I wanted to talk about dreams in this space today. Let’s talk about awakening your dreamer, and courageously dreaming the dream that eventuates to reality!
I was writing an article this week about dreams – following them, living them, and why (sadly) so many people have buried them. It breaks my heart to see a place where so many people have given up on their dreams, put them on or dismissing them as something that-was-once.
I believe, and I know, that our dreams are a window or a message for us to understand our unique gifts. It is a glimpse of a possible future. And if we are talking about the dream state, it is a state where the ego is absent, and it is a state of consciousness. It is a preview of where we are headed, in the midst of the other infinite possible futures.
What is your dream?
How do you know if you should follow them?
Are you pursuing your dream; living your dream; or have you given up on your dream?
This week, Rachel from In Spaces Between and Tara from Such Different Skies published beautifully written articles on dreams. Inspiring, amazing, and definitely a much needed reminder for me to keep me in track of my dreams! :)
When and how do you know if you should follow your dream?
I think this is the place where most of us get stuck in. Should I pursue my dream? What if it doesn’t end well? What if I’m just being silly? How do I know if this is what I’m supposed to do?
Follow your intuition, or whatever you want to call it. Your intuition/heart/soul/spirit/guide/God/the universe. And the soul communicates to us through our emotions. Thus, our emotions are essentially our inner GPS.
Do you feel expansive or contracted when thinking about your dream? When you feel expansive, you feel joy, happiness, excitement, your shoulders open up. You may feel nervous, but you light up with the thought, and you feel weightless and blissful. When you are in a contracted state, you feel fear, anxiety and your body is contracted and you may feel stiff, discomfort or dis-ease.
By feeling the state you are in with any thought you have, you can find out if you should follow and proceed with your thoughts.
“You are never given a dream without also being given the ability to manifest it.”
Remember, if you were given the dream, then you were also given the ability to make it come true. If not, it wouldn’t be given to you.
In the comments below, let me know – what are your dreams, and what is holding you back, or how you are taking action towards your dreams! I’d love to hear from you… :)
And if you’ve found it useful, please share it with a loved one, or someone who might need this reminder!
Keep on dreaming,
Jia Ni x
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