Dreams: Dalliance or Diamonds?

So where do you stand?  Is “dreaming” about the experiences you want in your life a waste of time, a dawdler’s airy hopes and illusions?  Or is dreaming so valuable that success and happiness can’t survive without it?

Carl Sandburg, author and poet, said “NOTHING happens, but first a dream.  Strong words!  I guess we know where he stands.  Dreams are ESSENTIAL for ANYTHING  to happen!  Why?  Awake dreams are the sweet blueprint, forged in mind and heart and soul, that brings color and shape and feeling and action into being, our first creation of what we want, the Vision we follow with sighted motivation.

Our conscious dreams have invention, energetic enthusiasm, yearning and intuition.  They pull us forward to new satisfaction and new solutions when all else fails.

1.  Dreams KEYWhat are YOUR dreams?  Career, Family/Friends, Home, Travel, Service, Abundance?  What’s in YOUR Dream Stream?  Are you a believer or a naysayer when it comes to encouraging yourself to dream?  Do you KNOW what your dreams are, really?  Can you see them, feel them, verbalize them, imagine them complete?

As a mentor /coach /trainer, I am often reminded that large percentages of people do NOT clearly know their dreams, don’t really know what they’re truly passionate about, do NOT know their own Gifted Talents to put into dynamic motion, or what their Full Dream and Purpose is.  They’re missing the juicy, deliciousness of what could be.  They often have goals, but so often not dreams. They WANT to, but they often don’t have the encouragement to soar, or the navigating beacon to light up their flight.

I should know.  I was one of those people who didn’t have clear dreams.  You see, I came from a good family, like tons of other people, good – but essentially  feet-on-the-ground-practical.  We had our expected tasks, and I set out to fulfill those responsibilities.  I don’t have a memory of being asked, “What do you want to be when you grow up?” or being encouraged with “You can DO or BE anything you want.”

It took me longer to come to understand the merits and miracles of “deliberately dreaming.”  But, when I got it, that dreaming and imagining are the fertile seeds of growing super experiences to come,  my life took off in exhilarating directions and accomplishments.  I became a dreamin’ diva!  And now, well, some people even call me “Dream Jeannie” because I’ve become an expert at helping people discover their deepest and most meaningful dreams, and guiding them, especially in Careers, to put their Dreams and Talents and Purpose into magnificent, prosperous action.

Stay tuned!  In our journey ahead, we’ll look at:3.  163758-20130919

  • WHAT to dream about to get great results
  • BENEFITS of conscious dreaming
  • HOW to do it so that it really works
  • USING dreaming for Career Breakthroughs
  • WHAT gets in our way
  • HOW to get past the blocks, and
  • LOTS of fun stuff.

Malcom Forbes, one of the world’s wealthiest men, said, “If you cease to dream, you cease to live.”  Well, we’re going to LIVE with gusto.  Get ready to awaken to some new dreaming delights!