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Life is a Vision December 16, 2008

Posted by Ann Bertorelli in Personal Observations, Uncategorized.
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I spend a lot of time reflecting. Some of that time is spent in reflection on real dicey decisions like whether to wash the kitchen floor before Christmas or what quilt I should work on next, or how I could lose fifteen pounds. But sometimes on a rare and wonderful day I have a flash of insight. And yesterday was one of those days. I suddenly realized that I am now living the life that I envisioned years ago.

I have always been into goal-setting and visioning. And that’s been reinforced by the plethora of Law of Attraction readings I have done in the last few years. Law of Attraction says that you attract to you what you think about. So the good things that come to you are as a result of your spending time thinking in a positive vein. Conversely, if a bunch of shit is happening in your life (not exactly how the theory is stated but you get the idea) then you have been attracting it through your thoughts. I do buy into this although I admit that sometimes I can’t necessarily see how I have attracted certain negative situations when I believe I have been thinking very positively about things. And I am willing to concede that I do at times get caught up in negative thinking. But even with these niggling little questions, I still believe that I do attract things, both good and not-so-good into my life.

Years ago I began to do visioning about what I would like my life to be like. At the time I was working 40+hours a week at a job in a corporation. I envisioned having a job where I could set my own hours. I also envisioned not having to work 100% of a regular work week. I wanted to be able to work from home often; wearing my pj’s to work if I chose. I also wanted to be able to do work that helps others to be more effective and happier in their lives and I always dreamed that I could use my spiritual insights to help others—and earn a living doing it. And I dreamed of being a writer, having a published book or two or three and spending time at home writing.

I have spent a lot of time over the years visualizing my ideal life, writing vision sketches of what that life would look like, setting time aside for prayer and meditation—and taking actions and making choices where and when I was led to.

And yesterday as I was preparing to spend a day out with my good friend, Mary, a MONDAY, not a weekend day, just for the heck of it because I wanted to, I suddenly realized that I have the life I visualized. Wowie!

I have not worked a 40-hour a week job in nearly six years. Instead I work as a leadership development consultant and executive coach. I choose how much I want to work and for the most part what days I do that work. Additionally, I am a certified Angel Therapy Practitioner ® working to help others with their spirituality. I do angel readings and spiritual coaching sessions, many of them from home. (www.graceintime.com) And I am writing on a daily basis—something I have only just managed to incorporate into my life in the last seven months or so. And as I write this blog entry, I am wearing my pink Mickey Mouse pj’s. Life does not get much better than this.

The published book thing is only partially manifested, but the night is still young, as they say. I have co-authored one book with a colleague called Creating the Right Stuff: Relationships that Work, Work that Matters which at this time is self-published. I am in the process of writing my first novel. It’s about one-quarter complete, (I think). I’ll be blogging more about my writing process and the aha’s that have come along with it.

So here’s the message: take time to dream. Envision what you see as your perfect life. Spend time with that vision, give it your energy, feed it when it’s low and feeble, and don’t give it up for dead—ever.

I wear a beautiful sterling silver bracelet on which is inscribed, “Live your dreams.” And until yesterday’s flash of inspiration, I didn’t really get that I was doing just that. That’s what happens sometimes; our dreams/accomplishments get put in our background of obviousness and we get caught up in just living our lives.

Oh, and one more thing—take time to feel gratitude for what you have already accomplished and for the riches of your life—you have some—we all do.

OK, homily over…go out and have some fun and dream some dreams. —Amara

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