This is a careful balance - you need to make it real for you - and then you have to place it in the future. Just imagine it and you may end up living in a dream world. This can be fun, but it's not the same as wishing.
To bring your wishes to life think about what it will be like when they come true - what can you see - what happens if you make the colours brighter? Or sharper? Or more vibrant? Or bring the picture closer? Where does it feel most exciting for you?
Try the same thing with all the senses - what will you hear when it happens? What happens when you turn up the volume? Add music? Make the sounds sharper?
How does it feel? How do you feel? Happy? Excited? Filled with wonder? Ready to do the things you need to do to make your wish come true? Add all these different senses together to make your wish as alive as possible. The more you know how it might be, the more likely you are to recognise when it is happening. And the more motivating it is likely to be for you.
Your wish may well come true in a different way to the way you are expecting - the purpose of trying to bring it to life is to help you recognise how it might be and to help you get going on the steps you have to take - it will take the form it needs to.
I have been dreaming of a garden
- I'm turning it from a dream to a wish. I can smell roses, wallflowers
and nightscented stock - I can hear music and voices in the background.
I don't see much yet, but think I may be lying in a hammock, eyes closed,
cold drink in hand.