Your dream is here to grow you.
Your dream is not a fantasy, it’s not superficial or silly.
Your dream is how your soul calls you towards your True Self. Moving yourself towards your dream means moving yourself towards your purpose and potential and creativity and authenticity.
Your dream always points to your most authentic and fulfilling life. So - making a dream real is the work of growing into who you really are. This is a complex multi-dimensional process.
But there are SO MANY obstacles. I mean we live in a word that is hostile to dreams!
Just the practical logistics of making a dream real - resources, time, money - can be completely overwhelming. Your life is already full, how do you make space for your dream?
And you also have the inner obstacles to contend with. Self doubt, a procrastination habit, inner critics, lack of clarity, fear. Not to mention the unconscious inner obstacles, the limiting beliefs and un-helpful patterns that you’re not even aware of! It’s easy to feel like your dream is impossible.
Of course the truth is: you are bigger than the obstacles.
I mean you as is your True Self. Rooted in your rich inner gifts, powered by your creative magic, connected to your inner wisdom and stretching towards your infinite creative and spiritual potential. YOU, claiming and weilding your own inner power, are an un-beatable force.
But getting to that place of freedom and power, and then staying there, takes work.
My big dream is to help fill this whole world with creative dreams come alive because I think this is one way that we can make the world better.
So, in support of that dream, I help creative people navigate this complex process of growth to make their dreams REAL.
If you're brand new to the Creative Dream Incubator. check out my free Creative Dream Class to get a sense of my work. I am not like other life coaches! I focus on creating containers and processes that help you tap MUCH more deeply into your own inner wisdom and power. So that you can absolutely AMAZE yourself with what you con do.
I started weight training last winter and it taught me something really important about dreams.
I started weight training because I found as I got deeper into my 40s, I had less energy even though I eat better and exercise more than I ever have at any time in my life. And building muscle seemed like it could help.
Luckily, my husband is a life-long weight lifter so it was easy for him to show me the ropes. Because otherwise I hate to think how long I would have hesitated before starting.... the weight lifting area of the gym just felt so intimidating to me. But once I understood how things worked, and found a time to go to the gym when it was relatively quiet, I got into it.
Even on those days when I had to absolutely DRAG my ass to the gym, once I was lifting I started to feel happy and strong. It was a really great feeling.
Then Spring came.
I am a cyclist for 8-9 months of the year. (I live in Winnipeg, Canada - and I have warm winter clothes and I would LOVE to ride my bike all year long but the city does not keep the bike lanes clean in the winter. I am hoping this changes as we start to take climate change more seriously)
So in the early spring, I go through this period of re-adjusting to cycling. I start out SLOW, I stay in the lower gears to get my legs back up to strength, and I get tired easy. It's this whole THING to get my body back in regular cycling shape.
Except this year - it wasn't a thing. I got on my bike and it took a few minutes to notice - hey I wasn't in a lower gear. I was in my usual gear and... it felt too easy. I geared up. And then I geared up gain. I geared ALL THE WAY up to highest gear and it still felt like an easy, leisurely ride.
Now, I ride a comfort/cruiser bike that was designed for older, out of shape ladies, but still - I rarely used that highest gear before even at my strongest! And now here I am - STARTING THERE at my first ride in the spring.
That's what building muscles does! It makes us stronger. Which makes everything we do EASIER.
And this is what the Creative Dream Circle is all about. Building your CREATIVE DREAMER muscles: courage, wisdom, trust, creativity, power.
So that you're strong and ready to make amazing things happen in your life. So that it's EASIER to make the magic happen.
“I’ve actually accomplished and received more clarity in the 4 weeks I’ve been in the Creative Dream Circle than I have in the past 4 years going it alone. ”
“"I listened to you when you said that joining the circle would change things, would shift energy and would change me. But I don’t think I believed you. I believe you now. Your classes have changed things, shifted energy and changed me: profoundly." ”
The Creative Dream Circle is an ongoing membership for dreamers, with three main functions:
- A STURDY container for your process of growth, healing and transformation.
- EFFECTIVE Tools + Training to help you understand the inner works of growth, healing and transformation so you can navigate all of this more easily. (I said MORE easily - anyone who tells you this kind of work can be EASY is either lying or totally unaware of the role that privilege plays in helping SOME people manifest their dreams more easily than others ;)
- DEEP and ongoing support for staying on the path.
And we do it all while honouring of YOUR inner wisdom and innate sovereignty.
The Creative Dream Circle will help you tap into your strongest, bravest, wisest self.
The Creative Dream Circle includes a wildly inspiring daily mastermind group to keep you feeling supported and encouraged on your path.
