it’s sunday – which means it’s creating dreams come true day. creating dreams come true is an ongoing free e-course and creative community to support you in living your dreams. if you are new, please feel free to join in. the more creative dreamers the better!
i am currently making one of my big dreams come true – i am on vacation in turkey and egypt! thanks to the magic of technology, i was able to write this post ahead of time and schedule it to post now so that the creating dreams come true posts continue to go out while i am away and your creative adventure continues. please be aware that i am not checking in while i’m away, so i won’t be answering questions or commenting on posts. so i encourage you to visit each other, to support each other and cheer each other on with your dreams. i’ll be back march 15.
adventure gets us out of our routines, shakes us up a bit, it is fun and exciting and even thrilling. adventure generates positive energy and positive energy fuels creative dreams.
adventure can be big or small, all that is really needed is an open mind and a willingness to have an adventure.
one day i was at a new restaurant with a friend. he asked “where’s the washroom?” and i said “i don’t know” and he said “well then, i’m off on an adventure!”. you can go quietly look around for the washroom, you ask the waitress and get the best route to the washroom or you can take an adventurous path and be open to what happens along the way.
taking the adventurous path opens up new possibilities because it puts you in new situations. talk to strangers, go places you haven’t been, do something that scares you.
your dreams are all around you waiting for the opportunity to come in. shaking things up with an adventure provides an opportunity. and it’s fun.
i am adventuring right now in turkey and egypt. on the day when this post is posted, i will have just flown back to istanbul from cairo, and trying to make my way to cappadocia. cappadocia has things like cave hotels carved into mountains:
underground cities and houses that look like fairy chimneys – the whole area just feels like an adventure to me. we don’t know how we’re getting there from istanbul (it’s about a 12 hour drive) though we have done some research so we know what the possibilities are. there are planes, buses and overnight trains. we’re going to wait and see what feels like the most fun, and do that.
but a vacation itself isn’t necessarily an adventure. adventure is more of a state of mind. opening up and letting spontaneity flow, letting life scoop you up and bring you somewhere. letting go of control.
creative dream assignment for next week: go on an adventure this week. report back next sunday.
creative dream check-in:
my check-in: i did create a new space for a dream the week that i wrote this (i am writing this on feb 18). to support my dreams of being healthier, stronger, more fit and more present in my body, i turned my living room into a yoga room. it’s delicious! a peaceful haven to come into and do yoga. a wall lined with buddha statues, flowers and candles. peaceful lighting. a mat in a position where it’s easy to see the tv and follow along with my yoga dvds. creating this space has supported me in enjoying my yoga practice more fully and doing it more often. i will share more about this change, and some photos of the space, later on.
meet in the comments section below to share what happened when you investigated ways to create more space for your dreams. also don’t feel shy about checking in even if you didn’t do last week’s assignment. just let us know what is happening with your dreams – we love watching them grow.
(remember i am away and will not be commenting. i encourage you to visit each other, to support each other and cheer each other on with your dreams.)
andrea schroeder creates creativity workshops, downloadable creativity kits, art and guided meditations to support you in knowing and remembering that you are a creative being and you can create anything.