“Remember as a child, you woke up and morning smiled, It’s time you felt like you did then. There’s just no percentage in, remembering the past, It’s time you learned to live again at last, Come with me, leave yesterday behind, and take a giant step outside your mind.”
Carole King, Gerry Goffin
I’ve always been a dreamer; it’s been part of my personality makeup since I was a child. I’d lie on our living room carpet and stare for hours at the passing clouds imaging talking lions, fairie kingdoms, magic carpets and magic wands. In a twinkling and swirling of my hand, mystical things could happen. Dreaming of more tangible goals became secondary; I knew too, if I could ‘see’ it, it would come true.
Recently I’ve realized dreaming isn’t second nature. Is it a learned behavior, is it instilled and propagated, nurtured with loving guidance by others who have the ability? Are we born with the inherent belief in dreaming our world? Or is this something we need to be taught? Is it a characteristic thread we bring into this life to add color to the journey? In any case, it is something I feel is vital to creating the world we desire.
I asked my husband as an example, what he dreamed about as a child; did he want to be an astronaut? A fireman? What did he dream about? He remembered he wanted a nice car – nothing about ‘doing‘ verses, ‘having’. Interesting. He finally dug deep enough and realized he had dreamt about being a pilot. Whew!! I was worried he never had learned how to step outside himself and discover and imagine new directions and thought-lines. His youth didn’t instill fresh ideas and going beyond a certain perimeter, pushing his boundaries of possibilities. But hey! That’s why he married me.
Have you asked yourself if you know how to dream? And if so is it about ‘having‘ verses ‘doing‘; that would be my question to you. I believe we need to imagine ‘doing‘, taking action, to see what the world has to offer for us to really, truly, feel and know we have a purpose to our lives, a vital reason for being here.
Pay attention too to where your vision goes, literally. Pay close attention to where your eyes are focused when you are in the process. Our eyes will inevitably move to the left when we focus on our past; to the right when we think about ‘what if’s‘. When we literally day-dream, we tend to look up and out, shifting our gaze to non-focus. You will know if you are truly in the collective consciousness of ideas, concepts, visions, and possibilities, when you are mindful of where your vision is directed from a physical-mind-location. Allow yourself this playtime on a regular basis. It will take you away from the mundane, the trivial, the boring, the mind-less. Dreaming will create a pathway for you to follow and believe in, as the synchronicity lines up in your external world.
Making time to day dream will also activate the nightly sojourns more brightly and colorfully. Keep a journal of both. This will validate and bring forth the daily gifts which sync the worlds of waking with that of dreaming. Symbols will appear on both sides of the veil to unite the two enabling them to become tangible and real (from our sense of reality.)
Have fun in the process and remember to Dream Big.
Cosmic sunshine to you.