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05-07-2009, 09:52 PM
okay whatta ya say we talk Oprah... haha just kiddin.
Really...now what might you do if you had no fear? Something that scares you to death but is really your dream?
Will share mine. Several things.
To travel the U.S. in a rv, painting my way across America....having amazing experiences and painting love everywhere.
Also to have a space to live, over a shop, an art studio, which is also a storefront, with a deck over the river, to create and sell my art and live there as well. ( i see one for rent right now..saw phone number and almost called it)
Being in a position to hold seminars, talks, motivational programs that inspire people as well as provides financial freedom(involves travel of course-wanderlust still in me). Finding a way to incorporate all the gifts I have been given and spread them out to others and make a difference in their world.
ok your turn...spill the beans(raw green ones with sprouts for hair..*see post to understand haha)
ooops think I picked what was behind door number one and was supposed to go behind the other door.....moderaters please throw me out the window if needed into the other place where this is posta be posted.....personal growth?
05-08-2009, 04:48 AM
Really...now what might you do if you had no fear? Something that scares you to death but is really your dream?
The heart of my dream is to go to Africa. I would love to backpack from top to tail - Cairo to Cape Town - living like a gypsy along the way. Getting small, odd jobs as necessary. Living in the moment, from day to day. Stopping and helping people, volunteering my time wherever it's needed at the time. No timelines, no schedules, no plans, no rules -- just live in the moment and help those in need.
I would also love to go back to school.
05-08-2009, 04:53 AM
Chris, I remembered that about you. Ahhhh thank you so much for posting.
I know, with dreams, seeing them is the first step to achieving them.
05-08-2009, 05:42 AM
The dream of my heart is...
...to travel the world CouchSurfing with a sister, friend or girlfriend.
...live in a self-sufficient community/commune
...open a school/institute for the "performing arts" (i do not like that expressions, makes me think too much about broadway musicals..): movement theory, performance/happening, dance and acting/directing.
05-08-2009, 06:00 AM
Wow great thread, I absolutely love you dreams :D
Ok here goes.... travel the world and live with indiginous cultures and learn from shamans and herbal healers hands on. Spend time working at Mother Theresas ophanage in Calcutta. Since im not a doctore I would like to work for somting like homeopaths without borders or somthing (not a homeopath yet but working on that ) and help in poor cuntries.
Plant trees in desert areas of the world, and help with making organic gardens so people can be selfsufficient and grow their own food and medicine (herbs). Greening the earth :D
Get a pice of land and build my own house from scratch with recycle and organic materials and live out of the land.
And as many people have told me I should teach courses and do lectures with all the knowledge I have in my head. So doing that :o
Be a resercher who study animals in the wild.
Teching children about nature (also the spiritual part of it), and set up a clinic where I use all the knowledge I learned thorug the years.
There are more but I will stop here :D love this idear.
05-08-2009, 08:58 AM
First, I would quit my stinky coffee job! Then, I would pack up my tent and camp myself across the country. Two years oughtta do it. Maybe five!
Then, when I'm finally ready to settle down, I would build a cob house on top of a densely forested hill, with acres of my own all around me. Below me would be my farm: giant gardens, a huge fruit orchard, a lovely water pond in the shade, and OH the dogs! So many dogs! A zip line wouldn't hurt, either. :)
I would support myself by sewing, selling my produce, making candles, and growing bonsai trees. I would work only for nature and myself - no boss!
Mmm.. if only. I love this post, Miss Colorawdo!
05-08-2009, 09:14 AM
Ut oh you peeps. I realized I stopped short and was playing small.
I love this too.
I am seeing myself living in my own "earthy" house that I own. Outside there is a beautiful garden like no one has ever seen. Waterfalls coming down and luxuriant big trees all around.Fig trees I can sit under and fruit trees of every kind-year round. Animals of every kind grazing and being in harmony with each other and me.(my own panda and my own lil tiger,elephant and giraffe too) Mountains of incredible beauty in the distance. Birds singing and frolicking about, teasing the butterflies and dragonflies. Children laughing and rolling on the hill. Food in abundance in the freshest air imaginable.Perfect weather. ahhhhh That people is my reality in the near future.
For now, list above as well as helping others in their lives. Making a difference. Being a breath of fresh air in a heavy toxic world...sunshine in a rainy day. Adding a little joy to someones day..whether I just met them or know them longer.Ooops this is real too.
Dream-heartswish not yet seen in reality. um Painting for people, restarting that business, amping up my raw coaching, oh soooooooo much more...gotta go think..hahaha OH to get outa my head and into my heart...hahahahaha
sorry had to edit to add some animals friends
05-08-2009, 10:12 AM
I forgot to post this when you mentioned the orphanage.
These words were found inscribed on a wall at her place somewhere.
I live my life this way. Not always perfectly for sure yet its my aim(and my dream..haha..had to qualify for my own thread)...only by Gods word am I taught how to be. The people involved are frosting on the cake.
Mother Teresa's Anyway Poem
People are often unreasonable, illogical and self centered;
Forgive them anyway.
If you are kind, people may accuse you of selfish, ulterior motives;
Be kind anyway.
If you are successful, you will win some false friends and some true enemies;
If you are honest and frank, people may cheat you;
Be honest and frank anyway.
What you spend years building, someone could destroy overnight;
If you find serenity and happiness, they may be jealous;
Be happy anyway.
The good you do today, people will often forget tomorrow;
Do good anyway.
Give the world the best you have, and it may never be enough;
Give the world the best you've got anyway.
You see, in the final analysis, it is between you and your God;
It was never between you and them anyway.