I write here every day (Monday-Friday) to share the behind-the-scenes ups and downs of my Daily Dream Practice. I share about all the different tools I use (with links so you can use them too!) and all the different ways I work with them, to keep my Creative Dream Muscles strong and happy.
This is where you can join me and get your daily dose of encouragement and support. In the comments section of these posts is where the daily mastermind happen. It's so amazing to be able to share our journeys in this way - we learn so much from each other, we inspire each other, we support each other.
All of this happens on our private website - I know no one wants to share this vulnerable stuff on Facebook. It's such a gift to be able to share our stories and get daily support from people who "get it".
We truly are stronger together.
You get 24-7 Access to library of coaching calls and in-depth Q+A videos to help you work through ANY obstacles that comes up.
The Creative Dream Circle has been around since the summer of 2012. That's a LONG TIME! In that time we've done TONS of coaching calls and you get access to ALL of them, organized by topic.
So if you're stuck on something, you can come in and listen to me coach people through that very thing.
There are sixteen group coaching calls:
Disarming Self-Sabotage | How Meeting Your Fears With Creativity And Love Means You Never Have To Stay Stuck | How To Grow Your Dream While Surrounded By Dream Doubters and Negative Nellies | How To Tell Fear from Intuition | Obstacle-Release Ceremony | Turning Procrastination Into Motivation | What To Do When You Get Triggered | Daily Practice Group Call | Dream Finder Coaching Call |Dream Finding Masterclass | Choosing and setting Your Intention | How To Stay In The Magic | Intention Setting Class | Service Tele-Circle | Staying Connected To Your Dream While At Your Day Job | What If My Dream Is To Find a Relationship?
Plus forty-five videos and other helpful resources:
Being Extra-Gentle When Things Are Tough (6 min video) | Crazy Smart Wisdom Council for getting answers + making decisions (5 min video + playsheet) | Creating Safe Space When You're Freaking Out (27 min video) | Abundance Activator (6 min audio) | Affirmations Activator (workbook) | Change Q+A Video (25 minute video) | Creating Containers + Structures that Nourish Your Dreams (11 min video) | Creative Dream Accelerator (7 min video) | Creative Genius Cards DIY (1o min video) | Daily Practice For Creating Change (33 min video) | Daily Practice For Living Your Magic (43 min video) | Desire is How Your Soul Speaks To + Guides You (42 min video) | Dream Altars (40 min video) | Energy Clearing (22 min audio) | Enoughness (19 min video) | Extreme Self-Care Q+A (60 min video) | How To Make It Easier To Stay On a LONG Path to a Dream (10 min video) | It's Easy For Me to Receive What I Want (written piece) | Journaling With Doubt (4 min video)| Law of Sacrifice (15 min video) | Meditation: Anything Is Possible (14 min audio) | Meditation: Summer Solstice (Or Anytime) Success Meditation (11 min audio) | Meditation: It's OK (12 min audio) | Meditation: You Are Doing Amazing (12 min audio) | Meditation: You Are Ready (12 min audio) | Owning Your Emotional Reactions (written piece) | Radiate Your Truth (16 min video) | Sovereignty Q+A (57 min video) Superpowers Q+A (61 min video) | The Comparison Monster (8 min video) | Untangling A Knot In My Stomach (24 min video) | What To Do About Fear/Worry/Anxiety/Etc (16 min video) | What To Do When Your Dream Falls Apart (15 min audio) | You Are Loved Guided Journal (downloadable playbook)
Yes, that's a BIG overwhelming list and we're just getting started here! Inside the circle it's all organized by topic so you can find just what's helpful for you in the moment.
Plus a FULL curriculum of transformative dream classes to show you how to tap into your inner magic and use your innate creativity to CREATE what you want in your life.
These are in-depth, on-demand e-courses with videos, audios and playbooks.
CREATIVE DREAM INCUBATOR: 6 playbooks, 21 videos, 6 guided meditations, designed to be used as a 6 week course but some people take a few years to work through it in depth and change their whole lives in the process.
THE YEAR OF DREAMS 2019: A journaling kit for people with big dreams. And an alchemy kit for people who want more magic. The Year of Dreams is a support system for people who want to stay on the path of discovery, dreams and growth all year long.
VISIONING KIT: 90 minute visioning video class plus 3 sheets of visioning prompts for your journal.
DREAM PLAN KIT: 90 minute creative planning + project management video class, cut + paste weekly + monthly calendars, trackers, new project prompts, project management prompts, maintaining momentum prompts, and a special section for when you have no clue how to do the thing you want to do.
CREATIVE GENIUS PLANNING KIT: A process for doing your weekly planning from a place of connection to your intuition + inner genius with a guided meditation and journaling/planning sheets. Can use with or without the Dream Plan Kit.
