As I complete the 21-day meditation, “Desire and Destiny,” we’re called today to “share our vision.” To try to move from dreading the word networking to see that the more we talk about and share with others what it is we want in the world, the more able it is to manifest. Deepak said, maybe it’s following the thought to go to the park where an idea is sparked or to go to a party (we don’t really want to go to) where perhaps we meet someone who can help our dreams come to fruition.
The scary thing about owning our dreams is that it puts them out there for the dreaded derision. This fear of derision from others seems to be the motivation for hiding them that most plays out within me. Next on the list of negative voices is the derisive voice from within myself that says, You’ll never follow through anyway, so why bother telling anyone or trying in the first place.
Both of these voices are tools … well, were originally tools for safety, actually, but they’re long outdated, and I don’t need to hide anymore who or what it is I want or am in the world. But those voices haven’t yet received their invitation to leave in strong enough terms… and perhaps those voices don’t actually vacate the vicinity, maybe they just get turned down like a dial on a radio, becoming less distracting and thereby less convincing.
It’s easy, simple, and habitual to listen to the voices that say, You’re not good enough, your dreams are dumb, you won’t attain them anyway, you’re a queen of self-abandonment so why try.
But, it is also soul-crushing and life-limiting to listen to them.
So by the opposite tack, it is harder, more “effort-ful,” and not at all ingrained to upvote the voices that say, I am good enough, my dreams are worthy, I will attain them in whatever time, order, and manner I’m supposed to, and I can become a queen of self-support so I’m excited to go out and try!
Yeah… that feels silly and saccharine to tell myself.
But frankly, I, Molly, am nothing if not silly and optimism-sweet, so I better pump up the volume.
Happy Halloween, Everybody!:)