Jan 182014
Artwork by 'Curious3D'

Artwork by ‘Curious3D’

Once I’ve been given a Dream answer or, in many cases, a poetic refining of my question, I look for ways to Dream it Forward. What I mean by that language is; if the generosity of the Dream is ignored or discarded, the gift is not fully received.

Similar to listening to someone with only cursory attention, it can do more harm than good. It unconsciously communicates your disinterest and so you won’t be surprised when a distance, a forgetting, develops between you.

What really makes someone feel seen and loved, is when you listen with the fullness of your presence. Presence is a kind of silent vow to our inseparability. And at some future point, when you hand back the other’s pieces, which you have been carrying as your own, to say, ‘I remember this,’ then the tenderness of your intimacy grows.

To fully acknowledge a dream means finding ways to walk it in the world: to materialise the ineffable. Maybe this just means carrying your symbol in your heart, letting it change the way you see things, or maybe you’ll render the dream in paints or song. Perhaps you’ll fashion an altar for your animal helpers, or maybe you’ll even take the risk you’ve been prompted to take, stepping further in the direction you know you’ve been nudged.

So long as you enflesh or ritualise the teaching you’ve been given, you are showing a respect for magic which makes you trustworthy of greater miracles and causes them to grow in number and potency.

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  11 Responses to “Dreaming it Forward”

  1. So Beautifully expressed. Thank you!

  2. Beautiful image and message.

  3. I think this is one of your best posts (and most are so good, so that’s saying a lot). Thank you!

  4. Thoughtful words. As a therapist, I often say, “presence is an intervention.” With gratitude and blessings…

  5. Dreams are gift to our soul/spirit. It’s best to sit with any dream and allow your spirit to unfold it. The experience can’t be hurried or slowed down. It has it’s own unique rhythm as it opens and exposes what’s inside. Your womb is an excellent place to explore and learn what your dream has to teach you. Take time to savor every feeling, emotion, and insight that moves your soul. Be open to your dreams as they feed and enlighten your spirit. (Y) B-)

  6. This is so very lovely and potent with Wisdom. Much Gratitude to you for this eye-opening and beautiful expression!

  7. beautiful picture, powerful words, full of grace, and magic…..thank you for this.

  8. Wow, very inspiring. We all have the power to manifest our deepest dreams based on the desires of our heart and soul. It is about loving and having faith in our journey. Very poetic!!!!!

  9. Profound reminder to pay attention to what we remember of our dreams, and also to our intuitions and senses of knowing that speak to us subtly… that our honoring and acknowledging these aspects of self and spirit will open our communication more deeply with reality. Thank you!

    Docteur MONCEF AROUS.

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