CREATIVE BUSINESS INCUBATOR: Soulful creative types make the worst business people. But don’t let that stop you. This class works with the Creative Dream Incubator class - it's 11 hours of videos of me sharing everything I have learned, plus assignments and prompts for applying the principles of creative dreaming to how you grow your business.
CREATIVE DREAM HOLY-DAY: Designed to re-connect you to your dream or help you make big decisions, this is a 4 hour audio class guiding you on a combined creative/spiritual retreat, a healing/transformation session and a magical playdate with your dream.
CREATIVE WITH MONEY: A deep dive exploration into your inner relationship with money with an aim to help money become your friend and ally in making your dream real. This is a 4 hour audio class with playbooks leading you through the transformative Creative With Money process, then you get 3 additional playbooks and 9 videos to keep exploring.
DREAM LAB: An in-depth class (videos, guided meditation, playbooks) for learning the basic practice for how to meet the heart and soul of your dream and work with it to discover the miracle of your dream.
FOCUS POCUS: 21 day creative support system for finding and maintaining focus. You get 1 video class on focusing, 3 recordings from coaching calls I did in the original round of Focus Pocus, a journaling kit of focusing tools, and an email a day for 21 days to help you do your Focus practice.
GROW YOUR DEPTH, NURTURE YOUR BRILLIANCE: A year- long journaling class on deepening your practice. When I did this class I doubled my income, lost 15 pounds and found my soulmate - not from trying to do any of that, that's just how much my outer life changed when I went deeper into my inner work through Grow Your Depth, Nurture Your Brilliance. You get a short lesson every week for a year, and journaling practices designed to take you deeper into your practice.
INSPIRATION CARDS CLASS: Create your own deck of super-charged inspiration cards to help fuel your journey to your dream. This class takes you on a inner creative journeys where you’ll explore yourself, your intentions and deep magic of true inspiration. Then you’ll gather up what you learn there and pour all that magic onto your deck of cards.
LOVE YOUR LIFE CREATIVE JOURNAL CLASS: 2 hour audio journaling class and playbook that takes you on a journey of bringing more joy into your life.
PROJECT MIRACLE: 30 day creative support system for making change happen. Project Miracle is a deep dive into the process of transformation. You get 30 days of emails with a variety of Miracle Practices to use - powerful guided meditations, journaling sheets, etc. This will change things.
THE MANDALA CLASS: 21 video lessons, in each lesson you’ll learn one simple skill then you’ll put them all together for mandalas that SING. Plus you’ll learn how to decode the message behind your mandala so you can soak up the insights, ideas and inspiration they’re sending your way.
THE MAGIC JOURNAL CLASS: 90 minute audio journaling class and playbook that takes helps you explore your inner magic and how to bring it out into your life.
THE SUPERPOWER JOURNAL CLASS: 90 minute audio journaling class and playbook to help plug you into your inner power - the power which will make your dream real.
TREASURE MAPPING: You’ve probably already tried making a vision board - take that a step further now by mapping out your dream vision in relation to where you are now. You get a 90 minute audio class and 2 playbooks to lead you through the whole process.
And my personal favourite: THE UN-STICKING STATION: If you want to make your dream real you’re going to be have to brave in the face of the obstacles. Easier said than done, am I right? The Un-Sticking Station actually literally leads you through the process of un-sticking the things that get stuck. You get 2 videos and 2 playsheets that show you how to use this process, 4 recordings of coaching calls where you can hear me talk people through the process and tons of examples from me of how I use this process (I use it almost every day!).
In my free class, Your Dream Is Waiting For You To Come True, I give you a taste of Creative Dream Alchemy in sharing the 3-path approach to dreams: Dream Work, Inner Work and Outer Work.
But Creative Dream Alchemy goes much deeper than that! It's the work of literally transforming what you've got into what you want.
I've created 20 deeply transformative Creative Dream Alchemy processes for making the magic happen - like exactly what you need, exactly when you need it. Plus classes that show you how it all works.
This Library of Creative Dream Alchemy gives you the tools to harness the full potential of your creative power - your power to create what you want in your world.
I am not talking about making vision boards or positive thinking exercises, this is the deep work of inner transformation and growing into your True Self.
Again, when you are plugged into the magic of your True Self, when your Creative Dream Muscles are happy and strong, it gets easier to work with your dreams.
This is partly because it means you're plugged into your inner power source and partly because it aligns you with your actual purpose and authenticity - and aligning with your ACTUAL purpose and authenticity gives you a LOT of power.
