The Harvest Field: Your Sacred Dreams by Michael Bernard Beckwith
There is a sacred dream within you that’s calling you to greatness, driving you toward excellence. It fills your heart with vitality and vigor. It asks you to become focused and bold and available. Looking at it from a qualitative standpoint, the bigger your sacred dream, the closer you are to Reality. When you have a magnificent dream steeped in the possibility of what you’re becoming, you get closer to touching Reality because the energetic substance of the dream already is timeless, dimensionless. It’s infinite and eternal.
When your dream is small, it’s easy to get snagged in illusion. Small dreams are inherited from the society in which you were born. They are most often dreams of survival, materialism and consumerism. This is an extremely limited form of expression. Oftentimes people have been sucked down by the undertow of the human experiential domain and are unaware that they’re living in a very small dream. “I’m just trying to make it. I’ll be happy if I can just get by. I just need a few more dollars to help me get over. I just want to make some money…”
“I just want to… I just want to… I just want to…” There’s always something else that’s lacking, something else that you need before you can fulfill your vision. When you’re bombarded by small minds with small conversations, the dreams that you inherit from this small world are mainly about convenience and comfort. People trapped in the small dream are just taking a vacation on planet earth. They become mired in the stagnant energy of apathy and lethargy—an I don’t know and I don’t care mentality. These little dreams put you under the hypnotic spell of thinking that you’re separated from your good.
As you grow in your spiritual identity you eventually become aware of something that’s pulling you forward: the commitment and challenge of bringing your sacred dream to fruition. Go ahead. Let it emerge. Become committed to expressing the evolutionary urge of your own soul. Embrace the challenge of becoming more you.
Surrendering to this spiritual urge doesn’t always feel good. It’s not always comfortable or convenient. But it yields bliss and ecstasy because bliss and ecstasy are the function of the activation of the potential of your soul. If you aren’t evolving, there’s no bliss. If you aren’t becoming more you, there’s no ecstasy. If you aren’t allowing your heart to be broken open by compassion, there’s no perennial peace that passes human understanding. With commitment and challenge based on deep surrender, you understand the mandate to seek first the realm of ever-expanding good, the kingdom of God.
Everything else is added onto you.