Sunday, June 5, 2011
Manifesting my dreams
Manifest: 1) to make clear or evident to the eye or the understanding; show plainly. 2) to prove; put beyond doubt or question.
We are all tremendously powerful beings, constantly making manifest dreams, ideas and intentions if we choose to apply our power and our consciousness to do so. Some of us are more comfortable with this notion than others. Sometimes our own power is the very thing that scares us most. I've experienced both, and thanks to a series of incredible occurrences that have recently graced my life, I am now sitting squarely in the camp that believes we are absolutely capable of making manifest all of our heart's purest desires.
I'd been in a funk lately. There was just no denying it, and at moments it felt like there was no getting around it. I accepted that it was simply something I had to go through, not get around. I did all I could to constantly replace negative thought patterns and frustrations with affirmations of faith and the belief that all happens when it should, as it should for good reasons that just may not be immediately clear. Whenever there is a shadow obscuring any situation or circumstance, it is easy to get drawn into darkness. But the light always shines through. Our darkest moments inevitably will be illuminated if we believe it will be so, if we manifest that light into our lives. This blog in its entirety is in essence a testament to that, sharing stories from my own life experience that speak of light winning out over dark, hope over fear, healing over pain. Recently, I have once again been blessed to have sunshine come bursting through the clouds, and this time, it was threefold.
I knew I needed and wanted a shift in my work life. I felt strongly compelled to take certain aspects of my yoga practice deeper. I had been met with several opportunities to really take a hard look at my feelings on the matter of love, romance and family. Yet I never imagined that the "answers" to all these "questions" would suddenly become manifest in the span of one short week! That is really and truly how it happened. After countless moments of prayer and meditation, setting intentions to support my dreams and hopes, everything clicked into place as if by magic. And you know what? I believe it is magic. Not magic of the mystical sort, but magic of the inspiring if inexplicable sort. Watching your heart's desires become manifest truly does feel like magic, and the greatest part is that we are all able to play the role of the magician, or the Master Manifester, as some of my friends and I like to call it.
For me, what manifested was the reconnection with an old friend at precisely the right time so that he and I can collaborate on a musical venture that will hopefully give a platform to my deep love of chanting as a spiritual practice and his incredible talents as a musician. Two days later, I had a quintessential "ah-hah" moment and woke up with the name "Ocean Om" in my head. Within hours, the domain name was purchased, feelers went out to get a logo and Web site together, and bam! I am now owner/operator/president/CE everything of Ocean Om LLC, focusing on bringing standup paddle board yoga to Fort Lauderdale and connecting the yoga and SUP communities in our area. Then finally, though not at all least substantially, love, and I mean deep, intense, soul-stirring, made for each other kind of love, made itself known in my life once again, though in a way I have never quite known and certainly never felt. My life has literally transformed, and though I have been in a state of perpetual motion since this all began, and am thus exhausted at times, I am so full of love and light that I can scarcely contain it. The Universe continues to deliver blessing after blessing, opportunity after opportunity, and I trust that it is doing so because that is what I have manifested.
I don't believe myself to be so special, uniquely capable or privileged that I should have any advantage that anyone else wouldn't have where all of this is concerned. We all have it in us. We can all manifest whatever it is we are seeking in our lives. So in my enthusiasm and from a place of pure love, I encourage you to reflect, really, truly and deeply reflect on what it is you would like to make manifest. Meditate on it. Sit with it. Ask for it and then act as if it is already yours. So it shall be.