Yesterday I made a new video about Dream Book and how we've been navigating everything since 2020.
The goal has NOT been to make sure everyone "stays on track" with their dreams and goals! Though anyone who has wanted to do that has been supported in that.
For most people though, the goals and dreams have changed, figuring out how to navigate the pandemic, physically and emotionally, suddenly became a priority.
But the tools stayed the same. The work stayed the same: Meeting yourself where you are and moving towards where you want to be.
It's just that there's a lot more overwhelm, exhaustion and heaviness to work through these days.
And I gotta say - NOT working through it feels like a really bad option. These last two years have been traumatizing, and doing nothing to process all of your feelings means they are going to be impacting you for a very long time.
Unprocessed feelings DO dull our dreams and our whole lives.
Lately, with where we are now, it's all gotten heavier, so I am shifting gears a little.
For the people who can engage with it - Dream Book remains a program that will help you build the path to your dream, handle all of the inner work of facing the places where you hold back, even all the stuff that's in your blind spots that you don't know about, and then help you GROW into the version of yourself that can navigate that path that leads to where you want to be.
But not everyone can engage with all of that right now and that is completely understandable.
For the people who can't engage with it because that's just too much - we're focusing on SPACE-MAKING.
I'm creating the new Space-Making program - though "program" is maybe the wrong word as this will be in VERY small doses so it can be done when you have NO capacity, because it can help increase capacity and make space from where you are. I guess "support system" is a better description.
And while I am creating that, I am inviting ALL Dream Book members to email me, let me know where you're at, and I'll help you come up with some tools/practices/support that are immediately helpful for your self care and help you shift towards where you want to be.
This is NOT a time to give up.
I have been working with a few people who had given up and are coming back to it and have all of the impacts of giving up to work through now.
Giving up on your dreams doesn't make everything else easier. It doesn't sooth overwhelm or bring lightness to the heaviness of the world.
What it does is add some new heavy layers of feelings. For some it's shame, grief, sadness, disappointment, that "see I knew you'd fail" kind of thing.
It's ALSO not the time to carry on as you had been.
I don't think anyone has that kind of energy and mental clarity right now.
But those are NOT your only options. This is actually an ideal time for CHANGE.
WHAT IF you were working on your dreams as a healing practice?
WHAT IF you were working on your dreams as a self care practice?
WHAT IF there was no pressure or timelines or perfectionism?
WHAT IF this was a way of bringing JOY into your life, right here right now, while also setting your future self up for MORE joy?
This is what our dreams have always been asking of us.
This is what Dream Book has been encouraging you to do all along. Your dream is here to HEAL you, GROW you, and bring you the JOY of being who you really are.
But you know that "how you do anything is how you do everything" thing? We bring a lot of shitty patterns into how we approach our dreams.
We can stop doing that.
In fact, not like I like to should anyone, but I think we SHOULD stop doing that.
There is a much better way.
So here is that video:
And here is Dream Book. Send me an email when you join and we'll work out your unique way of getting into all of this.