love, life, and the pursuit of liberation
I had the good fortune this morning of experiencing the life I want to live on a regular basis. I woke up early this morning and Milo, our new Yorkie, demanded that I take him for a walk. As A got LA ready for school, I lounged (napped) and read the paper. Then I began cooking dinner for tonight (inspired by Cathy at Minister of Style) while listening to Hay House Radio and ruminating about what I was going to write about this morning.
This is the life I am intended to live.
This morning Rev. Michael Beckwith was discussing prayer and praise. He confirmed what I knew about prayer, that it is the resonating and Being in Spirit, and he also taught that praise is when you celebrate the hints and signs that your greatest life is unfolding. Beckwith also reminded us that some (many) of us aren’t destined to lead common, ordinary lives. We know that because we are restless and try to suppress those audacious dreams that dance barely beneath the surface. Inspired by the queen’s declaration from Alice In Wonderland that she thinks of six impossible things before breakfast, he challenged us to think of our own Six Impossible Dreams. He challenged us to keep these near to our hearts, affirm them with our actions and thoughts, and praise the signs as they unfold.
I jotted mine down and then hesitated about sharing them. But since I hope to inspire by example, I’m sharing them with you. Without further ado, my Six Impossible Possible Dreams. Well, five. I couldn’t come up with the sixth one YET.
1- Be a highly paid writer, teacher, leader, and facilitator.
2- Travel the world and be abroad for weeks at a time.
3- Conceive and give birth naturally, healthily, and easily.
4- Be colleagues with the spiritual greats- Iyanla Vanzant, Eckhart Tolle, Michael Beckwith, Wayne Dyer, Oprah, Marianne Williamson.
5- Write for Essence, Huffington Post, and other renown publications.
What are your Six Impossible Dreams? Yeah, those, the ones you are a bit afraid to admit because you have too much fear they can’t happen.