Since May, we have explored the following sequence of weekly topics here at Life Paths for Better Endings:
- Your Origin Story
- Your Vision Quest
- Your Life Metaphor
- Your Life Course Schema
- Your Significant Life Events
- Your Life Themes
- Your Turning Points
- Your Life Chapters
- Your Life Story Genre
- Your Story as Myth
- Your Narrative Statement
- Universal Archetypes
- Your Ensemble Cast of “Archemes”
- Your Guardians of the Threshold
- Active Imagination
- What Are Your Dragons?
- Your Quest
- Your Life Challenges
- Your Archetype Strengths
- Hold Fast to Your Dream
- Your Action Plan
- Your Life Dream Totem
The final, culminating topic of this six-month process—our theme for this week—is Live Your Dream, Now!
First, you can find and develop linkages from your present life experience to connect with your future goal. This allows you to gradually live into your Dream by continuing those practices and attitudes that already serve your sense of life purpose or Mission while gradually making changes in the direction of fully manifesting your goals.
Second, I introduced the idea of As Above, So Below. You can use prayer, meditation or active contemplation to creatively envision and explore inwardly that which in time you aim to manifest outwardly.
A third way to Live Your Dream, Now! is by applying the “As If” principle. You are free to Act already, currently, AS IF you ARE Living Your Life Dream, Now! This is a practice you can utilize as a way of integrating the high values of your Life Dream into your everyday present reality. What attitudes will you want to be expressing as you express your fully self-actualized roles with your Life Dream achieved? Acting AS IF you are already living your Dream means that you do not have to wait for any material changes in order to express the Self (persona) you aim to be expressing in your most Self-realized nature! See?
The AS IF principle means that you already ARE everything you ever will be, inwardly as Soul. To unfold into your highest expression of Self you need only to BE THIS NOW! Assume the perspective of the fully Self-Realized Being that you ARE and live from this perspective and attitude! Are there certain values and qualities of perception or attitude you might associate with your highest Self? Respect, Patience, Generosity, Flexibitlity, Expertise in your life’s vocation, etcetera? Since these qualities already exist within you NOW, Act AS IF you have already fully developed these and let your life adjust itself around your Self-realized expression.
These three aspects or practices that let you Live Your Dream, Now! together activate the three phases of the Law of Manifestation that Denise shared about here just a few weeks ago: Seeing; Knowing; and Being.
I invite you insights from your own life experience!