26 December 2011

Dreams Do Come True

It's quiet. Only the hurricane passing through Norway, beating branches against my window disturbs the fragile equilibrium of the late Nordic darkness. It is the second night of Christmas when miracles happen or so we humans tend to believe. Because really, we are the agents of everything that happens to us. We are where we are because at some point in our past we thought of this place - emotional or physical; good or bad. And we dreamed it hard enough to make it happen.

The quiet night will extend into the muffled empty space between two celebrations. A 6-day period of leisure, cozily lit warm homes and time spent with loved ones. Free of goals and achievements. A good end to a year and a wonderful preparation for a new one.

In this short period of time it has become customary to re-evaluate the year past and to plan ahead for the new one. In fact, people have been doing this since Babylonian times, which makes for a pretty well-grounded tradition of roughly about 3000 years. We like to evaluate, judge, learn from mistakes and most of all, we like to dream.

Photo: kanelstrand

The New Year's resolutions you will be heavily advised to write down on beautiful freely downloadable printables on every other web site are the critical first step to fulfilling your dreams, don't deem them banal. Your dreams get conceived in the serenity of your mind. But to give them life you need to take them out to the bright world. Writing a dream down sets the process of its fulfillment. Trust me. I know from experience.

Once you start believing that you have the power to fulfill your dreams you will get stunned because they will start coming true. Inevitably. They have no other choice. 

Dream big. Dream ridiculously positive and don't be judgmental. Instead of listing the reasons why your dream will not do in real life, just write your dream down and read it out loud. See it happening. Remember it happening.

The process has now begun.

It doesn't matter if your dream is a new year's resolution, or if it sounds weird, unachievable, weak or too ambitious. Once you can see the outlines of the words that describe it, once you can touch the paper and smell the ink your mind and the whole universe will start working for its fulfillment.

Don't worry. 

Don't judge.

State your dream.

Trust the process.

P.S. Now don't just nod in agreement or disbelief. Take out a sheet of paper and write down a dream. Then come and join the Simple Living challenge. You will thank me later.


  1. some how this post has inspired me.. and i thankyou for that!

    and i thankyou in advance! for my fream! :)

  2. I love this post...
    and I sooooo agree with you!
    I too am looking forward to creating my dream board for the coming year. And yes...we can create our reality!

    Wishing all your dreams come true!

  3. i love this post......
    Wish you lots of love, joy and happiness. MERRY CHRISTMAS.
    misirlou & maria

  4. Absolutely!! My mom would love this post, and we do this sort of thing all the time in our house! :) Plus, not only does writing it down put out your intentions to the universe...it helps you stay focused on the goal, too. :)

    Merry Christmas, Sonya!!

  5. Your photo is hauntingly beautiful Sonya!

    As always you give us THE advice we need!

    I would add,after writing it down and saying it out loud, tell someone. I have and it happened to be to you Sonya! It makes the dream more real and gives us that extra push to keep going. I even added my dream to my Twitter profile today. Oh boy, it looks like I will see it through.

    Happy dreaming everyone!

  6. This is a really great post! I hope you had a wonderful Christmas!!

  7. So true--I love this time of year for dream-making and goal-taking. Writing them down makes them so much more real.

  8. Great post. I will take your advice because there are lots of things I would like to do better and accomplish.

  9. Great post! I totally believe in dreaming big & writing things down. I appreciate the reminder to not be judgmental, sometimes that's the one thing I forget. I hope you had a wonderful holiday!
    Everyday Inspired

  10. XOXO I just pulled paper out of my printer!

  11. this is a thoughtful list ..i so enjoy my stop in your space here ~ blessings as 2012 begins!

  12. Lovely!

    Wanted to pop in and wish you a very Happy New Year!!