Apr 142014
Sandra Bierman

Painting by Sandra Bierman

It’s marvelous to grow bored of a pattern, because it means you’re ready to let go of an old scenario and envision something that’s more in alignment with who you are in present time. Likewise, when you’re feeling disappointed and let down by life – I believe what you’re really being given is an invitation to Create.

A good friend once told me that we should never make decisions based on fear of the alternative. That is to say, instead of weighing your future on the scale of security alone, why not choose a future which frightens you a little. Like swinging on a trapeze, there is a terrible-wonderful moment when you have to let go and freefall your way to the next grab. But the more times you find the new bar there to meet you, the stronger your trust in the unknown grows.

One of the reality selection practices I love most is writing about a thing as if it’s already happening: describing in great detail the feeling I have being inside my new creation, looking around and saying what I see and why it’s splendid. I may sketch out some drawings too, however best I can focus on the refinement of my feeling of well-being.

Depending on how many resistances I have to receiving that well-being, a creation may materialise overnight or gradually come into form over months or even years. But the greater my devotion to that image, the more like a North Star my dreams behave.

As Meister Eckhart puts it, “When the soul wants something to be known, she throws out an image in front of her and steps into it.”

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A writer, artist and tender of dreams, Toko-pa has been interviewed by CNN News & BBC Radio and her writing has appeared in publications around the world. Thanks to Skype, she works with dreamers internationally in her Private Dreamwork practice, based on Salt Spring Island in Canada. You can find Toko-pa on Facebook or sign up for her mailing list to receive news about upcoming events.

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  8 Responses to “Disappointment: An invitation to create”

  1. Mmmmm…. I love this exercise in manifestation through disappointment!

  2. Great message thank you – the trapeze is a wonderful metaphor. ๐Ÿ™‚

  3. I so love your work…..

  4. This was a great message today!! Needed to hear it!!

  5. Loved this. Especially the beginning. Boredom and disappointment as new beginnings. Signed up for your blog. Looking forward to more reading.

  6. Love it! It feels so like where I am right now – thanks for yet more words of wisdom to spur me on ๐Ÿ™‚

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