Do you give yourself permission to dream?
For many, the dreams of slumber-time are an involuntary experiences but what about luxuriating in sumptuous day dreams? And what about selfishly indulging in a dream that sends sparks to your very soul?
If you have a dream, as you should, relish in being selfish about building every passionate aspect of it. The crowd of spectators and consumers will still be exactly where you left them… gossiping about everybody else’s dream but their own.”
― T.F. Hodge,
The Evolution of Dreams
Ever since I was little I’ve always dreamed of 2 things with (mostly) consistency:
1) helping people &
2) being a mom
When I was somewhere between the age of 7-10 years old I put a note in a little blue box and I wrote on it that I wanted to be a doctor for children.
When I was 17 I changed that idea to becoming a nurse & I remember while I was working at the Henry Wise Wood High School Library in Calgary the ladies gave me a little nurse teddy bear with a pewter book marker which featured: a nurse cap & syringe.
My early twenties were pretty “up in the air” in the career department but about 4 years ago I started getting seriously interested in coaching.
Back around 2012 I entered a Jack Canfield Coaching program. There was one exercise in particular that I’ll never forget. In it our objective was to find our Life’s Purpose by going into a deep guided trance. It was really cool actually. Maybe as close as I’ll ever get to an LSD experience. There was even a part where I opened up my purpose box from a goddess of radiance & in it there was a serpentine creature wrapped around a vial of pink sparkling liquid…
Ok so I’m not exactly sure how that pink vial translates to my interpretation of it which was “guiding and nurturing others to the greatest fulfilment of their lives” but it is a dream that still speaks to me to this day. Sometimes in whispers, sometimes in a gut wrenching feeling like what the hell am I doing with my life, but it speaks to me.
Everything from the conception to the birth of your dream is a divinely precious event.
Your dreams are the hopes, wants and desires of your soul be they ambitious, sensual, materialistic, generous, expansive, humanitarian, fantastical, intimate, burning like a flame in your belly or softly illuminating your eyes, your dreams are things of astounding beauty.
Dance with with your dreams.
Take time to lay awake with your dreams. Last thing at night & first thing in the morning is best.
Love them like your children.
Celebrate that which you were called to do.
Your Dreams are the stuff that makes up your legacy & your higher calling. Chances are if you aren’t living out some part of it you’ll know. You’ll know because you’ll be f’ing miserable. …At least I was.
Your Plans VS The Universe’s Plans for You
Truth be told, walking the path of your dream isn’t easy. It’s not smooth. It jerks you around more than a Gorilla learning stick shift.
Maybe the most daunting part of “turning your dreams into reality” is realizing nobody else is holding a manual. It takes guts & gumption to live in accordance with your dream. It’s a hell of a thing to make a choice that you know isn’t going to please everyone or saying no to yourself when it comes to an easy out opportunity.
Bringing a dream to life takes a burning desire & a focused mind. It takes an indomitable attitude. And that’s just to get you out of bed in the morning.
But you won’t be alone…
The Power of Dreamers
Martin Luther King Jr. had a dream. The the Wright brothers had a dream. Much like Jim Carrey, Will Smith & Madonna had a dream. Arnold Schwarzenegger had a dream. And let’s not forget the dreams of Malala Yousafzai, Jane Goodall, Rosa Parks, Michelle Obama, Oprah, Louise Hay, and countless more.
But perhaps the only reason why we know & will go on remembering the names of those dreamers is because their dreams – their vision and their focused thoughts, met their deeds. To put it simply they walked their talk.
What’s your dream?
Will you take it by the hand? (and maybe most importantly) will you dance?