A few years ago, I used to wake up and literally JUMP out of bed, excited to go on new creative adventures.
These days - I tend to wake up with a mild-to-heavy sense of dread.
It's very disorienting.
Why would I feel this way when I have so much that I am happy about in my life?
Well look at the news.
There is so much chaos in the world.
Of course it's hard to process all of this and still muster up enthusiasm for our dreams.
We are living in unprecedented times.
The climate changes that are happening now are enough to scare anyone.
There is also a cultural revolution/awakening happening. We're waking up to the realities of racism, sexism, ableism, homophobia, transphobia... all the destructive ways that power is wielded in our world.
Personally, I've been learning more about colonialism and Canadian history from an Indigenous perspective and struggling with what it really means to live on land that was stolen while those it was stolen from are being pushed down by systemic racism.
This is what radical transformation looks like.
Seeing from a new perspective.
Using that new perspective to really SEE where you've been messing up so the you can do better.
Taking brave steps and living your new truth.
Being in it is MESSY.
We're all feeling it.
I mean - how do you keep waking up every morning to pursue your dreams when the world is falling apart around you?
That's the question I'm seeing asked everywhere these days.
This is what I do:
I make space for the dread I feel when I wake up in the morning.
I do NOT pretend it's not there, slap on a happy face and go about my day - which is what I want to do most mornings.
I sit with it. I process it.
Like I teach in Creative Dream Alchemy - you use what you've got to create what you want.
I wake up with dread and process it to create the clarity and inspiration I need to be able to show up in the most authentic and helpful way I can.
This is all we can do.
SHOW UP in the most authentic and helpful way possible.
I believe that your dreams will always lead you towards this, because they are always leading you towards your True Self.
And I believe that it's more important than ever to really process our feelings so we stop being so tangled up in our stuff that we can't show up in the most helpful and authentic way possible.
I have a LOT to say about this.
So I recorded a POP UP PODCAST and video series about it!!
Creative Dreaming VS The End Of The World is a 5 episode podcast + video series to explore all of this in much more depth.
Overwhelm. Self care. Not knowing how to respond to what's happening.
Not feeling like you DESERVE to have a dream when there is so much shit in the world.
We're going to explore it all.
It starts Monday, September 23 right here on my blog.