Mess and Structure [Weekly Dream Status Report]

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On Fridays I do my Dream Status Report which is a series of prompts I use every week to help me have more clarity, momentum and groundedness on my path. You can do them with me (Dream Book members: come post yours in the forum!)!

Over the year I've gotten a lot of push-back from people who don't want to do the same prompts every week. I know it's annoying somethings but I promise - this is magically clarifying. The repetition helps you go deeper into the process.

Here are the prompts:

PART ONE: (sometimes these can stay the same for months at time, sometimes they change often)

My dream is:  

I want it because: 

When I have it I will feel:



Invite your dream in (using the Dream Lab practice) to help you with the rest of the prompts.



My goal/wish/intention for this New Moon is:

Last week’s focus was:

What happened in the last week?

What am I learning/How do I feel about this?

What do I need now?

What does my dream need now?

Taking all of this into account, my focus for the next week is:

My Dream Status Report for this week:


My dream is: BEING the artist + writer I want to be and everything this entails. Having a less dramatic creative process (like less battling self doubt and more happily humming to myself while I write and draw). Doing more creative projects for fun - like having short bits of creative play mixed into my days more often. And how I feel in my life in perimenopuase and beyond.

I want it because: This is what feels most enticing and interesting to me. I'm also noticing how BEING who I feel I AM is important for my mental health. I feel so strongly - a better world is possible and our dreams show us the way there.

When I have it I will feel: Just a little more ME, more energized. More stable/sturdy. Excited about the new work I am doing.

My new moon intention: My intuition sent me an almost-scary message about being more clear about something. LOL that was vaguely written, but I am being more clear with myself, it's not something I'm ready to share about.

(Re-reading this and noticing how I have dropped this practice over the last week. To explore on today’s New Moon Intention Setting call!)


PART TWO: Invite your dream in (using the Dream Lab practice) to help you with the rest of the prompts.

My dream shows up as… well nothing, at first. I just feel SO STRONGLY how I haven’t been doing this practice as much as I wish I was. And then I also feel like I want to be doing the version of this practice where I also meet with the soul of my business, more often. I mean - when did I get out of this habit anyway?

Then my dream shows up as a cloud of light, with arms, that hugs me from behind. “Dear, there is so much you want to do! You’re at that part of your journal project where your creative energy is all diverted into the project. That’s all.”

OK. But I actually am CRAVING this practice, I want to DRAW MY MEETINGS (I mean drawing like a 3 year old, very quick little sketches) with the souls of my dream and business, EVERY DAY!

My dream is cheering for this idea and it feels like it’s not upset that I haven’t been connecting as much - it is always connected to me.



Last week’s focus was: Explore structure more deeply. What kinds of structure would be helpful now: for my ongoing journey of putting my work out there, and for the journal project (I did get great advice about that last week, keep exploring where that leads) and what else in my life needs more structure?

What happened in the last week? 

Sometimes I wonder why I keep picking focuses when I don’t follow through in the ways I wish I did.

BUT/AND sometimes I don’t know CAN’T KNOW ACTUALLY how long a thing will take to work through, and this is a form of intention setting that can shift things even when I don’t follow through.

BUT/AND it does show how I do need more structure! I haven’t been using my planner and that’s usually where I would track those kinds of things. It’s so wild! Before 2020 I would NEVER not be using my planner but since 2020 I come and go from it. When I miss weeks, I go back later and make art on those pages, which is fun too.

BUT YES it’s time to be more consistent with the planner. Also, I’ve been thinking about not making a planner for 2024, and making some undated ones instead because that would make it easier to just use it when you want to use it. Also I really want a smaller planner, not full printer pages, and I could make them in different sizes (using the disc binder I can make them any size! I forget this!) and different formats. Maybe I will play around with that - brainstorming ideas would help me figure out what kind of structure will be most helpful for me right now.

But to answer the question, lol, I really was working on structure and “how do I support myself in doing what I want to do” specifically - making more time for art - the handwriting + artwork of the guided journal I’m working on. It’s not just having the TIME but being in the right space.

What am I learning/How do I feel about this?

I feel like I am muddling through it all. I always dream of figuring things out easily and in some kind of logical order so I take clear, simple, consistent steps that always feel like progress. LOL I mean OMGLOL I have coached enough people to know that this is never how it works.

What do I need now? To use my planner and keep exploring how I can set things up to help me do what I want to do.

What does my dream need now?

I want to say it needs me to get organized, lol, but actually it’s saying it would love it if I was more accepting of being where I am, and that the process is messy. Can we enjoy the mess? I am also getting the sense that my dream thinks it’s boring to clean up messes. Hmmm

Taking all of this into account, my focus for the next week is:

Explore structure - so excited we’re going to do this as a group in the forum next week. USE THE PLANNER.

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