One of my clients recently admitted to me that even though she'd found her calling and left the corporate world behind, she didn't have any goals or dreams for her new venture.
I was unquestionably floored yet not entirely surprised as this was something I'd only just recently began to explore for my own Self. My client, through years of subconscious programming, learned to never aim for anything but middle ground.
Ooh, that was powerful. I know that feeling firsthand because as a child, I was constantly told that I would only ever get a job cleaning toilets because I was female and black. I never listened to that jazz because even back then, my gut told me there's gotta be more to life than that.
Woman, do you allow yourself to dream? It's one thing to dream of a different circumstance; i.e. 'please help me pay the rent this month' or 'please make those awful people at work leave me alone for just 5 minutes'. If your dreams are only those things, let me ask you this - if those "dreams" came true, then what? What happens next? You paid the rent - then what? Those work colleagues left you alone for 6 whole minutes - what happens now?
Dreaming like this means we keep ourselves small and confined. Your life isn't something that's only restricted to a bread-box-sized space. Take up space, woman! The Universe is INFINITE! Infinite means no beginning and no end. In other words, dream big, oversized, crazy-talk-but-who-cares dreams!
Yeah, I know - you're thinking, "Althea, everyone talks about dreams but I can't make them happen." Wrong, missy! You CAN. You've got everything inside yourself to make big stinking changes in your life. You ARE enough. Love yourself enough to listen to your Self. You know it's time for change yet the excuses keep piling up like dust bunnies under your bed.
Write down in your journal your biggest dreams. Don't. Hold. Back. How did that feel for you?