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 me yelling “GET OUT!”
And I’m happy to entertain her 🙂
My big question for you (as if you didn’t see it coming) is…
What dreams are hiding inside you and waiting for you to either discover them or let them out to be seen and nurtured?
Exploring this topic inspired me to create an in-person workshop Living The Dream. If this dreaming gig is new and overwhelming, I want to help you create an inspiring vision board (traditional or e-version) for a life that ignites conscious action and attracts awesome into your life! Bring it on 2015!
Happy New Year! I’m grateful to be travelling this road of dreaming and discovery together!
2015 is going to change everything. I can feel it.
Oh, two of my favorite writing resources! Stephen King On Writing and Bird by Bird by Anne Lamott! (Can’t see the third..) What an inspiring way to rock into 2015! I’m with you!
Yes! I am almost finish Bird by Bird and next is Stephen King! The third is Anne’s book of three prayers titled “Help, Thanks, Wow.” which will be last (for now). Thank you and feeling ya! Cheers x K
Go Keri-Anne Go!
I just put out the following post myself today, to my choices network of 83 people.
I’m totally loving your post as I’m on my dream path, living my purpose too!
My morning post:
Good morning everyone!
For those of you who do not know, I have written and am currently illustrating my very first children’s book. A seed of an idea of encouragement was given to me by my favourite teacher in grade 5! A seed that I picked up and thought about many times over the years. I found the seed sitting dormant a year ago and decided to pick it up and plant it! I am very excited not only because it’s my first and it’s been a ton of work but it is turning out better than ever, I could have ever, imagined it. I am without doubt making mistakes as I go but I’m learning!
My first instinct based on all advice I have mulled over for a year now has been self publish it. First timers don’t get published! Period! After much contemplation I am considering delving in for some good old rejection. Building rejection resilience has been a big theme this year! = )
JK Rowling was rejected 32 times before she found a publisher.
For those of you who have not liked my page yet, I wanted to invite you to follow my, “Don’t be such a Grumpalumpus”page, to see over time how far I can get.
Wish me luck! The odds are against me for sure but what do I have to lose!
Hugs and beans to you all.
Please join me in following your own passion and sharing your turmoils through it!
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I have 5 more illustrations to be drawn, all text to be inserted and final layout away from being complete. The publisher journey then begins.
Meet Sally Sarah Pompolumpus!
YES! YES! YES! LOVE THIS and YOU for declaring this here as well! Thank you for sharing and amplifying your passion and intention into the world. I’m thrilled for you. And you are right – shoot for the moon lady, even if you don’t hit it you will still be amongst the stars! So exciting xo K