Alignment, Word of the Year

Are You Ready to Win the Lottery?

January 6, 2014

“Wherever you go, there you are.” – John Kabat-Zinn

It’s a question beloved of life explorers everywhere:

If you won the lottery tomorrow, and money was no longer an issue, what would you do?

I know exactly what I am going to do. I am going to buy and move into my dream home in Costa Rica. I am going to have enough land to have several spaces that creative souls can rent (complete with studios & writing desks with views) or that I can gift time in.  I will self-publish my novel and then write every day until I have written and published the 7 books that the Glastonbury psychic (naturally) told me I was going to write. I will lead and help facilitate retreats there and all over the world, collaborate with incredible people, and I will focus on inspiration and love.

That is exactly what I am going to do.

But what if I did win the lottery tomorrow? What then?

Would I be ready to run off to Costa Rica? Would I grab my dream with both hands or stand there wondering what to do next; wishing I had gotten rid of my crap (both literal and symbolic) years ago?

Am I ready for my dream to come true?

Are you?

There is a lot of talk right now in blogging circles about choosing one’s word of the year. For me, I have decided to align myself with my dream. I am going to get rid of my crap (of all kinds), strengthen my body, and focus on love and inspiration. I know what I want. I know how I will be when I am there. I don’t need to figure out the how right now.

I just need to align myself to the what.

So if I win the lottery tomorrow, or if life happens, I’ll be ready.

In fact, I’ll already be there.


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  • sas January 6, 2014 at 8:57 pm

    I love this public declaration!
    bugger the lottery – bring on Costa Rica.
    Living there IS the equivalent of winning the lottery 🙂

  • jane January 6, 2014 at 9:01 pm

    i covet your word. I can feel you in the midst of your dream. I think Costa Rica and i think of you my friend <3

  • Fiona January 9, 2014 at 5:44 pm

    this is so brilliant.

  • jane October 13, 2014 at 2:40 am

    You know Costa Rica is on my lottery list right?