I want to share some of my story, and how it relates to fulfilling our dreams.
I’m not religious, and I’ve never been a spiritual seeker, but what I did have for most of my life was a deep longing to find my real self, the ’me’ that I knew was there, but was always held back.
For many years, I practiced self-reflection in the hope of finding the real me. I also tried meditation and writing affirmations. I even wrote notes to God, asking him to help me, but nothing seemed to help. I couldn’t find the door I was looking for.
In 1998, the door finally opened. It happened in the form of a personal crisis. Suddenly, my life fell apart. In the chaos that followed, I cracked open, and fell inside my body in the same way that someone might fall down a hole in the ground.
The inside of me was not a good place to be. It was dark, and painful. I remained stuck in this place that I can only describe as hell for a long time. I couldn’t find my way out. I thought I’d never find my way out.
Then, one day, something new came into my life. It was light. The light showed itself in different ways, but the experience I want to share here was probably the most profound of them all.
Late one afternoon, the darkness and pain suddenly vanished. My thoughts and feelings were gone, my body had ceased to exist. I was at the bottom of myself in a warm, golden light that radiated out around me. It was my soul, the me I’d been longing to find for so long. The experience was so beautiful that I wanted to stay there forever.
When I share my story, people ask me how they can experience the same thing too. I wish I had a technique I could share, but I don’t. I didn’t use any techniques to bring it about. I didn’t even read spiritual books. I had no idea that it was possible to experience something like this. It just seemed to ‘happen’.
But when I look back, I can see 3 things that brought it about:
• I had a deep longing to find my real self. I didn’t think about my real self in spiritual terms. It was just that part of me that I knew was there, but couldn’t get to. I thought of it as my life force.
Wanting to find my real self was vital for me. It was my highest wish. I wanted it more than anything else in the word.
• I was willing to do what was necessary to find my real self. This wasn’t a conscious thing. I didn’t know what I had to do to find my real self. But, what I did do was follow my heart, without knowing where it would lead me. Following my heart led me many places, it even me led into darkness and pain. At the time, I had no idea what I was doing, but looking back, I can see that every place my heart led me to was a necessary step in order to find the real me.
• I followed my heart despite my fear. Along the way, I experienced massive fear. Sometimes, the fear was so enormous that it turned me to stone. But, I kept following.
This is the secret to fulfilling your dreams, whether it be finding your real self, or something else:
Wanting what you long for so much that you’re willing to follow your heart wherever it takes you in order to fulfill your dreams, despite any fear you may have along the way.
I hope this helps you to realise your highest wishes, your dreams. If it’s possible for me, it’s possible for you, too.
If you’d like to learn more about my story, and discover how it can help you on your own journey, click here.