Manifest!

Can humans actually make their dreams come true?  As in, can we just will something new into being…?

Consider the case of one Christine Ellen Hynde.  As a young lady growing up in a smaller Midwestern US city, Christine was not the most popular child, not the happiest, not the most socially adept or generally fulfilled.  She dreamed of a larger life, one filled with music.  She became infatuated with a British rock star, which, the odds would have said, was an infatuation doomed to go unrealized in any significant way whatsoever…

And yet flash forward a few years: Christine takes herself off to Europe, begins working as a musician herself, experiences new environments, and new personal growth…  She meets other musicians, perseveres through disappointments and band breakups, begins to enjoy real progress…

After a few years of this, Christine Hynde — better known as “Chrissie” — forms a band called The Pretenders.  The band becomes a huge success.  Chrissie even not only meets, but begins a torrid romance with, that British rock star with whom she’d been so infatuated in her youth: one Ray Davies, leader of a hugely important band called The Kinks.  They even have a daughter together.

And though the relationship terminates in unhappy fashion, this hardly nullifies the power of manifestation exhibited by Chrissie Hynde: she envisioned a life for herself most unlikely, and yet against all probability, she made it happen.  Along with a great deal of hard work, she willed that life, that dream, into being.  The dissolution of her relationship with Ray Davies merely illustrates the idea that our dreams, once actualized into reality around us, are not always what we’d hoped they might be…

But you might take a lesson from Chrissie Hynde: envision yourself living the life that your innermost self most dearly wants to live…and then will it into being.  It’s possible — anything is possible.  Chrissie Hynde did it.  Other people do it.  You can do it.

For inspiration, check out The Pretenders’ song, “Talk of the Town.”  In it, Chrissie not only utters the great truth, “I made a wish” — because wow, did she ever! — but she pronounces it “weesh,” which The Tragic Clowns find thoroughly adorable!

Go ahead — go on and make a wish…