Your Gift To The World
by Helen Gordon
You have a dream, an urging to express yourself. Hold on to it for the dream is God's idea eager to be expressed through you. It is God's choice through you the idea should be fulfilled. God gave you the idea with a restlessness to live it and with the tools, passion, and joy to see it through full manifestation. Through this idea, the grace of God is experienced within all who come in contact with it.
Sure, you have a dream. We all have a dream, a strong desire of some kind, something that provides deep satisfaction. If you feel this does not apply to you, let's find your dream. If you know what it is, let's enhance it.
Now this is not a dream of fantasy. It is a physical activity of sorts in our human experience, which takes place while fully awake. The idea may be in the form of a song, a painting, a sculpture, a garment, a poem, a literary work, an oratory, a community service, a recipe, a garden, or many forms but it is the idea of God that ultimately comes forth in all Its splendor.
Perhaps right now we have chosen to deny the dream's existence as if it were our own little secret. Thus, believe we control when, if ever, it will be exposed to the world. Doing so gives a false sense of control. The dream cannot be controlled or contained within us since it does not belong to us. Remaining closed to the dream does not give us control of it nor can we imprison its divineness.
Our human being is an incubator for the dream and desires to come through us effortlessly. An idea of God eventually emerges from its incubator for it has a purpose in this human experience. Fulfillment of that purpose unfolds regardless of our conscious participation.
We have the opportunity to be the main conduit for the dream to unfold. Simply shoving it deep into our subconscious is an act of denial where insecure thoughts grasp the illusion it knows nothing of the dream. This is a form of fear. We fear clarity of the dream for our knowing dissolves the lies we have created or accepted about ourselves which prevent us from pursuing this desire.
Fear, our worst enemy, tries to convince us of the seeming limitations or impossibilities of reaching our dream's goal. Although we fear failure, God cannot fail Itself. Sometimes those insecure thoughts question our worthiness, playing on the self-created shortcomings we have invited into our lives.
Questioning our worthiness says we need somehow to make a change. If there were a need to change something to establish our worthiness, that particular dream would not be so urgent to express through us. Questioning our worthiness also says God did not know what He was doing when He chose us for our role in the dream. He must have made a wrong choice. This is absurd and we no longer allow our fears to imply such an insult to ourselves or to God!
If necessary, a challenge of human preparation, such as formal training, to strengthen our faith in ourselves, may be in order. Training can help release thoughts of limitations. Releasing the limitations haunting our little self frees the power of our higher Self. Progressively, our faith in ourselves strengthens. God's faith in our ability to fulfill our calling, i.e., our role in the dream, is stronger than ours, unshakable and certain of our success.
Regardless of the appearance and seeming influence of the dream, we will be guided and inspired righteously. Others' dreams may appear more significant than ours so we feel there is some queue for us to wait in before pursuing our dream. All dreams are equal in the eyes of God. God's idea is not in waiting; it continuously unfolds.
Faith is weakened when concerned with how impossible the dream may seem. There is no impossible dream. God did not create a dream or idea He cannot fulfill. God has no need to fantasize. This dream was deliberately given through us knowing it can be expressed and manifested best with our particular skill. We are perfect for our role.
Steps toward perfecting this skill progress easily. This skill unfolds happily in the form of a "natural gift." However, a natural gift is merely a complete inner instruction manual on how to live this dream to its fullest. We have ready access to this inner manual at any instant because it is as much a part of us as the flesh on our body. Inquiries of this inner manual can be made at will. It is ever present to support us in every way. This is Its purpose.
But it's too much fun? Desires are meant to be enjoyed; otherwise, they are a chore! Chores are far more difficult to start. God knows that making the dream desirable is an advantage for all.
Go forward with the dream with sincere humility. Humility creates that space in the mind for greatness to express through us. As we fully accept this role of grandeur, God has more grand and glorious things awaiting us.
Acceptance of our abilities in this role allows us to put truth in visible action. From this action, there is divine reaction, the natural unfoldment of abundant blessings. We discover a special joy as we develop the dream. We cannot help but feel good when engaged in fulfilling the dream because we are fulfilling our calling, God's idea. There is no need to focus on who validates our dream's worth. We are magnificently and wonderfully made for what God has purposed; our existence is not a mistake. Our role is valuable.
Our activities inspire many who in some form or time have the opportunity to witness the joy of our work. Within each one's inspiration is a revelation. Perhaps it is the revelation of our own divine dream. One dream reveals another, inspires another, prepares for another, unites with another, and is shared with another to expand this idea of God. This idea was established well before our first breath. We had nothing to do with its inception. It must be made manifest here on earth.
Reaching the goal of the dream is not the end. It is the beginning of a new one, usually apparent well before the goal is reached. Eventually it is revealed how that goal was merely a stepping-stone for the expansion of the dream.
Commitment to the dream allows us to live in a state of grace for we become aware of the Truth about who we are and our reason for being. Grace becomes obvious to us. The purpose of our dream becomes clear. Our commitment becomes stronger. Life is joyful.
Commit to the dream but not for the sake of personal recognition or monetary gain. Commit for the glorification of God, for in our commitment, there is obedience. For this reason, we are rewarded beyond our imagination. This is the Law.