A friend of mine gave me this book the other day; you are already living the life of your dreams by Ophelia Nicholson. Now, that was after he found out that I have an incredibly deep interest in the Law of Attraction and Spiritual consciousness. It was around 11:00pm and the hasty streets of Philip-Nel Park were somewhat quiet and lonesome, whispering sounds of serenity, with crickets chirping away in the still of the night.
Tags: crickets chirping, dreams and desires, Law of attraction, Spiritual consciousness, The secret
A friend of mine gave me this book the other day; you are already living the life of your dreams by Ophelia Nicholson. Now, that was after he found out that I have an incredibly deep interest in the Law of Attraction and Spiritual consciousness. It was around 11:00pm and the hasty streets of Philip-Nel Park were somewhat quiet and lonesome, whispering sounds of serenity, with crickets chirping away in the still of the night. After a long and undying chat, we then decided to sit down for while eventually noticing that we would never part ways, our conversation would drag on for hours. We chatted away under the bright street lamp in the blistering cold, and it all started by a simple wonder as to how we to came meet and how this whole intervention could only be arranged by the Universe. You see, we have too much in common, same beliefs and the same sense of motivation to explore life and live with boundless energy. In a matter of just a couple of months knowing each other, we helped put together a successful but rather exhausting event that took place this past weekend at Pretoria Show Grounds and this signalled the beginning of a long, steady working relationship.
Later that night around 01:15am I lay awake starring at the ceiling, smiling to myself and recapping on the awesome conversation we had, an incredible realisation dawned on me… Every day I meet more and more people who understand and share this ancient but newly found spiritual awakening. I held up some of the notes I had jotted down as part of the exercises I completed in the book and made a strange connection. One of the exercises was to recall and jot down what my dreams and desires were 10 years ago and analyse them. After that, I would write down what my dreams were 5 years ago and make a comparison between the two to see if I am not, already living the life of my dreams.
It all started 10 years ago.
The year 2003. I was still a High School kid doing my 9th grade, still sceptical of the world and always testing, tasting and experimenting with new things. 10 years ago, I had my first ever real girlfriend; yeah I know I was a late bloomer, but it never bothered me much. I was a clumsily shy boy but always smiling and content with life, I still am though and can never stop learning. I always wanted to study something to do with Building Science and Construction, it was always my career path and the interest grew increasingly every day. I remember fantasising about travelling, meeting new people and changing lives. I didn’t even know how I was going to do that, but all I knew was that it was going to happen. I seriously don’t remember a lot of my experiences back then but one thing for sure is that they were pleasant ones. As a kid there is really not much you can do but dream, play and act as if the world is just one big fairy tale…
Now; 5 years ago.
The year 2008. Now cut down the chase to Varsity, I was doing my 1st year in Civil Engineering. It was an exciting beginning, a rush of freedom and independence while meeting wild and crazy characters all from different worlds. I had just graduated from College the year before, and experienced life and love the harsh way to say the least. That all didn’t matter anymore, and I grabbed the opportunity to start all over in a new city, with new strangers, new responsibilities, a breath of fresh air and new beginnings. But then I went through a phase I believe everyone goes through at some point in their lives, I started to rediscover myself. I became more of a free spirit, chose my own path and rejected any course to conform to society’s ways of programmable thinking. I was beginning to really explore myself, discovering new talents such as a passion for writing and creative arts while music and poetry came naturally to me. I had skills I had never explored before just because of limitations I had set for myself, who was I kidding? “Engineers have no room to be artistic or creative”, my lecturer would always say, “If you’re here to try and be creative, go to art school” (deep Afrikaner accent). It was clear as to why so many engineering students seemed lifeless and bored all the time, all because of such limitations. So life began to unveil itself in different patterns, I soon learnt I had leadership skills and because of restricting myself back in the day, I grew too afraid to explore that part of myself. I was elected as part of the Residence Culture Committee, and then joined the campus Poetry Society. A dream I once had to travel and meet artists, enjoy poetic scenes, learn about different cultures and be in a different environment.
