Thursday, February 07, 2008

Take One Small Step

Join me in taking one small step to realize a dream. Join me in extending one small effort in the direction of a more positive, fulfilling life. Stop looking at the enormity of what you have dreamed up for yourself and do one thing to invoke your vision. Do one thing to nab the attention of the Universe and let It know you are serious about manifesting this dream. Resist the temptation to sabotage yourself by focusing on three needful steps. Focus on one.
Prepare yourself.
Take the step.

One of my dreams, one of my visions for myself is to open a shop online. Something small and managable for myself in the midst of the life I have now. Something that reflects the qualities of this blog in a 3-dimensional form. Things to be welcomed into the home and heart that remind our souls of ever-present beauty and love. Things made by me.

Tonight, I cleared off my studio table and took one step towards realizing this dream. I prepared surfaces for paint. Yes, there are 239 other steps that must be taken to achieve the goal, but I set the intention. I put the energy out into the void. I demonstrated my willingness to help myself along, and now the Universe will respond.
The Universe will bring me snippets of inspiration, people who offer encouragement and the where-with-all to take the next step. Then the next after that. It is my responsibility to hold the vision of my dream, demonstrate willingness, and act. Even a small action makes a difference. It keeps the Universe engaged in helping me. It keeps the enegy alive.

So, let's not be daunted by how many steps it might really take to manifest a dream. Let's just take a step. Yes, it may take longer than we planned, than we seemingly have patience for. But in the end, life will begin again. And it will be sweeter and more fulfilling than if we had never dared to make our dream come true.


  1. Hi Graciel,

    I completely agree with you! I believe that when you're on the right path, the Universe will respond. It will help you get there, bring events and signs upon your path to help you take the next step. The only thing is, staying open to those signs, and recognising them..
    I once wrote a post on my blog about Steve Jobs' lecture "connecting the dots", that beautifully describes just that mechanism..
    The only challenge, at least for me, is finding that right path. Staying tuned to your own inner voice, and the signs the Universe gives you..

    I wish I could send you some encouragement on taking your own next step.. Your dream sounds wonderful, I really look forward to learning more about your products!!

    Blessings to you,


    p.s. Loved your 'Favorite Post' on BlueRibbon, thanks for bringing that positive and inspiring vibe into this world!

  2. I followed a link from Lady Luxie's blog over here and think I'll be reading more! I applaud your description of being a "Proponent of peace within the individual as a means to world peace." I believe the same. Non-violence (ahimsa) in thought, word and deed. May your small steps manifest into your true desire.

  3. Congratulations on taking that difficult first step! Amelia Earhart said, "The most difficult thing is the decision to act, the rest is merely tenacity...You can do anything you decide to do." And, Leonard Bernstein said, "Inspiration is wonderful when it happens, but the writer must develop an approach for the rest of the time... The wait is simply too long." I like you blog, and I'm sure you will keep moving forward!

  4. "...and in the end...," well, my YouTube film "The End's Ending" kind-a sets that.

    You have an extremely fine blog.

    Stay on groovin’ safari,


  5. susan@80o2/10/2008

    "Even a small action makes a difference. It keeps the Universe engaged in helping me." ...A good point, reminder, and/or wakeup call related to intention. :)

  6. Congratulations!

    I like what you said about taking responsibility for the vision of your dream....

    I bet you're having real fun in with these new exciting developments:>


I always appreciate the time you take to comment on my blog. Thank you for stopping by. Peace from my heart to yours. xo, Graciel