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Do You Really Believe In Your Wishes?

chrisassaadImagine this.

You are the parent. You are the creator of the child. The child is a dreamer, an artist, a lover, a heart that was made for giving and a soul that is always expanding.

Would you want anything more than to see your child’s full potential reached and wildest dream manifested? Would you bring that child into this world and then limit its expression, its ability to love and be loved, its path towards growth and expansion?

Of course not.

You would do anything and everything to encourage your child; to nurture it, to support it, to help and empower it to become the embodiment of what you know it is and can be.

Right?

Of course. It’s intuitive. It FEELS good to see it that way. It resonates as the truth and what’s right.

And yet, we don’t do this for ourselves. We focus on fear, lack and scarcity. We rationalize, we look with logic and we discount our potential, we limit ourselves and WE block our own path.

You are the child. The dreamer. The artist. The lover. The giver. The whatever you desire for yourself or want to be.

We are the children of the Divine and regardless of what you want to call it, that Source of life created us to see us thrive, to see us living in joy and in love and celebrating life and the magical experience of being here on this earth, at this time.

We were created with a unique set of talents, gifts and desires and the Divine wants nothing more than to see those talents used up to the very last drop, those gifts expressed fully, and those desires fulfilled.

We each have a special heart with its own beat, its own way of loving like nobody else can and a direct connection to the Divine and to each other. And we are here to learn how to open our hearts all the way, to love limitlessly and to trust the wisdom of our Divine heart’s deepest knowing.

And yet, so many of us carry the belief that we don’t really get to have the life we truly desire. That the gifts we were given are for hobbies at best and that our talents are best kept under a lampshade rather than shining too bright. We buy into the illusion that love is something that needs to be earned, that there is only so much of it to go around and that its free flow is conditional. We get fooled into thinking that it’s not going to work out for us just because it’s not going the way we think it’s “supposed to” based on our limited perspective.

And to the extent that we believe it, it is true and it colors our perceptions and shapes our reality.

Our belief that we are not worthy limits our ability to receive fully. Our belief that we are not enough limits our ability to express to our full potential. Our belief that love is scarce and conditional limits our capacity for giving and receiving love. And so it goes.

I recently had the pleasure of meeting an amazing woman named Louise Laffey, who created an incredible game called The Wish. The purpose of the game is to help people identify and clear the blocks standing in the way of their wishes and to shift them into the flow of positive thoughts and energy aligned with their wish coming true. Louise kindly gifted me a copy of the game and I took the first opportunity to play with a group of my close friends in Sydney the day before I left.

The experience was a lot of fun and also extremely powerful. What amazed me most was to see how, time and time again, each of us was in some way getting in the way of our own wishes. This was immediately apparent as we were all initially formulating our wishes. There’s an incredible music festival that happens every year in Byron Bay called The Blues & Roots Festival that I’ve dreamed of playing ever since I first attended it on my first Aussie adventure in 2009. Since I was coming off a very affirming music-filled visit and playing the game with some of my greatest supporters and believing mirrors, I thought I’d make a wish about the festival. Even thought the next time the festival happens is this April, my first time writing my wish, I wrote that I would want to play it in 2015. When I shared my wish with the group, our intuitive guide Louise who we Skyped in to get us set up, asked, “Why 2015?” My reply was revelatory, “I said 2015 because they won’t want to book to me play until I have a new record out.” Before I even finished my sentence, I realized I had already placed a huge limit on my wish based on my narrow perspective.

Almost all of us did this in some way or another, expressing our wish in some way that didn’t truly match what our heart ultimately desired. One of my friends later revealed that she didn’t even put down the wish that she really wanted, opting instead for something that was more immediately attainable.

The beauty of the game is that it totally exposed our limiting beliefs and the ways in which we were getting in the way of our own wishes, from the size of the wish to the belief that it could actually come true.

This is something we all do and on the other side of these false, limiting beliefs, there is a simple and profound truth. If we can open our eyes, our ears and our hearts enough to allow that truth to touch us and to speak to us, it can radically transform our experience and our reality.

Dear reader, this message is for you:

Your wishes are worthy. Your dreams are real. Your gifts are special. Your heart is a bottomless well of love and wisdom. You are like no other.

Believe and be open to receiving and you will blessed beyond your wildest imaginings. Deepen your faith and take action and you will be supported beyond any measure of what you could have asked for.

Trust in the Divine plan and surrender to it. Align yourself with it completely and doors will open for you and you will be guided along the path to your greatest life one step at a time, supported by helping hands.

You get to have it all. You were created to thrive, to express, to wish, to dream, to love and be loved, to feel good and to enjoy this life.

What’s a wish you have that would make you really happy if it came true? Do you really believe it’s possible and that you get to have it?

Much love,

Chris

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Ps. My ultimate wish ended up being that I wish to play the main stage at the Bluesfest in Byron Bay (plus other locations) whenever the time is right.

Chris Assaad is a singer/songwriter and inspirational artist from Toronto who left a promising career in law several years ago to pursue his dream of a career in music. Since then, Chris has been actively using his voice to enCOURAGE others to follow their dreams, express their creativity and live life to the fullest.

Connect with Chris via www.chrisassaad.comTwitter and Facebook.

Chris is also a member of the TDL Mentoring team. To learn more about the TDL Mentoring Program click here.

