What is the practice of dreaming and how can it benefit you?
"BECOMING A SWAN"
A friend has come to help me learn how to fly. He tells me to imagine myself becoming a swan. I imagine my head as a swan's head, and now my neck a swan's neck. I am actually doing this; I'm becoming a swan! I 'see' my swan body waiting for me to inhabit it. This is all I have left to do. Then, I will fly."
The 5 R's of Dreaming
Anything we want to do well requires practice. Working with dreams is no exception. Just as it takes time to learn a musical instrument, committing to a regular practice of dream exploration is the best way to reap the benefits dreaming offers. It's no hardship to practice the piano when the joy of creating a beautiful sound is your motivation.
Remember If you want to experience all the wonder, healing, guidance and inspiration your dreams can bring, you need to give dreams your time and attention. Be intentional about dreaming. Begin by telling yourself you'll remember your dreams.
Record Keep a dream journal and record your dreams regularly. Use sketches as well as words to capture your dreamscapes. Talk about dreams and spend time with others who value dreaming. Keep an open mind, even when a dream is disturbing. Ask yourself what this dream could be spotlighting that needs attention in your life.
Reflect Let yourself have fun and play with dreaming, even as you give yourself time to reflect on a dream's deeper meaning. Read great books about dreams. Join a group that gathers regularly to share and discuss dreams. If you commit to exploring your dreams, you'll begin to see the difference just being more aware of your dreams will have on your life.
Respect Your dreams are working hard to help you. Respect this, and honor the messages your dreams bring.
Radiate Expect beauty. Welcome magic. Learn how even the darkness is trying to help you to find the light. Live your most extraordinary dreams. Radiate.
"You are born to fly, and in dreams you remember the soul has wings." - Robert Moss