05-08-2009, 10:48 AM
I would quit my job in marketing and get away from ever using the computer in an office building
First dream would be to make a difference in the world by motivating people to take responsibility for their health and happiness. I'd love to travel the world and be ever learning and constantly share what I learn with others. I love teaching people with open curiosity and drive.
I want to live somewhere warm i can come home to and eat out of my backyard or from local orchards and have long weekends every week to just enjoy the outdoors, meditate, hike, exercise and practice reiki on myself and others
I'd like to be involved in the raw food movement and keep spreading the knowledge to make an impression on the North American psyche instead of being regarded asa FAD diet.
05-08-2009, 12:32 PM
Yipeeee.you go girl. I so see you doing that.
All there is now(for all of us), is to disappear the fear. With the want to, it can happen and will if it is powerful for you!
As this sent I wanted to reword. Seeing the fear, acknowledging it, thanking it for looking to protect you, and then wishing it goodbye as you stare it straight in the face and DO IT ANYWAY!!!
Was thinking about fear. F-alse E-vidence A-ppearing R-eal. When we look at fear and go into it, all kinds of evidence shows up to convince us it is real.
When we embrace it face to face, and walk through it, it disappears.
05-08-2009, 03:59 PM
It's a rainy day here in Indiana but this post has my head in the clouds with the sun...
05-08-2009, 04:24 PM
I have to share another dream. It's not a huge one, but it would be so great if i could have a complexion that did not constantly change, go red, break out and need various make-up to cover the worst parts of it.
it would be such a blessing!
Already i find raw is helping, as well as ditching regular cleansers and toners in favour of almond oil and ACV, but TROUBLE FREE COMPLEXION would (sadly) make my life sooo much easier
05-08-2009, 04:56 PM
Out of everything i desperately wanted that too and thought it would never come. Stay positive, believe in yourself and let your body heal itself with raw foods and proper food combining. Get informed, figure out what works for your body and it will come. :)
05-08-2009, 08:59 PM
Thank you thank you thank you so much for starting this thread!!!
I feel so inspired :)
I'm so glad you posted this in the "wrong" place :rolleyes:
05-09-2009, 05:52 AM
Hahahahaha glad I posted in the the "wrong" place too....just like I have left off my spelling and editing. Real, that is me, with all my foibles and apparant mess ups.
I am inspired too!!!!!!
05-09-2009, 11:04 AM
I love these kinds of quesitons, it lets you dream really big. But here's another question taht for me is more difficult. What dreams and goals are big enough and sweet enough to make it worth it to me to push into the fear and do it anyway?
This is at least partly related to the "highly sensitive person" thread in Personal Growth.
It's fun to dream, but getting out there and risking getting dirty or getting hurt or screwing up, that's the really gritty, hard stuff of life. The opportunity for getting hurt or screwing up is huge. But the opportunity to put something rich into the world is also huge.
For me, I grew up repeatedly hearing that we're not musical people. I struggle to "get" music, but loving it as much as I do has driven me. I can't read music well and I don't have a really good ear for tones, which makes me a double threat, ROFL (but I'm working on it).
In spite of my handicaps, I've learned to play Native American Flute.
Before I was a full-time housewife and mom I was an Occupational Therapist, so, combine my rehab-oriented brain and my love of music, and what I'm doing is pursuing a certification in clinical or therapeutic music. But it's risky and scary, because of my limitations. I don't understand music theory, I still can't play by ear, because my instrument comes in many keys, I have to take any piece of sheet music thrown at me and transpose it into tablature, a daunting task, and my instrument has a somewhat limited scale.
Last night a patient asked me to play a song I didn't know. She didn't have sheet music and couldn't hum it (neither of which would have helped in the moment, I still would have had to go home and work it out, note by note). Well, I found the song on-line and it's an extremely difficult song and doesn't fit well at all on my instrument. One note, which comes up often in the song, can only be achieved by covering a hole part way, which makes for an inconsistent note, since a half-covered hole is never *exactly* half-covered, it's always an approximation.
Also, I'm not a performer. I see the music as being ministry and medicine, not performance, but I do get called upon to perform on stage, which I do in order to be an ambassador to the Native American flute.
But I care about people and I love music and the gift of the Native American flute is tremendous, so I just have to share that gift when and where I can.
The other thing I'm doing, which brings me great joy, is volunteering on a musk ox farm, which I'm late for and need to get on the road!
Blessings as you journey!
05-09-2009, 05:32 PM
Deborah that is such an inspirational post. Yes we can do anything our heart calls us to do.
I gues it is a huge un-learning for all of us, to un-learn old habits and mental limitations we picked up in our past. But we can do it and you are a profe that we can. You are a huge inspiration :) Keep up the great work, you are a great healer for everyone you come in touch with.
05-10-2009, 01:39 AM
All good posts, but doesn't it seem that this thread would be better under "personal growth"? Just my thought here...
05-10-2009, 05:51 AM
sounds like the complexion thing may be rosacea, which is a very mysterious thing indeed. I've been high raw for a couple yrs, and can't figure any food sensitivities that are causing it....am currently doing zeolite to remove heavy metals, and am in the process of ridding my mouth of mercury.
Digestive enzymes and HCL acid help...
Most recently, I've found that coconut is helping!
Go Go Goji
05-10-2009, 11:53 PM
Oh what a lovely post. Thank you for starting it, and to all for sharing.
My dream is to have a baby. I have a healthy, strong body that I try to keep clean of toxins and disease. It's a loving and hospitable place, and I just long to share it with a growing little bundle of life. When the time is right...
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