dream has been acknowledged. We have become aware of our creative
passion. We feel it. We see it. We accept it.
We begin by having our intentions in good order. We take an honest
inventory of our motivating factors and consciously decide to
allow the soul to use our creative passion in positive ways.
this is established, once we have entered into this agreement with
the soul, we are able to open ourselves to the journey that lies
We open our hearts and minds. We hear the voice within as it
nudges us along our true path. Sometimes it is a mere whisper, but
there are also times when it is quite assertive. It's during these
times of assertion when we may feel the most anxiety. We
experience peace when we do not resist the soul's struggle for
freedom. Persistence won't always be easy; there will be times
when we're convinced of "forces" working against us.
For instance, at 4 a.m., as I attempt to keep up with the phrases
streaming from my mind, the computer freezes. Since I am
mid-sentence, I quickly grab my pen and continue writing on a
nearby sheet of paper. I am frustrated at first, due to fatigue at
this early morning hour. Keeping up with my thoughts on the
keyboard had already been challenging; now I must jot them down
the old-fashioned way.
My fatigue is mixed with adrenaline,
however, as I am resolute in my decision to respond to these inner
I refuse to ignore them any longer. I stayed awake
writing until after midnight; here I am again. I didn't want to
risk losing the steady flow of thoughts as I have done so many
times in the past. Too many times I have allowed ideas to
dissipate while asking myself, "What's the point
I now understand that there IS a point. If we're not living for
our dreams, following the promptings of our creative passion,
we're not really living at all. If we cower to our fears, we will
remain empty, touching everyone we meet with the bitterness of our
withering, dissatisfied souls.
So what does this mean in practical terms? It means surrounding
ourselves with inspiration. It means simplifying our lives rather
than filling them with distractions to be used as excuses. It
means taking our dreams and goals seriously whether any one else
does or not. Most importantly, it means taking full responsibility
for making the most of our lives and for living fully,
passionately, and as splendidly as we possibly can!