I AM A Dreamer – Dreams Do Come True!
I am a self-confessed dreamer.
I love closing my eyes and dreaming of magical destinations, a wonderful life, perfect work, great friends, and an incredible future.
Although, you may not know this but that wasn’t always the case with me.
As a child in a Latin country I grew up believing that what I had was everything I deserved and those who had “more” were the “chosen ones”, the “lucky ones” and only they could travel the world and have all the fun.
For years I saw this as my reality, I mean I saw the evidence all around me, poverty, lack; surely my parents and relatives were not wrong!
I remember watching the TV as a child and teenager and believing that only white people with blue eyes and suits and amazing accents were destined to be rich, famous and successful.
I kid you not, I believed this most of my younger years, because that was what the media made me believe and it confirmed what my parents were telling me.
So, 1999 came along and I wanted to do something different, I was poor, I had no friends, I was a very unhappy teenager and to top it all off I saw myself as the ugliest person on the face of the earth.
My life was doomed, I thought it was over the second I came out of my mother womb.
Going back to 1999, I decided to join my neighbours to take my Holy Communion as a means to make friends and reconcile my sinful soul for being gay; and this is not any for or sarcasm I truly felt disgusted at myself because I was poor, I had no friends, I was unhappy, was ugly and I was gay.
Could life could get any worse?
Being poor, friendless, unhappy, ugly and gay was enough, I would say; though, clearly it wasn’t.
I don’t want to bore with the too many details, I am just going to give you the really short version of the story, while going to church I felt in love with a priest who ended up kicking me out of church and telling my mother I was gay, oh and let’s not forget he also publicly humiliated me in front of thousands.
You see what I mean?
So, I was poor, friendless, unhappy, ugly, gay, I was disowned by my family and publicly humiliated…
It gets worse though, I was poor, friendless, unhappy, ugly, gay, I was disowned by my family and publicly humiliated and I felt in a really bad depression.
That wasn’t it, there is more. Can you believe it?
I was poor, friendless, unhappy, ugly, gay, I was disowned by my family and publicly humiliated, I felt in a really bad depression and I tried to commit suicide to top it all off (no pun intended BTW).
Once I got all of that out of the way I woke up to hope, I was fortunate enough that I had great mentors who helped when I needed it the most, the appeared almost as if by magic and my incredible of healing and loving began.
I started to dream once again, I learned that life is whatever you make of it, life is truly your oyster, there are countless opportunities, we just need to recognise them and seize them.
So, the moment I started to dream again everything changed.
It sounds too good to be true, but is true.
From that moment on, I started to see myself like this:
I am abundant, I have all the friends I need, I am happy, I am beautiful, I love my family regardless, I forgive and let go of my past, I love myself and I say I yes to life.
This was all possible because I started to dream again, to dream of a better life, a future and possibilities.
As crazy as it may sound everything changed for the best within months, 9 months (pretty much to the day) I found love; 2 years later (almost to the day) I found myself in a place I always read about and saw on TV shows.
You want to know something crazy, the place where I moved to was full of blond people, with blue eyes and nice clothes and they aren’t all rich, famous or successful.
Funny that, hey?
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Remember, it is OK to dream, it is fun and dreams do come true.
Till next time,