This week in the Soul World, the Spirit Guides asked members what they dreamed of having in their lives.
Not surprisingly, for a bunch of older souls, the dreams were not so much materialistic as they were more spiritually fulfilling. Family, travel, love, and creative fulfillment topped the list.
The Spirit Guides often suggest dreaming big. Yet, so many of us are afraid to do so in case things don’t work out.
Your soul carries the fears associated with past-life disappointment. It may feel undeserving, or that things always go wrong. It dreams small so it won’t face disappointment.
In answer to the question, one member said, “As a six-year old, I experienced painful disappointment, and because of the potency of the reaction, it feels like it must be a past-life fear.”
And that goes to the heart of the matter. Past-life disappointments prevent you from asking for what you want, or from dreaming big. The soul’s belief is that having little or no expectations will prevent you feeling disappointed if things don’t work out.
Yet, that lowering of expectations can be the very block that prevents you from achieving the things you truly want in your life.
We’re working with members to help them heal their past-life wounds so they can open up to manifesting the life they want.
I also encourage you to dream big–always. Go for the gold, not the bronze. And ask your Spirit Guides to help you achieve your goals. If the request you make is feasible, they’ll work with you to make it happen.
In the new year, I’ll be sharing more details about how to manifest the life you want. In the meantime, if you’d like to learn more about joining us in membership, and gain all the support that comes with it, we’d love to have you.
Congratulations on your new home. May you enjoy many memories there. Look forward to hearing more about techniques for manifesting what we desire. I have read books on this subject perhaps my doubts get in the way. What a good topic for the new year.
Thank you fr sharing such inspiration and clarity.
Santa Cruz, CA
Thank you, Portia! I’m looking forward to sharing what I know on the topic next year.
Great article Ainslie! Every week in my workshops I tell people that they ought to go for their heart’s “Plan A’s” in life instead of casually settling for Plan B–or even Plan C. And some people make the mistake in thinking that Plan A is only about financial success or the acquisition of material things–it’s not. The fact is that most people settle for much less “living” during life than they could enjoy. And I’m no role model here. I have settled for less “living” than I could have enjoyed many, many times. I joke with my workshop participants regularly: “I’m a teacher, or a hypocrite if you like. I know the right answers, but I don’t necessarily live them myself.” All joking aside, my epiphany regarding this important principle came years ago when I was reading one of the books that profoundly changed my life–I was literally reborn when I closed the cover. Henry David Thoreau, penned these insightful words in his masterwork, Walden: “The mass of men lead lives of quiet desperation.” I interpret those words to mean that most people spend their lives merely “existing” when really “living” is the other option. In another place in his remarkable book, Thoreau explained his purpose in going to live by himself in the woods: “I went to the woods because I wished to live deliberately, to front only the essential facts of life, and see if I could not learn what it had to teach, and not, when I came to die, discover that I had not lived.” So sorry for the long response to your post, but it really resonated with me. Please keep up your wonderful work Ainslie! You have definitely been an influence for good in my life.
I agree with your interpretation of Thoreau’s quote, Mark. You’ve inspired me to read the book. Thank you!