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Dreams + Money Mini Class

When Your Dream Is Your Business And You Want To Make More Money

Dreams + Money class!

This was SO FUN.

I shared a LONG journaling process to help you get REALLY clear on how, specifically, to make your money in your business - YOUR way. Not doing what anyone else tells you to do or following a bunch of annoying rules, but really listening for you truest way to share your gifts in a bigger way.

Grab your journal and watch the Dreams + Money class now:

This class is a part of the FESTIVAL OF DREAMS - a whole month long deep dive into journaling and meditation.

Get the whole schedule of courses, coaching videos and creative dream challenges right here.

Dreams + Art + Activism

Dreams + Art + Activism

Dreams + Art + Activism is a discussion with Mindy Tsonas Choi from the Be Seen Project

Mindy's work is at the intersection of creativity, embodiment, identity, and social justice. She is a coalition builder, activist, artist and disruptor, the Founder of the Be Seen Project, and believes in using our unique superpowers for collective good. She creates art, awareness and initiatives which aim to bring more liberation and love to the world. A Korean American adoptee, queer intersectional feminist and modern day bohemian, she is also a life-long devotee to the underdog.
Find out more about Mindy here:
And the Be Seen Project here:

This discussion is a part of the FESTIVAL OF DREAMS - a whole month long deep dive into journaling and meditation.

Get the whole schedule of courses, coaching videos and creative dream challenges right here.

How to choose which thing to do first

How to choose which thing to do first

Creative beings usually have more ideas than we have time for!

And there are a lot of reasons why it's hard to pick which one to start with. This is a really vulnerable place in our Dream Work.

This is a journaling + mediation class for exploring all of this, and figuring out which idea to start with.

Grab your journal and watch it now:

 

This class is a part of the FESTIVAL OF DREAMS - a whole month long deep dive into journaling and meditation.

Get the whole schedule of courses, coaching videos and creative dream challenges right here.

When you have a dream but you have no clue what to DO about it

When you don't have a clue HOW to make it happen and suspect if might be impossible

This is a coaching call with tips and strategies for how to work with dreams when you have NO CLUE what to DO.

Honestly - the main thing to know is that there IS something you can do. There's actually LOTS you can do, but you do have to look at it a little differently.

The live video happened on Jan 13, you can watch the replay here.

Have your journal ready!

You're going to leave this with a list of things you CAN do to get working on your impossible dream TODAY.

Do this with me!

Dream Book is my ongoing class + creative mastermind for navigating the path between where you are and where you want to be. This is where I show up and work/play with my new dreams, every day.
This is where I share TONS of practices for Dream Work, Inner Work and Outer Work so that you have a whole smorgasboard of options and it's super easy to show up and work on your dreams.

This video is a part of the FESTIVAL OF DREAMS - a whole month long deep dive into journaling and meditation.

Get the whole schedule of courses, coaching videos and creative dream challenges right here.

Resistance and Creative Flow: A discussion with Chris Zydel

Watch the conversation on Resistance, Creative Flow + Generating Momentum with Chris Zydel and I right here!

We started by talking about the attempted coup yesterday and being an awake, creative person in a chaotic world.
 
Then we explored:
 
  • How to get started when you feel stuck
  • How to start over when life events derail things
  • How to generate momentum
  • What makes it hard to be in the flow
  • What makes it easier to be in flow
 
It was so good!

This discussion is a part of the FESTIVAL OF DREAMS - a whole month long deep dive into journaling and meditation.

Get the whole schedule of courses, coaching videos and creative dream challenges right here.

Free Class: Name and Claim your Dreams for 2021

Free Class: Name and Claim your Dreams for 2021

The live class happened on Jan 5, catch the replay right here!

This is a journaling and meditation class, so make sure to have your journal with you before you start. And just pause the recording any time you want more time with a particular prompt.

NAME and CLAIM your DREAMS for 2021 is a part of the FESTIVAL OF DREAMS - a whole month long deep dive into journaling and meditation.

Get the whole schedule of courses, coaching videos and creative dream challenges right here.

When you push yourself out of your comfort zone to follow your dream but get so overwhelmed you just want to hide under the duvet and cry

When you push yourself out of your comfort zone to follow your dream but get so overwhelmed you just want to hide under the duvet and cry

I was SOOOO excited/inspired to do this Festival of Dreams in January. (I'm doing a whole month of free classes, coaching videos + creative dream challenges! Join me here!)

It felt SO GOOD push myself in what felt like a really GOOD way.

(There is good pushing and bad pushing!)

But now here I am with too much on my plate and I just want to cry.

This IS what happens every time.

And this IS why I hesitate to push myself out of my comfort zone at all.

I hate this feeling.

But NOT doing the things I feel inspired to do in order to avoid this feeling.... means I am letting this feeling control me.

