Creating Dreams Come True

Every Friday I write about Creating Dreams Come True. There is a lovely kind of magic that is created when Creative Dreamers come together, dream together and Make Dreams Real together – together we create a Magic Bubble of Possibility. I invite you to tap into the magic that is here and use it as fuel to nourish and support you along the path to your dreams.

(If you are less in a Magic Bubble mood and more in a Creative Dreamer lesson and assignment mood you can check out Try Something New.)

All together now: Activate Magic Bubble of Possibility

You activate the Magic Bubble of Possibility when you become present with your dream. You can just kind of relax into it and see what comes up, or use the Creative Dream Check-in questions:

  • Where am I today in relation to my dream? Or if you are using a map, ask yourself: Where am I on the map today?
  • How does that feel?
  • What does my dream need?
  • What do I need?

These questions seem small, but asking them every week is completely magical.

Where am I on the map today?

I spent a lot of time this week in Fearlandia. In a really good way.  In a conscious and awake and loving way.  There is no way to bring a dream to life without interacting with fear in some way so I remember that being in Fearlandia is no less valid than being anywhere else.  This is where I need to be this week.

How does that feel?

Uncomfortable.  But not debilitating.  And kind of a relief, to be honest.  I mean – I quit my job.  Kind of a big deal.  I have mortgage payments and insurance and car repair bills and all those regular expenses only now I don’t have any guaranteed income.  It’s only natural to have some fear and doubt and uncertainty at this point.

What does my dream need?

To keep moving forward.  For me to not freak out and stop doing the work of growing it.  And mostly: for me to stay present with all parts of it.  The comfy ones and the not-so-comfy ones.

What do I need?

To feel safe.

To know that I can have as many options as I need.

To remember that it’s ok to take risks and that I get to do my life however I want to and that it’s ok that I am not doing my life the way most people are.

Nurturing.

Starting my day with a smoothie instead of a latte.  But then still having lattes – just not first thing.  My body really needs that nourishment first.

Going to the gym at least 3 days a week.

Yoga at home on the other days.

To schedule more social things.  Connecting with my friends and having some fun gives me inspiration and nourishment.

To make more time for creative journaling.

Your Creative Dream Check-In:

Everyone’s dreams grow more fully and beautifully when we grow them together in creative community.

You are welcome to do your check in in the comments. Or just say hello or let us know what you’re up to.

andrea

12 Comments

  1. rachel awes on January 28, 2011 at 7:21 am

    andrea, i love your needs list. mine overlap w/yours a great deal. isn’t it fascinating how our human skin & hearts beat for such similar things? like plants for water & sunshine. bring it on. & i need to keep speaking up. not just poetically holding out my open hands, but SPEAKING it in.
    xoxox

  2. andrea on January 28, 2011 at 7:49 am

    Yes! Bring it on rachel!

  3. Lee Ann Monat on January 28, 2011 at 8:18 am

    YES! I too have been feeling a bit of fear this week. Am going to reflect on it all and put a blog post together over the weekend!

    I haven’t been working with a map…but my credit card debt and savings accounts are almost equal right now…so that’s exciting. And my new website is coming along wonderfully. I feel like a lot of stuff is clicking into place…but that scares me too in some ways! Like…oh my goodness, all my work is starting to amount to something…what now!!!???

    What now…is that I’m going to have dinner with a friend tonight and hopefully brunch with another on Sunday and just breathe and relax into it all. I’ve been also feeling like I need to do some social things.

    So…I’m proud of myself for what I’m accomplishing…but keeping the train moving forward!!!

  4. Molli Gould on January 28, 2011 at 8:23 am

    I’m right there with you two ladies. My needs list resonates with yours a great deal–well I haven’t made a needs list for this week yet, but this gives voice to my own needs:) I’m an aspiring yoga teacher and suddenly I might get a regular job teaching. Well, the learning process and the way I need to put myself out there for this is out of my comfort zone. I have to stop to catch my breath and remember to be gentle and nurturing of myself and accepting that mistakes too are part of the process and not a bad thing. It’s totally normal to be nervous in the face of all this good stuff happening, it means I’m growing and expanding–though it brings up fears. I need to invite my fear to have a cup of soothing chamomile tea.

  5. andrea on January 28, 2011 at 8:23 am

    I am proud of you too Lee Ann. You are doing so amazing! This is super exciting and yes, it’s going to be scary too. I am looking forward to reading more in your blog post.

  6. andrea on January 28, 2011 at 8:24 am

    Molli congrats! Yes – in taking those big steps forward you are bound to be nervous at times. I love the picture of you inviting your fear for a cup of chamomile tea. So sweet.

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  8. Jo-Anne on January 28, 2011 at 10:56 pm

    Hey Andrea, sounds like you’re doing o.k. with your fears.

    I tend to look at my fears as motivation & incentive to get to & do what I want. I don’t usually like the feeling I have when I’m in fear state. So, I decide to do things that help me move out of that state. I get the “Is that true?” thoughts going. I can’t pay my bills. Is that true? I’ve been paying them somehow. I can’t be happy. Is that true? I’ve had moments & longer of being happy. I can’t obtain my dreams. Is that true? I’ve obtained some of my dreams. I’m not good enough. Is that true? I’m the only one that gets to decide that, so what am I choosing?

    When all else fails, I just keep breathing. Oh yeah, breathing was my intention for this week. ;0)

  9. andrea on January 29, 2011 at 8:18 am

    I do welcome the fears and try not to just get rid of them right away… when I interact with them and play with them and learn more about them and about what they really want – I always come out with some amazing new information and support for moving forward in a way that’s more true to me.

  10. Emz on January 29, 2011 at 2:31 pm

    I have just made my dream come true happen….well it will happen soon. I have finally quit my hideous job and I have taken a leap. I have booked tickets to Australia (I live in England) and I will be jetting off there for a year on Wednesday!!!
    I’m sick of feeling trapped by life and having my creativity stutter and stall all the time. I need to take chances and risks in order to get the adventure I crave and hopefully that will feed my creativity too.
    I finally realised last month that adventures, true love and inspriation don’t find us…. we have to look for them. So that’s what I’m doing, I’m opening my eyes and my heart and my mind to the world!
    Emz

  11. andrea on January 29, 2011 at 4:28 pm

    Emz YAH! I am jumping up and down celebrating with you.

    You are So Very Right: “adventures, true love and inspriation don’t find us…. we have to look for them.”

    I am so happy for you and I hope you check in and share your great adventure with all of us here.

  12. Lee Ann Monat on January 31, 2011 at 1:15 pm

    I ended up getting over the fear a little bit by holding onto friends and the life I am currently living:

    http://lion-art.blogspot.com/2011/01/feeling-fearand-doing-it-anyway.html

    I still feel full of restless energy though…maybe that’s something I can channel into my work and forward motion.

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