Dream a New Dream for Your Life!
Allow the beauty of your enlightened heart of unconditional love and wisdom to take you inside and remember who you are, to bring that enlightened heart energy into your heart/mind and to dream and speak a new dream… one filled with only love, light, hope, beauty and amazing joy for life. Be centered in the peace that emanates from this beauty. There is nothing to do but dream from the place of the divine heart within ourselves. And when we do, we must know that only love can be born and expanded. Let this Being of Love give light and love to you and to your dreams.
Great idea to dream from an enlightened heart, but how do you do that? How do you release the struggles and stay focused on the beauty? Here are a few tips for making the shift to dreaming the world you desire.
1. Admit You Need a New Dream!
First of all, you have to know that you want and need a change. Once you have recognized you don’t want to struggle any more, then you can begin to change your life and let go of the behaviors, people, jobs and experiences that don’t make life fun.
2. Release the Old Dream
Now that you have admitted you need a new dream, honor the old dream so you can let it go. What are the old stories, the old attitudes and behaviors that you desire to let go of? What are the old fears that keep you playing out old patterns?
Get some blank paper, and write these stories out with all the passion and feelings you can muster, until you can’t write any more. Embellish all you can. What do you need to forgive and let go of? Forgive yourself, and each person or situation you feel you need to forgive. Forgiveness is the foundation of freedom and the ability to dream again.
When you have written it all out create a ceremony to release the Old. Now is a great time and cycle to do this. As you leave past behind, it is important to let go of what was so you can move into what you desire to create anew. A ceremony may be as simple as lighting a candle and sending a prayer to Spirit to take this from you now that you have written it all out. Or if you have access to a fireplace or outdoor fire, take what you have written with an earnest heart and throw it into that fire (which represents the Eternal Flame of Spirit). Let Spirit burn up this old energy, recycling it and making it ready for your new dreams!
3. Be Grateful for What You Have
Sit quietly and reflect upon your life. Use all your senses to image all that you have to be grateful for – your health, your loved ones, your skills and talents, your home, etc. As you connect to all the good through your gratitude, imagine the most amazing love expanding in your heart, filled with joy and peace. Imagine that this lives in the gratitude at all times. Imagine this gratitude feeds all your new dreams.
When you are through sitting in this peaceful state, write, journal, paint, create art, dance, sing… Commit to flowing the gratitude into an activity that brings it beyond your mind and into your physical world.
4. Journey with Spirit for a New Dream
If you can, move directly from your gratitude imaging and activity into a Spirit Journey. Put on music that helps you continue to move inward into your heart… double drum beat journey music, meditation music, high energy ecstatic dance music… make sure you have plenty of undisturbed time to commit to this experience. This is a sacred time for you to connect to the Dream that lives within you that wants to emerge in 2010. Focus on your desire for a New Dream. Call your guides, angels and totem animals to come with you and help you. Breathe in and breathe out, connecting to your breath and your Spirit. Allow your breath and the music to relax you deeper and deeper into a dreamlike state. Now allow yourself to get the feeling, thoughts, imagery and guidance awaiting you. Trust what comes to you, then commit it to a journal when you are through.
5. Create an Expectation of a Miraculous Life
Cultivate an attitude of the New Dream being one of only love. Try on the “rose colored glasses for a while” and dream from the power of a positive focus. What if this shift in your point of view brought miracles to you? What if you could dream blessings into your life beyond anything you have been able to imagine before by simply opening to the possibility?
6. Protect Your Dream
The next part requires relentless honesty and discipline. Cut out the negative chatter of the mind. Be on constant guard for words of doubt, fear and criticism – both from yourself or others. These words and attitudes always kill dreams. You must protect your dream inwardly and outwardly. Pay attention to who you share it with. Do not share it with people you know who are nay sayers. Only share it with people who honor you and will support you in creating a different dream.
7. Have a Constant Conversation with the New Dream
Trust in your intuition, your dream journey and your inner guidance to help you unfold your new dream for the new cycle of your life.
Create regular times each week for prayer, meditation and working with intention. Journal your desires, then image yourself living what you have asked for and intended. To manifest your new life is to focus on the qualities of this new dream, as well as the way you will live it. Be in a conversation with your inner dream, get to know it, love it, thank it, then give life to it through your attitude and actions. What you give focus to will expand… it is a law of quantum physics as well as metaphysics.
Work with the concept and attitude that a beautiful New Dream is being given to you right now. It lives in the quantum field and is expanding for you to receive.
8. Practice Patience and Trust
Once you have focused on bringing in a new dream and new life, be patient and trust that it is being given. Imagine you have planted a seed in your garden. Now you must water and feed that seed so it may grow up into a full plant that blossoms and bears fruit. It requires the right amount of sunshine (your attention and love), water and plant food, (again your attention, nourishment and actions that give to its growth) and sufficient time to make its journey from the seedling state (from the inner levels of consciousness) to its state as a full blown plant that has busted through the ground and grown into a flourishing plant (new lifestyle and way of being). Weed that garden along the way, pulling out any negative thoughts or obstacles in your thinking and actions that deny life to your new way of life. Never dig up the soil to see if your plant is growing… be patient and nourish your seeds.
9. Bless Your Dream Often
The action of blessing is an action of affirming and nourishing what you desire. It is the process of watering the seeds in your garden, of giving them plant food to help the seedlings to grow into strong plants. Bless yourself and the world around you and watch how you magnetize nothing but blessings to your dream, and all aspects of your life.
10. Let Your Heart Guide You Always, in All Ways
If you desire to live a dream born of love and of the enlightened heart, then you must learn to trust the guidance of this heart. Move out of your head, of “what you should do” to what you desire from within your soul self. Seeds of the heart need the nourishment of the heart for them to grow.
Your new dream urges you to ask yourself questions such as the following, and then to find the answers in your heart, not your head.
What would it be like to live in a world guided by love?
What would you feel like and who would be around you?
What work would you do in your new world?
What talents would you fulfill and experience?
What adventures would you take?