Why would I let a thing I hate control my life?

So here I am.

Hello feeling of total overwhelm I just want to cry, can we talk?

The about-to-cry sensation goes away.

Oh cool, you just needed some attention?

Well - you don't have any attention to spare right now, do you? There's just too much coming at you.

Maybe. Kind of. I think I just have a big pile of things, and need to make an organized list. I feel less overwhelmed and more likely to ENJOY my work when it's organized.

But you can't organize all this other stuff that's happening right now.

Yes - a bunch of little things are not quite going well today. That's true. Also I feel super-very-easily-frustrated/overwhelmed by any little thing. Like the fact that the pizza pans from NYE are still dirty! WTF?

Yeah! See! Too much is happening! You should scale back.

Well. Cleaning the kitchen would take like 10 minutes, max. I do have 10 minutes. Or Joseph can do it later. Do you really think it's a reason to not go after my dreams???

What about that other tech stuff that wasn't working this morning?

It's working now. Those things are annoying, but they don't happen that often. Again - is this a reason to NOT go after my dreams? And why didn't you answer the last question?

Oh shit. I'm being evasive, aren't I?

Yes.

That's a bad sign, right? Like it means I'm not really on solid ground.

Well, YOU are on solid ground, WE are on solid ground, but your reasoning around why I should scale back is not on solid ground.

BUT I CAN'T STAY ON SOLID GROUND IF YOU GO THROUGH WITH THIS.

Well. Bingo! There's the issue. That you for sharing your real problem so clearly. It's always easier to work with things that are clear.

(Just in a puddle on the floor, so scared of what will happen)

Oh sweetie. Please. Here (sit down next to her, offer a hug and a mug of decaf eggnog latte)

It's just. Everything is so good now! Why do all of this?

"All of this?" you mean why do the stuff I feel inspired to do and excited to do? Why generate more creative momentum?

Yeah. I mean really. Why?

Because this is what I want.

Well what I want is to lay in bed with the duvet over my head.

I get that. But I also feel like... is that really what you want? For always?

Ugh. Yeah probably not. I do want to do fun things and I do love that feeling you get when you're trying new things and stretching and everything is clicking but you have to go through all these uncomfortable spaces to get there.

Again. That's letting the discomfort control your life. Are you really happy to lay in bed with the duvet over your head and allow a fear of getting uncomfortable to control you?

No. But that does't mean I want all of this either!

Yeah I hear you. So how do we compromise?

Hmmmmmm.

Hmmmmm.

Actually a detailed list feels really good. Spacious. And permission to just cross things off without doing them if it gets to be too much.

Yes, I had already decided that.

Really? I guess I wasn't paying attention then.

I'm glad you see it now - I do want to try to not be overwhelmed as much as possible WHILE ALSO being open to whatever discomfort I need to work through in order to follow the dream.

Yeah, I know. I just hit discomfort and freak out.

It's ok.  So: making an email more detailed list than I have, and holding permission to cross things off if I get too overwhelmed... what else?

(I go over to my list and see where I need to add more details to it)

OK yeah I see the problem now!

I need PAPER LISTS.

And my daytimer for 2021 is not here yet.. so I checked my email to see what's happening with that...

(Got sidetracked and cleared out my emails which had been piling up and THAT FEELS VERY GOOD and overwhelm is shrinking)

... my daytimer has spent the whole last week moving between facilities in California. Not any closer to me in Canada.

Lightbulb! I just realized I've been putting paper-list-making on hold until it got here and that is not going to work.

OK back to my digital list. It's got all the big stuff and what I need is to break down the smaller tasks - I always do that part on paper. So I'll just do it in a random page in last year's daytimer which I hardly used, lol!

OK WHOA.

I felt the overwhelm literally just leave my body. Like in a WHOOSH.

And now I feel energized.

And like "yeah it's going to get messy sometimes but I want to PLAY with all of these ideas and really ENJOY the festival of dreams!"

And I'm off to make that PAPER LIST of the smaller tasks I need to focus on right now.

Update:

On the way to making that paper list, I made a cup of coffee and put all the dirty dishes in the dishwasher and started it and asked Joseph to clean the pizza pans and now the kitchen is not an overwhelming mess.

Just to say - my overwhelm often believes things are WAY MORE OVERWHELMING than they are. That's how it FEELS, and even though my feelings are valid - they are not telling the truth about what is happening.

PS: COME TO THE FESTIVAL OF DREAMS IT'S GOING TO BE AMAZING.

OK Let’s DO THIS

(If you missed my Solstice Meditation + Journaling on Instagram on Monday, you can watch it right here)

Since the Solstice, my dreams have been stepping up and making all new demands.

I love it.

