By practising Dr. John Demartini‘s method for ‘determining your highest values’ (refer to Chapter 1) I realised that it was critical for me to pursue a life which involved searching for life’s spiritual meaning and helping others live their fullest potential. I was excited and intrigued about what my life could look like.
During my search to find what was missing in my life, I’d explored a vast range of fields. No stone was left unturned: psychology and personal development; meditation and yoga; natural and energy medicine; metaphysics, quantum physics, and modalities that would be considered by some occult! These practises fascinated and resonated a ‘truth’ deep within me. However, they were not my calling. I had made the common (but devastating) mistake in the past of confusing a passion with a calling, and it cost me dearly. But that’s a story for another time.
I’d had various ‘dreams’ and wishes. Since my early childhood I’d fantasised about living on a rural property. At the time I pictured it to be a farm. Years later, when I began exploring my creativity, it evolved into a B&B that ran artists’ retreats.
I knew that I loved talking to people about their desires and aspirations. To me their ‘genius’ was obvious, but I could never understand why they weren’t making the most of their natural gifts and talents. I felt drawn to helping fulfil their dreams. Perhaps I could build a spiritual retreat?
My dream of a retreat was somewhat sketchy in detail. I had no experience in building or managing such a facility. I had no idea how to unlock someone’s potential. Was this something I could base a new life upon? This was not exactly a conventional ‘career path’ with an established course of studies attached. I didn’t know where to begin.
It was Derek Rydall‘s Total Life Emergence program that provided me with the information needed to develop a practical plan for my life. His work gave me the tools to integrate this dream into my day-to-day existence.
I diligently worked through Rydall’s four-week program that came in the form of a tele-seminar. Part of this program involved creating a vision for my life based on the things that inspired me. Or in Rydall’s own words “what really juices you”.
I articulated this vision on paper, in meticulous detail. Honing it until it began to ‘breathe’. It felt more real to me than my current reality. Excited and inspired, I now had a vision that ‘felt’ tangible and expressed who I truly was.
Following Rydall’s instructions, I refined my vision until I could articulate it in a few paragraphs (known as a vision statement). I read my vision statement on waking and again periodically throughout the day to evoke the feelings of living my vision.
My life finally had direction. The next chapter on my journey, was to begin building a life that reflected my vision.Chapter 3
Once you have a clear picture of what you’d like your life to look like, I’d encourage you to make a short movie to visually communicate the future you want to create. Going through the process of choosing inspiring images that symbolise your desires and combining them with positive affirmations and motivating music sends a powerful intention out into the universe. Regularly watching your movie will help to amplify the emotion of feeling like you are already living the life of your dreams. This acts like a magnet, drawing what you desire into your life. Mind Movies software is fun, simple and easy to use. It is the vision board for the 21st Century.