In this “AHA” book, “Do You Have a Dream?” 140 Insights into Building Confidence, Overcoming Stress & Loving Yourself”, you will have 140 of my best insights to assist you in focusing on and discovering more of the wisdom, truth, and beauty within you.
Let go of the world around you, go inside, find your dream and follow the adventure of making it come true.
In your day-to-day learning, if you find a unique way of dreaming, pass it on. We on planet earth are students of life. Maybe you can share and become a thought leader too.
“I dream for a living.” Steven Spielberg
Grace Allison, Modern Mystic: I am a creative, enthusiastic, visionary who enjoys making a difference through service.
Grace Allison Blair is a successful award-winning author, a Modern Christian Mystic who has assisted thousands to discover their spiritual power in order to meet their everyday challenges. She has faced many life challenges, including a life-threatening disease, and used what she encountered as a stimulus to gain greater happiness and fulfillment. She lives in Lubbock, Texas, where she leads workshops and maintains a private health and success coaching practice.
Through hard lessons of trying to be a good person and strive for success, I discovered a simple rule: “Take care of yourself first, so you can take care of others.” I am a natural caregiver. My father was an abusive alcoholic, my mother and sister died by suicide and suffered from mental illness. At ten years old and the oldest of four children, I became the responsible one in the family. By the time I was in my late twenties, I was broken and exhausted from giving to those around me. As an em-path, I see and feel into people’s needs. I have had to learn to discriminate and create boundaries to not rescue people. The fact is, our planet is a place of learning through change— always has been, always will be. Today with global connectivity, social media, and a million ways to distract themselves, people are grasping for instant answers to their life’s dilemmas.
Allison, Grace. Do You Have a Dream?: 140 Insights to Building Confidence, Overcoming Stress
Do You Have a Dream
Broken heartedness is related to spiritual poverty. It is the state of being wounded or crushed by some loss, person, hurt, injustice, or circumstance. When a person is downcast because of an emotional, relational, or career injury, they can be brokenhearted. God has a special tenderness for this condition. Broken heartedness often brings about a sense of spiritual poverty as it shows us our need. This dark night of the soul of deep need stems from experiences of feeling unworthy, ashamed, or guilty. It can feel like a cold, blistery wind blowing inside. Who or what will rescue me from this pain? What will fill this empty, cold darkness? To feel so tortured can be like living in hell. What will cover and soothe the inner pain? Some people will eat; others will drink alcohol or use drugs. Some escape with risky sexual behavior, credit cards, gambling, and spending money beyond their means or working long hours without a day off or holiday. All of these addictive fear-based behaviors are choices based on our inner lack and the want to be rescued.