You Can Turn a Picture into a Reality


A long time ago, I was stuck in a corporate marketing job that I hated. I sat in a stupid cubicle with very little privacy right outside of my mean boss’s door. I didn’t love the work that I did every day, nor did I love the people I had to work with. I worked there because I needed the money, and although I didn’t like the job, the company was really reputable and the experience was good for my resume, so I stayed, though my spirit suffered.

My computer afforded me the opportunity to email with friends and family and surf the internet when I was done with my work for the day, and I was allowed to decorate the particleboard of my cubicle with pictures of things that inspired me. I remember distinctly one picture that I put up. It was a photo I pulled from a magazine of La Pedrera, a magnificent building in Barcelona designed by the legendary Spanish Catalan architect Antoni Gaudi. The building was so beautiful, so remarkably unique. I dreamed of traveling the world more than anything, and on days when work was so tedious that it felt unbearable, I would stare at this picture and tell myself that one day, I’d get there.

It took a couple of years, but I created a new, better job for myself, with a great boss (I love you, Heidi!) and a beautiful office of my own with a great big window and an awesome view. An opportunity to travel to Spain presented itself, and I jumped on it. I saw many things I’d been longing to see my whole life, like the Alhambra and the Mezquita de Cordoba. I even fit in a jaunt over to Morocco. But the most magical event on that trip was this perfect moment where space and time stood still, and I found myself standing on a street in Barcelona, looking at La Pedrera. I realized it was from the same point of view as that picture I had pinned up in my cubicle a couple of years earlier. I teared up when this hit home; the magnificence of that very moment when I realized I had turned a vision into a distinct reality.

You can do this, too! I love this Seth (as channeled by Jane Roberts) quote from The Nature of Personal Reality: “You are given the gifts of the gods; you create your reality according to your beliefs. Yours is the creative energy that makes your world. There are no limitations to the self except those you believe in.”

One of the best ways to create your reality is to re-program your brain every single moment that you can. If you’re stuck in a cubicle, daydream as much as possible about getting out of there, and then do everything you possibly can to make your dreams come true. Make what Esther and Jerry Hicks call a “Magical Creation Box” filled with images that support your dreams. Spend 30 minutes every day with these pictures, knowing that you are attracting them to you in each second that you’re focusing on them, and that you are in the process, each and every moment, of creating your reality.

In the famous words of Pinnochio’s Jiminy Cricket, 

“When you wish upon a star,
Makes no difference who you are…
Anything your heart desires will come to you. 
If your heart is in your dreams, 
No request is too extreme, 
When you wish upon a star,
As dreamers do.”

 Good luck, and please keep me posted on your awesome new creations!