I think about my SoulMates all the time. I’m so proud of what they have built and continue to build. One day as I was thinking about my first SoulMate, Cuky Choquette Harvey. She is taking what she has learned and now is building a school to teach others the art of lomi lomi. As I was thinking about Cuky and her passion to build a vehicle to pass on her knowledge, I thought about the quote from the 1989 movie, Field of Dreams; “If you build it he will come.”
Ray an Iowa farmer, played by Kevin Costner, is out in his cornfield when he first hears it. The voice. “If you build it he will come.”
Build what? Who will come? This is stupid. I must be crazy. All these things run through Ray’s mind. But the voice won’t stop and soon he knows what he needs to do. He plows under a major portion of his crop to build a baseball field in hopes that Shoeless Joe Jackson will have another chance to play baseball. You see Joe Jackson was banned from baseball in 1921. He played for the White Socks and in 1919; he and 8 of his teammates were accused of throwing the World Series.
So even though there is some doubt in his mind, Ray builds the field. Time passes and no Shoeless Joe. As Ray and wife are reviewing their financial situation, they realize they need the acreage of the ball field for their crop or they will go bankrupt. Their daughter tries a few times to interrupt this heavy conversation. Finally she tells them, there is a man on the field. And that man is Shoeless Joe Jackson. Shoeless Joe is so happy to play again that he asks Ray if he is in heaven. Shoeless Joe brings others players to the field as well. They start having games which Ray and his family watch. But there are people that come to the field and can’t see the players. They can’t see the dream.
Do you have that voice in you telling you to do something? Are there people in your life who can’t see your dream? If you need a lift, some inspiration to follow that voice, seek out Field of Dreams and let me know what you plan to build in 2011.