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Your Ideal Life Is Just One Step Away

e all dream of a better life…

In some way, we hope that some day in the future, we can step back,
let go and begin to live life on our terms.

You know, that image and feeling of the good life that we often dream
about, but we often pass off as just a dream…

…instead of listening to it and honoring it.

The toughest part is actually taking the time to make the decision to
let it speak to us.  And hear it in ways like we’ve never heard it before.

Now’s The Time

As I write this, it’s Memorial Day Weekend in the U.S. and collectively,
it’s the turning point for millions of Americans (and millions more in
the Northern Hemisphere) to “get away from it all”.

It’s a time to look forward to the carefree summer months of warm
weather, long walks, trips to the lake or the local forest preserve.

It’s the time we all have the chance to let go and put our feet up and
just be…

How To Make This Time Some Of The Most Productive
You’ve Ever Experienced

Here’s a cool challenge for you:

This weekend, as you take time to rest and unwind, try this simple

Ask yourself:

1) What do I long for?

Take several deep breaths and then ask:

2) What if I already had this in my life?

and breathe again…

(here’s the KEY step…)

3) How do you feel – right NOW – connecting with the essence,
the knowing that what you’ve longed for is real in some way?

Take time and write that feeling down on a piece of paper

Hint: when you write it down, it “turns up the mana” (the
spiritual energy) and the energy begins to really move.

Even if you’re having a tough time (financially or otherwise) this
quiet time that you take for yourself can be some of the most
rejuvenating and productive
that you can do for yourself.

Right now, I’m sitting at the shores of beautiful Lake Geneva,
site of our upcoming Retreat. I have a morning ritual that I
do each day, and part of it is doing the exercise I shared with
you above.

When we take time to feel the essence of our intent already real,
something magical  happens within us.  And that inner shift is the
KEY that brings about the changes on the outside we long for most.

Want to take your “Imagined Life” and make it real?

Watch your e-mail for a invite to a FREE Tele-Seminar
about LIVING your ideal life.

Until then…

Have a great weekend!

: – )


P.S. – What do you long for – and what’s your vision of your ideal life?

Please post your comment or question below.

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  1. 10 Comment(s)

  2. By Nick Grimshawe on May 30, 2010 | Reply

    Hi Paul,

    Thanks for the post. I have been a subscriber to Dreams Alive for sometime. I enjoyed the post because I believe totally in those quiet moments when we can take the time to reflect on deep personal issues and looking closely at our feelings. I will use your 3 step process and incorporate it into my morning meditation.

    Enjoy the lake and your weekend,

    And remember to Walk in Quiet Places,

    Nick Grimshawe

  3. By Elena Blume on May 30, 2010 | Reply

    I had just such one of these moments yesterday when thinking about creating nametags for about four days. The nametags are incredibly important. I was stumped on one problem requiring a solution. It was a connection for all of the nametags.

    Took a nap. Took a shower. Then instantly the answer just flowed in with prayer and reflection. It was a *MAGNIFICENT* aha moment.

    Always love reading your emails for probably like ten years now or so. Take care!

    Elena Blume

  4. By Margaret on May 30, 2010 | Reply

    Paul, I enjoyed the post,i aways appreciate great material, i know one day it will work for me . I will put effort into the exercise ,thanks very much ,and enjoy the rest of your spiritual treat.

  5. By Belita Swan on Jun 1, 2010 | Reply

    Aloha Paul,

    It is one of those evenings when I am feeling overwhelmed with gratitude, and I wanted to write on this blog.

    My ideal life is always getting closer to me, always a step closer everyday, as I practice what you and Susan have taught me.

    Since joining you in your retreats, so many have manafested in my life and I get excited everytime I put something out … mostly from the HEART~!

    You literally have made it simple to understand and practice. To feel “that dream” to be already real … I still hear you saying these words.

    I know that I have learned that! I like going back to your retreats because it gets me grounded and can truly reconnect to that part of me that holds all my dreams.

    It’s so magical, knowing and believing that each dream is already real and on its way!!!

    Well, it’s taken many years for me and I am still enjoying learning the tools.

    MAHALO for your teachings, for the patience and all the HEART WORK you and Susan do for those of us who attend your retreats. I always have felt your love for all of us in everything that you do, whether in Sedona, or in Hawaii … and in Lake Geneva too!

    I feel that these words don’t do justice to all that you do at these retreats. I have been so fortunate to have gone to 4 of them since 2006 and I’ve grown so much, having found peace, love, joy, and my life has been filled with so many blessings I can’t even count! This alone does not come with a price tag as we all know.

    I’ve shared these blessings with many others and all I can say is, keep the teachings going! There are no coincidences … everyone who has been to your website will have been touched by the energy and will have felt something awakened deep within.

    You already have everything you need to do what you do best!!!

    I’ll be with you in spirit in Lake Geneva!!!

    love always to you and Susan,

  6. By Bobbye Middendorf on Jun 1, 2010 | Reply

    Mahalo Paul, and more words of gentle wisdom as always. Dreaming the visions into the manifest world.
    How interesting and resonant and oh-yes-everything-is-connected… to read this quote today on my New Dimensions perpetual calendar:
    “Participating in something with your breath–feeling it and breathing through it –will lead you to action more quickly. The more you open up to deeper and healthier breathing, the more life you’ll feel.” –Gay Hendricks, author of Conscious Breathing.
    Breathe on!
    Bobbye Middendorf
    The Write Synergies Guru

  7. By Bonnie on Jun 1, 2010 | Reply

    Feels like my ideal life is falling into place. I just signed the papers on a brand new condo and will be moving soon. I get to watch it being built day by day. The rescue cats I care are finding homes one by one and so many things have happened so fast that I feel I have a private line to the universe. Without the tools I have leaned from you and Susan this would not all be possible. There are more good things on the horizon. I feel them coming.
    Hope to make the next Lake Geneva gathering but will be with you in spirit on this one.

  8. By Bobbye Middendorf on Jun 1, 2010 | Reply

    Hmmm, Thought I sent a comment. So sorry if this duplicates…
    Mahalo Paul,
    Looking forward to Lake Geneva! Thanks as always for your words of wisdom!
    Bobbye Middendorf
    The Write Synergies Guru

  9. By Nada on Jun 5, 2010 | Reply

    My wish come true and i remind me, that all is well and i have control of my life, now matter what is going on … Thanks, Paul.


  10. By Bud on Jun 5, 2010 | Reply

    Thanks so much, Paul. I followed your suggestion to set an intention concerning the way I wanted to feel upon waking this morning. Sure enough, I woke up with that identifiable feeling. Quite excited about that!
    For most of my life, I’ve had a clear picture seeing myself living authentically with a strong, ongoing awareness of my oneness with my Source, my Creator. This has always been accompanied with a ‘knowing’ that my purpose is to help lead others away from their ‘separation’ illusion into this same awareness of oneness and the abundant life that is linked to it.
    Unfortunately, the manifestation of this image has seemed to elude me my whole life. I grow so weary of constantly ‘pursuing’ something so important that I know intuitively already exists.
    I believe and expect your course on Living Your Ideal Life to help me resolve this inner conflict and begin living this lifelong dream.



  11. By Leslie on Jul 6, 2010 | Reply

    It used to be the barn – feeding the horses at night and listening to them eating. I moved so now it’s my backyard. It is adjacent to a wooded acreage, and I set up a bird feeder and a hammock. I know that my time there is very important to my well being!

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