Thursday, September 2, 2010

Do You Dream?

How Big Are Your Dreams?

Do you Dream?  I do...all the the the wee hours of the morning right before I'm fully awake...during the day...while painting....while driving...even while shopping!  Yes, I Dream...and sometimes I wonder...Are My Dreams Big Enough?

In my subconscious rendezvous in the middle of the night I have to say...I'm dreaming pretty darn BIG!  I sometimes wake in the morning, almost with a chuckle at the magnitude of what I had just been dreaming.  "Visions of Grandeur" I call them...then quickly dismiss them as frivolous and impossible....but are they?

In my art room minding my own business....utilizing my right-brained creativity to create something colorful and a seemingly non-connected thought crosses my airwaves and if I allow it to enter into my "zone", I'm surprised by it's frankness and purity.  I see myself walking on a beach in a gauzy dress as the wind whips through me and the waves tickle my ankles as my toes sink into the wet sand.  "What was that?", I think or say outloud to myself.  A completely random "dream" has just entered into my space and caused me to stop and ponder the very essence of it.  At this very moment...I have a choice.  I can sweep it under the proverbial rug or I can spend a few more moments realizing this beautiful "reality".   If I looked up and into the mirror that encompasses a whole wall of my art room, I would see, Ha! tis but a dream!  But if I take those moments and allow this "vision" to set, to permeate my being, to see myself truly walking on that beach, to feel that breeze, to smell the salty air, to feel my toes sinking into the wet sand.... I'm more than half way there!

Too many times we scurry quickly away from those Big Dreams...those Impossible Dreams...those Dreams that surely will never happen!  Instead...we should capture them...stick them in a them...treasure them...dare to take another look at them!  And we tend to embrace those Little Dreams that seem doable...all the while fooling ourselves into believing we are not worthy to believe the Big Dreams!  Therefore we stop ourselves just short of achieving those Big Dreams...(which is aptly called self-sabbotage!)  

In my Big Dreams, I have unbelievable energy... I can scale mountains, I can play concert piano, I can jog, I have huge houses, I'm a speaker at conferences, My artwork displayed in collectors homes, I have a beautiful body and can wear most anything, I own my own art studio where many come to create, I travel all the time....  and on and on and on!!!

These may seem BIG...but ALL are all obtainable...I believe it so....and so it will be.  I believe in God...and I believe in the Dreams he gives me.  They are so Big sometimes that, like I said earlier, I just chuckle and actually try to suppress them...applying the Big "But" to most of them!  When in actuality, if I would just receive them, embrace them as mine to have, mine to obtain, possible to live... then nothing... NO THING ...can stop me from obtaining and living them out.

My Big Dream focus right now is my weight as it is connected to my health.  Yes, of course, I want to look good and buy clothes that I can tuck in, from the Ladies Dept and not the Women's World department...but my health is being affected by my weight and it is my health that will keep me living so I can enjoy my family, traveling, shopping, LIVING!  Time and time again I have tried to lose weight so I can look cute in my jeans...wear a bathing suit...go to a school reunion (which I have not done ever because of my weight!).  But this time is different... I SEE myself healthy...running...climbing...swimming...and for that reason I have chosen to follow the BFC plan to accomplish this DREAM.  And It's happening!  All the other times I failed because my dream just wasn't BIG ENOUGH to keep my focus!  This time its BIG!!!  REAL BIG!!!  and This time I know it will be reality before I know it!

Some of us follow Rosalie on her blog Healthy Me Doing the Belly Fat Cure... and yesterday she posted about seeing herself in a reflection at the mall and took a double take at what she was seeing...or rather what she no longer saw!  She shocked herself at seeing herself slim for the first time in ages!  She is accomplishing her DREAM...her BIG DREAM!  She's living it right now, as we ALL are, and seeing the results in believing she can do it!  I'm so proud of her!  I'm so proud of YOU... and of ME!  We are ALL accomplishing that which we are setting our minds to do.... and that is BIG DREAMING!  

Keep those dreams alive!  Find a way to capture them!  Put them down on paper, paint them out, cut them out of magazines, find pics to remind you, make a mantra out of it, write a song with it in it and sing it out loud...DAILY!  Don't just write it down or paste it on your refrigerator and never look at it again!  Touch it, Feel it, See it, DO IT!!!  Believe me...if you believe will be it!!!  What you think...You are!