I started to notice I was more than just a creative force but more of a spiritually driven person. Dont get me wrong, this has nothing to do with traditional religious believes that people pride themselves in but rather, as a spirit soul on a more universal outlook. Something kept me connected to ordinary people on the ground that are normally overlooked and undervalued, often called bums, street kids and even street vendors; I cherish all the wise experience I learnt from them. I started growing the love and creativity I had for my African people and my roots, coming out of the ordinary in opposed to how society viewed us – Africans. It was more of a conscious understanding to be a part of the African soil, where it all started, the Garden of Eden.
So later the following year I had a dream of taking a gap year, leaving school for a feel of a new environment, find work, relocate to a new place and start anew. I did so in a matter of months, and what’s funny is that I had just learnt about a film called The Secret, a short story on the Law of Attraction, I then started practising the art of visualisation and feeling excited about finding a new job in construction. It was fascinating to discover how I had been living my dreams all along and how they have been manifesting along the way while I was completely unaware, it dawned on me like an epiphany. They say, “ask and you shall receive” and so I did, and soon afterwards I met the woman of my dreams and never had a doubt about it, for she was exactly who I asked for and nothing less. I remember writing down on a piece paper the kind of qualities I wanted in her, type of personality, character, etc. and to my surprise she came walking into my world and I didn’t even have to go out searching for her. I now began taking this seriously, using this newly found knowledge to attract a job with a company car, a new city, a new environment, new strangers and a completely new life.
The following year, just after New Years I sat at home and never bothered going back to school. Although my mom seemed a bit worried and asked endlessly, “what would I do for the rest of the year if I don’t register? What if you never find a job?” damn, it hit me, what if it doesn’t work out like I thought it would? How did I drive myself into such oblivion, did I lose my mind? I started panicking and twitching, waking up in this dream I had put myself in. So the very next day I went to the internet cafe and only then I started sending my CV all over to different companies in hope to receive a quick response. (What was I thinking, not even applying for a single post??)
The very same day, a couple of minutes just before I left the internet cafe I decided to check my Facebook account and….. Whoalla! Right there in my inbox was a message from a construction company inviting me to send my CV in for a Civil Engineering internship. It was like manna from heaven. I dint even know this company and had never applied for a job anywhere else before that day! The Job physically manifested itself, now if that’s not testimony of how strong my faith was? Then I really don’t know.
I began working and not long after a couple of months I was promoted, given a company car and moved to a friendly neighbourhood where I learnt a lot about the locals there, I was now content. I knew exactly what had happened, it was not a shock to me anymore and since then, I have always embraced the divine power of the Law of Attraction. Many phases in my life came and went and it was all because of my shift in consciousness and the energies I sent out into the universe that all came into manifestation as reality. I started having bigger goals and bigger dreams, a dream of mine is to have a Global non profit organisation for the youth to harness their talents, develop their skills and themselves in order to create future leaders. I believe that, what man feeds the mind is what man becomes, a quote from Allen James book – “As a man thinketh, so is he” and so my quest has always been real and meaningful to me, to create a media that spreads only goodness, positivity and spiritual consciousness as truth to society and not just fables, only then shall man rediscover himself and all the hidden capabilities he possesses as boundless energy.
The Universe has brought together people, circumstances, events and situations where we could connect and share in the same vision. It has become easier each day to live my dream life, to allow the Higher Power to take its course and guide me. Some people conceptualize life as just a dream, where we have the ability to create our own path as life reveals itself. The reason why most people are in such a mess is that, too many people focus their energies on the negative things that really don’t add value to one’s life. It is no surprise if you consider what the media broadcasts on television, newspapers and cyberspace, that on its own, becomes impossible for one to have a completely joyful day. It wouldn’t be long before you heard terrifying news on the radio and there goes a perfect day! It is almost as if the media’s sole purpose is to depress its subscribers. The same energy being fed to us multiplies exponentially into the universe, thus the ever increasing wars, hate, terrorism, poverty. We dwell in such misery and it is evident in society nowadays, it’s rare to have a great conversation with a stranger in a bus without becoming sceptical of their agenda. People have become self absorbed it’s not even funny.
