If you need a strong motivator, consider hope. Hope contains the things we have faith for and desire in our lives. When we dream, we bring our hopes into imagination and design. The construction of our lives can occur within our powerful hopes and dreams. There is nothing more potent than hopeful ideas. Once our thoughts are coupled with actions, hope begins to propel us onward. When speaking our hopes out loud, we take the faith we have for our dreams and put it all into motion. Like our amazing creator, we create with our thoughts, feelings about them, and actions to draw them into fruition. Guaranteed, if you do your part in bringing life to your hopes and dreams, the universal powers that be will come alongside you just like a trusted friend to help you bring those dreams alive!
Take some time today to close your eyes, dream of what you truly desire, hope for those things with all of your heart, and design a plan of action. You will see your dreams come true in a matter of no time at all! Manifesting is not possible without hope! Hope is power. Keep that power within you by exercising it daily and using it with every dream you have in your heart.
Back in August of this year, my daughter Christina had to be intubated. She had a cardiac arrest due to a heart infection. She also had Covid 19. She was unable to speak to us because she was sedated so she would not pull out her breathing tube. Every time she tried to breathe on her own, she would code and come close to dying, so it was so important she had the tube in her to help her breathe.
I wondered how necessary the intubation process was in the beginning and if it just made things worse. I don’t know if I will ever completely have that answer, but a dream I had, gave me a very vivid look at what intubation felt like for my daughter. When I was working on my doctoral dissertation, my subject matter was about dream interpretation and the work of Carl Jung. Carl Jung used archetypes to interpret dreams that served as symbolism for what a dream might mean now in a subject’s life. I did not need the use of interpretation. My dream of intubation was very clear, easy to remember, and extremely detailed. I’m going to detail it here because I am sure I’m not the only one who would like to know what my dying daughter might have experienced.
In my dream, I was lying on a table. My vision was blurred, and there were people all around me with blue gowns on and some with white. I remember feeling like my eyes were tearing up. It’s like I wanted to sneeze, but no way could a sneeze happen. My mouth was open, and my throat was highly blocked and dry. I saw a vision of a toilet paper roll and heard my daughter’s voice. She said, “The tube feels like a dry toilet paper roll stuffed down the throat.” I saw and heard her very clearly.
I remember trying to swallow and wanted to take it out. The feeling was very uncomfortable. The people around me were talking about putting something else down my throat. I am assuming a ventilator to help my lungs expand and breathe for me. I wanted to shake my head “no” and could feel my eyes tearing up as they discussed more ventilation. I “knew” inside that I would not be coming back to the world as I was before.
I stopped thinking about it in my dream. Why even consider the situation? It was already determined what the outcome was going to be. My heart felt like it was broken inside and out, but then there was an awakening. I woke from what felt like a dream and into a place of peace and light. The light was so bright I could no longer see the people around me. Suddenly, I felt like I could breathe independently, although my situation had physically not changed. I believe I was no longer in my body and just watching.
I know this is a scenario that is repeatedly replayed when people feel they have died and come back to life to talk about it. The death they are speaking about is not death but a transition to a new form of life. My daughter did not come back to physical life, but she is also not dead. When dreams are as real and vivid as mine was, we can be assured it was a real experience for the purpose of “knowing.“
For the second time, I woke up, and my head was back with my mouth completely open. The first time was during a meditation that left me awakening the same way. I believe my daughter wanted me to know how she felt in the hospital and how she is feeling now. I know this sounds far-fetched to some people, but those who have transitioned into spirit can communicate to us through dreams. I am very meditative and receptive, so I know my dream was a real message from her, and I can be assured she is fine after her difficult experience.
Our dreams can send us clear messages from those in spirit. If they are actual messages, they are as I described. The vision will be clear, descriptive, and easy to remember. If the dream is filled with symbolism, it becomes like a treasure to be excavated and interpreted. So many messages and a lot of healing can come from our dreams. All we need to do is ask for them, pay attention to them, and interpret what we remember of them. They reach us with surprises from a realm we often go through life not acknowledging. We should, though. It is a realm of love and beauty ready to give us messages and wisdom we are aching to receive.
Whatever you can dream of, you can create in reality. Manifesting dreams and desires is so much fun! We are powerful creators just like the God who created us! Gratitude is one of the most powerful feelings as a part of love. Before you can manifest anything, you need to be grateful for what you have and for what you are creating in your life.
Remember your powers. They are gratitude, forgiveness, love, mercy, grace, and charity (sowing and reaping). Embody these things and all else is easy. We have a God who WANTS us to be fruitful and multiply. I have no idea why so many feel guilty about creating in life, or that it is wrong. When done so with an honest heartfelt intention, creating is what life is all about.
We are always creating. All any of us need to do is decide what we want to create instead of leaving things to chance. Here is a guided meditation video (no music) for manifesting and creating your dreams and visions. I hope you enjoy it often! Make your creation REAL and post in the comments area what you would like to manifest in your life! Then get to it! (I’m going to post mine in the comments area!)
We live in a world where we are bombarded with negativity and distress. It is so easy to get caught up with focusing on what is wrong with things instead of what is right with them. Learn to manifest through changing your negatives to positives by the way you focus on them!