"The best thing about dreams is that fleeting moment, when you are between asleep and awake, 
when you don't know the difference between reality and fantasy, 
when for just that one moment you feel with your entire soul 
that the dream is reality, and it really happened." 

"The only thing that can stop you from fulfilling your dreams is you!"


  1. Thank you for your kind words of support. Love you - You are doing GREAT! :-)

  2. I loved your blog post today :) I gives me more motivation to reach my dreams too! ♥

  3. "If you believe it, you can be it."

    I have always dreamed of being althletic and feeling strong. I have always HATED exercising mostly because of being tired and fatigued a lot of the time. I have always been told that once I get past that hump, I'll actually start having more energy and feel so much better, but I have to get past that point first. Well, I finally decided to take on that challenge of getting past that "hump" so that I can become the strong, energetic, active, athletic person that I've always dreamed of being.

    In the past, I've always stopped working towards this goal about a week or two into exercising. This time around, I began working out at the same time that I started BFC, and I'm still going. I work out a minimum of 3 days a week, but aim for 5-6 days a week.

    I want to feel HEALHTY and STRONG.

    I love your inspiration, Robin. Thank you.

  4. BTW, my husband and I love this version of Somewhere Over the Rainbow. I love that you added it.

  5. I look sooo forward to your blog everyday, now that i have this way in my life and have the basics down, this blog is really working on me mentally! Thanks for have me dancing in my kitchen, i bought a nice container for my water and i found a Nia class in my area!!!!! You are such an inspiration, we will all reach our dreams with the BFC, it has changed my life. Take it from me, i have been a life time dieter, i weighed 208 when i started this in February, i'm now 172, i know it doesn't sound like much weight lost, but it's more inches and i feel soooo great. My daughter said to me this morning that my face looks so different and it's because that too has slimmed down and is not puffy anymore. I really don't care how long this takes me, i'd like to lose maybe 20 more, but i'm not attached to food like i was before. Have a great weekend!!

  6. Oh wow ya'll...very sweet comments! You do realize I may say "you" a lot in my posts, but I'm really standing in front of my mirror...pointing my ME! lol Seriously, I feel if you're not having fun then it's not worth it! lol (thus my NIA workouts!) I'm so happy to have connected with each one of you and blessed to have you to walk this journey with! Truth be known: YOU are my energizer batteries... YOU and your successes keep me going and going and going! ~v*

  7. @Rosalie ~ You're the jewel in my pouch!
    @MFE ~ You've got everything it takes to reach those dreams of yours!
    @Minichick ~ You Go Girl! Keep it up and keep it fresh...look for new creative ways to exercise so you don't lose your momentum! Oh...and when I first heard IZ sing, my heart melted...then I found out his obesity killed him..and my heart broke. It speaks volumes to me...
    @Lisa ~ 36#'s IS FANTASTIC! Of course your face looks thinner! I'm so proud of your accomplishments! That 20#'s will come off before you know it! Hope you like the NIA class! Let me know!

  8. Thank you for the encouragement, Robin! I'm sorry to hear that he passed away. I had no idea. :(

    Lisa, that's great! And, it sounds like you're committed for life, which is wonderful. You're being a fantastic example to your child/children.

  9. Oh, I feel like an idiot!! Those were his ashes they were spreading in the ocean in the video, weren't they? I was wondering what that was about and why they had it in the video. Oh, gosh, slow on the uptake. :[

  10. Robin, I thought this quote is perfect for you and your post today...

    You see things, and you say "Why?" But I dream things that never were, and I say "Why not?"

    --George Bernard Shaw

  11. Yes, Minichick...that's was his "Wake" so to speak..a celebration of life for IZ. Humbling, huh? The first time I watched the vid...I lost it! But, his music and it's influence on our hearts lives on. Selah!
    Love the quote! So true...
    Also a verse from the Bible says, (paraphrased) ...speak those things that are not as if they are! ~v*

  12. Thanks everyone for the motivating comments, blogs like this are what keep me going too!!