Those who display a character of cheerfulness, love, contentment, compassion and excitement usually exhibit a healthy and delightful life style, wealth, prosperity and success. Many wonder why they do not achieve what they want in life, the sad truth is that they consciously ignore their dreams and continue in misery all the way down to the grave. What a sad way to live or rather, to exist. I guess people are more gullible nowadays thus making it a lot easier to lose their faith, optimism and passion in their dream Life
The time is now and the universe is aligned with us in a new era never experienced before, if indeed ever existed then it must’ve been centuries ago, where man has come into complete realisation of the self and the Higher Truth. The time is now to have a shift in consciousness, to alter our ancient beliefs and limitations, and to live as we were meant to live!
I would like to challenge you to read these books to see your dream life become a reality!!
Live the Life of Your Dreams by Joyce Chapman.
The Magic by Rhonda Byrne
Tags: New thought, Philosophy
The title is influenced by a verse in the Bible from the Book of Proverbs, chapter 23, verse 7: “As a man thinketh in his heart, so is he.” The full passage, taken from the King James Version, is as follows:
- Eat thou not the bread of him that hath an evil eye, neither desire thou his dainty meats:
- For as he thinketh in his heart, so is he:
- Eat and drink, saith he to thee; but his heart is not with thee.
- The morsel whi
ch thou hast eaten shalt thou vomit up, and lose thy sweet words.
“While the passage suggests that one should consider the true motiv
ations of a person who is being uncharacteristically generous, or pretentious before accepting his generosity, the title and content of Allen’s work refer to the reader himself”
I have read this many times myself and it is really thought provoking. It’s not inconceivable, Allen James was an artistic observer and new thought author. I live by this principle myself and became conscious of my every thought and action. At first I reflected long lasting trauma and disappointment at what my actions suggested but later started tuning my mind around it. This book transformed my thought patterns and made me take a more objective look at myself! I hope you find it interesting, its quite a short read!
References from: wikipedia.org
In a sense...in essence.... cents in-dependence. Pants in breaths of tendence.
Life in sentences, lest live in pretendance. Dance to the music as if a life sentence.
Scent-tense chokes ones heart in an instance..... Inner sense, nurtured to plough innocence.
Deliverance, chance to reap intelligence In a world where mans mind descents, to a system packed irrelevance.......
Learn, teach, preach and give a chance, to man decieved and reaping ignorance.
Its been a great journey although still got along way to go, many have tried and tested and I still remained. A path has been opened and made perfect ahead of me even if – have come to stumble across sticks and stones and blue rocks, my mission is still to make a difference and see the life’s of my people turn to bliss so that all can appreciate the dark and light of it. I too am a creature like every other mammal out there, but as time grew with me I got to realise that we are more spirit than material and we all here on this planet to take samples, learn, teach, give a way for new wisdom and acknowledge our imperfections. As true as we are made in the creators image we too remain god’s within our own right, and it takes time, patience and meditation, spiritual meditation in anyway possible and not necessarily religious boundaries set by a system of imprisonment within the human race .
It is in this way we realize that we are the true ONE and absolute and need not to look anywhere else but within. Every creation on this planet is with ONE spirit. Every plant, animal, creature from the smallest to the greatest, from the majestic mountains to the deep blue sea, from the vast open skies and all that live in it, the brightest star to the curious little ant, the water that flows in underground streams to the breeze we feel against our skins. That fuzzy flower to the fertile and rich soil and all its thousand grains. We were all meant to be ONE all under the ever keen sun. With all due respect life is meant to be abundant and perfect as it sustains itself through ONE spirit. No flaws and injustice just pure perfect bliss.
