So often I hear people say, "Why is this happening to me?" The short answer that no one wants to hear is "because you willed it". By repeating thoughts, and by validating them by speaking out loud, both positive or negative energies are created around us. They attract the very circumstances that we may have been trying to avoid.
The example that comes to mind is a lady who repeatedly said that she wanted to be the center of attention. Within several years, she had incurable cancer that made her the center of attention of her family and doctors and nurses at the hospital and cancer treatment center. Obviously, this was not the type of attention that she wanted. Because she did not put any qualifications around the "dream or vision", the Universe provided the circumstances to grant her wish.
The Angels tell us to be very careful with our thoughts and words for we may get exactly what we asked for.