The stars have aligned and I now find myself on a quiet island on northern Lake Champlain. The views from my windows boast large, leafy trees, green fields and beds of colorful flowers. An antique red barn lends old world charm to my land. Busy honeybees work the Penstemon by my pantry window and fireflies dance outside at night. I am a 5-minute drive from the sparkling lake where I now swim daily, soaking up the summer sun before the bitter cold of winter surrounds my cozy cottage.
My dream of a sanctuary for my private retreats and school has been realized and continues to unfurl in delightfully unexpected ways. No longer do I linger in doubt and worry. Napoleon Hill wrote, “Anything the mind of man can conceive, and bring itself to believe, it can achieve.” When we envision an idea or dream we put forth a frequency that emits from the beacon of our mind. If it continues over a long duration it increases in power and intensity until a matching frequency appears. This is true for fears as well as inspiring ideas. It’s precisely what has happened for me and I continue to cultivate this practice, which I find immensely fascinating as well as gratifying.
Why not keep experimenting? This isn’t instantaneous, it takes time, but I am seeing with crystal clarity how the way we think is 99% of the equation. The facts are secondary. This may sound preposterous to some but I, myself never put much stock in the mainstream narrative, which seems quite intent on spewing forth constant messages that disempower and limit human creativity. I suspect that’s by design as it restricts the mindset of the masses thereby quashing imagination and out-of-the-box thinking, which could threaten the highly limiting societal system in which we find ourselves. Plato wrote, “Those who are able to see beyond the shadows and lies of their culture will never be understood, let along believed, by the masses.”
I’ll take the less trodden path, thank you. And so here I am on a quiet northern island, far from the madding crowd, in a deep state of gratitude and happiness. I encourage anyone with the tenacity to set their vision into motion to stay the course. Do not engage naysayers and stay close to God/Spirit/Creator, whatever you call that vast Force of limitless love and creation. Life is a wondrous adventure and a great mystery. Do not hesitate to wield the wand of your glorious mind and create for yourself a vision birthed from imagination and desire.
You and only you set the limits.