{creating dreams come true} dressing up as a dream

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happy halloween!


me in my bunny costume

dress-up is cool and fun.  it can also be a really powerful way of trying on new ways of being and exploring different aspects of you.  you can wear things you would never wear.  you can be someone else.

what i want to look at this week is how we can dress up as our dream come true – dress up as the version of ourselves who lives our dream.  this is a way of trying on our dream and seeing how it fits.

and trying it on actually helps us to step into it.  oh.  this is how i dress when i am my dream come true.  this is how i walk.  this is what i eat.  this is what i say.

you can learn so much this way about what needs to change in order for you to really live your dreams.

and you can find some aspects of living your dream that you can start living today, which opens doors for more aspects of your dream to come into your life.

some time ago, i was going to a halloween party and i didn’t think of a costume ahead of time.  so the day of the party i decided to be a dragonfly.  mostly because i loved using halloween as an excuse to play with eyeshadow.  so i let my love for eyeshadow lead the way and i made my face into a dragonfly by drawing the body on my nose with eyeliner and creating amazing iridescent wings all around my eyes.

i wasn’t consciously trying to dress up as my dream.  i just knew that every year i used halloween as an excuse to play with eyeshadow and i loved it.

what i realised the next day is that i really loved playing with the eyeshadow and creating the wings and i realised – whenever there is an opportunity to wear a lot of makeup i am so excited about it.  why don’t i just wear it whenever i want to?

telling the story now this seems so silly!

but really – deep down inside i wanted to be wearing fun eyeshadow and i wasn’t doing it because i hadn’t fully realised this is what i wanted.

so i started playing with eyeshadow and this whole new world opened up.  i started buying more kinds of eye makeup and experimenting with different textures and combinations of things.

i began to see eye makeup as art supplies for my face and i started making art, on my face, every morning.

at that time in my life i wasn’t making a lot of art.  i was doing holistic interior design.  the eyeshadow became the colourful creative outlet that i was craving.  and, as silly as it seems, it actually led to me getting back into art and opening up to my creativity more fully.

and that happened by me trying on one small part of a dream and wearing it in my regular life.  that shifted my regular life to bring it more into alignment with my creative dreams.

creative dream assignment: dress up as your dream

so i don’t want you to do this for halloween, i want you to do this somewhere in your regular life.  how can you dress up as the version of you who lives your dreams?  does that version of you dress differently?  is her hair different?  are her shoes different?  are her eating or sleeping patterns different?  how can you try your dreams on just like trying on a halloween costume?

creative dream check-in:

join us the comments below and let us know where your dreams are growing and flowing and where they’re stuck. also share any questions or ideas about this week’s assignment, or just say hello and cheer your fellow dreamers on.

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

and i so want to see your answers to last week’s fill in the blanks questions!!

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  1. Scylliane on October 31, 2010 at 6:10 am

    I love (once again) this post ! Sometimes your posts of creative dream come true are clicking with something I’m on, as a synchronicity, but this time this is a completely new idea !
    A friend of mine said I should allow myself to makeup my face or eyes even when I’m alone and It’s only by reading your post that I want to give me this permission !
    Some friends bought me flowers a few days ago. I love flowers but I rarely dare to buy flowers for myself. Isn’t that silly ? This blooming “ladies” on my desk remember me of my dream come true. Why should I wait that someone offers me what I love ?

    I knew that the way I dress up was a mirror of my mood but I didn’t thought before that I could influence my mood by the way I dress up, in reverse.

    For sure I’ll give it a try !

  2. janO on October 31, 2010 at 8:28 am

    What a great idea! Can’t wait to get started on this.

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  4. Flora on October 31, 2010 at 3:01 pm

    Oh I love, love, LOVE this! Thank you!

  5. Nele on October 31, 2010 at 3:19 pm

    This is SO true!

    Last friday, I felt very connected with myself, my creativity flow, my dreams, everything. I was going out that night for a concert and had been painting wisdom angels till 15minutes before I had to leave. Still connected with that flow, that strength, I flew upstairs, picked my clothes and make-up and decided to come out of the closet and show myself exactly as I felt in that powerful moment: in connection with my divine self, radiant, strong, on my way to making my dream come true.

    As I walked in in the bar, everyone turned to look and I could read the “waaaw” in the eyes of my friends, my husband jumped of his seat and started whispering sweet things in my ears, a girl friend said “you really look perfect tonight”, another friend, working behind the bar, freezed for an instant and just stared, forgetting to say hello.

    I hope this doesn’t sound presumptuous, it’s all about how wonderful it is when someone is fully present in his divine consciousness and radiates the divine. For me, it was the first time in my life.

    And it was a perfect evening, we ended up dancing in a bar where normally no one dances, I enjoyed so much freaking out with my friends… And you know what? This item (partying with my friends) figured in the first dreamlist I posted on my blog :-) :-)

    Andrea, this is aaaall flowing directly from what the first “lesson” of Creativity101 brought me. It unleashed something inside that had been stuck for a loooong long time, it feels like a dam broke and know there’s a huge quantity of water flowing through me, I feel so great, so connected… Thank you thank you thank you thank you!!!

  6. Lee Ann Monat on October 31, 2010 at 9:07 pm

    Oh..this is another good one!

    Here is my fill in the blanks exercise…I just posted it without a photo because I wanted to not over think it…and it’s late and I want to go to sleep!


  7. andrea on November 3, 2010 at 9:00 am

    hey guys! sorry i am late in replying – you may see that i’ve been busy redecorating around here. also working on some new projects. yah!

    i just love this idea and i’m so glad you like it too.

    scylliane it is amazing to see how much we can influence our mood and our day when we consciously choose what to wear. our regular clothes can be like costumes!

    jan and flora i’m excited to see what you come up with!

    nele that is so beautiful to read. opening up to our creativity really does open us up to our beauty and all of our best qualities. you are a star!

    awesome lee ann. i love your fill in the blanks!

  8. rachel awes on November 4, 2010 at 4:40 am

    lots of love to bunny you!!!

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