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Helping Dreams Come True

I'm still surprised when something that I have wanted comes true. There are days when I just sit and notice what I am living now that I once wanted to live, what I am experiencing now that I once wanted to experience.

Everything in your life doesn't have to be perfect or already manifested to do this: just sit and notice. What is good now?

Yesterday, I was reminded how sometimes good things happen that you couldn't have planned for or even envisioned. I was blessed to share how creativity is a path to connection with a group of children' s librarians. I love libraries, librarians and still read children's books. So getting to share how to create zines, how to do illustrative journaling, what to do to encourage creative expression with younger children (let them draw with both hands) and more! It was such a joy :) It was perfect and an extension of something else super positive - the "Healing through Creativity" course I launched in October. Sometimes, good things build on themselves!

Over the years of my life, I've taken many classes and read many books on manifesting what you want, setting goals, accomplishing goals, vibrational frequency, etc. They all have been helpful. And, I love to distill some things that have helped me most and share with others. So here it goes:

1) Getting clear about what you want in life is a process. As the book "The Four Agreements" declares we are brainwashed by people who are brainwashed by people who are brainwashed... so releasing ideas of who you should be and what you should be doing can be hard.

2) Getting clear about what you want to experience in life can change and it should. Sometimes we think we want something, only to find out that really we didn't. Or, it wasn't quite what we thought. Or, what we want needs tweaked. That's great! Remembering that clarity is a process opens up the reminder >> it's okay to change your mind.

3) Some desires/dreams/visions will work out and some won't. That's also okay. Keep exploring. In Tosha Silver's book "It's Not Your Money," she shares how you may want to win the lottery, imagine yourself winning it, really feel yourself winning it and not win it. Maybe that's not planned in your life experience, or maybe it's not really good for you. I love the idea that we are each co-creators with some Greater Force (GF). That means not putting all the responsibility on GF or on you... instead you are dreaming, exploring, desiring, listening and TRUSTING as a collaboration with life.

4) Inspired action is so important! And, also allowing good to come to you however it's going to come - not how you demand it come. What these two ideas mean is that you don't force things and apply too much pressure. Instead, you are willing to listen to yourself and life and take action that feels inspired. You also trust that what you need will come to you - just maybe not the way you planned in the beginning.

5) And, the last tip is : write things down, draw pictures, record experiences you desire and desires you once wished for that you have experienced. For me, there are two ways I do this. I keep a "Tender Mercies" journal - this is not just a gratitude journal. It's a place to record flow, blessings, things that have happened that feel good. And, I use the Wanda Petunia Passport. It's a great place to record inner work I've accomplished or things I've done out in the world - that are a BIG DEAL to me!

At one Wanda Petunia Adventure Book Club, I had members write in their passport things they wanted to experience... draw a picture of it... write how it felt to accomplish this... and only leave the date blank. This was fun and there were some super meaningful results that happened from this process of feeling how an accomplishment would feel even before it happened and then waiting to fill in the date when it did!!

While I'm always doing my best to focus on the present moment and the days left in the remainder of 2021 > I am also very excited about 2022. My birthday is 2-22-22 next year! And since I love palindromes > that's extra special!

I'm setting the goal of personally filling up multiple Wanda Petunia Passports in 2022 and tracking dreams and dreams fulfilled! If you would like to join me, I'd love to have your company doing this exciting adventure together!!

I just got a fresh batch of passports from the printer, and these are great gifts to invite a friend to join you too. (Check out the website!)

Most importantly, keep dreaming. DO NOT worry about the how. There are so many good things that have happened to me >> and, I could never have known the "how" ahead of time anyway.

You are a creator! Create your dreams and keep track of them. It's fun, fulfilling and a great way to share inspiration with each other!

Keep up the adventure, Your ADVENTURE, of self-care and self-love,


Top and bottom: Powerpoint slides from presentation to Charlotte Mecklenburg Library

Middle: Insert from Wanda Petunia Passport


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