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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.

"You create continually with your thoughts."

Mary Manin Morrissey
Building Your Field of Dreams
, Part 4

God intended earth. God intended the waters. God intended you and me. We were created in the image and the likeness of God; we are holograms, if you will. So the power, the presence, the energy is within you and me. The energy of God, as life, is within each of us. You have a divine identity as a co-creator with God, the source of all life.

The greatest control you have in your life is the power to direct the thoughts that help your dream take form. We are always constructing the fabric of our lives with our thoughts. If you do not exercise that control, the fabric of your life becomes flimsy. For instance, if you say, "I want something, but I don't know what. I will leave it to God to decide," you are foolish; you are not setting an intention. You must be willing to take responsibility for your wishes and desires if you want to make them real. If you merely wish for a greater life but do not specifically channel your energies into charting that future, the life force moving through you has no definite direction. How can God assist you in a dream that you have not specified?

Identify the life you would like to be living as best you can see from where you're standing. Everything created in the world of form was first identified in mind. Anything you see was first an idea, a blueprint in the mind, and through the power of intention became a pattern. That pattern evolved into something that now we can touch, see, smell, taste, feel, or experience.

You create continually with your thoughts. You can create basically the same life with very little difference over and over again, year after year. You can experience the same life relentlessly, with a little different color to it, a slightly altered texture. Or you can co-create with God, moving confidently in the direction of your dreams.

I learned a long time ago that if I really wanted to bring my ideas into experience, I needed to write down my intentions. When you put pen to paper, you have little choice but to get specific. The actual process of forming your thoughts into words on a page is a creative act, a genesis, moving energy toward the very thing you want to experience. 

Purchase a small spiral notebook and write on the front "My Dream Journal." Keep in this journal the deepest dreams of your heart. Describe, as specifically as possible, what your life will look like when your dream comes to fruition. Use the power of your imagination to identify a dream that is a deep longing of yours. Do not dismiss your dream as unobtainable. Do not edit your journal by telling yourself, "What I really want is impossible. Maybe I should just settle for..." There is no need to render your dreams puny by crossing out what you truly desire. The likelihood of a dream coming true is not based so much on what your logical mind tells you but on your willingness to form an intention, to risk, to step out beyond your current experience.

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