You’d love to go after your dreams… if only you knew what they were.
Your creative journal can totally help with this.
By spending some time exploring what your dreams might be, while engaging the amazing superpowers of your creativity and imagination, you open up the doors between you and your dream.
These prompts are for playing and creating with.
Use them as little diving boards to dive off into other things to explore – the most important part of creative journaling is following your creative impulse – that’s where the magic is.
Use lots of different coloured pens, markers and pencil crayons (when you engage your creativity in your journaling you access your creative genius – plus it’s more fun that way!)
Use collage or make your own art (it’s ok if you draw like a 3 year old – that’s how I do it and it still totally works!) to illustrate your answers.
As you get creative with this pay attention to your inner voice… once you’re in your creative flow it’s much easier for your intuition to speak to you.
Even when you’re not sure about your answers – stay in the process! The more time you spend with a question, the better the answer is going to get.
If you’ve been ignoring your dreams for a long time, they made need some time before they’re ready to come out and play with you.
Creative Journal Prompts for Finding Your Dream:
- I feel happiest when:
- I wish I could (list at least 50 things – keep coming back to this over the next few weeks to add things and MAKE SURE to add things that seem too stupid or impractical to both with):
- The qualities/values that matter most to me are:
- If I could live my life exactly how I wanted to, I would:
- The things I like best about my life are:
- The things I like least about my life are:
- I think am being really true to myself when I:
- If I was living more in tune with my own heart and soul, it would feel like:
- If I knew what my dream was I would feel:
Take your time with this. Really explore each question and notice where your thoughts lead you to.
Then explore your answers to see what they are telling you about what your dream is.
This is brave work.
Being honest with yourself about your dreams can be TERRIFYING.
You may have a fear that if you find out what your dream is – everything will change and change is scary.
Or if you go after your dream and you fail – that will hurt too much.
Or that if you know what your dream is, you still won’t know how to make it real, and that will be too frustrating.
Or if you knew what your dream is, you might go after it with everything you’ve got – and that would be too selfish.
Or deep down inside, you might already kind of know what your dream is, but you’re sure you’re not good enough to make it happen. It’s easier to just not know what it is.
This is hard stuff!
Navigating the path to making a dream real is all about navigating these feelings.
Courage is the primary tool of the Creative Dreamer.
If you’re feeling apprehensive about exploring your dreams – you’re not alone. We’re all scared sometimes.
Fears don’t bother coming up unless you’re onto something, so if you’re feeling afraid of exploring this, that is a good sign.
If some fears do come up for you – check out my Creative Journaling Prompts for Overcoming Fear.
If it would take a MIRACLE for you to find your dream: you’re in luck!
Project Miracle is for people who believe in the magic of their dreams and are ready for something to change.
It’s a 30 day Choose-Your-Own-Adventure creative support groups for making change happen.