Step into the great “I AM” as a powerful place to manifest your greatest dreams! Keep yourself in the “now moment” learn to not project into the future or live from the past!
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Close your eyes for a moment and meditate on what you really want in life. This might take some time for you, but it is worth the time! Consider what truly makes your heart sing. You will recognize the special thing you dream of because it will bring a smile to your face and an enlarged space in your heart area. Stay fixed in the expanded heart feeling. When you feel love extending outward, you are in the space of manifesting your dreams.
We manifest with thought, emotion, and creativity. This is not a strange philosophy, nor is it a part of religion. Manifesting and creating is a part of your natural abilities your Creator gave to you from the beginning. There might be situations where you have manifested in your life, but not even realized it. If you can manifest areas of your life naturally, you can also do the same thing intentionally. You were born for creating!
I gave this post the title, “She Wanted Grapes, so She Built an Arbor,” because it hints at the foundations needed to get what you want in life. Building a foundation is very easy once you know how. Books upon books have been written on subjects such as the law of attraction and manifesting. I have read many of them! Honestly, I have found some effortless ways that manifesting and creating can happen.
First, you need to create and plant the arbor. Creating the arbor means you will build a foundation where you will be sure to manifest your result.
Here are some simple foundational elements:
Discover what you truly want in life; what makes your heart sing. It might take some deep consideration but don’t worry if many things pop up! Find the one that stands out to you the most, and start there. There is no limit to manifesting and planting new seeds toward whatever you dream about for your life!
Learn to meditate and visualize the full result of your creation. Draw the love and energy you feel when you see your full manifestation! This might be joy, happiness, love, energy, vitality, or fulfillment. Let yourself go with it and feel away! Your emotion will draw your creation closer to you and put it at the forefront of your life.
Look for synchronicities that support your creative process. The concept of synchronicity was first related to us by psychologist Carl Jung. Synchronicity is happening when situations or clues reveal themselves to you that are connected to your dream or creation. For instance, if you are manifesting a blue car of a specific type, you might see that car everywhere all of a sudden. The vehicle has meaning to you because of your dream and meditative visualization. Although that blue car is not connected to you, personally, it is a signal that your manifestation is working.
Meaningful events might also occur to guide you. These might be words that come out of someone’s mouth which seem spontaneous or out of the blue. Yet, the individual’s words have meaning when met with the dream you visualize in your meditative time.
Then ACT! Take actions that are revealed to you concerning your creation! The action part is vital. We are partners with our Creator, the universe, and the powers that be! Being a full partner means inviting all power given by God to create in your life. Being a full partner also means doing your part and taking the steps needed to construct your new arbor. Construction has steps, takes patience and time. Keep looking at the grapes! I don’t literally mean grapes, of course. What I mean is the end of the process, your dream!
Loving you from here!
Dr. Rev. Jenine Marie Howry, Ph.D.
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Right in the middle of a difficult move, a colorful vase dropped to the floor while unpacking. It shattered into what looked like a thousand pieces. I sat down on the floor at that point and just cried my eyes out. I had lost my home in the infamous housing and lending crash of 2008. It took a couple of years or so to actually lose it. I did all I could do to preserve it. It was a hard battle but clearly there was only one way it would go. I was going to have to lose the home that came to mean so much to me.
It was purchased with a down payment of tender money; my son’s life insurance policy from the United States Government. I kept telling myself it was only a bunch of walls and “stuff”. It was so much more than that though. It inhabited memories. Very tender and unforgettable memories. There were Christmas holidays, Thanksgivings when family was around the table, laughter I heard on the other side of the wall when my daughters were up late in the computer room. It was a place I cared for my first granddaughter for her first year of life. I heard her first words, saw her first steps and celebrated her first birthday. No doubt the house was full if first things but also full of last things too. Some hard and some a blessing.
As I picked up the pieces of glass off of the floor I wondered where on earth my life was going to go now. I found myself losing everything. I lost my business, my marriage, my dignity and I guess some respect I thought I had among friends and associates. Suddenly, in the blink of an eye I went from a perceived winner to perceived loser. That was not the problem though. The real issue was the wondering where my life would go. Where does one’s life go once we lose everything we worked for? I sat down right on the floor and stared at the broken glass. There were different colors and different shapes and fragments. My tears asked God, “What do I do now?”
Over days and days I kind of wandered around just walking through the motions of life. As with every storm, the clouds eventually clear. Mine did as well. When they did, I could hear God more clearly. He told me to not forget to dream. You see, it is our dreams that move us forward and onward. Without them we have no goal and begin to feel hopeless. With a sigh I looked around at all the broken pieces of my life. I remembered picking up all of the broken pieces of that vase and throwing them away. Like the vase, it was time to let go of all of life’s disappointments. Also, like the vase, I had to look at them as I threw them away. I thought to myself, “but God, that was just a vase. This is my whole life; everything I worked hard for, sacrificed for, and lived for.”
