"Don’t be pushed by your problems. Be led by your dreams." - Ralph Waldo Emerson - 1803-1882, Essayist, Lecturer, and Poet
"It's not knowing what the answer or solution is, sheryl, but simply knowing that there is one, which brings it forth. Of course, you knew that"
I love it when I find a great quote on the same day as a "Note from Universe" that line up. Being led by your dreams is inspiring - it makes you want to get up in the morning, or stay up late at night working on bringing the dream into reality. It isn't a pipe dream up in the sky, when you are led by it, because you brought it down into reality in order to follow it - as in, taking action. You can't be led by something or follow something unless you are actually moving. And movement is critical.
When we go to follow or be led by our dreams, we usually don't think that we have the answers to knowing how to bring our dream into reality. That is why most people never accomplish their dreams, they get stuck in the not knowing.
But the reality really is that we have those answers inside of us. Scripture says that we would not be given the dream, if we couldn't accomplish it. This so goes along with the saying of having an opportunity instead of a problem - how do you choose to approach what comes into your life on a daily basis?
Accomplishing our dreams is a lot like putting together a puzzle. We can envision what we want to happen - so we have the "picture" of what it is supposed to look like. I love to solve puzzles, they make me curious and I want to explore all of the different avenue of solutions. I start by putting together the outside borders and then work inwards. Using this analogy with bringing our dreams into reality,
creating a framework is similar to putting together the borders of the puzzle. If we can put together the framework, it becomes simple to see what else is needed to create the whole picture into reality.
Some pieces seem to fit at first glance, and then you notice that the edges are off just a little. Since puzzles come with a fixed number of pieces, sometimes you don't notice until you get to the end, that you have something in the wrong spot. But if you are living from that space of intuition you will get clues, and if you listen and explore, instead of arguing against your feelings, you will discover what fits and doesn't fit much faster.
Intuitively you might have felt that something was off, but your eyes didn't catch it immediately. And if you are like me, I have this mental chatter going on all the time. The conversation goes something like this - "You need to stop and pick this up" - my mind thinks it knows all the answers and says, "do I really? I think I can wait until tomorrow" and if I am not paying attention, I don't go and pick up the item, and guess what? - I did need that item today, not tomorrow.
Or intuitively I know that I am forgetting something; missing something - that there is disorder in my mind, but I am not immediately grasping what it could be. It is important to take time on a daily basis and check in - most people find that doing this first thing when they wake up, and again before going to sleep allows those "intuitive hits" to float up into the mind space and make themselves known.
The answers come into our space, we see them, and it is funny how they make perfect sense and we can see how we are being led, because divine timing is bringing up each item into our awareness as it is needed.
It is really something to appreciate how the divine timing works - I believe that if we were handed the entire set of plans, blueprints, materials, etc..., that we need to bring the dream into reality, we would probably throw our hands up and say, I can't do that. I am not qualified - it is over my head and just generally freak out at the vastness of the vision.
But when we are led by the dream, like driving at night on the dark road, we only have to work on what we can see, and magically the headlights keep lighting up more space as we are led down the road. Overwhelm doesn't attack us, we don't waste time stopped on the road, worrying about what the 10 ft beyond what we can see might reveal to us. We just keep driving as far as we can see, and before we know it, we have arrived at our destination.
I have a rock on my desk, in which the words are carved "it's not the destination, It's the journey. And so it is.