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Dreams cannot survive if we keep them hidden in a dark closet or treasure chest in our heart. They need to be set free to take form and live a life of their own. They need to be seen. They need to feel the sun on their face, feel love and breath to stretch and grow as we move forward along side them. When they are shut away for nobody to know about, they dry up and die. For anyone who cringes at the idea of resolutions and dreaming, my next post will help you see you are not alone. I was a ‘practical realist’ most of my life and it served me to a certain degree as I believed on some subconscious level it would keep me more safe and secure. I am now humbled to see things much differently, seeing how much more living is available when we dare to dream. Scary and unchartered territory – yes. Worth it? Totally. So very worth it. I received three books that are going to help make a dream I declared recently, come true – to write a book that really helps people. My book wants to take people from existing (going through the motions) in life to really LIVING it. It wants it to lift you up, make you laugh and cry – and to inspire action, creativity and self love every step of the way. (Taking a breath…) Whew!Actually putting this out into the world is big fucking deal. And doing so means I’m even more likely to see it happen. I don’t know how or when this will happen and I’m willing to loosen my grip on the details. What is important is declaring it out loud and sharing it. Doing so makes it REAL. So it actually has a chance. I wasn’t always willing to do this. I hated dreaming. Dreaming in my experience was airy-fairy, a waste of time and only led to disappointment and frustration. So, I’m a new dreamer. I’m three years in and I’ve learned when I take time to discover what I need, name what I want, write it down and share it – it’s becomes a magnetic beacon that draws more and more good stuff to me that supports the dream. This shit is REAL people. I’m a converted believer now. Declaring what I wanted in the beginning of 2014 brought the most incredible experiences to me. I spoke from my heart in front of hundreds of people – like 6 times! I grew my business and started writing a freaking book. I met inspiration at every turn and I did all of this while being able to spend time with my kids and not miss a beat. I’m tired, yes. But I’m also really, really satisfied. I was finally able to say I’m Living The Dream, without being sarcastic. By getting clear on what I wanted for my life a year ago, I experienced one of most conscious and self-supportive years of my life. I don’t think it would have been this way if I hadn’t given myself the time or permission to speak this out loud. I took this picture (right) of my new dreaming tools and a part of me burst out laughing. She is like this Delighted Observer completely thrilled to see what’s happening in my life. She remembers just three short years ago, I was stuck, unsure, scared and uncertain of everything. She never could have fathomed my life to be what it is now, full of Creativity, Exploration, Forgiveness, Freedom and Fun. She’s like Elaine from Seinfeld shoving...