Happy Healthy and Fit

Monday, March 5, 2012

Desolate Parking Lot to Dream Palace~ Be a DREAM Gardener!

If you want to experience the life you have dreamed of, you must be willing to let go of the life you know. Growing dreams is like growing greens. Fruition begins with cultivation; a process that cannot be rushed.

The first step to manifesting an abundant harvest is preparing the land. Cultivation is really the clearing and churning process, the plowing or turning over of the soil. It is necessary to break down the soil so it is prepared to receive the seeds. The next step is to plant the seeds into the cultivated soil.

The same process is true of the mind. The mind is a garden of infinite potential. The blockages come from the Sanskrit word samskara. Samskara is translated to mean the patterns of the mind. It is the idea that if you keep doing what you are doing, you will keep getting what you are getting. The patterns may be programmed in from birth, your parents, this lifetime or previous lifetimes.

Breaking your patterns is your work. The challenge is the same as breaking up uncultivated land. If you want a small harvest, make small changes. If you want an abundant harvest, recognize that the work will be daunting at times and painful, but if you want what you have never had, you must do what you have never done. Break your patterns.

When you are growing greens, the work is not over once the seeds have been planted. You must constantly be clearing away weeds, outsmarting the critters that want to feast on your garden and protecting from the elements. The same is true for your dreams. To realize dreams, means to clear away and break up the patterns in your mind that keep you stuck. Planting dreams happens each time you tap into that feeling in your heart that bursts with joy and you know you can. Just as a gardener must keep a close eye on weeds, critters and elements, your dream garden requires the same. Weeds come in the form of doubts, fears and worries. Critters are those invited and uninvited words of wisdom others cannot help but offer up. Elements are those events occurring around you with the potential to distract you.

Equal work and equal patience will produce an abundant harvest for giving and receiving. Harvesting dreams requires doing the mental work and noticing your patterns. Get out your plow, your hoe or anything else you need to unblock doing things the way they have always been done. Stop believing your own limiting thoughts. Plant your seeds with love. Be aware of weeds and critters, you never know what form they will take or when they will appear. Just as one rabbit or one cold frost can come destroy all of your efforts, so can one negative thought destroy your dreams.

Trust that with constant and correct consciousness, the sky is the limit. Even if your future dream garden resembles a deserted parking lot at the moment, you are only 3 steps away from Fruition: Cultivate, Plant and Clear. Harvest abounds! Dream Big. Dream often. Dream of travel, adventure, love, passion, friendship and peace. Every seed is truly a spark. Every palace began as a parking lot.

Being Happy Healthy and Fit means knowing that you are your own Divine Dream Gardener. Cultivate your mind through new activity. Plant seeds of inspiration by writing down or speaking of your dreams often. Clear away all negative self talk. Be Grateful at the signs of Harvest. Share your creations.

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