As man realized their existence and power to rule over all, we also realized that as true gods we have the ability to create, sustain, manifest and destroy. Within our self’s we lost touch of our true spiritual form. The reason we where able to be here in the first place, harnessing the power of Love and Life which is God our Holy Father of all absolute creation. Most of us leave this visit without taking anything with us, sharing the experience and passing it on, sustaining it so that more beings share the same light. We all have a task to complete and play a role, that role is not set for us, we all choose which to play since we all arrive here alone. One will realize that man has the ability to love more than he hates, as compassion comes more naturally than war and hate. We learn than it is more of human nature to love and not human behavior. And it is more of human behavior to create war than it is human nature. It is still a mystery of how we got here, but our duty is not try to fight the reason why we are here but rather respond naturally to our inner gods and start living as gods and not existing as merely creatures of artificial intelligence……. We got to BE…ONE
“Life is but a dream”, said an angel whispering in my ear one morning, when I was too depressed and reluctant to wake up to do anything, let alone go to school.
The persistent thought of life being just a dream provoked anxiety in me, I could not quite clearly make out if that was a real angel or just my mind playing tricks on me. Never the less, that feeling of anxiety and wanting to discover and know more kept on pestering my conscience. I kept on pilling up notes and ideas in my silly little head trying to find out what life is all about. Day in and day out the feeling would be the same, slowly tearing me up inside.
Right at some moment of salvation, I clumsily dropped my school diary off the table and so it landed in an open position with a page facing towards me. I suddenly made a riveting discovery. A glowing beam of discovery entangled me in a spectrum of light… well not the light you’re thinking of silly! And certainly not the one that appears in movies supported by angelic harmonies in the background. No, this was a different kind of light, it was an exhilarating realisation not even close to an ‘aha moment’.
A postcard fell out of the dairy, and it wasn’t just an ordinary one. It stood out and posed a very clear and vivid picture of all the legends, icons and world leaders who ever lived. They all had something special in them and were different in their own right. Pick anyone and they were there, from your Martin Luther King, Albert Einstein and Malcolm X to Tata Nelson Mandela, Steve Jobs, Mahatma Ghandi, Sir Issac Newton, Michael Jackson, and many others I could not immediately recognise guided by my limited knowledge of history. Notice all these people wanted something different in life and searched for wisdom and life’s mysteries. The collage presented me with a weird sense of energy by just giving it one glare, it was a lively and positive feeling and I felt a slight exhilaration down my spine.
It was almost as if I knew exactly what to do, felt as if I had a goal to live up to. But who was I kidding; it was just a postcard full of pictures of some old folks I never even met before right? I mean, what made me dare think I could be like any one of them. So then, I reached out for the postcard and gave it another gaze and as I turned it around, there stood a boldly highlighted message written on the back. This was really the epitome of what replaced a 2 minute marvel to a more permanent imprint in my mind…
This is what it said: “Great and successful people and not so great, unsuccessful people do not differ greatly in their abilities. They vary in their desires to reach their potential” by John Maxwell
This sparked a life changing notion in my conscience. The Notion that, “We want to therefore we can”.
I had a tug of war going on in my mind long before this and could not adjust to the fact that, we wake up every day, bust ourselves to make the most of the few hours left before sunset. Hustle and bustle in traffic on the rush to make it to school or work, that job interview, that crucial meeting, the metal beating, loud hooting and grinding machines, the paper work with all the coffee stains and it all seems to be an endless rat race. Traditionally we were told to go to school, get good grades so we could pass and go to college or varsity, study hard to get a degree and graduate, receive a middle income job, buy a house get married have kids and hopefully enough pensions fund to sustain us before we wrinkle and die. And that’s the life of an average man
Well for days this concept had been bothering me and I came to realise that there is something missing. All those people I saw on the collage and the message I read saved me from an everlasting craze of ideologies I had developed in my head. And all this time it was that simple, it really was all that simple. See all those people did not just Exist and pass on from this planet, they Lived. There is always a fine line between the two, of which I advise you make a conscious decision and choose the latter.
It was at this point where I had a sudden realisation of what that angel who spoke to me in my sleep was trying to tell me, “Life is but a dream” and in a dream you can be whatever you want to be and go wherever you want to go. It’s just that easy, now people make the mistake of living life too serious and become afraid to explore.
