The Golden Carrot

What is your dream? What makes your heart sing? What brings you joy? Few ever get to find out, but if you are one of the lucky ones, are you living your dream? Are you celebrating your Self and your Truth and expressing your gift in your life?

So often we can become caught up in a continuous loop of expectation and hope, tied up by duties and responsibilities, in fear of lack and in fear of letting go. As a result we cling on to what we know even though it does not bring us the joy that we seek and we keep those dreams dangling in front of us like gold-coated carrots hopeful that one day we will find a way to grab them and be them.

As we tentatively dip our toes into the pool of life so often we pull back as it feels too cold or too unknowable; our constant in and out movement takes energy and focus, and prevents us from ever really gaining the clarity we seek in order to make a decision about the path ahead. Instead, the in and out movement distracts us from Truth and keeps us locked in the cycle of lack and fear.

There comes a time when we have to make a choice to either leap into the pool of life with passion and belief or we step back and instead focus our energy on keeping on keeping on. To oscillate between the two is demoralising and life diminishing, for it keeps us in a constant state of reminding ourselves that we are not living our dream nor are we embracing the belief to take a chance to achieve it.

It can be easy to get lost in distractions in life: people to see, places to go and things to do, that we get caught up in the chatter of life and disconnect from our Truth. Sometimes the distraction becomes a comfort blanket of invisibility that we hide behind being ‘too busy’ to ever pause and reconnect to our dreams. As a result, we can become increasingly isolated and unfocused, struggling to keep on keeping on for we lose the passion that drives us forward leaving life feeling empty and hollow.

Many choose to become lost in the distractions through a fear of failure or even a fear of success, but many others simply lose sight that there is a ‘bigger picture’ and move through life heads down, never contemplating more. Those who are lucky enough to have found their Truth resonate a special vibration; one of knowing and one that emanates an intensity of belief and purpose. Their passion drives them forward as they let go of the distractions and allow their passion (their dream) to lead the way forwards; for them it is not about making millions but it is the joy of having the freedom to be their Truth that gives them the rewards of abundance, expansion, joy and Wholeness.

So often we hide ourselves away in fear, terrified of taking a chance on life, being paralysed by indecision and suffocated by caution. Whilst we do not want to be in such a place, it is hard to extricate ourselves from the power that this holds over us for our fears take over and keep us locked in a cycle of lack; we can see no way out of distractions for they keep our heads above water. And yet we do not want to keep our heads above water, we do not want to struggle and flail in the water just trying to survive, we want to soar like an eagle or dive like a dolphin.

This perpetual cycle of chasing dreams and dangling carrots amplifies our own feelings of lack and keeps us in a state of frustration. This is turn prevents us from embracing our Truth and opening up our hearts, minds and souls to not only living it but to being it as well. The time has come to have courage and to step beyond the boundaries of fear and caution in order to live a life well lived. If a dream is important then it is time to find a way to make it happen, if not then perhaps the time has come to set it free to break the cycle in order to welcome in the new?

Life is for living and not for hiding behind; the most important action that any one of us can take now is that of making a decision. To live a life in a state of disempowered waiting, hoping for our dreams to come to us could make for a long wait. Yet, when we shift the vibration and become our dream, then we are no longer disempowered but we are living, breathing and being true on all levels of our being.

So, be your Truth, be your dream and open up your heart and soul to the vibration of this in order to live the best life possible...


Skyhawke8 25th April 2013 8:20 pm

Wow! This really resonates with me today! I had been struggling with some big life questions about should I jump? Just keep hanging on? I was in serious prayer and meditation over this and was directed straight to your article. Thanks for being the conduit for my perfect Divine answer! I'm definitely jumping! Whole heart, body, soul, everything... I've been sitting on the fence of fear long enough. It's right in front of me and It's time! I'm going for it! Thank you for your beautiful powerful words! :thumbs:

tuttifruttee 26th April 2013 11:52 am

Thank you Sarah Jane for this empowering message :roll: will try to make this dream come true !!

k 29th April 2013 2:34 pm

The other side of the coin is surrender and from that point we accept what is. We trust that we will be given what we need physically and spiritually and do not try to micromanage our lives. We can be like Tantalus, always reaching for the carrot that is not attainable, or we can learn to stop and enjoy what we have that is good in this dark world. After every gain there is pleasure, but soon we again start chasing another goal, so we stay in perpetual desire for one thing or another. We fear that if we do not work hard and struggle we will not have what we need and most people think they need much more that they really do. They think their contentment is from things they buy, but really for me it is in things that nature gives me that are free. We become slaves and trapped in bondage of letting others set the standard of living for us. We feed our egos by being, having and doing what society thinks we should. We can not enjoy simple things and thus we are not able to enjoy anything. We are only passing through these lives, we can not take anything with us, nothing here belongs to us

betsy. 26th May 2013 8:25 pm

"So, be your Truth, be your dream and open up your heart and soul to the vibration of this in order to live the best life possible..." Beautiful. Thank you for this, Sarah-Jane. I seem to have an easier time being a cheerleader for others than for myself; however, I have now made the conscious decision to no longer do this. LOL. If I can cheer for and believe in others, why can I not do the same for myself? Seems silly that it's been a problem for so long; but, now that I'm aware of it, I do hope I will move quickly past it. Much love to you!!!


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Sarah-Jane Grace

Sarah-Jane Grace has a passion to inspire and empower others. She is a life-long intuitive and a modern-day mystic and wayshower; illuminating both the path to Self and the path ahead in order to instil confidence into the hearts and souls of others. Sarah-Jane works from the heart and speaks from the soul, and opens up to the essence of the cosmos for inspiration and guidance.


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