{creating dreams come true} is anything stuck?

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last week we did a creative dream assessment.

this can be really challenging and hard.  or it can be light and celebratory.  and it may be both.

so let’s remember again that we are incredibly brave beings for having dreams and naming them and taking steps towards them.  and that we are smashing successes for just being here on the journey.  and at the same time, let’s provide some space here to look at where we may be stuck.

where are our dreams not flowing and growing the way we wanted them to?
where do we feel unsure?
where are we kind of down about dreams?
what are we avoiding?
where are our dreams stuck?

i know this can be really uncomfortable but please stay with me here.

avoiding and ignoring the stuck doesn’t get it moving.

exploring the stuck can bring light, insight and movement in.  and the stuck can have really awesome messages.  it can show us where we don’t really want to do the work.  it can show us where a different path would work better.  it can show us what we are afraid of.

creative dream assignment: naming the stuck

so, after doing your creative dream assessment – where are your dreams stuck?

you might want to share it in the comments and you might prefer to keep it to yourself.  sharing our stuck parts can feel really vulnerable and scary.  but i do promise you: admitting that you are stuck, when you are stuck, will be a big fat giant relief.

so here is where i have been getting stuck: eating heathy.  i go in circles. i make great progress. i take ten steps back.  i pick up amazing new habits like green smoothies. i forget to make time for grocery shopping and i get too tired to cook.  one week i eat mostly salads with tofu.  the next week i eat mostly pizza.  bleh.

and you know what – writing it feels like a relief.  like oh it’s not really that bad.  like actually i am doing the best i can.  and i am making progress – i am just taking small steps with it.  and i am learning.  and i am human.  and it’s ok.

important note about sharing the stuck: please please PLEASE do not try and fix anyone in the comments section.  no giving advice on this one.  no making anyone wrong for being stuck. it takes a lot of courage to be honest about where we are so let’s just honour ourselves and each other in this.

and the next part – what does this have to teach me?  i’m going to leave that question out there and see what comes to me over the next week.

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.

how did your assessment go?  what did you learn about you and your dreams?

looking forward to your updates…


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  1. scylliane on September 26, 2010 at 6:30 am

    Hi Andrea,

    I didn’t took the time to make the dream assessment next week. As a matter of being stuck, I’m feeling overwhelmed, the time is flying too fast. I’ve got much more work than last schoolyear, and maybe I’ve got too many writing projects so when I seem to go further on one point, one other is still stuck. As this project are collaborative, my friends are waiting for me. Even though I try to “focus” on one thing at a time (my intent from the past week) I can’t help going in too many directions.
    Last week I was afraid of my short story not being selected for a collaborative book, because of some flaws others made obvious, so I take now the time to rewrite the text entirely. I try to fix it as an emergency. I’m trying to prioritize things, for example I renounce to go to the cinema this afternoon, even though I would love to see Avatar again.

    Thanks for letting this space open to difficulties too.

  2. MegG on September 26, 2010 at 6:39 am

    Hi Andrea!
    Oy. Things have been moving so fast on the “moving” front that the “dreams” front has pretty much ground to a halt. I didn’t get to do the dream assessment last week, and I did barely anything else besides list things on kijiji and plan and sort through things. All of this is GREAT (we’ve made over $1000 so far!), but not particularly helpful in terms of, say, getting my novel written (I wrote half a page last week. I’m at half a page so far this week. I guess half a page is better than NO pages, but still…). I want to take some time and sit down and really work on this week’s assignment and last week’s assignment (and my novel), but right now EVERYTHING is stuck until after October 16th, which is moving day.

    But, you know what? Maybe all of this purging and packing and cleaning and paring down is exactly what I need to renew my focus and my energy and get things ready to MOVE MOVE MOVE (in a dream-moving sense, not a house-moving sense). I really hope so. I miss time to dream. Going to go finish packing my first room now. *waves*

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  4. creativedreamincubator on September 27, 2010 at 6:09 pm

    thank you both.

    i’m really seeing how, as we share the stuck parts, we invite in more flow and ease.

  5. Lee Ann Monat on September 28, 2010 at 7:31 pm

    I just filled out the dream assessment last night and I can honestly say that right now I’m not really feeling all that stuck! I’m feeling pretty fluid, actually… :) That’s a pretty cool feeling! I have the usual feelings of wanting my debt to be gone and my savings to be better…but I had a meeting with my financial planner last Wednesday and he was very happy with my progress…he reminded me where I was the last time we met and I’ve come really far! I’m also going to be starting a new investment plan…so that’s exciting!

  6. creativedreamincubator on September 28, 2010 at 8:02 pm

    so awesome lee ann! way to go.

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