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5 Steps To Being Authentic To Your True Dreams

by Evelyn on December 7, 2010

What do weekend workshops like forex trading, internet marketing, real estate investing, gold trading, and investing through other instruments have in common? All are ways said to help build a solid investment base for the purpose of generating passive income.

Listen From Within Your Heart
(From personal scrapbook with the following lines:
- Listen From Within, Your Heart Knows the Way. Trust It. Remember this.
- “The race is long and in the end, it’s only with yourself.” Mary Schmich.
- “As long as one keeps searching, the answers come.” Joan Baez.)

Since the publication of Robert Kiyosaki’s book Rich Dad Poor Dad, there have been a number of workshops purportedly to teach its students how to achieve financial freedom.

The workshops sell like hotcakes, even though they cost a few thousand dollars each. They capture the same dream that many of us have. Financial freedom simply means having assets that generate passive income to pay for our monthly expenses. Should this happen, it means that we do not have any more debts and can retire if we want to.

Many of us enjoy the idea of having a lifestyle of abundance. Abundance means being in plentiful supply of. We like the thought of having all our dreams fulfilled. We visualize the dream house, the fast car in our garage, the designer clothes, holiday travels and so on. With these dreams in our pockets, we go on an external search like attending a number of workshops in order to fulfill these dreams.

Don’t be mistaken. There is nothing wrong in having dreams. Our souls have an innate desire to create. Our desires are expressions of possibility waiting to be fulfilled. To deny ourselves from having dreams is to deny our physical be-ing on this earth. In fact, without the desires to live fully, we would not get to enjoy the technological advancements that we have today.

What Non-authenticity Means

The inability to achieve success with our dreams has a deeper root cause. Due to a lack of awareness, we have become inauthentic to our true dreams. Are our dreams simply about fulfilling our material goals and therefore, about using these workshop strategies to reach them? Or are our dreams something else that lies deep and which requires us to listen closely to our hearts?

What is true in our inner dreams is not to be denied. However, without going inwards, we have distracted ourselves with the more mundane aspects of our existence. Mostly, we have been misled into believing that making lots of money alone can solve all our problems.

When we are not authentic, we have given up on ourselves. Not aligning with our hearts, we relegate our true dreams to the dungeons. We do not dare think of these dreams because we do not trust in our own ability to succeed should we decide to stand by them. We are distracted by those who can demonstrate their ability to fulfill their material dreams. Marketing media also titillate us with images of sleek designs or sales talk about making our lives complete with a new purchase.

Claim Back Your True Dreams

Here are some useful steps:

1. Take ownership of your self discovery journey. To attain better outcomes, you must take personal responsibility for how you would like your life to turn out.

2. Focus on your being. The more authentic you are, the clearer your inner dreams will be. You may even be surprised to find out eventually that these look nothing like what you have previously.

3. Ask yourself what your true dreams are and if you are willing to follow these. The moment of pause is important. You must set the intent to go towards your dreams. Without an eye on your dreams, you will be moving along shakily and are more likely to abandon the process.

4. Start with small steps towards your true dreams. You don’t have to take a giant step if the change is going to be too drastic for you. Start small. Starting with any small action is an affirmation of your trust that your dream will happen, even if you have no clue as to how.

5. Consider what work you can provide around them. When things become clear to you, develop work that you can offer as true expressions of your being. While the be-ing is more important than the doing, the doing seals your physicalness on Earth. You are here to participate in the interactive process with others in an energy exchange that will also ensure that you thrive well.

Share Your Experience

Share your experience or thoughts if you have attended weekend workshops on how to make money quick or if you have a de-sync in your dreams.

To Your True Dreams,

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Tommyk December 7, 2010 at 10:38 am

Love how you have explained this process step by step. So easily in the past I have not taken the moment to for my true purpose to come to me. I realise even more so it is something that I am called for to do and be.
Live graciously.

Evelyn Reply:

Hi Tom,

I am glad to know that you have come to a knowing about your true purpose. I sincerely wish you all the best in gracious living!!

Abundance always,
Evelyn

Suzie Cheel December 7, 2010 at 7:37 pm

Brilliant Evelyn,
this is so true, your steps are clear and it so important to be true to our inner voice. Having been caught up in that ‘workshop”hype” thinking it might be , sorry would bethe solution= the magic bullet- yes i even did a Robert K one that I thought would be ……..
with
love
Suzie

Evelyn Reply:

Hi Suzie,

It’s not that the workshops are no good but if they are based on hype, it would help if we have the ability to discern if they are what we truly need. I bought a number of programs from Robert Kiyosaki and that was a few years ago (like five) and haven’t gotten round to listening to them.

All the best in your journey!

