What Does that Look Like?

I’ve heard for many years that you really don’t get to experience your dreams unless you can visualize them fully. Well, I’m an artist by nature so of have a very vivid imagination and my mind constantly draws pictures of things described during conversations. You would think that visualization would be easy for me. Truth is, it’s NOT! Why? I believe it’s because visualization is more easily achieved with things I’ve already experienced because I am able to pull from a memory or an experience I’ve already had.
Recently, I’ve unlocked a way to start my inner thoughts to describe what I’d like based on my imagining and asking myself “What does that look like?”. I really began to take that to heart the last few weeks during my prayer and meditation time. When i started getting the reference pictures, i was able to fully see what was there in my mind all the time! I know it may sound a little weird, but try it.
Here’s a really good example.
I want a million dollars in the bank – well, doesn’t everybody?! A million dollars is so FAR beyond my reality that I can’t really wrap my mind around the picture of one million dollar bills in a vault that’s just for me. But I’m able to describe what the benefits of the million dollars looks like in my life… Out here in real time. When I ask myself ‘What does a million dollars look like in my life?’ The descriptions I receive make the understanding become more tangible and more attainable – and I can SEE IT in my mind!
As you describe it down to the finest detail. You can see all the things associated with it!
My mind shows me
– How I can support my parents – what it will feel like to be able to give back to them like I really want to;
– What ways I can create businesses – What I can do to be creative and have the longevity I want for my work life.
– I get to employ people – I even see the kinds of employees I’ll hire for which business,
– How many places I’ll go in a year – where, I can visit and explore, what I could do on those trips
(Get the picture). ūüôā
So I wanted to share with you what I discovered in soul searching. I’ve begun looking expansively at my life. THE BEST question I’ve ever asked myself so far is this one. I encourage you, even if you are able to visualize, to ask the questions that take your visualizations to a different depth. Go from ‘What does that look like?’ – to ‘What ELSE would it look like?’ Probe your subconscious to give you more detail and allow your vision to unfold before you vividly.
Visualizing helps you see your future. With out the ability to see people die. That’s how important visualizing is to you. Without vision for your life, you’ll die. So when you can’t see your dreams for all the things going on around you, when you need a new perspective, when it’s time to challenge your existence and take it to the next level that you have no reference for, stop… take a deep breath… and ask yourself “What does that look like?”.

The Law of Sewing and Reaping

I had the opportunity to speak with a friend yesterday about his life.¬† As we conversed, he began talking about all the places and things he should have done by now.¬† “I should have more money, less stress, a better car, and a nicer home.¬† I feel like I’m behind in my life.” He was very sincere and regretful – pouting about all the things and places he felt he should be in life by now that he was not.
As I listened to him, it occurred to me that he really hadn’t planned for the differences he felt he should have.¬† He hasn’t set up himself to receive anything else either.¬† By that I mean – He keeps making decisions that don’t lend to the outcomes he’s seeking.¬† See, instead of looking at his future, creating a plan, and beginning to plant seeds towards what he’s trying to have in his future, he just keeps living without a plan that gets him beyond his daily grind.¬† My very loving response was that I could help him get where he wants to be and that we could start ad soon as possible.¬† I didn’t give him a lecture, I focused on a way beyond the regret through decisive action.
Remember, your future will happen with or without your full and active participation in what it brings to you. I think it’s best to consider the seeds you’re planting in your life so that they will bring you the desired life harvest.¬†¬† We plant seeds every day for what our future holds for us.¬† If the seeds you plant today are planned poorly and are not truly connected to the desired end, your future will bring you an unplanned¬†harvest that is not what you desired.¬† I’ve said it before, you can’t plant an apple and harvest pears from it.¬† So it is that you can’t receive a life different than the one your that the sum of your past actions have created.¬†¬† That’s the Law of Sewing and Reaping.¬†¬† There are very few exceptions to any Universal Principle.
Your Life is the sum total of all that you say and do.¬† Every action is a seed EVERY SINGLE ACTION!!!!¬† If you want a different outcome in your life become an active participant in your future.¬† Start looking at your seeds and plant something you’ll be proud to call your life.¬† The future doesn’t ask your permission to occur.¬† It takes the seeds you sew into it and produces whatever harvest that results –¬† without prejudice.¬† My advice to you, get busy!¬† Examine the seeds you plant.¬† Be an active participant in your future and love the life harvest you receive.
Love, Light and Blessings from my heart to yours!