  • Sandra

    Dear Chris, Your dreams are beautiful. Keep living them. Good for you! San

    • Chris Assaad

      Thanks for that loving reflection Sandra! Much love back to you my friend :)

  • Lile408

    Chris
    I have been praying to the Universe…. Help!
    Delivered your Amazing words……… Thanks!
    And am looking forward to the beloved manifest. Wow!
    As always Chris Aassad!….. LOVE !

    • Chris Assaad

      Amazing Lile! May your wishes come true and your prayers be answered for your highest good :)

  • jody

    This post is so well written. I could not stop reading!! So positive. Thank you for sharing.

    • Chris Assaad

      Thanks for reading Jody!

  • Damascus Girl

    “A possibility is a hint from God” – Soren Kirkegaard.

    I have always loved your posts, and felt a connection to you. Maybe because you’re a Canuck, like me, or a law school grad, like me, or just because you are a writer, which is what I admire so much about people who write!
    Let me tell you something. I’m 43, never had a relationship, but always wanted the whole kit-n-caboodle. Partner, family, children, intimacy, to be cared for. I prayed, kept myself open, worked at my career. Then I cared for my elderly parents, and still do.
    When I was 40, and expressing my wishes to a friend, she said “you need to be realistic. You are 40; do you really think that even if you met someone, you are going to get pregnant and have a baby, or even babies? You need to keep things in perspective.” I tried to ignore her, and kept hoping, kept the online dating profiles up to date, etc. But my mother echoed her comments too.
    Today, I feel that dream is beyond my grasp.
    Is there such a thing as dreaming too big? I never thought there was anything wrong with it. I always felt that dreaming is like being on a magic carpet, and it will take me to the destination I long for, as long as I keep hoping and keep myself open to the possibilities.
    But today, I feel like I dreamed too big. I feel like I accomplished many, many career and financial goals — one’s that happened with hard work but did not occupy my dream-visions. They were meant to be the background, not the forefront, of my dream-life.
    Did I dream too big? I’m at a cross-roads. Where did the prayers/dreams go — are they waiting for me up above? What do I dream for next, if I did dream too big?

    • Chris Assaad

      Hey DG, thanks for your vulnerable sharing. To answer your question, I don’t think you can dream too big. I’ve heard it said that sometimes we aim for the moon and we land on the stars. Another way of saying that is that having a BIG wish is great as long as we are open to things unfolding in a way that’s not exactly what we wanted. When we trust that the Divine plan is greater than what we could plan for ourselves and we let go of attachment to any particular form or vision, we leave room for co-creation to happen and for our highest good to emerge. I can think of many ways that you’re dream or something like it could still manifest. Don’t let the voices of others dilute your vision or your faith. Keep dreaming BIG my friend, a delay is not a denial and when we receive a “no” to a certain prayer or wish, it’s only because there’s something even better in store for us. Once again, we have to believe that wholly to receive it and experience its truth.

      Wishing that for you :)

      Much love,

      Chris

  • http://travelingwinechick.com/ Elizabeth Smith

    I always look forward to Sundays because your posts are so inspirational and musical. Thank you again for being the highlight of my Sunday.

    • Chris Assaad

      Aww thanks Elizabeth! That males my heart sing :)

  • Amy

    Thanks Chris. I know all those things, yet I on some deep level I don’t, because I need to read them over and over. I want to be seeing psychotherapy clients through my school’s clinic by January. But I need some money to do that and that always seems to be the sticking point.

    P.S. I’m a fellow Torontonian. :)

    • Chris Assaad

      Wishing that for you Amy. Send Toronto my love :) I’ll be there in early January playing a show. Hope to see ya!

  • Beth

    Thank you for your uplifting post, Chris. I just got out of a 3 year relationship that has worn me down to almost nothing during the past year. The pain is tremendous. I didnt want to let go. He finally said hurtful things to get me to leave. We both made mistakes but he could not forgive nor was ever strong enough to work thru problems as an adult. I loved him endlessly thru it all…now I see that God must have a better plan for me…my dream, to meet a wonderful loving strong man to help me be the best person I can be as well as support me in being a mother to my two lovely daughters. Included in my dream is to get married again one day, this time forever. I know my dream will come true if I let God handle the timing of it all and if I believe in my dream and continue with my faith. Thank you for supporting that type of thinking. Sometimes things are just delayed for the good of yourself, you just dont realize it in the moment. Beth

  • Beth

    Thank you for your uplifting post, Chris. I just got out of a 3 year relationship that has worn me down to almost nothing during the past year. The pain is tremendous. I didnt want to let go. He finally said hurtful things to get me to leave. We both made mistakes but he could not forgive nor was ever strong enough to work thru problems as an adult. I loved him endlessly thru it all…now I see that God must have a better plan for me…my dream, to meet a wonderful loving strong man to help me be the best person I can be as well as support me in being a mother to my two lovely daughters. Included in my dream is to get married again one day, this time forever. I know my dream will come true if I let God handle the timing of it all and if I believe in my dream and continue with my faith. Thank you for supporting that type of thinking. Sometimes things are just delayed for the good of yourself, you just dont realize it in the moment. Beth

    • Chris Assaad

      Hey Beth. Letting go is never easy but that’s the first action towards creating space for what you really want and deserve. Keep being loving and open to what you truly desire and surrender the rest to the Divine plan. Your faith is inspiring :)