It was a time when I seriously needed to create something new. A mentor of mine recommended a book by Barbara Sher, entitled "Wishcraft". There was an exercise in the book that changed my life that was all about picturing the world that you wanted to live in. For the first time in years, I gave myself permission to envision the life I would like to live. At the time, I was in the process of leaving a very unhappy marriage and had lost hope that a good life was even possible.
The exercise was simple. It involved imagining in detail your day from start to finish. The more details one could imagine, the more potent the exercise could be. So, I did just that, I dreamed of what my life could look life if it didn't have all of the limitations I was currently experiencing. I detailed my house, my wardrobe, my job, and my relationships. I wrote it all down in my journal and then carefully figured out what I could do today to enjoy some of the things I had written down.
I had included a hot cup of tea. Well, I realized I could do that right now, so I sat down and had a cup of tea. I had detailed a hot, steamy bath with fragrant oils. Well, I had a bathtub, so I took a bath. By taking the first step towards creating my preferred future, I set a new future in motion.
There were other things on my dream list that were not as quickly realized. Some took me years. But a few years back, I picked up that journal and realized I was living my dream life, right down to the dream relationship that had seemed like such a pipe dream when I first envisioned it.
Magic, really. We have the power to transform our lives, but first we must dream the life we want. We must then do something, anything to move towards our dream. One of the most powerful questions we can ask is, "What can I do today to ______________? You fill in the blank. The universe is just asking us what we want. I discovered it answers!