With love,
Evelyn

The Vizier December 8, 2010 at 10:15 am

Hi Evelyn,

I love how you aptly summed up the essence of financial freedom, “Financial freedom simply means having assets that generate passive income to pay for our monthly expenses. Should this happen, it means that we do not have any more debts and can retire if we want to.”

What you have written about being inauthentic to our true dreams can easily be seen wherever I look. So many people devote their lives to chasing things that do not bring them abundance or fulfilment. They are easily misled into thinking that more money or a bigger house will make them happier.

So unless we go inwards and truly connect with the core of our being, it can be hard to have true abundance in life. No one can tell us how to live our lives. Only we can decide for ourselves. This is why taking personal responsibility is so important as yoy have rightly pointed out.

There will always be something that we do most naturally, that is closest to who we are. When we connect with this authentic self deep inside, we would have found our way to abundance. But to do so, we have to strip away all the negatives that prevent us from pursuing this path.

Thank you for sharing this thoughtful article on being true to your dreams!

Irving aka the Vizier

Evelyn Reply:

Hello Irving,

You’ve brilliantly summarized what I wanted to say! Thank you!

I wish you much peace, love and light! May you uncover gems in your inward journey!

Abundance always,
Evelyn

jonathanfigaro December 9, 2010 at 12:07 pm

Love the Post. We all need to claim our dreams but fear usually keeps us from progressing. I think with this post, millions of readers will start to reclaim there dream through your advice Evelyn. Great Post!

Evelyn Reply:

Hi Jonathan,

It’s great that you’ve resonated with the message in this post. Also much thanks for an awesome wish on the millions of readers who’d be able to learn something from here!

Wishing you a blessed week,
Evelyn

Baker December 9, 2010 at 3:06 pm

Hi Evelyn,
I enjoyed the 5 tips you mention here. The journey seems much more smoother and clearer when we choose to claim our dreams. I like how you tied in authenticity as well. When what we are doing is authentic to our being, a whole new world of opportunities arise again. Wonderfully written post.

Evelyn Reply:

Hi Baker,

Indeed, claiming our true dreams is about being authentic to who we really are. We are here not to live the dreams of others but our own.

Thank you for your lovely feedback,
Evelyn

Angela Artemis December 9, 2010 at 11:25 pm

Evelyn,
What a wonderful post you’ve written. I truly enjoyed and found all your tips extremely helpful.

We so need our dreams to make life worthwhile. What good is plodding away day after day in a job we hate just for a paycheck? Having a dream and making progress toward it – even if only part time in the evenings – allows us to cope with the job and keep our positive outlook while doing something we may not enjoy.

Evelyn Reply:

Hello Angela,

I second the idea of working part time towards our dreams, during a transition period. Many successful businesses start off this way. It’s never too late to begin!

Thank you for your kind feedback,
Evelyn

Chris Edgar December 11, 2010 at 2:18 am

Hi Evelyn — it’s true, “financial freedom” doesn’t have a lot of usefulness if we don’t know what to do with our freedom — or, worse still, find out that we don’t want it. I have a comfortable lifestyle at this point, financially speaking, but that doesn’t cause everything I do to be fulfilling — in fact, I’m coming to realize that nothing I do can be really satisfying unless it comes from a place of celebrating my connection with God.

Evelyn Reply:

It is great that you are not wanting or lacking. You have offered a great perspective that not everything needs to be fulfilling. I also like what you said about having fulfillment when coming from a higher place of love and celebration. Wonderful!

Abundance always,
Evelyn

Chris December 11, 2010 at 8:52 pm

I especially like your advice to focus on small steps. Too often we build our dreams to point of monstrous cathedrals and are then so overwhelmed we won’t pick up a shovel to start digging the foundation.

Evelyn Reply:

Hi Chris,

Yes, the small steps are important. We should avoid getting stuck on the hows. Nice mantra to have: Just Do It!

To your success,
Evelyn

Keith Davis December 12, 2010 at 4:49 am

Hi Evelyn
Stopped looking for a quick way to make money via a blog a long time ago.

Strikes me that the only people making money via the internet… are people running courses on how to make money on the internet.

Interesting post Evelyn and some great comments.

Evelyn Reply:

Hi Keith,

Yes, it would seem that there are more people making money on the internet through running courses on how to make money on the internet. I guess that there is nothing wrong with this but we need to be able to recognize the fluff.

Thanks for sharing your thoughts and comments.

Abundance always,
Evelyn

jonathanfigaro December 14, 2010 at 6:18 am

Looking forward to your next new post…=)

Baker December 15, 2010 at 3:46 pm

Excellent article Evelyn! I agree getting clear on our dreams is what allows it to be more authentic and a lot more worthwhile throught the process of success. Also, I resonate well with the importance of the small steps daily, as a part of the process.

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