The scariest emotion is fear. Fear drives many religions, fear of loss keeps one trapped, fears can dominate and change our lives, can make us ugly or can keep us from doing what we dream of. And that is a travesty.
Dreams are put in our hearts by no accident. Each thing we find passion for leads us to an outlet. An outlet to live our life true and fulfilled. The only thing really keeping us from those dreams and true life is fear.
I stood before a great many people last year at the Sustainability Fair speaking about manifesting one’s dreams. How to have no fear and jump ship. I have written about how to manifest one’s dreams on this blog for years. I, myself, have manifested many a vision. I have also lost.
So, I will admit that for a time I felt like everything I ever spoke about or wrote about or said was complete hog wash. Indeed, I regret selling Garden Fairy Apothecary for $500 to my friend on a whim. But I don’t miss the company, I needed a break to come up with better and different formulas, to spend some time learning from others, to spend some time developing, creating, figuring out my path and that allowed me to do so. I am in love with White Wolf Medicine, and walking away from my last business allowed it to manifest. But I do regret selling Garden Fairy to a friend. Because even though she and her friend aren’t promoting it and haven’t done anything with it, they feel betrayed, and that makes me feel bad. But, I don’t regret moving forward with my vision because it illuminated this new apothecary that I love.
Every time one loses something, blessings and rebuilding ensue. Losing so many possessions only served to lighten our load for the journey. Taking away our farm dream only protected us from the obnoxious, larger than life, windmills that came up across the street and the fearful, unfriendly landlords. All these experiences only narrow down exactly what we desire. A light filled small home of our own. A bit of land. Towns to do farmers markets in and perhaps open another shop in the future. A dream we had a long time ago and again and again. We are busy painting our canvas what colors and whimsy we wish so that our dream will unfold as such. The flip side of it is that we help and help heal and we have a great gift to offer no matter where we roam. Our dreams are leading us somewhere where we are needed. Perhaps right where we are, perhaps down the road a bit.
Waiting until the “right time” only serves to delay the dream. Jobs end, money is never guaranteed, paths change, people pass. Grandma said you have to put a deadline on dreams. Otherwise it might be too late.
This life is so beautiful. Do not let fear keep you from manifesting your dreams. You are needed in this world and your dreams are your map to fulfilling your greatest endeavors and helping the world.