DREAMS & SUNFLOWER FIELDS

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Desires, wishes, we all have them. A crave, a thirst, for those desires and wishes to come true. When your heart, mind and soul truly wish for something, you both, consciously as well as subconsciously send messages to the universe, dreaming, hoping and maybe even praying for those desires to be fulfilled. Over the years, I’ve come to an understanding that desires don’t always get fulfilled merely by the act of desiring – it takes a little more than that. Desiring in itself is like laying a strong foundation in order for a strong and sturdy building to stand tall. What comes following that foundation is the true process of how you turn those dreamy desires into reality.

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Last summer, I saw hundreds of people post pictures of themselves in the midst of bright and lush sunflower fields from all over the world – France, Germany, Italy, Spain, USA, etc. Each time I’d come across such a post, I’d find myself staring at the photo and wondering, “when will that be me”? The very first time I asked myself that question, was the birth of my desire. And each time that question repeated itself in my mind, made for a fraction of that foundation. And each time a fraction was added, the stronger my desire became. I saved multiple inspiring photos of sunflower fields from all over the globe. It was too late in the game to travel to any of the fields in the world as most were closed for the season. However, in that moment I promised myself, that capturing such a shot was definitely at the top of my summer to-do list for the following year.

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And finally, this summer my continual conscious and subconscious messages sent out to the universe were heard and my desire became my reality. I found myself prancing in a magnificent 75-acre sunflower field not to far from home. Resting in the heart of Hamilton, Ontario, is a beautiful family that has been growing and maintaining 250-acres of farmland for the past six generations! Every summer, they so kindly open doors to the public to witness and appreciate their rich and flourishing sunflower field – it is indeed a flowering spectacle!

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As far as my eyes could see, all I saw was depths of bright yellow everywhere. It was beyond breathtaking to witness such endless beauty; in fact I’d say it was rather overwhelming. It is in the midst of Mother Nature that I realized, “Mother Nature is mind boggling! It would take more than just a lifetime to fully grasp the idea of how extravagant she is and sincerely appreciate all that she has to offer” – TheRealJuhiSharma.

And for this reason, I humbly request you to take a moment every day to pause, look out the window or step out your front door, take a deep breath in and realize what a beautiful world you live in. In that pause, let go of all the thoughts that worry you, forgive yourself and others, and build your life around all that you love.

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The earth has music for those who listen – William Shakespeare

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