Making Dreams Come True…

“Imagine all your dreams can come true…
 You can achieve great health…
 Find your soul mate…
 Gain financial freedom…
 Have a fulfilling and meaningful life…
 It begins with following a list of simple instructions…
 Would you do it?
 I did!” 


Today I would like to talk about the above. Cosmic Ordering. The fast food, non-denominational approach to prayer for the 21st century.

I have a deep seated bull-shit alert and it comes on every time I lay eyes on the smarmy shisters who write crap books on the subject. Of which I – to my shame – have read many. And wholeheartedly recommend… none!

They all follow the same line: I am a very, very clever person, even though I am but a humble servant of the Great Power. Just as long as you buy my book/ attend my seminar and say my shiny affirmations for 30 days, then you will get all the money your heart desires. And all the hot sex. And a TV series to boot. 

Well bugger that, mister slimy perma-tanned hope peddlar. I’m sure there’s plenty of poor folk in Africa and South America and China even good old Ireland who have dreamed and dreamed of riches, and a dream job or just a job for that matter, and somehow it didn’t just pop out of the sky to them. Because, you know what, not everyone can be rich, or drive a sports car, but that doesn’t mean those who haven’t got it just aren’t affirming loud enough…

But now, let me share a little secret with you…it seems to work! For me, anyway!

And before you stone me. No I don’t follow any of the instructions in those hideous books. I am not much good at being told what to do. I absorb a little hint here and there, a quote, an idea. And, for my sins, was brought up immersed in this “you can change your life” stuff from both parents. And you know what… you can! The problem is that most of these books seem to sell the line that if you follow their orders you can get the American Dream on a plate.

Woah! Come back. I’m not going to start peddling affirmations. (Though if I had a book I would try to sell it to you 😉 ) But I have noticed that I have a lot of luck. Like a lot more than I should. And I think it comes from putting it out there… no not ‘putting out’!…but taking time to be clear on what it is I want, not frivolously want but soul want, and then communicating it and seeking it out.

So here’s the method –
You get clear on what it is you’re after, and why
You need to get really, really clear about it. If you’re not completely clear it won’t happen.
You visualise it fully and leave space for alternatives you hadn’t considered.
You believe that you really do deserve it. This bit is trickier than you might think.
And then you put it out there – you talk about it, write about it, draw it, bring it up in conversation
And then you keep your eyes and ears open and be prepared to help to make it happen! Your  answer often pops up in a way you would not expect. You imagined it one way, and here it is, exactly what you wanted, but just that little bit different.
And you claim it as your own, with gratitude.

Barmy right… but that’s how my life works! So I laugh at the craziness. And I carry on… You see, I live an evidence based life…and the evidence in my life points to the fact that this is how the world works. OR maybe I’m just very, very lucky.

Whatever, it has brought me my husband, my house, each of my children, some of my closest friends, some wonderful interview subjects, a writing cabin next door to the Pink House, and now a babbling brook! Each was a quite extraordinary story in its own right, a minor miracle. Each time providing me, quite astoundingly, with just what I was wanting. Literally: clarity of mind… wham… result!

Maybe it’s God and maybe it’s the Universe. Or it might just be tapping into your intuition. Maybe it’s the act of being clear with friends and family, letting them know what you want. Perhaps it’s just getting your head clear so you can go after opportunities yourself. My experience says it’s a bit of all of them. And a little bit of magic thrown in, some synchronicity here, a coincidence there, a dash of serendipity and luck.

Please do share with me your experiences… Do you cosmic order? What have you received? How does it work? Or is this a load of bunkum?

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  1. teresa

    I’ve been deep into the “new age” mumbo jumbo for so long and I know exactly what you’re describing.
    But, I love the way you’ve laid it out. Clarity. So simple and missing from so many people’s “wishes”. Even my own. It’s the vague wanting and hoping that’s useless. How to manifest around foggy thoughts? doesn’t happen.
    Love this post.

  2. Dreamingaloudnet

    Thanks Teresa! One person doesn’t think I’m a total looney!!!

  3. melissa joanne
    melissa joanne02-23-2011

    What a fabulous post! Like you, I have often rolled my eyes at the commercialized version of manifesting the “American Dream,” as though it’s something we all deserve, or is even desirable to begin with. At the same time, I can’t help but think that either I, too, am very lucky, or “putting it out there” really does help make things happen. Most recently, I have found a few good friends, and that was what I needed most of all!

  4. laangel

    love this post! And yes I believe (in) you! I am silently putting out there what I want and I believe that one day it’ll happen. Have you read the Optimist? lovely book if you get the chance? much love x

  5. Dreamingaloudnet

    Yay, two more of you. Thank you ladies.

    Melissa the materialism and the unsustainability of what these quacks promise, of what they are getting people to aspire to, is what really gets my goat. And my chickens…and cow!!! 😉 There is a lot of ego going on with all the bouffant hair and big shoulder pads and perma-tans… it really bothers me. There will be another post on self help books soon!

  6. Anonymous

    This is so so true Lucy! I think you really have to believe things can happen before they will. Have you seen the Eddie Izzard film called Believe? It’s all about how he didn’t start to have any luck until he really believed he could do stand up. Very tear-jerky ending. It was a wee turning point for me when I watched that, plus a few other things that clicked into place for me and gave me a weird sort of confidence that I could make things happen. Witnessing the painful demise of my beloved granny last year completely broke my heart and the whole year was emotionally off the scale with stressful stuff going on. But having my heart pierced let so much love in, and increased my love for my family and friends and the world in general. I am stronger and more positive and more giving than I’ve ever been, but equally unafraid of being vulnerable and on the receiving end of kindness and love from everyone. Last year all I could think of were all the reasons I couldn’t do things – this year I am thinking “What the heck? How will I know if I don’t try?” So I am trying lots of things, writing lots, have signed up for Doula training in May, and really going for things. I might fall flat on my face but believing I can do things is such a good feeling that it doesn’t really matter if I fail!!! Don’t have a google live account or any of those other categories so i have to keep signing as anon. I prefer to go by the much better name of Motherfunker! (PC)

  7. Dreamingaloudnet

    Haven’t seen the Izzard film, but gave it to my brother for Xmas, so might have to borrow it!!

    Love the name, Motherfunker!! But not very PC ;)))

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