This week’s Life Mastery Institute post is short and sweet, and also foundational in dream building. I share it in a spirit of gratitude, camaraderie, and respect as a fellow traveller on the road of Life. Because even a “long” human life is brief, you and your dream must be worthy of your most valuable currency: your time.
A worthy dream gives you Life. A worthy dream aligns with your core values and holds gifts for others. A worthy dream holds mysteries: you will not see all the steps at once. It requires faith and action. A worthy dream causes you to grow.
You and I cannot out-perform our own self-image. In order to build what is truly beautiful and life-giving, and to grow in the process, we must feel deserving of our dream.
Feeling deserving is not the same as feeling a false sense of entitlement. It does not mean considering oneself more valuable or worthy than others. It means being open to receiving the goodness and abundance that are ours by nature.
Here is the LMI post…
In order to manifest our dreams, we need to align our self-image with the life we would love living.
If your sense of deserving isn’t wide and deep enough to hold your dream, you will fall short.
How do you know if you deserve your dream? If you are breathing, you deserve to have your heart’s desire. Simply by virtue of you being alive you are worthy and deserving of your dream.
You wouldn’t feel the longing if you didn’t have the capacity to manifest your dream.
Here are THREE keys to increasing your sense of deserving:
1. Focus on the good.
Circumstances are bad only if you perceive them as such. Instead of panicking when life appears to throw you a curve, wait and invite your Higher Power (the Universe, Life, God, your Source – whatever “Higher Power” means to you) to reveal the good. Then give yourself the benefit of the doubt. You are naturally good because a force far greater than you, and also part of you, called you into Life.
2. Let go of past mistakes.
It’s hard to move confidently into the life you have imagined if you are lugging deadweight. When you persist in carrying the baggage of your childhood, your shame or your belief that you are unlovable, you have no room for greater possibility. Let go of encumbrances by identifying and releasing your own deadweight.
3. Practice gratitude to increase your sense of deserving.
An “attitude of gratitude” enables you to construct your dream on a solid foundation of deserving. Begin by spending a day giving thanks to those you’ve criticized. From there, build a pattern of daily gratitude. When we begin to appreciate those we once condemned or took for granted, the field around the object of our appreciation broadens, attracting to itself even greater good.
When you practice these three principles, you will feel your sense of deserving expand and you’ll begin to see unexpected good things flow into your life.
You Are Worthy!
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