People often say to me, “Gary, I don’t know how you do it.” So, here is one of my secrets of how I do it—I don’t waste my time sleeping. I engage my time in creative dreaming. Then when I get up in the morning, I have many answers. So I put those on my notepad. Then I start daydreaming about what I dreamed about the night before.
When Gary awakes after dreaming, he has many answers. These answers are added to a notepad before he can forget them. Take time to record your dreams!
The more you dream about something, the more power you give it. Everything in the universe is energy, so daydreaming is your final step toward this.
Once you start dreaming, then build your dreams. How do you build your dreams? By writing them down; drawing them out; identifying what they are; and putting shapes, colors, dimensions, and specifications to those dreams. This is extremely, extremely important.
Dream about it and see it until you feel the butterflies of excitement in your gut, your bosom, wherever you feel it. Every inch of your body should tingle with excitement of your dream, every single inch of it. If it doesn’t, it’s because the dream is not real enough, or you don’t believe it can be real enough because you live in limitation.
Creative dreaming also then moves you into daydreaming. Very important. How many of you have daydreamed? How many have daydreamed about your imaginative dreams? How many have had self-destructive dreams?
This is where you start identifying the type of dream you’re having and then direct it. Each of us can direct our dreaming; I direct my dreaming. Here’s how you do it. It’s very simple.
As you view the St. Maries farm as it looks today, know that Gary visualized the layout of the farm when it was covered in trees. Gary suggests finding pictures and photos and creating the specifications for YOUR dream!
You take charge of it. If you want something, then before you go to bed, you sit down and you draw it. You don’t have to be an artist, but sketch it out. If you can’t sketch it out, then go on the Internet and shop around until you find pictures of what you want. Print them off and cut them out. You have to be physically engaged in creating this dream. Then glue them on a piece of paper and write all the specifications for that dream, whatever it is.
This is how you start culturing your mind into creative dreaming and channeling it in a way that will take you where you want to go. Otherwise, when you go to bed at night, it’s just up for grabs.
Then you have imaginative dreaming. How many have had imaginative dreaming, where you dream of something like a fairy-tale dream? You’re the princess; you’re the king. Well, it’s not real; it’s not going to happen. Why is it imaginary dreaming? Because we don’t believe it.
Creative dreaming can take you many places, as it has done for Gary!
Then there’s creative dreaming. Creative dreaming is where you take control of your life, and you start controlling your destiny, your future, and directing it to be what you want it to be through creative dreaming. This is the most important part of the success of your life. You Crowns, Royals, and Diamonds have engaged in a lot of creative dreaming, and you may not even realize it. Once you learn creative dreaming, we’re going to have to put in five more levels above Royal Crown Diamond.
But for all of you who have not reached the Diamond rank yet, this is where you need to start learning how to use creative dreaming to enhance your life. If you do not believe you can earn an $8,000 check, it’s because you are not creative dreaming.
Gary’s accident cost him everything he had worked for: home, family, business, and his health. He still has residual pain but that accident led Gary to his mission in life—Young Living Essential Oils and his beautiful family.
The results of the accident weren’t easy to overcome, and for 40 years I’ve lived with residual problems and pain from that accident. But what did I do with it? That’s what’s a lot more important. Forget the pain. Just focus on going forward and making the most out of life. Through this process, these are principles that I learned.
First, I had to understand that there are different kinds of dreams. This is where I find that a lot of people miss the ship because they get confused in how to identify a dream.
How many of you have had nightmares? Oh my goodness, yes; nightmares upon nightmares of a horrifying experience. Trauma and pain are where they come from.
Then we have recreational dreaming, where it’s just a fun dream, and you wake up and can’t even remember it. How many have had that kind of a dream? Yes, that’s a nice recreational dream, and sometimes it will even take you into the theta level of sleep.
Then you have self-destructive dreaming. How many of you have had self-destructive dreaming where you’ve been beaten up in the dream, have had something taken away from you, or your loved one was taken away from you? That often happens because of low self-image, and so your dreams during the night can substantiate and support how you see yourself.
When you learn to evaluate your dreams, you can learn to channel and empower them, for they will take you to the highest heights.
I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again: There is never a thing that comes into your life that isn’t for your betterment. No matter how bad it looks, how ugly it gets, how horrible it seems, every experience you have in life is for your betterment. However, sometimes it’s hard to believe and swallow at the moment.
Gary tells us that even the horrible things in life, like his logging accident, are for our betterment. We must choose to find the good in all circumstances, as Gary has done.
After I came out of the coma, the doctors finally came into my hospital room with my parents and my wife at the time and announced to me that I was paralyzed from the waist down. They said that on the right side I had a severed brachial plexus, a ruptured spinal cord in 3 places, 16 broken or crushed vertebrae, 11 ruptured discs, a broken pelvis, the right scapula was broken in 9 pieces, 19 other broken bones, and 3 open skull fractures, that I would never, ever walk again, and that it would be very unlikely if I even regained 10 percent of the feeling back in my right hand. I couldn’t believe it.
You see, it’s all what you think, it’s all what you project, it’s all what you believe, it’s all what you choose.
Even my own father came in my hospital room one day when I was feeling sorry for myself and shook his finger at me and said, “Grow up, Gary! Accept your fate in life and get on with it the best you can.” Well he knew my personality, he knew I wouldn’t accept it that way, and I didn’t. But that was what pushed the final button to cause me to fight for life and to get out of the wheelchair and walk.