the soul aches with desperation, it needs to fulfill its mission.  When we don’t live our purpose something inside us dies.

“Do not lose hold of your dreams or aspirations. For if you do, you may still exist but you have ceased to live.”

~ Henry David Thoreau

Have you taken the time to ask yourself what am I here to contribute?  In the movie, The Dead Poet’s Society Robin Williams’ character shares the line, “The powerful play goes on — and you may contribute a verse. What will your verse be?”

What makes you light up?  What makes your soul sing?  When is the last time you just daydreamed about the possibilities of your life?

In the song, I Believe I Can Fly R. Kelly says if you believe it you can be it.  Nothing is impossible. We have spent too long listening to the naysayers who say what can’t be done.  What if you just went for it anyway?

“Only as high as I reach can I grow, only as far as I seek can I go, only as deep as I look can I see, only as much as I dream can I be.”

~ Karen Ravn

In order to discover new lands you have to be willing to lose sight of the shore; imagine if Christopher Columbus let fear of losing sight of the comfort zone of the shore stop him from discovering unknown worlds.

It takes taking a risk to have your biggest life.  You’re worth it.  What do you want your epithet to be?

I recently lost one of my dearest friends.  She was the most enlightened, loving, compassionate and gentle people I have ever met.  She was light and love.  It exuded out of every cell of her body.  You could not be in her presence and not feel her peace, gratefulness and love.

I don’t know about you but that is how I want to be remembered.

“This world is but a canvas to our imaginations.”

~ Henry David Thoreau

I was thinking about fear today and how it is a waste of imagination.  I see so many people settle or shrink back because they listen to fear.  Fear is just and acronym for False Expectations Appearing Real.

What if instead of using your imagination to think of all the things that can go wrong and make yourself terrified, you used your gift of imagination to dream, dream big?

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Imagine the possibilities, if you stopped getting in your way and believed you could fly, that anything was possible. Try it out. You have nothing to lose and everything to gain.

My Challenge: Sit down and write what your perfect life would look like 10 years from now if there were no obstacles and you could have any life you wanted.  Write in great detail. What your home would look like?  What would your career look like? Relationships? Daily activities? Dig deep and dream big.

If your serious about making those dreams a reality I am a master at finding the resources, creating a plan and helping you get there.  If you need help discovering your dream and purpose or overcoming the limiting beliefs that are holding you back I can help.  Join my Living on Purpose Group and find out how to live the life you were meant to live.  It is possible.  It starts with a dream.

Namaste,

Maria Elena

NO EXCUSE ZONE!

NO EXCUSE ZONE!

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If you want something bad enough you will make it happen if not you will make an excuse.  What excuses are you making for not having the fabulous life of your dreams?  What is holding you back?  Money? Fear? Time? Age? Afraid of Failing? No Talent or Skill? Place Excuse ____  Here?

History is replete with countless people who made their fortune or accomplished greatness by shear determination and persistence.

Oprah was demoted for not being fit for television, Einstein did not speak till he was 4 and his teachers said he would never amount to much, Walt Disney was fired from his news paper for “lacking original ideas” and for having “no imagination”, Michael Jordan went home and cried when he was kicked off the high school basketball team, Louise Hay was in her mid forties before she even got started and she didn’t even launch Hay House on a small scale untill her 50’s, Abraham Lincoln was committed for depression and lost countless elections before becoming President of the United States.

The list of comeback stories, stories of people who had nothing and made it to the top is too exhausting and exhaustive to mention.  If you’ve never failed then you’ve never tried anything new.  You have to persist and persevere to have your dream.

“Nothing in this world can take the place of persistence. Talent will not; nothing is more common than unsuccessful people with talent. Genius will not; unrewarded genius is almost a proverb. Education will not; the world is full of educated derelicts. Persistence and determination alone are omnipotent. The slogan “press on” has solved and always will solve the problems of the human race”

~ Calvin Coolidge

The indelible human spirit is amazing.  We challenge ourselves to do things often by choice, sometimes for survival but when we achieve the unachievable the experience is unbelievable.  Without the fear of falling we will never experience the thrill of soaring.  Sometimes you have to have a breakdown before you can have a breakthrough.

We have to learn to push past the fear and the victory on the other side is so sweet it is worth every ounce of pain if we will just hang on one more second.  We give in and give up too easily when are so close.

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I recently watched the movie Unbroken.  What an inspiring example of what the human spirit is capable of when they believe they can endure.  His brother told him “if you can take it you can make it” and those words kept him going.   There were so many times when he could have given up but he remembered those words and he held on.

