Saturday 3 September 2011

Saying Yes by Meghan Genge

"Just living is not enough. One must have sunshine, freedom, and a little flower." - Hans Christian Andersen

Here we are at what seems like the beginning of something.  Jamie has pulled together this group of dynamic, creative, inspiring women and it appears that we are starting here.  The blog is up, the women are writing, and collaboration is in the air.  And so it begins.

The truth, though, is the reason that I am writing here at all.  The truth is that this all began months ago when the notion of a dream, like the soft wisp of a dandelion seed, found fertile ground in Jamie’s creative energy.   She accepted it. She planted and nourished it.  She worked really hard on it.  And here it is, fully grown and incredibly beautiful.

How many times have you been given the gift of a dream seed?  How many times have you felt the soft touch of inspiration? Dozens? Hundreds? And how many times have you accepted that gift with open arms and fierce determination?  How many times have you grabbed it and planted it and worked your ass of to make it flourish?  Dozens of times?  Once or twice?  Never?

I am guilty of dream neglection.  I often accept the gift, scribbling it down so that I don’t forget it, and then close the book and walk away.  There are an embarrassingly large number of dreams lying dormant in my care.  But that is the beauty of the best dreams: they don’t go away.  Energy flows where attention goes right?  What dream seed it calling to you the loudest?  Is it time to give it life?



  1. Hi Meg. It is so nice to meet you. It will be fun getting to know everyone who has been part of all of Jamie's wonderful circles. I have had lots of dreams and some of them have actually come true and some I have decided to let go. But you are right, the important ones are still there and I can make them come true if I really put time and effort into making that happen. I love when you wrote "Energy flows where attention goes." That is so true. Right now I am working to make my dream of teaching an online course become a reality. This is the second week of my pilot and although it is not perfect it is up and running. I just have lots more to learn about advertising, etc. Your post was a wonderful beinning to what I know will be an exciting journey for all of us.

  2. Thanks, Meg! What a beautiful beginning for us all!

  3. Megg, thank you for starting us off with such a beautiful piece. It's wildly encouraging that our dreams may just be dormant, waiting for us to simply breathe some life into them!

    Thank you for the inspiration!

  4. Love this Megg. "energy flows where attention goes" is such a great reminder. I'm "really" working on quite a few dreams right now. Saying yes is definitely an interesting ride.

  5. I too have buckets and drawers and closets filled with unplanted dream seeds.
    Great question - which of those is calling to me the loudest?
    Or which of the seeds I have planted are calling for some watering and tending?
    In all cases YES YES YES the energy goes where the attention goes. And maybe also trusting that the seeds that I don't plant today will still be there tomorrow and beyond....
    Which seed is calling me the loudest? I love this question.