In our last teleclass we were discussing creating your dream for the New Year and some very interesting comments were brought up by the folks on the call. I’d like to share a couple of those thoughts and objections so that you can see if these are the same issues you are battling with in creating your best dream.

One common point of view is that creating our dream takes a lot of work and effort. Interesting! I think it takes a lot of work to be employed by someone who you’re taking orders from; doing things you don’t enjoy for someone else who’s benefiting from your energetic expenditure! Creation requires action. Action takes energy – however, you’re going to use that energy anyway – would you rather use it to create your heart’s desire or to help someone else create their hearts desire?

If you have faith in your creation and you truly feel the desire and passion in your heart, soul and body – you will pull the people you need to make your dream a reality into your life. However, if you keep vacillating mentally and you don’t believe in yourself, that’s the energy that is going to direct your life.

Another common objection is that it hurts too much when things don’t work out the way they “should” – the disappointment of failing is painful. First of all there is no such thing as failure. There are only actions that did not give you the reaction your mind expected and judged to be necessary. Thomas Edison said: “If I find 10,000 ways something won't work, I haven't failed. I am not discouraged, because every wrong attempt discarded is often a step forward.”

This kind of negative thinking is sure to create the outcome your mind secretly wants – to fail. Most of us believe we are not worthy of a beautiful life, that we need to suffer, we’re not good enough, we’re losers, or that others have success – not us. All of this is simply nonsense. The key is to observe your thinking with neutrality and do a not-doing – take positive action even if you feel uncomfortable with it. So what if you feel a bit afraid or not like yourself? Fantastic! The idea is to get over yourself since that self is the main issue in your life – not anyone outside of you.

As an exercise, calculate how many hours out of every day you spend on your dream. Then calculate how many hours a day you work on nonsense that is not getting you anywhere. I would bet that you spend almost no time on your dream and plenty of time on a laundry list of actions that are getting you nowhere fast. Am I correct?

Only you can change those percentages. If you feel stuck, find someone who can light a fire under you who you trust and who is successful. Surrounding yourself with folks who are happy to confirm that you are not capable or that your dream is crazy is not going to be helpful. In the end, having faith that Spirit is creating through you and that you are worthy of all the loveliness in the world is key. And if you just aren’t there yet – fake it ‘till you make it!

With all my love! Sheri

Author's Bio: 

Sheri Rosenthal DPM is a master Toltec teacher and author of The Complete Idiot's Guide to Toltec Wisdom and Banish Mind Spam!. Having trained with don Miguel Ruiz, author of The Four Agreements®, she currently takes students on spiritual journeys - works with personal apprentices, and enjoys being extremely happy. You can reach her at or and