“Many of life’s failures did not realize how close they were to success when they gave up.”

~ Thomas Edison

“Triumph often is nearest when defeat seems inescapable.”

~ B.C. Forbes

We are capable of incredible things.  Everything that is now a reality was once a dream.  The airplane, the car, the computer, clothing, in door plumbing, everything we have and use and everything we are was once a dream.

“Dream lofty dreams, and as you dream, so shall you become. Your vision is the promise of what you shall one day be; your ideal is the prophecy of what you shall unveil. The greatest achievement was at first and for a time a dream. The oak sleeps in the acorn, the bird waits in the egg, and in the highest vision of the soul a waking angel stirs. Dreams are the seedlings of realities.”

~ James Allen

If your dream is important to you you will find a way, if not, you will find an excuse.  Someone else in worse circumstances than you has made it happen.  Their are people who sacrifice and require more of themselves.

Maybe it will take 10 years or 20 years but when you get there you will have your dream.  The time will pass whether you go for it or not.  So what is it going to be?

Let your dreams be bigger than your fears and your actions louder than your words.  Go for it.  And don’t stop till you get there.

Remember those people at the top of the mountain didn’t fall there!

“There is no place where success comes before work except in the dictionary.”

~ Donald M. Kimball

My Challenge:  Think about something you have written off as impossible and start reconsidering.  Write a list of what it will take to make it happen.  Even if it will take a thousand steps and 20 years.  A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.  Break it down into steps and make a check list and do something each day towards your goal.

P.S.  I am sign up people for my program to help people Create their dreams, Living on Purpose, if you are interested in learning more email me at mariaelena@theempoweringloveproject.com

Namaste,

Maria Elena

What on Earth am I Here For?

What on Earth am I Here For?

“It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood, who strives valiantly; who errs and comes short again and again; because there is not effort without error and shortcomings; but who does actually strive to do the deed; who knows the great enthusiasm, the great devotion, who spends himself in a worthy cause, who at the best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement and who at the worst, if he fails, at least he fails while daring greatly. So that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who know neither victory nor defeat.”

~ Theodore Roosevelt

comfortzone1I’ve been thinking a lot about getting back into the swing of things.  I know I’ve not blogged for a while, I’ve missed you, but I am back and ready to stay.  To be honest it was a challenging year.  In one year I was in the hospital 11 times and had 5 surgeries.

I’ve been working polishing up my my book for the official launch September 13th and developing my Living on Purpose program.  I’m healthy and ready to hit the ground running!

I was sent this Nickelback video by my sister and I just love it!  What are you waiting for? Good question.  What is that dream you’ve secretly been holding onto that you’ve wanted to do but have been too stuck in the 9 to 5 grind, going home to the family and finding no time for you to do?  Did you know that just 15 minutes a day can change your life?

I believe everybody has a spark inside of them, a passion, a purpose and a reason for being here.  You are not an accident, you are a unique and special creation.  No one else on earth is just like you and can give the world the gift you were meant to give.

I believe we are a piece of God, Jesus, The Divine, The Universe, The Heart of Creation, Allah, Jehovah, or whatever term you use, it is not the word “water” that makes it wet.  It is like God is the sun and we are rays shooting off the sun.

We each shine and are part of the whole but we are here to shine a special way.  We are here to re-present God’s Love in a way that only we can.  Maybe that’s part of our calling and our purpose.

Wouldn’t it be great if we could support our families doing what we love and are here to do?  Wouldn’t you like to find out what that is?

To get what you’ve never gotten you’re going to have to do what you’ve never done.

I don’t know about you but I am a dreamer, big time!

When was the last time you really dreamed about your future?  When was the last time you took a risk?  When was the last time you stepped out of your comfort zone and did something you’ve never done before?

What are you waiting for?

I am starting a group, Living on Purpose.  I will be posting more on it in the next couple of days.  So be checking my blog because this group is going to rock and make you stretch outside your comfort zone until you figure out who you are and what on earth you are here for.

My Challenge:  Spend some time just lying there daydreaming.  (It could be night time, in fact star gazing is  a great way to dream when your surrounded by the majesty of the universe and realize how amazing it is and anything is possible)

I would love to hear what you discover, share your biggest dream.

If you want to learn more about Living on Purpose email me at mariaelena@theempoweringloveproject.com

Namaste,

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(Seems fitting to add the definition today’s post)

Maria Elena