Daydream Your New Life

Daydreaming is as normal to me as breathing. I remember in Math class my teacher would always chastise me for daydreaming rather than being focused on algebra. I disliked Math and much preferred to imagine myself as a Bond Girl or being Tom Cruise’s wingman in an F-14 fighter jet (Top Gun movie).

I’m no longer in Math class but daydreaming is still an important part of my daily routine. Now its not about escaping current issues but rather using my mind as a space to visualize what I want to bring into existence. Some days I turn on music and see myself jamming center stage with my favorite singer. On others, my daydreaming is much more quiet and I let my mind wonder without a destination.

I check in with whether what I’m seeing makes me feel angry, sad, frustrated, happy, hopeless or hopeful. I pay attention to the words I say and what comes back to me. You can tell where your negative thoughts are coming from in a daydream. Often the people you engage with in this space give you back what you are already feeling about yourself. I usually discover my pain points and the walls I need to tackle. This isn’t a time to bash yourself but to use what you see and hear as signposts telling you to change those negative beliefs.

So this morning’s daydream brought these three keys as a first step in manifesting the life you want.

  1. Dream a little. Don’t dream your day away but sometimes a good daydream is worth it. Keep a note pad, pencil or recorder close by to capture what you learned.
  2. Pray a lot. Thank God for the gift of your imagination which gives you insights into what is really bothering you, solutions to your problems and the areas of hope he shows you. Write down the problem and solutions you receive. Date them so you can look back and check how long manifestation took.
  3. Enjoy your life. For a few minutes I thought I should write work hard but you can really work hard on the wrong things that are counter to the life you want to create. Rather, if you choose to enjoy your life at whatever stage you are in, whether you are in your dream job or not, you will see results. Enjoy the moment you are in without worry of tomorrow’s issues.

Matthew 6: 31-33 (NIV) says “31 So do not worry, saying, ‘What shall we eat?’ or ‘What shall we drink?’ or ‘What shall we wear?’ 32 For the pagans run after all these things, and your heavenly Father knows that you need them. 33 But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well.”

You are so loved by your Creator. Be Blessed.

Nerissa Golden is an author and a media strategist rediscovering the power of a daring life. Follow her on FacebookInstagram and Twitter.