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.
EVOLVE – Two minute wisdom by Rhadhanath Swami
The Magic by Rhonda Byrne