Spiritual Awakening: Nothing But A Dreamer??? What You Talking About Willis?By Spiritual Awakening
Supertramp talks about being a dreamer. Are your the dreamer or the action taker?
Spiritual Awakening: Nothing But A Dreamer? What You Talking About Willis
This post was inspired by The Supertramp Song, Dreamer as it talks aboit being a dreamer at first it condems the dreamer and then it embraces the idea of being a dreamer. I added the What You Talking About Willis from the TV Show, Different Strokes, so as to emphasize how important it is to believe in yourself and not let doubters hold you back. In his poem Hold Fast Your Dreams, Langston Hughes says:
I have used this on several occassions during presentations to illustrate the idea of having dreams. I am reminded of the final scene of The Movie Accepted when the character Bartlebee ask the question What Did You Want To Be? One of the Board Members answered a Flute Player I wanted to play the flute. I began to think why did the man who want to play the flute give up or never pursue it? The reason he bought into the adult mode that dreams are for kids. Dreams are for everyone and you should always encourage the dreamers for it is those that take action on their dreams that succeed and inspire to do the same. Louise Hay, The Founder of Hay House Publishing(an affiliate on this site), shared the follwing in a recent interview with Ray Hemachandra:
Ray Hemachandra: I am told you have taken up ballroom dancing.
Louise Hay: Yes, and it is something I started rather late, about two years ago. For whatever reason — for many reasons — I was always frightened of it. I kept saying things like, “I’ll do it in my next lifetime.” Then one day I thought, “That’s pretty stupid!”
I walked past a dance place, and they said, “We teach you to dance one step at a time,” and I thought, “I can do that!” So, I went in. I remember I held my breath the entire first lesson. But I kept going back. The self-help teacher talks about her books, her business, retirement, and the power of thought and word.
One day my teacher said to me, “Louise, I see the fear come into your eyes. Where is it coming from?” I couldn’t answer her, but when I went home, I thought about it. “Where is this coming from?” I thought. “Why am I so frightened of this?”
I got the answer. I felt that if I did it wrong, I was going to be slapped. I thought, “Oh, my, that goes back a long way, and I am still holding on to that!” And this understanding broke it for me.
I went back, and I told her what it was. When I realized what the problem was, that made a whole difference. And then, from there on, we had a lot of fun.
One reason we do not pursue our dreams is due to fear as explained above. To overcome this fear we must begin to realize that only our thoughts and our fears can hold us back. Noone else can hold us back unless we surrender our personal power and allow them to hold us back. Many times words from others hurt and we give them credence and then we don’t pursue our dream or we say the heck with their thought I am going to reach down inside and prove to myself that I can do it. I did this when I was competting in The Florida Jaycees Speak-Up Competition, many told me I wasn’t on the level of the other competitors at first I believed the nay sayers ten one day I decided I am going to compete and as a result of finding my inner strength and chasing the dream of winning in February of 1990 I won 1st place on the state level. I then began to be invited to speak at chapters throughout the state. In 1995 I was named one of the top 5 Jaycees in America. I have learned that when you dream and take action toward that dream that you can achieve that dream. Many times what seems far fetched and outrageous to others comes to us and is done by us because we believed in the power of our dreams.
Spiritual Awakening: Tools for The Dreamer
Like all good carpenters you should have a great tool box filled with resources that can help you build your dreams. Today I added a new tool a book by David B.Kagan titled Dreams Passions and Destiny with some great immages and quotes to inspire and empower the reader. Other tools in my tool box include:
Ken Esrig’s Start From Where You Are
Dee Adio-Moses Oneness Consciousness
Mary Morrisey’s The Miracle Minute
Shelly Hipsky’s Ordinary Planet Extra Ordinary Planet
I have several other books in the tool box to help me as a dreamer. What books are in your tool box?
I also find many videos to help me continue to be a dreamer and an action taker such as these:
There are also many quotes and photos we can display as tools to hold onto our dreams
Spiritual Awakening: Be A Dreamer Write It All Down
I had the pleasure of interviewing Carol Morgan on my radio show a few weeks ago and I would recommend you connect with her about being a dreamer and what your dreams mean and how you can bring them to fruition. One tip she gave was to write everything you dream about down, She has developed a dream journal to help you do this.
As you continue to move positively in the direction of your dreams adjust when you must and continue to pursue the dream until you achieve it.