Posts Tagged ‘Making your Dreams come true’

There’s lots of people out there who kinda drift through life.

They’d like to follow their dreams. They’d like to do something that’s exciting, or meaningful, or amazing. They really would.

But somehow, they never get around to it. And time drifts by and by and by, until at last, they get to the point where they decide that they decide that it’s too late to do anything.

And they drift through their lives with a vague feeling of failure and a bad taste in their lives.

But for those of you visiting here, let me tell you three secrets about this whole question of chasing your dreams.

  1. It’s never too late to do something amazing
  2. If you want to get somewhere, it helps to know where you’re going
  3. When you write things down, you’re significantly more likely to actually accomplish them

Simple, right? But these are three gems that can unlock the world of your dreams as opposed to just drifting through life.

We have the gift of a big bright, shiny year ahead of us, and the question now is what you’re gonna make happen with it. Will you drift or will you make your dreams happen?

The time is now- and I’m wishing the greatest of years yet ahead for you

Just remember- It’s never to late to start. Set a goal. And write it down.

Then get out there and make great things happen in your life


PS For more information on why writing goals  down is a good idea, check out my post “Making Your Dreams Come True- the Write Stuff”





For more information on Catherine’s books, “Adventures in Palmistry”, “The Practical Empath – Surviving and Thriving as a Psychic Empath”, “Manifesting Something Better” her urban fantasy “The Lands That Lie Between”  and her new book “The Psychic Power of Your Dreams”, all from Foresight Publications, click here


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Heads up, folks. I’ve got another podcast coming your way.

Slightly more than one week from tonight, on Thursday night (1/19/12), I’ll be appearing from 8-9 pm on Cauldron of Knowledge with Alexis Doyle on http://liveparanormal.com

The topic? Those New Year’s resolutions – how do you make them really happen, as opposed to just make ‘em and break ‘em? For that matter, how do you make your dreams come true at any time of the year?

We’ll be looking at ways to strengthen your resolve to make good things happen, conquer the dragons of Resistance, and otherwise empower your Better World Coming…

Want to catch my interview, call in with questions or be part of the live chat happening during every show?

If you just want to listen, you can go to the above site, click the “Listen Live and Chat” listing under the “radio-listen/chat room” heading, and click “LISTEN HERE” next to “Cauldron of Knowledge”.

If you want to chat, you’ll need to go to the top of the home page on the extreme right and click “Join” to set up a personal account ( it’s free but takes a few moments, so you might want to do this in advance)

There are provisions for listeners to phone in with questions, too.

And, if you can’t tune in at that time, Live Paranormal.com archives its shows for your listening at a time convenient to you.

Hope you can join me one week from tonight from 8-9 at Cauldron of Knowledge on liveparanormal.com






For more information on Catherine’s books, “Adventures in Palmistry” or “The Practical Empath – Surviving and Thriving as a Psychic Empath”, click here

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A happy Kwanzaa, to my friends who celebrate it; and happy New Year coming to us all!

For me, the weeks rolling up to Christmas are always busy ones, full of  finding, making and wrapping presents, cooking, and time with friends and family. It’s a lot of living crammed into a relatively small but joyous amount of time. And the week between Christmas and New Years is a time to return to the usual pace of life – to pick up and pack up the gifts and the trims of the holidays and reenter the rhythm of regular living.

But, I also find that this week is a good time to stop and reflect on  life.

It’s a good time to look back on the past year. What did I get done in the past year that I set out to do? What is still waiting for me to turn my hand to?

It’s also a good time to look ahead. What do I want to accomplish in the coming year? What have I always dreamed of doing, and how can I get started on this in the year to come?

Last year, I invited you to  dream big with me ( “Lets Dream Big” 12/28/10 ). This year,  as we clean up after the holidays and prepare for the New Year, I’d like to invite you to give some thought to what you want to do with the shiney new year you have ahead of you.

What dream would you like to make real?

Lets make this the best year yet !






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I’m sitting here in the dark of the night with visions of metaphysics dancing in my head…

What to write, what to write?

Shall I write about

  • divination?
  • making your dreams come true?
  • manifestation?
  • alternative health?
  • the hero’s quest?
  • moving outside of your comfort zone?

I’ve started down at least a half a dozen appealing trails tonight, and stopped dead again and again. Each article had potential, but there’s something else waiting for us all…

so I’m asking you, the reader…

What would you like me to write about?

Starwolf and I want to make this blog, as part of our mission for Foresight, as helpful and friendly a place as you can find. To this end, we take requests.

What questions do you have in metaphysics, alternate health, spirituality or personal growth? What would you like to know more about?

Let us know. If we know about it, we’ll write about it

Looking forwards to your questions






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So now you’re on your way to making your dreams come true.

But, do you know where you’re going?

Those of you who’ve read my work or heard me talk in the past may be aware that I believe that each and every one of us (yes, you too!) has a mission in life. Something unique that you bring to the Party of Life that no one else can bring.

Finding out your Life Mission puts a new spin on setting goals and making your dreams come true….

You can set goals:

  • because they’re required by others (need to certify in CPR for a job);
  • because your body demands them (it’s time to bulk down);
  • because they’re a unique opportunity (who would have thought that I could learn morris dancing at half price if I sign up now?) ;
  • because they’re fun (alligator wrestling night at adult education? how can I pass on that?)