Suddenly, an idea came to me. It was like it came from nowhere but it was inside of me. In the process of grieving, moving, and business, I forgot to dream. God was recorded as speaking that His people were destroyed for a lack of vision. Without a dream and vision, our lives are empty. We wander like a ship without a sail. Dreams guide us through the most difficult storms. We might feel blind in the storm but the dream will be its light. Dreams are the promise of a new tomorrow. They heal the past and give hope to the future.
Dreams are the glue that put all of the pieces back together again. The colors and shapes might be different, and they are meant to be. Dreams cost only our willingness to pursue them. Other than that, what else do we have to lose? They still might cost something. In fact, they could cost everything. Meaning, letting go of what was behind us, we reach forward to that which is before us. Thank you Apostle Paul for that little chunk of wisdom.
Whatever you do, don’t stop dreaming. When one thing does not work, try something else. Keep on pursuing that dream until you have every single piece put back together again. It won’t look like the same vase, but it will shine just as beautiful and maybe even more.
Loving you from here,
Dr Jenine Marie Howry …..broken but still dreaming.
I always knew there would come a time when one of my children, or all of them, would have kids. I remember thinking how that would make me a grandmother! I don’t know why we always associate being a grandparent as being old. We are not older, we are wiser. It’s just like having lines appear on our faces; those crinkles that pop up almost suddenly. They don’t mean we are old. They just mean we have had expression. We have lived, laughed, been surprised and even cried. They become etched upon our faces to remind us of the moments we enjoyed and those we overcame.
In the same way, grandchildren remind us of a job well done. We are blessed! God says that birthing children is an inheritance. That inheritance goes onward to become even more “grand” as the years go by. I saw both of my granddaughters as soon as they were born. Alexsys, my first, was with me the first year of her life during the day while her mama went back to work. I got to see all of her firsts. Her first word, step, smile, and everything in between. When my second granddaughter, Iryss, was born, I slept in the car in the hospital parking lot and part of the time on the couch near the waiting room.
I will never forget their eyes the first time I saw them and they seemed to look at me. It’s instant love just like when all of my kids were born. These are the ones who move onward, passing down the family inheritance; good and not so good. I dream sometimes about what they might be in the future. My hope for them is that God will always bless them with the very best of everything. Nope, they don’t make me older, they make me hope filled. I know they will discover new things in this world when my time here is over.
I know, one day I will watch from another form, with hopes, dreams, and prayers, just like I do now. They are a legacy that love lives on way after we leave this earthly existence. They are our spiritual wonders.
Today, my hope and prayers are for your grandchildren! May they inherit the very best parts of you and all that you are!
Part of my doctoral study was interpretation of dreams. These mystical imaginings are much more important than you might realize. Did you know, if you don’t go into dream state, you can mentally break down? According to scientific research, its true! Dreams are THAT important. Also, they can reveal mystical insights into your life.
This week, pay attention to your dreams. Ask God to unlock the mysteries they hold for your life. Sometimes they present things you might not want to deal with. Ask for strength and wisdom to deal with your inner issues. Deep work, creates big results. If something is a part of you as a being, God made it so! Don’t forsake what messages your dreams might have for you. Write them down even if they don’t make sense. Insights will come when you least expect them to!
It’s never too late to be all the things you ever dreamed of.
Time seems to go by so quickly and it can be very easy to think that too much time has passed to accomplish your very most precious dreams. Sometimes temporary setbacks seem to take forever to be overcome. Don’t get discouraged by them. They are there to teach you things you can use in your next journey onward.
Keep dreaming, and while you are waiting through the storms in life to pass, remember they always pass. You still have time to make each day the best day ever. You still have time to do all of those wonderful things you dreamed of. Until you leave this planet, consider your future to be vast and plentiful! You will see. There will come a day when you will look back briefly and say, “Yes, it passed, I learned, and I am better for it. Now on with my future dream!”
Do you have a dream? I think everyone does. You are definitely not alone. I have one I think of every single day, but I don’t always share it with everyone. Today I wondered why that is. After all, dreams are realized among people and not alone. At least that is what I believe.
Maybe your dream is a new business, or starting school. Maybe you want to be a best selling author, or get married and have children. On a larger plane, maybe your dream is a more peaceful world with more people getting along. Wouldn’t it be great to have good news on TV all of the time? The thing is, we have to make our good news if we want that.
I don’t know about you, but I get real weary of all of the negative news that hits us daily. We have to stay informed but it is real messy once we are deep into the stench of garbage that goes on in our world. Much to our illusion there is far more beauty in the world than mess. We just don’t hear about it. Wouldn’t it be nice to wake up, make coffee, and listen to some real great stuff on the morning news?
I think that is part of my dream, to create some good news. I want peace, serenity, and to thrive instead of just barely get through the day with some oxygen. I know most people want the same thing. So why don’t we do something that is radical that changes things around? I often wonder what it would take to really create some great news every day so we are totally inspired all of the time.
This is the deal. We don’t ever dream alone. We are a united dream fest and until we get that we will never see the realization of all of God’s goodness in this world. Don’t we want this now? I know I do!
If you are a dreamer, let me ask you. Are you with me? Do you dream of places of peace and serenity? Do you yearn to have others share your dream with you and make it happen just because its a great idea? Maybe its time we all got on the love train together and made things happen for one another.