Except when I’m feeling terrified about it, and like I am too small to Dream bigger, of course.

I just recorded a new Dream Book video about working with the dreams that feel completely impossible.

And that’s the vibe I am bringing to my end-of-year journaling and reflection: Determination to set myself up to do impossible things in 2021.

Like - let’s do this already!!!

Are you with me?

Dream Book is ongoing through the holidays. I’m in there every day claiming my new dreams, the ones I’ve been circling around and “I don’t know if I’m ready-ing” about for some time.

I’m making lists. Shining a light on fears. Transforming the things that hold me back. Digging deep and using ALL the tools.

I’ll keep doing this in between baking cookies, playing board games, making the kids get outside for fresh air, and enjoying all of the holiday snacks.

I’ll be writing every day about how I’m doing this and inviting you to DREAM BIG with me (or dream bright or dream calm or however you want to play with your dreams), on our private Dream Book website where we can talk about the awkward vulnerable unsure parts without the whole internet being able to see. (And where you have access to all the tools you need to actually DO it)

Join me here.

Journal Prompts for when nothing is working

Journal Prompts for When Nothing Is Working

Take 10 deep breaths, with your hand on your heart. Imagine sending yourself love.

It's totally ok that nothing is working right now. Everyone experiences this, this is a natural part of being alive. It's ESPECIALLY a natural part of being a growing creative being pursuing your dreams.

Some parts of the path just suck. It's not a reason to give up or beat yourself up.

The only way out is through.

We all naturally try to avoid discomfort but you're going to have to go right THROUGH it. This is the brave work that your dreams demand of you.

Journal Prompts for when nothing is working part 1: This feels awful!

We start by processing your feelings a bit, because you can't uncover any useful intel while you're emotionally tangled up.

Nobody likes this part. But be brave. What's going on? Start by just writing it out.

How does this make you feel?

Try to be more detailed and descriptive about how it makes it you feel.

How do these feelings feel in your body?

Are these feelings familiar? Have you felt them before about other things?

What are the tools that are available to you, for processing and healing your feelings? List them all and choose what you want to work with right now. (If you can't think of anything, start with sending LOVE to all of your hurting inner selves)

What do you really NEED right now?

Journal Prompts for when nothing is working part 2: Exploring the situation from different perspectives + looking for new possibilities

What if everything is working just fine and it's YOU who needs to change? (In some situations, like when dealing with systemic injustices like racism and ableism, this is NOT a helpful prompt. In other situations, like when YOU really are the thing that's in your way, it can be very helpful.)

WHY do you think things are not working?

Is your answer to that last prompt true, or are you making up a bullshit story to hold yourself back?

What are the possible gifts in things not working right now?

What haven't you tried?

Why haven't you tried it?

Come up with 5 ideas for things you could try next. Break those down into super small teeny tiny little steps.

Remember the only way out is through. Go do one tiny thing.

 

Want some help doing the thing?

Check out my free journaling and meditation class: YOUR NEXT STEPS.

It will help you feel more CLEAR and SURE about your next steps.

Sign up here:

Your Next Steps: A journaling + meditation class to help you be more CLEAR and SURE of your next steps

This is what healing looks like

This is what healing looks like

This weekend I ordered take out from one of my favourite restaurants.

A woman met me at the door to ask my name. Through the window I saw her coming back out of the kitchen holding my order and it really hit me right in the feels.

These people cooked my favourite meal for me, and now this woman was walking back to the kitchen to bring it to me at the door, so I didn’t even have to go inside and we didn’t take a risk of infecting each other.
It all felt so beautiful I wanted to cry for a minute there. I felt so loved. And like we’re all in this together. My heart was sparkling the whole way back home

This was so far away from how I was feeling just the day before, when nothing was working and everything was overwhelming and all I could do was cry.

But this was also a direct result of me giving myself the space to feel how I feel when everything felt stuck.

Feel how you feel, and then let it go when it’s done. This is actually the best way to hold onto the gifts and lessons - by releasing the rest.

This really does open you up to all sorts of good feelings, like turning ordering take out into some kind of cosmic experience of love and connection.

But more importantly, it opens you up to YOURSELF.

Your wishes and dreams, your authenticity, your potential - and your inner wisdom which shows you how to get there.

This is what we’re doing today at the Healing Circle for 2020, making space for reflection, processing and release.

This will be about 60-90 minutes long, depending on the discussion. We'll do a special meditation with time for reflection on your 2020 and journaling and then an alchemical releasing process.

You'll leave with a few prompts to keep exploring over the next month, and to allow the healing and release to INTEGRATE, so you are ready for the Blessing Circle for 2021 that we’ll do in January.

I can’t wait!

Join me here.

Your Next Steps: A journaling + meditation class to help you be more CLEAR and SURE of your next steps