But goals set to live your Life Mission are extra special.

Your Life Mission is what you’re here to do. Because of this, things that are part of your mission tend to be more:

  • fun;
  • exciting;
  • juicy;
  • (fill in your favorite positive adjective here);

That’s not to say that life mission goals are all joy and fairy dust. Many times , you’ll find stages in reaching for your life mission to be hard work or temporarily frustrating.

But the goals that you set for your Life Mission not only move you towards being more perfectly You ( which is a blast) but also tend to feel good/ right in the process…

I’m not saying that all goals need to be about your Life Mission. I think dancing the Carioca or snake charming or learning a new language can be a wonderful thing and make your life better.

I’m just saying that the goals you set with your Life Mission in mind tend to be the ones that make the most difference to you and the world around you…

So, what are you here to do?

We’ll be looking at that more in the future.

Til then






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In my Jan. 5 post on New Year’s resolutions and making your dreams come true, I talked about the concept of using the New Year to stimulate real change in your life, as opposed to good intentions that turn into regrets by the end of January.

If you have projects / goals/ dreams you want to make real, what’s one of the most powerful things you can do to make that happen?

Write it down….

On the physical / psychological / physiological side of the fence, many psychological /sociological studies have found that writing a goal down appreciably increases the odds that you will achieve it.

Even if you write it down, put it away and don’t look at it for a long time…

Weird, but true. The literature is full of stories about folks who wrote down a description of the perfect life partner, an ideal job or other desired objective, lost it for a while then found it again after time, only to find that that goal had actually come to pass…

Of course, it’s better to write it down and look at it on a regular basis, but surveys say that is not necessarily necessary.

More news from the weird but true scientific side of the aisle- medical studies have found that checking something off on a “To Do” list can actually stimulate a small but significant boost of endorphins, those pleasant little hormones that make us feel good.

(So, if you’re like me and have ever written down something you’ve already done on your list so you can check it off, there’s actually a good reason for this 🙂  ! )

From a psychological standpoint, writing down what we want to achieve focuses our attention on it, so we start looking for ways to make it happen. Checking off completed steps feels good so we do more things to make our dreams come true.

Over on the metaphysical side of the aisle, writing things down starts the process of energetically attracting the goal we seek and the ways to get there. If we write it down and look at it regularly, every time we look, we are focusing our attention on and drawing energy into manifesting that new reality.

It’s not always enough to write it down and look at it (although some times, it is…) but doing this stacks the decks more in our favor and makes it easier to get where we want to go.

So, write it down…

  • Write it down in your day planner and look at your dream everyday.
  • Write it on a card and tape it up next to your bathroom mirror, so you focus on it while you brush your teeth
  • Write it on a card and tape it to your car dashboard( if it’s a goal that you’re comfortable with people seeing).

Write your dream or goal down and put it where you can see it.

And now you’re on your way…

See you soon






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Hi folks!

Welcome to a bright shiny new year- all for you! Now, what are you going to do with it?…

Let’s talk about New Year’s resolutions…

As you may know from reading previous posts, I believe that each and every one of us has something we’re here to do, a gift special and unique to us, something we bring to the party of life that no one else can bring.

A calling, if you will…

Unfortunately, many of us don’t discover what our gift is. Many more find that gift but doubt themselves so much that they kill their dreams (“who am I to think I’m so special?..”). Still others love their gifts but somehow can never find the time to make their dreams reality.

Here’s where resolutions ( New Year, birthday or second Tuesday in March) can help….

The classic take on New Year’s resolutions is that of theoretical goals that you mean to follow-through on but will actually never complete.

For instance:

  • You resolve to lose weight.
  • You buy a gym membership.
  • You go 4 days the first week.
  • You go 3 days the second week.
  • One time the third…
  • And never again.

What I’ve found more useful is to choose projects I want to complete or areas I want to improve in the coming year.

For instance:

  • Self-publish a book on palmistry.
  • Improve my personal health and stamina.
  • Develop more classes to teach.
  • Become a better writer.
  • Strengthen my relationships with family and friends.

You get the idea.

Once I have my targets, I make a list of things that I can do to move forwards  in each area. These can be big things, like taking a series  of classes, but a lot of times, I find breaking things into baby steps, like making a phone call or painting for 10 minutes actually makes it more likely that I’ll actually complete them (this is a technique called Kaizen, that I’ll get into in more detail in the future.)

The final starting step is to figure how much time I’m prepared to commit on a regular basis to make my dreams come true:

  • One hour a day?
  • Two hours a week?
  • 15 minutes a day?

Most people believe that it takes a major time commitment and sacrifice in all other areas of their lives to make their dreams a reality. Putting a majority of your time into your dreams does move them along faster, but the interesting thing is that a regular commitment of even small amounts of time can change your life in a major way.

So, giving a half an hour twice a week to your gift instead of  t.v., extra naps, or surfing the net can make your dreams reality far sooner than you might realize.

 (Don’t get me wrong- I love t.v., naps and surfing. It’s just that the secret to happiness is often about prioritizing my dreams 🙂 )

Resolutions are only the beginning. I’m going to be doing a series of posts on psychological, metaphysical, and personal development ways to make your dreams real..

But, if you’re starting on a journey of transformation, the first thing you need to know is where you want to go.

So,what would you like to do this year?

More soon…






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