So I am not promising you'll make 6 figures, loose 50 pounds or get 100,000 twitter followers. I'm promising you'll move towards a life that is actually true and authentic for you.
The Library of Creative Dream Alchemy gives you the tools for that journey. These are the tools I use EVERY DAY and I can't wait to share them with you.
The #1 complaint I get: there is just TOO MUCH stuff.
But you do NOT have to do everything to get what you need from the Creative Dream Circle.
When you join you get a New Member Orientation where I show you how it all works. Then you can start with just one or two things to get into a regular habit of working WITH your dream, and just look at the other stuff when/if you need it.
You can TOTALLY get what you need to pump up your Creative Dream Muscles BIG AND STRONG without using everything in the Circle.
But - that sense of overwhelm at having so many options is totally VALID so I created a MAP to help my members find exactly what they need, exactly when they need it:
Especially if you're having an Inner Critic Attack or you're super stuck with something - you don't want to wade through stuff. You want to find the thing that's going to help PRONTO.
This is what the map looks like:
Each of these buttons has it's own section in the Circle.
On those pages I give you some insights + ideas about that particular situation, tips for how to approach it and then link to ALL of the different classes and tools in the Circle and how to use them specifically to help your situation.
It's like having a Creative Dream Coach On Demand, 24/7.
That last button, that says "My Question Is Not Listed Here" leads to the "Ask Andrea" section of the forum so you can ask me directly. If you're in a situation that other dreamers are likely to face - I'll make a new map section for you. If you're in a more unique situation, I'll just respond to you in directly in the forum. Either way I've got your back.
When you join the Creative Dream Circle you’ll have me in your corner.
The success of all Circle members matters to me. Helping you make your dream real is my job and I take it seriously.
I promise that you can create significant and lasting change in your life as you follow your dream to move yourself towards your purpose, your power and your true potential.
You can't necessarily do it overnight - but you'll be amazed by how things can change when you do the work consistently, over time.
I am an active participant in the Creative Dream Circle - that's where I share the "behind the scenes" of what's going on with me and my dreams.
I do post every day (Monday-Friday) to share what I'm learning and exploring in my Dream Practice. I can't promise to respond to every single comment every day, but I am reading the forums, cheering for you and popping in with advice/encouragement as I am able.
And I did create a forum section JUST for asking me questions - so you can always ask me anything you want in there (and I do respond to ALL of those posts)
Here's The Fine Print: You need to read through the Creative Dream Circle Policies + Guidelines before you join.
Your registration in the Circle signifies your agreement with the Policies + Guidelines, which are absolutely non-negotiable.
** Every member honouring the guidelines is how we create the lovely supportive atmosphere in the Circle **
Membership in the Creative Dream Circle is $363 (US) per year. Ready to dive in for a whole year of dreams + Magic?
There are two ways to join:
- You can join for one year for $363 and make no additional payments. Your membership ends 1 year from your start date.
- You can sign up for a recurring subscription. This means you would be making the payment every year, until you choose to cancel your membership. You get 2 reminder emails before your payment goes through, and there's a video where I show you exactly how to cancel your payment.
When you sign up for the subscription, you are "locked in" at the current price. So even when the price goes up (the Circle has been running since 2012, yes of course the price increases periodically) you'll keep your payments the same. If you sign up for one year only, you are always welcome back, but it would be at the most current fee.
I still have members who have been with me since 2012. Once people really get into it, they tend to not want to leave.
“I’m one of those people who used to think that I didn’t have enough time or money to participate in the Creative Dream Circle.
I realize now that thinking I didn’t have enough time or money was just an excuse. It was kind of tied into not believing in my own self worth, like I shouldn’t spend the money or take time away from my kids to do this because it was silly and it wasn’t going to cause a change in my life so what’s the point.
That was just my inner critic talking, I realize now, and boy was my inner critic wrong! These resources and the daily practice of connecting with my creativity has changed my life! It has impacted my relationships and my outlook in such a positive profound way in such a short period of time that there is no way I would ever stop playing in the Creative Dream Circle. ”
“This group is amazing and I am so grateful. It has changed my world.
I no longer feel isolated. It supports me in a way that challenges me to my greatness, and in a way that nothing else in my (extensive and great) network of friends and colleagues could. Just like you said in our first video (I re-listened to it from my iPhone when I was doing my cardio at the gym yesterday).
The videos are awesome! Inspiring and practical. You challenge me to deepen my spiritual trust and growth, and you provide practical tools and ideas to implement that help me ground my business in a creative and spiritual foundation.
You respond specifically to the needs of the group.
I listen to each video multiple times, and I get something really valuable and new from each time I listen. Thank YOU!!!!!
Andrea, you are an Alchemy Facilitator of Dreams.”