Many of us are trained to be “realistic” — to expect only what is “reasonable.” I offer a new suggestion: why not expect the best? Why not dream big and create the vision of what you want to live? You have this one life as who you are now, so make it the way you want it to be. Only you are setting up obstacles in your mind, based on your limitations or circumstances. You have the power to change that, to remove the obstacles, to transform limitations into possibilities. Life is full of change. Your perceived obstacles or circumstances can change, can dissolve, can shift, opening up new possibilities you may not have foreseen. As you hold your thoughts on the best possible outcome, expecting the best, you put forth to the universe your openness to your vision, allowing it to manifest.
As we navigate through the rough waters of adulthood and all its accompanying responsibilities, we tend to lose touch with our lighter side, our playful, imaginative, magical child within. That magical child is the part of us that brings joy to our lives, sparkles with new ideas, believes in possibilities, has inspirations, enjoys belly laughs, tries new experiences. We need to invite that aspect of ourselves back into our daily lives. To do that we can remember the things we loved doing when we were younger and have set aside, we can open ourselves to spontaneity, we can try a new form of artistic expression, we can pay attention to our impulses, which may be ideas flowing from our higher selves or intuition, we can allow ourselves “down time,” letting our imaginations freely take new directions without following a task list. Giving air time to your magical child brings happiness back into life!