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Excerpted from Building Your Field of Dreams by Mary Manin Morrissey. Copyright 1997 by Mary Manin Morrissey. Excerpted by permission of Random House, Inc.  All rights reserved. No part of this excerpt may be reproduced or reprinted without permission in writing from the publisher. HTML and web pages copyright by SpiritSite.com.

"Many of us go through life not realizing that we have a key to a rich account."

Mary Manin Morrissey
Building Your Field of Dreams
, Part 3

That night I chose life. Dr. Warn remained at my bedside for hours and helped me articulate the new thoughts that would, with God, allow me to build the life I wanted to live. As if a beautiful broom were sweeping away the past, we saw all toxic shame and guilt and unhealthy thoughts being swept into the kidney that would leave my body in the morning. Moment after moment I held fast to the idea of a perfect left kidney. Dr. Warn urged me quietly to focus all my energy on this healthy image.

With God's help, she told me, I would be healed. I wanted very much to believe her.

The next day a baffled team of physicians considered the evidence they found during surgery. Indeed, the right kidney had needed to be removed. The left one, however, contained not a trace of disease. I left the hospital a week later, regaining my strength quickly and feeling alive in a way that went beyond physical health. The scar on my abdomen became an exclamation point marking the precise moment I began my spiritual awakening.

Set Your Intention

My healing experience as a young woman taught me a powerful lesson about intention. I began to learn that I did not have to be a victim of circumstance. With God working through me, I could choose the life I wanted to live and bring my intention to fruition through the thoughts I held.

Have you ever looked in the paper and seen a notice from a bank that is attempting to locate a long-lost client, someone who has money in an account? The person either forgot about that account or never knew it existed, but either way, no one has come forward to claim the money. The funds just sit there, collecting interest, until they're ultimately transferred to the state. The same is true of our lives. Many of us go through life not realizing that we have a key to a rich account, that at any time we can reach in and draw from the currency of life to guide and move us into our dream. Creation's gold mine is in you. The key is deliberate intention. Whatever your dream may be at this moment, identify it. If you cannot define your desire, it can never become a reality.

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