How to Make Your Dream Come True! - Part One: Swim for It!
by Martha Eleftheriou
A few weeks ago, a childhood dream of mine came true when I went swimming in my very own backyard swimming pool!
It all began a few decades ago when I was ten years old in my friend Bonnie’s pool. One summer day, my friend asked me if I would like to go swimming in her pool. I asked my mother and she said yes as I was at an intermediate swimming level and could swim well on my own. I’ll never forget that day. We rode our bikes from my house to Bonnie’s house just on the other side of the block, dropped our bikes on her driveway, and ran into the backyard.
Without hesitation, I jumped into her pool feeling the slimy and mossy bottom and edges with my feet and hands. The pool was old and clearly not very clean, but I didn’t care because I was free to jump, swim and play in the water in any which way I wanted! I was used to swimming lessons at the large community pool, but this experience was something different because I had, for the first time, just gone swimming in a private backyard pool.
There were no rules, no certain number of laps to complete, or specific number of minutes for which to tread water. No one else I knew had a swimming pool in their backyard so going swimming in someone’s private pool really made a lasting impression on me. So much so, I promised myself that one day I would have a pool in my backyard and that there would not be any slimy water in my pool.
Well, the years and decades passed and a few weeks ago that dream came true. I jumped into the clean, blue water of my very own pool and when my feet touched the bottom, I didn’t feel any slime. I was free! You see, I’ve always had a love of water and swimming. Throughout the years, on every vacation, my happiest moments were those I spent swimming, by myself, way out in the deep, blue depths of the sea. When I’m immersed in water, I feel free and connected to my spirit.
As with any dream we long to manifest in our lives, I had to allow this dream to take form. By allow, I mean I had to learn how to visualize, and more importantly, feel into the feeling of having this dream come true. I saw and felt myself jumping into my own crystal clear swimming pool for many many years before it actually happened. Many people get stuck and feel like they cannot successfully attract or manifest their dream and that is because they are standing in their own way.
Read Part Two next week!
Martha Eleftheriou is married and a mother to two beautiful daughters ages 8 and 1 years old. She is a transformational and spiritual Life Coach, a certified elementary school teacher (OCT), Reiki Master and Yoga Teacher (RYT). Aside from passionately working with people in helping them to uncover their dreams and purpose, she loves reading, writing fiction and non-fiction, as well as taking regular nature walks. On the inside, she is an eternal soul seeker. She loves to question, ask, learn, un-learn, re-learn and live her life as true to her core values of love, compassion, honesty, and service as best as she possibly can. She lives with her family in King City, Ontario, Canada.