Pausing before the next big step [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!)!

My Dream Status Report for this week:


My dream is: I want to get an RV or camper van and travel… WITH MY CAT BEAR!!!! Create a comfy cozy home on wheels, and write + make art on the road while we have adventures. AND... this week I got another new dream!! More to come but YAY! I am loving the magic of being excited about a new thing.

I want it because: It feels so sweet and makes me happy. And the new dream, which is more about art I want to make, feels like it will expand and energize my whole life.

When I have it I will feel: I think I will feel so happy, free and thrilled with my life.


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

I've been fighting off a cold all week and today it caught me. I'm not feeling up to this right now. I'm just going to do my best with the prompts.


Last week’s focus was: Keep taking steps and also: How can I bring that feeling of CREATIVITY and ALIVENESS into more of what I do?

What happened in the last week? A HUGE new sense of creativity and aliveness via: I re-arranged the whole loft! I put my bedroom back upstairs, my workspace back downstairs, and I feel SO different. I got rid of a love seat and a desk and everything feels more spacious.

I was focused on one project and I feel really good about what I did there, even while not feeling my best and not making progress as quickly as I'd hoped.

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

Along with the whole-home-re-arrangement I feel like I shifted my perspective on my work. I am making a change to Dream Book - I am re-naming the membership "The Creative Dream Incubator Coaching Membership".

It's like when I moved my workspace upstairs - I LOVED THAT. And now it felt right to move it back downstairs and I LOVE THIS. Things change over time.

When I named the membership Dream Book - that felt right. (It had been called The Creative Dream Circle before) Now it feels right to change it.

I've noticed that some people don't even look at the Dream Book program, they just come to the live calls (or use the replays) and that's enough to get what they need. Other people JUST do Dream Book and not the calls, other people just do other programs... but in naming it Dream Book sometimes people felt like if they're not doing that program, they are not "doing it right".

I also want to add a weekly coaching call for planning and accountability and momentum. I am working on the format for it, I want it to be a bit shorter (I love our long calls but I want this one to be easy to do every week) and super helpful for people using the replay too. I want to do this on Friday afternoons, so that everyone can have a chance to watch the replay over the weekend and start the week feeling ready.

It feels like a step forward in how the Creative Dream Incubator can be the most helpful. I started the membership in 2012 because I wanted to offer a more affordable way of getting the on-going support you need for your dreams. And the longer I do this, the more I learn about it, and the better it gets.

What do I need now?

Well, I am sick. I need to rest. I HATE THIS. It's finally spring here and I want to go outside!!!

What does my dream need now?

It feels like INTENSE dream work and inner work got me to this place of clarity about my nest steps, and my dream needs a SHIT TON of outer work to make these changes happen and I am not up to it.

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

Instead of being frustrated, I want to see this as a PAUSE. Like taking a breath before a big step. A little time to reflect on everything. Get grounded and acclimated to where I am, before moving on.


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