Ouch. Your dream is a million miles away and there isn't anything you can do right now to move towards it.
I know this pain well. I waited for fifteen years before I started doing creativity workshops.
My dream felt impossible but I couldn't let it go. I just held it tight in my heart and went on living a life that felt too small for my creative spirit.
I mean dreams don't come with instructions!
And sometimes they point you towards a life that is just so far away from your current reality there just isn't a path that leads from here to there.
So what do you do with that?
In the 15 years I waited, my dream only started to feel further away. That bridge between where I was and where I wanted to be never appeared.
Waiting really isn't a good plan. There are actually only 2 things you can do when your dream is impossible:
- give up
- step onto the path anyway
Remember what I teach in my free dream class on Creative Dream Alchemy: When the Outer Work is impossible, you focus on Inner Work and Dream Work.
Working with the inner qualities of your dream can change you, and can (gently!) start to change your life in ways that you cannot see right now.
The bridge may never just magically appear. But you can build a bridge, one brick at a time.
And while you're not ready to build the whole bridge today - you could start making just one brick.
I mean if you're just not ready to do anything and you don't want to do anything about that then that's it. You shouldn't do anything.
But if you're still reading this page then it seems like maybe you DO want to do something, you just don't see a way to move forward right now.
And THAT is something I can totally help with.
I post every day in the Creative Dream Circle (Monday-Friday) to share what I'm up to on my dream path.
I encourage you to get in the habit of reading these posts!
Then you'll see that I don't always know what to do, I'm not always sure what my dream is, I'm scared some days, I procrastinate some days...
but I keep moving myself towards my dream anyway.
You'll start to invite that energy into your life and that will open up new possibilities for how you can start working with your dream even if it still feels far away.
And you're going to do the Creative Dream Incubator e-course.
This is a 6 module course for making dreams real.
But you can SKIP module 3 which is all about making plans and taking steps and bringing your dream out into the world, and module 6 which is all about bringing the dream to life and how that changes things.
You can focus on Modules 1,2,4,5 to begin, to work on:
- building the foundation for successful dreaming
- learning how to connect with the inner essence of your dream which is always accessible no matter how far away the outer dream is
- facing the fears that come up as you do this work and learning how to bring healing and transformation to the places where you get stuck
- developing a self-care practice that bolsters and strengthens you so you start to become able to do things that you can't do right now
And then, only when you feel ready, you can come back to modules 3 and 6 so you can:
- start experimenting with making plans and taking little steps towards your dream
- explore ways to make space in your life for your dream
- look at your relationship with change and explore what it means to have your dream come true
Here's the thing. If your dream feels 100% impossible - you may be wrong about what your dream actually is or you may be wrong about what you need to do to start moving towards it.
By digging into the Inner Work of Dream Work in the Creative Dream Incubator, you will learn so much about what you really want, you'll start to grow more deeply towards your potential and you will start to see everything differently.
It helps you dream more authentically.
This won't help you build an impossible bridge, and your dream won't magically manifest in your life one day - but it can help you heal, shift and grow in such a way that your far-away dream starts to come into clearer focus.
When you dig in and start working with your dreams - things CHANGE. You do start to see little things you can do to bring more of what you want into your life.
Or, maybe your dream is 100% impossible right now. But you can still use it as a lantern - lighting the way for you.
Even if things can't look like you want them to on the outside - you do NOT have to live separate from your dream, your purpose, your potential, your creative magic.
You can live happier and more fulfilled - right where you are. Because the Inner Magic of your dream is always available to you.
This is ultimately what ALL of the classes, tools and resources in the Creative Dream Circle are designed to help you do.
And if you start by reading my posts and doing the Creative Dream Incubator course - things will shift enough for you that you're going to want to dive in to everything else the Creative Dream Circle has to offer.
The #1 complaint I used to get about the Circle is that there was just TOO MUCH stuff so people couldn't always find what they needed.
Especially if you're having an Inner Critic Attack or you're super stuck with something - you don't want to wade through stuff.
You want to find the thing that's going to help PRONTO.
So I created a map! This is what it looks like:
Each of these buttons has it's own section in the Circle.
On those pages I give you some insights + ideas about that particular situation, tips for how to approach it and then a list of all the different classes and tools in the Circle and how to use them specifically to help your situation.
It's like having a Creative Dream Coach On Demand, 24/7.
That last button, that says "My Question Is Not Listed Here" leads to the "Ask Andrea" section of the forum so you can ask me directly. If you're in a situation that other dreamers are likely to face - I'll make a new map section for you. If you're in a more unique situation, I'll just respond to you in directly in the forum. Either way I've got your back.
I spent a lot of years filling the Creative Dream Circle with classes and resources. Now I focus on helping the members in the Circle make the best use of those resources.The Creative Dream Circle is MY dream come true, I am very grateful for it and I work hard to keep supporting the Circle in being all it can be.
The Big Mother List of classes and resources that are included in the Creative Dream Circle:
This is an overwhelming list!