That angel visited me again in my sleep the other day, he unveiled a lot of mysteries and taught me what I would not forget and that’s divine wisdom. He said to me that, “ it is through the way God created us, that we share some of his greatest powers, the power of manifestation, the power to create, the power to build and also the power to destroy.” I got lost in my thoughts again, at distant places in my imaginary world.
He said again that, “Life is but a dream” and this time I believe I understood perhaps maybe a fraction of what he said because to my surprise it still felt a bit unclear, So I asked him to elaborate a bit further and he said to me; “Well, look at it this way, we are all made in God’s image, so all that which we are, are gods in our own right. We create our reality and dreams through His Grace each and every day. So all your desires and dreams, all that you can conceive, through that very same God given power you can achieve”
At this point I started to listen attentively; I suddenly began to see life in a different perspective. And so I stood silently and listened deeper, and he continued. “All that you see as you look around you, no seriously look around you! All that you see around you as material objects were all at once just a speck of imagination in someone’s mind. From the clothes that you wear, to that blackberry in your pocket, from the television set to candy floss, from that car parked outside to wi-fi and blue-tooth. All this were at first imagination, and back in the 1700’s you could get scolded for talking about taking a picture with a “telephonic communications device” people would seriously laugh at you and then take you in for psychometric analysis.
I started to realise where he was going with this, the very words he spoke lingered in my mind and made me proud to be alive in this day and age. Where man started to live and began to pursue self discovery and seize to merely exist.
He went on to further explain; “You see, we were all made from the same matter and we are the same as starlight and the smallest speck of dust, the vast blue skies and all its creatures we are all one, the million grains of sand on the beach and none can exist without the other, every little grain of sand is accounted for. We all have the ability to illuminate a ray of sunshine to every living creature around us. What we have been given is way too precious and divine; believe me when I say it’s not just in some of us, but in every one of us.”
A quick sigh of relief escaped me and I smiled, this whole conversation reminded me of a poem by Marianne Williamson which goes like this;
“Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous? Actually, who are you not to be? You are a child of God. Your playing small does not serve the world. There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won’t feel insecure around you. We are all meant to shine, as children do. We were born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us. It’s not just in some of us; it’s in everyone. And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others.”
I simply nodded my head in agreement and as I took time to become aware of my surroundings, I contemplated on my own future’s wildest dreams and all the possibilities I could imagine for the human race. I noticed that for every single invention and discovery that ever was, there were inspired and determined people behind it, no matter how silly or crazy the idea seemed.
If it were not for the Wright Brothers, we could not fly in aeroplanes. If it were not for the love of scientists, inventors and discoverers we would not have electricity, heating, phones, appliances and the list goes on. There would be no medicines, doctors, schools, teachers, and transport. There would be no books, no paintings, no music, no internet and it is all because these beautiful things emanate from the powerful, positive, creative force that resides in each and every one of us. Everything that has been imagined, and manifested into the physical world has done so by virtue of this powerful creative force.
We want to, therefore we can.
I later had a realisation that through deep desire and conscious efforts to achieve something, an automatic responsive alignment to the universe falls in place so that dreams could be fulfilled. In many cases, philosophical, religious and even some wise men have often uttered these words, “Ask and you shall receive”
Now is the time to erase all doubt, all worry and uncertainties and reclaim our natural God given abilities, abilities to build and sustain nations, because we want to. We have the ability to love one another and care for all of nature and her creatures because we want to, the ability to preserve our natural beauty, gifts and talents because we want to. The ability to enjoy the beautiful mountains, waterfalls and deep blue seas, to nurture our children and the elderly, to restore hope back in humanity and its natural ability to be, to manifest and to create a beautiful, rewarding and purposeful Life. To seize to Exist and start Living, not because we are forced to, but because WE WANT TO AND THEREFORE WE CAN!!
Albert Einstein once said, “Your imagination is your preview of life’s coming attractions” Go out there and make it a reality.
Now I wake up every day and give gratitude for another day of sunshine, pack my back and just run out… To where? I don’t really care much, but I trust that my journey will be filled with adventure. And as I lie on the million grains of sand and quietly watch the sunset, I still hear the words of an Angel silently linger in my head… “Life is but a dream”