“Success is going from failure to failure with no loss of enthusiasm.” Winston Churchill
“The future belongs to those who believe in their dreams.” Eleanor Roosevelt
TIP 86: FOLLOW YOUR DREAMS
Daydreams are an indication of your heart and soul’s desire. Let your dreams become your goals and your goals become your reality. Nighttime dreams are a tool for guidance, healing, inspiration and resolution. Keep a dream journal and before sleep say three times, “I remember my dreams.”
TIP 87: CALL FORTH THE HIGHEST & BEST GOOD
Ask to receive what is for the highest and best good of all.
Most of us are afraid of living our creative dreams because of a fear of failure. Even though, intellectually, we know the real failure is in not trying, we often let our ego’s fear get in the way of living our dream/s. Of course, our ego is only trying to do its best to keep us safe. As the writer Sark says, “safe and small and not dreaming at all.” I agree with Sark who says that our creative dreams are important even if they don’t, haven’t yet, or never will make money. They are extremely important. They are also extremely resilient, as I am sure most of us have dis-covered.
Sark (Susan Ariel Rainbow Kennedy) states: “Be aware that society is your dream-tester. Your dreams might be shaken, stirred, ignored, copied, disregarded, made fun of, resisted or squashed. This is good. Your willingness to live your dreams must be strengthened and examined. The world will assist you in doing this by bringing you these kinds of challenges… your creative dreams are untouched by all of this.” (MAKE YOUR CREATIVE DREAMS REAL)
Self-love is what paves the way for us to make our dreams real. Love is our source of power and energy. If we do not love ourselves, it is unlikely that we are going to be willing to be of service to our dreams. As one of Sark’s friends commented, “One day I decided to stop living the life I thought I was supposed to have and instead, began to live the life I was meant to have.”
Creative dreaming benefits from journaling. Answering these questions in your journal will help you to live more of your creative dreams:
(1) What do I have to offer? How can I be of service? Am I doing what I love? Am I living my dreams?
(2) Some traditions feel that we are mentored in our dreams by our ancestors. Do you feel this is true? If so, how so?
(3) What are some ‘old’ dreams? What are some ‘new’ dreams?
(4) If I really lived my dreams I might need to ____________________________________________.
(5) If you aren’t living your dreams what are you doing instead? Are you having a NLE? (Near Life Experience)
(6) Are your dreams in a closet? Do they need to come out and play?
I have dis-covered from my own life as a laboratory and from the experiences of my clients and my teachers that the majority of us will find the seeds of our life purpose/s and our dream/s from remembering ourselves between the ages of 7-10. Sark gives us a useful exercise to try that helps us to ‘unearth’ this period. She suggests that we use our non-dominant hand and answer these questions from the point of view of our inner child at 7-10 years old. (I enjoyed this exercise when I did it!)
(7) Who was your best friend?
(8) What was your favourite thing to eat?
(9) What was your favourite spot in the house?
(10) What was your favourite spot outside the house?
(11) What did you dream of doing or being?
Allow time to sit with your inner child and just listen free of judgment of yourself or those who were around you. Listen and remember.
When you are ready, ask your authentic and enlightened Self to answer these questions suggested by Sonia Choquette (TUNE IN)
(12) What in your life feels as if it is no longer serving you and is, in fact, dying? Are there activities you once loved but are no longer interested in today? Are there people you used to be close with whom you now find intrusive, annoying, superficial or dull?
(13) Do you want certain parts of your life to die? Would you be secretly relieved if certain parts of your life did die off? Are you allowing or trusting this end to come? Would you be secretly relieved?
(14) Where do you feel most limited? What are you outgrowing? Is something new coming in? What is trying to get your attention and teach you something? Are you receptive or are you refusing to open up to it?
(15) Who or what has died – literally or symbolically – leaving you to re-evaluate your ideas and beliefs about life?
(16) In what ways has that death or ending opened you up to a new beginning?
(17) Do you hear your inner voice, or does it feel as if your intuition is silent?
(18) How might you better support your authentic Spirit and give it new life? (Really take your time with this question and allow your Spirit to answer. It will guide you if you let it.)
(19) What advice would you give to anyone wanting to live his/her creative dreams?
Before you sit with each of these questions and allow yourself to answer them fully, you may wish to do the exercise Sark does to make space inside yourself. I did. I loved it! My teacher, Grace, used to lead us through a much extended version of this exercise.
“Imagine a skylight on top of your head, and let liquid colour or light pour down through your heart and the rest of your body and out the soles of your feet. Do this several times until you feel more space inside. Let this transform your energy and expand it.”
I have examined my own past using all of these questions over the years and I have found that the seeds of everything that I have done so far were there at the ages of 7-10. A strong desire to be a nurse, a writer, a yoga practitioner, a healer, a psychic ( a gypsy fortune teller!), a counselor, a teacher and a spirit-communicator. I am still very much exploring. I hope you are too. Follow your dreams to your joy.
Love & Light, Monica