There is motivation inside each of us, desires fueling us forward in the midst of trial, fatigue or difficulty. These desires might be familiar to you already, such as wanting to have $50,000 in the savings account by this time next year or finishing the writing project before Summer's end. It might be a tangible dream, or it might be more emotionally based, such as feeling inspired or entertained doing daily activities. What matters about desire is that it has pull for you. Likely there are desires inside of you that aren't articulated yet, dreams and values driving your actions on a subconscious level. We all have them. Bringing awareness and language to these desires adds more momentum to your every move, providing the opportunity to align your choices and your dreams on a daily basis. Equally important is to uncover what's keeping you from living your dreams now (i.e. belief systems, unconscious values, the wrong associations). Awareness precedes change; change made conscious creates reinvention. Reinvention is empowerment and real magic embodied. Can you feel the sparkles flying with that one?
If your dreams and daily choices don't match up, if you're at a standstill or regressing rather than launching, life is nudging you to make some conscious changes. When you're experiencing challenge or self sabotage, you might take a look at what you're feeding. Are thoughts and behaviors in alignment with health and love of your current and future self? As you redesign, redefine and realign so your inner desires and lifestyle choices are more congruent, dreams will become reality in tangible ways.
Take a look at what your insides and outsides are saying about your dreams, desires and values. Remember, awareness is key. Dare to be honest and be prepared to have life meet you in miraculous ways. Getting real leads to real living. Be a realist, expect miracles & usher them in. Here's a place to start:
Grab a piece of paper or laptop and take notes on the following questions.
What desire is driving you forward? Anything that comes to mind, write it down.
Yes, you might desire financial freedom and a fulfilling relationship. What about comfort, being right or instant gratification?
Is your engine fueled by perfectionism & the need for status or curiosity & commitment to loving your entire self? Remember, honesty is key. What's the truth for you today?
What is keeping me from living the life I desire now? How am I stopping the flow of abundance?
This might be uncomfortable, keep going. You are NOT alone in any of what you're seeing or feeling.
The desires fueling you color your lens, they either create an enjoyable inner space or grueling and confining one. If you're feeling discontent or dragged down, inner criticism is likely louder than that inner cheerleader. If this is true for you, don't worry. Seeing where you are is a significant step in ensuring you don't stay stuck. Way to go you!
What do you want the desires in you to fuel? Are you wanting to feel more compassion and contentment as you complete that professional goal? If you achieve these dreams, what will happen then?
What adjustment is required to feel more aligned with the feelings you desire as you produce those big dreams? First thought, write it down. Some examples might be to get help to stop drinking, start a writing practice, seek out mentorship, feel what has been avoided from past losses, take a yoga class, spend more time outside. This might feel challenging, or even impossible. Write what comes anyway. You are creating a map to freedom and fulfillment!
Inner dialogue goes a long way to shape your experience in all areas of life. Dreams and desires grow in the safety and security of inner stability. Kind words, honesty and commitment to honor oneself are the fertilizer for living the life you desire. How are you speaking to yourself when no one else is around? Are you setting healthy boundaries to further promote safety and security for your inner sacred self? Is generosity and compassion a consistent or rare event? What might it lead to if you chose to look in the mirror, gaze into your own eyes, and say "I'm here with you no matter what"? First thoughts, write them down. Start practicing now with honestly stating where you are, what you want and what it might take to get beyond what's been blocking you. There is great power and possibility in getting real.
Self love is sexy, stabilizing and fuel for satisfying living. Consider this an invitation to choose your fuel and fill up with self love for today. Desiring more success and significance? Take action with self love as the stepping stone.
Bold action: find the closest mirror. Look into your own reflection and give yourself a few words of appreciation. What would you tell your closest friend, puppy or child? Go on, give yourself a pep talk or pat on the back. Simplicity is the building block to success, start now & build up your self love tank. This IS the foundation for aligning dreams and desires with daily living. Plus, doesn't it feel awesome to be with someone who loves you? Be that You to You. Louise Hay, author and publishing company founder, said something like this: The relationship you have with yourself is the longest one you'll ever have. You might as well make it a good one.
Need tips on how to choose your fuel and align dreams and desires with daily action? Contact me to schedule your free strategy session now!
I'm here with you & ready to cocreate your reinvention & recovery roadmap. It is possible to live into the life you desire from where you are today. Satisfaction from the inside out is ready to access - be in touch & start the adventure now.
With so much love,
Darcy Helene Meehan
As an advocate of Reinvention + Recovery, I work with clients to achieve balance, alignment and purpose in all areas