Devoted To Dreaming
“Cherish your vision and your dreams as they are the children of your soul,the blueprints of your ultimate achievements.” ~ Napoleon Hill
How do you start your mornings?
Do you make time to focus on your dreams?
Instead of making space for our dreams in the morning, most of us will reach for our phones to check our email and update our social media pages. Then we will rush into shower and get the kids ready for school before racing out the door to work.
You may not realize it but how you start each day can affect the choices you make for the rest of your waking hours.
How would it feel if you tried something different in your morning routine tomorrow?
Could you carve out fifteen minutes just for yourself? No phone. No kids. No pressure to get going on the to-do list?
I’d encourage you to take fifteen minutes every morning to make space for your dreams.
Our dreams keep us going through our worse days and moving forward when we are overwhelmed or facing obstacles.Also if we are unclear about our heart’s desires we can’t make choices that move us forward towards something different, so we stay stuck. This can leave us feeling frustrated and bored with our life, our career or our relationships.
Dreams help us make better choices. Tweet this.
Now is the time to dream again.
Take time in the morning to visualize your dreams. Start imagining the future you desire in detail.
How do you feel in your biggest, boldest dream?
What does it look like to have your dreams come true?
What does it smell like?
What sounds can you hear?
What does your future taste like?
Involving all the sense cranks up the emotions and helps you reach your desired outcome. This isn’t fantasy thinking. When you feel your future you are creating a neural network in your brain that will help you achieve that reality.
In Lisa Garr’s new book, Becoming Aware, she shares how this works.
“When you have a thought, it triggers the release of a chemical neurotransmitter that then drifts across the gap between two neurons. When it reaches the other side, it fits into a special receptor of the target neuron, like a lock in a key. When you visualize this way, you create the synapse that dictate future events. You’re building neural bundles in your brain as you create a memory in the future. When you get there and are fact in living that life, you can rejoice at how you created this event.”
If you dream of a new car imagine yourself sitting in the vehicle. Feel the steering wheel in your hand. Smell that new car smell. Imagine the top down (yes I am dreaming of a convertible this summer) and imagine how the wind feels flowing through your hair. What music is playing on that six speaker stereo system? Who is smiling at you from the passenger seat? Imagine every detail in vivid detail.
Then take a moment to capture your dreams on a sheet of paper or in a journal. This reinforces the process.
An early morning ritual, such as focusing on our dreams, revitalizes and energizes our spirit. We are happiest when we are moving towards our heart;s desires and living in alignment with our purpose and passion.
Start your morning dreaming about your future and you will notice that you have boundless energy for the rest of the day. Get excited about your dreams and you might not need that extra cup of coffee to get you through the day.
Dreams are what keep our soul alive. Tweet this.
Your dreams are worth fifteen minutes in the mornings, wouldn’t you agree?
If you need some help remembering your dream you can listen here to a guided exercise to rediscovery your passions.
With love and light,