You definitely don't need to do all the classes to get your money's worth or to get what you need to move forward with your dream. Again - the map will help you narrow in on what will be most helpful to you.
In my free class, Your Dream Is Waiting For You To Come True, I explain how Creative Dream Alchemy works and at the end I talk about how I am building a library of Creative Dream Alchemy practices.
These are deeply transformative energy alchemy processes for making the magic happen - like exactly what you need, exactly when you need it.
The Library of Creative Dream Alchemy teaches you how to harness the full potential of your creative power - your power to create what you want in your world. I am not talking about making vision boards or positive thinking exercises, this is the deep work of inner transformation and growing into your True Self.
When you are plugged into the magic of your True Self, it gets easier to dream.
This is partly because it means you're plugged into your inner power source and partly because it aligns you with your actual purpose and authenticity.
So I am not promising you'll make 6 figures, loose 50 pounds or get 100,000 twitter followers. I'm promising you'll move towards a life that is actually true and authentic for you.
The Library of Creative Dream Alchemy gives you the tools for that journey.
You know how I talk about the inner work being a miracle generator? This is where we do that work - the library is like the workshop for actually DOING Creative Dream Alchemy.
I use these tools every day and I can't wait to share them with you.
And that special magic that comes from being a part of a group of creative kindred spirit dreamers.
I write every day (Monday-Friday) on our private site to share the behind-the-scenes stories of how I'm working with my dreams. I talk about which tools I'm using, how I'm using the and what I'm learning.
These are usually pretty short posts - some days everything kind of sucks, some days are pure magic. But when you read these little bits from my own Dream Story, day after day, they actually invite you deeper into your own unfolding process of working with your dream.
And, every day Circle members gather in the comments section of these posts to share what they're doing with their dreams. It's so amazing to be able to share our journeys in this way. We learn so much from each other, we inspire each other, we support each other.
All of this happens on our private website - I know no one wants to share this vulnerable stuff on Facebook. It's such a gift to be able to share our stories and get daily support from people who "get it".
We truly are stronger together.
Here's The Fine Print: You need to read through the Creative Dream Circle Policies + Guidelines before you join.
Your registration in the Circle signifies your agreement with the Policies + Guidelines, which are absolutely non-negotiable.
** Every member honouring the guidelines is how we create the lovely supportive atmosphere in the Circle **
Membership in the Creative Dream Circle is $363 (US) per year.
There are two ways to join:
- You can join for one year for $363 and make no additional payments. Your membership ends 1 year from your start date.
- You can sign up for a recurring subscription. This means you would be making the payment every year, until you choose to cancel your membership. You get 2 reminder emails before your payment goes through, and there's a video where I show you exactly how to cancel your payment.
When you sign up for the subscription, you are "locked in" at the current price. So even when the price goes up (the Circle has been running since 2012, yes of course the price increases periodically) you'll keep your payments the same. If you sign up for one year only, you are always welcome back, but it would be at the most current fee.
Not ready to commit for a whole year?
There is a way to join for just a month! With Project Miracle.
Project Miracle is a 30 day creative ceremony and support system for going deep into the creative process of miracle-making. It comes with 35 days access to the Creative Dream Circle. It costs $99 US, and at the end of the 35 days if you want to stay - you can take that $99 and apply it towards an annual membership in the Circle.
"I’m one of those people who used to think that I didn’t have enough time or money to participate in the Creative Dream Circle.
I realize now that thinking I didn’t have enough time or money was just an excuse. It was kind of tied into not believing in my own self worth, like I shouldn’t spend the money or take time away from my kids to do this because it was silly and it wasn’t going to cause a change in my life so what’s the point.
That was just my inner critic talking, I realize now, and boy was my inner critic wrong!
These resources and the daily practice of connecting with my creativity has changed my life!
It has impacted my relationships and my outlook in such a positive profound way in such a short period of time that there is no way I would ever stop playing in the Creative Dream Circle."
"This group is amazing and I am so grateful. It has changed my world.
I no longer feel isolated. It supports me in a way that challenges me to my greatness, and in a way that nothing else in my (extensive and great) network of friends and colleagues could. Just like you said in our first video (I re-listened to it from my iPhone when I was doing my cardio at the gym yesterday).
The videos are awesome! Inspiring and practical. You challenge me to deepen my spiritual trust and growth, and you provide practical tools and ideas to implement that help me ground my business in a creative and spiritual foundation.
You respond specifically to the needs of the group.
I listen to each video multiple times, and I get something really valuable and new from each time I listen. Thank YOU!!!!!
Andrea, you are an Alchemy Facilitator of Dreams."
"I listened to you when you said that joining the circle would change things, would shift energy and would change me. But I don’t think I believed you.
I believe you now. Your classes have changed things, shifted energy and changed me: profoundly."
"I’ve actually accomplished and received more clarity in the 4 weeks I’ve been in the Creative Dream Circle than I have in the past 4 years going it alone."