Are you old enough to remember, or young enough that your parents told you about the TV show called I dream of Jeannie, or Bewitched?
In either show the main characters had magical powers to make appear, at any given moment, anything they or their
loved one desired! Pure hokey pokey eh? Or is it closer to reality than we think?
At this time in my life's journey, I am very thankful for so many things. I am married to my best friend. I have a very meaningful and enjoyable career. I am blessed to have two wonderful grandchildren. I appreciate the abundance I have in most areas of my life.
In all of this "perfection" I enjoy in my life, there still exists an uneasiness, at times even a storm within when it comes to experiencing my ultimate life.
Here's the thing...
I have a dream to reach my healthiest physical well being, which includes losing a fairly significant amount of weight and putting into place a constant and regular healthier lifestyle.
I have been battling with this for as long as I can remember. I lose weight, I gain weight. I lose the weight. I gain it back. But at the same time I am very content that I am at this time in my life, 70 pounds less than my highest weight over 20 years ago.
And at the same time, when I am truly honest with myself, I know that I want to be more fit and continue to make even healthier lifestyle choices. It is my desire to lose another 45-50 pounds. But at the same time, I continue to self sabotage. I make a conscious decision to just do it and then in the same day, choose to eat unhealthy and remain inactive.
This morning was one of those mornings when I woke up remorseful of the food choices I made yesterday. It is not like I do not have a support network available. It is not that I do not have friends that believe in me. It is not that I do not have the tools and the knowledge to reach my goals. If it is not all of this, then what the frick is it??
I got thinking about my favourite TV show of all time. "I Dream of Jeannie". Yes, I fell into thinking about the hokey pokey, or magic of my wishful thinking. What if there existed a magic wand, or I could just blink my desire to lose weight and reach my ultimate health goals?
When I was a young girl I had a consistent dream that I had magical powers just like Jeannie, I would cross my arms and get what I wanted! As a child I would blink pretty clothes, stunning fairy tale barbie dolls or whatever I did not have in my real world. It was magical and it was the ultimate "dream". I remember laying in bed and just before falling asleep, I would wish for that magical dream to visit me that night.
You might be thinking. Well what the frick does this have to do with getting to my goal weight or for that matter, achieving any dream or goal? If you are, I get you! But I know that we are on to something here, so just bare with me!
Jeannie had that "magic wand". It was just a thought away. She just crossed her arms and whatever she wished for appeared. Jeannie lived in the moment. When she desired something for herself or for beloved master, she could and would make it happen! She closed her eyes, she crossed her arms, nodded, blinked and tadah there it was or so it was done.
What if we could just claim our 'magic wand'?
As I am no longer that same little girl who wishes for things. I have learned that we work for things. I have realised that it is not the things that bring me joy, but accomplishment is the fruit of it all. Losing me? Trust me. I am going somewhere with this...
The things I wish and dream of at this time in my life are best experienced and cherished after working to achieve them. But there still remains goals and dreams that seem so far within reach and seem unattainable at times such as my health goals. This is where the magic wand comes in.
Here is the thing...
I have the magic wand to achieve my health weight-loss goals! It is not in a magic pill. It is not in a magic plan outside of my inner resources. I actually have the magic! I possess the magic wand. Jeannie taught me well.
This morning I woke up and claimed my magic powers. Temptation called loudly as sweet unhealthy pastries sat on my counter calling out my name. Choices for an unhealthy breakfast were readily available. I also believed in the hokey pokey, the magic...So I crossed my arms, I nodded and claimed my CHOICE. Suddenly, a healthy option was available to me. I made my yummy breakfast smoothie and enjoyed my healthy lifestyle choice. This is a piece of my success. We build a wall one brick at a time. We bring the miracle of a child into the world, one cell at a time. We reach our goals one step at a time.
We are the Miracle. Our CHOICES are the magic!
We possess the magic wand to achieve our ultimate and meaningful dreams!
We only need to claim it and focus on what we truly
desire in each moment. Life is a series of moments. Make them incredible! Make them magical!
Live your ultimate DREALITY!
Where dreams become your reality...