Finally now, you're feeling pretty good... you've thought about what you want, written it down (at least on a post-it note), and having looked at it for a few days are starting to smile sheepishly to yourself because there's some miniscule part of your mind and heart that is beginning to believe - just a little.
Now it's time to put all that together into action. You have to start somewhere so begin by SPEAKING your Vision -- that's it. Say it out loud. Talk about it as though it had already manifested in your reality, as if it's already REAL. What do I mean? Let me give you a small example:
One of my many visions for myself is to be an acoustic guitar master like Sheryl Crow, Emily Saliers, or Taylor Swift... while I realize I have years of practice ahead of me, I begin my day with where I am now, keeping in mind where I want to be. So I say things like: "I can easily play bar chords, my fingers remember where to go - stretching and aligning on the strings - learning the frets, strings, and positions. I can strum and pick flawlessly - my right hand memorizes the melodies and patterns." Then I'll also throw in encouraging things like "Lord, help me!" and finally, I put a timeframe on it like "...in 18 months" rather than falling back on the old "...in this lifetime, please?!"
When friends ask how it's going, I'll say "Difficult but do-able! I'm learning to master another element each day, moving toward my dream!"
But how about something a little touchier?
What if you are praying and planning for a husband or a wife? a child? or a home? What would you say? How would you 'act?'
If it were any of the above, I'd respond the same way:
For me, I pray so I would start my day like this: "Lord, thank you for my spouse/child today. Keep him/her safe and healthy, show them something beautiful today that brings them closer to you and to me. Remind them of me today and that I'm still here, waiting - hoping - believing in our reunion. Tell them I love them and am doing all I can to prepare for the day when we are together..."
I would go on to ask that any barriers be removed and I'd see those barriers come down in my mind -- whether it was financial (e.g. home) or physical... some hurt to be healed; distance to be closed; or other circumstance to be resolved. I'd further add that (in case) anything I'd done had hindered this or damaged this vision, that those actions be healed or restored.
And I would speak those words - that prayer - out loud to the world, the universe, and God putting forth that positive energy and Will into motion. Every Day. And then during the day whenever the dream/vision would come to my mind, I'd speak it again.
Speaking my truth...
This may be uncomfortable at first - unfamiliar. We're typically not used to being specific... not used to being that bold. And certainly - your friends and family will probably think you're nuts (at first)! BUT there's a funny thing about enthusiasm and faith... it's contagious.
So the ACTION starts here - again with your words - remember, if you can't at least SAY it - how can you possibly live it?
THINK. WRITE. BELIEVE. ACT.