Saturday, July 25, 2009

Impossible Things

"...sometimes I have believed as many as six impossible things before breakfast." - Lewis Carroll

If you asked me ten years ago what my dreams were, I wouldn't have been able to tell you. One reason was that I was afraid to say anything out loud just in case I 'jinxed' it. I also was afraid of wanting something too badly and not getting it, or of getting it and realizing that it wasn't as exciting or as wonderful as I hoped it would be.

If you asked me at any given point in the last five years what my dreams were, I still would not have been able to tell you. Oh, I've had goals and hopes and wishy-washy ideas about what I wanted. I have journal after journal filled with proclamations of, 'This is it! This time I...' But fuzzy, watery decisions to lose weight or get published do not translate into concrete actions.

The irony is that the things that I have really wanted - and worked for - have come to pass, often without me realizing until it was over. When I am specific and do my bit, it happens. Often I think afterwards that I wish I had just been a little bit more clear about the details, because I did get what I asked for. More than once lately I have wished that I'd remembered what I was doing and asked for more! But then I realize that if I'd asked for more I might not have believed it - and it might not have ever happened.

Impossible things. Why is it easy for us to allow some things and impossible for us to allow others? Where do the blocks come from? SARK writes that impossible means, "I'm possible." I think I am going to adopt that as my affirmation this week. Whenever I feel myself doubting the potential in something I want or something I am doing, I am going to say, "I'm possible!" I have no doubt in the Universe, but all kinds of doubts in me. Hopefully by reminding myself that I AM possible and that I am powerful, I will begin to be able to ask for and expect the very best.

Believe as many as six impossible things before breakfast! Roar!


'Would you tell me, please, which way I ought to go from here?'

'That depends a good deal on where you want to get to,' said the Cat.

'I don't much care where -' said Alice.

'Then it doesn't much matter which way you go,' said the Cat.

-Lewis Carroll


3rdEyeMuse said...

I love that, "Im Possible" ... might just have to adopt that one, myself. I just wish there were maps to show us the WAY to know what we really want ... for me, seems to change with the wind. :)

Marianne said...

I absolutely know what you mean about looking back (looking around) and realising that that all my dreams have come true, but only the ones that I put some focus on and energy into.

Have fun thinking up those impossible (I'm possible) things! You certainly are possible!

Hybrid J said...

I AM POSSIBLE! I love it! I love it! What a powerful affirmation! Thank you for sharing. :)

Leah said...

i was just thinking about this very thing (wishing i'd asked for more when i asked) and then i read your post. lovely synchronicity. what i came up with when pondering was that in the future (and the present!) I'm going to ask for more and be even more specific. because, why not?! :-)

Jessie said...

Gosh, I love you! I've also thought the same thing. Why didn't I ask for more?! Why wasn't I more specific?! Oh, but you're right...we are only capable of what we believe, really truly believe.

I'm possible. Yes, I like that. Because, as we've both been lucky enough to prove to ourselves over and over again: Everything IS possible! :)