Welcome to Dream week!
Dreams have two worlds. One is associated with sleep. The dreams of sleep are often unconscious. They may amuse, disturb or even inspire but we are almost always a little detached from them. Most of the time the dreams of sleep time are hard to hold on to. If we don’t write them down or speak them right upon waking they can slip away. We will not be concerning ourselves with this type.
The dreams of our waking hours are different. They are constructed carefully. There is something unfolding and hopeful about these dreams. Dreams give us a heading. Certainly life is possible without them, but flourishing demands them.
In the words of the print on my Kitchen wall,
“It’ll cost nothing to dream and everything not to.”
Dreams realized, as in the case of “Tired Mommy” Tamara or even ones yet to unfold, fill our days with purpose and perspective. Dreams light the way.
By January Handl
Trust that pull toward procreation
That lust leaning toward love
Feel the deeply imbedded peace
in letting it all go,
and just allowing the drifting current
to swirl you toward the destiny
that knows your name,
that knows your
small dark fears,
your humongous horrific terrors
that cast shadows on your pathway
until you are paralyzed,
your deep desires and
brilliant- faceted knowings, held at bay
by the pain- avoidance of a body
trying to anchor a spirit
who wants to go wandering the universe.
Lean long into the small
silver threads that weave
your connections to points of
touch- tender spots of
At your core
Yes, “lean long into the… tender spots of Awake, Alive and Aloud.” Your dreams live here and if you trust it your world will never be the same.
This week’s Bliss Initiative is to dream. Dreams are realities in waiting. Follow your silver threads of connection and trust the destiny that knows your name.
Do you believe that it’ll cost nothing to dream and everything not to?
If yes, let me know what you do to get yourself closer to your dreams.
If no, I’d love to know why do you think living your dreams doesn’t matter?
Tamara and January are here each Monday to help set the mood for the week!
My mission is fulfilling a lifelong desire to be a creative professional making a positive difference in the lives of those I encounter. Photographing unique personalities in a fun and relaxed environment. To challenge myself creatively, listen deeply and take a damn good picture.
See Tamara’s photography on her Facebook Page.
January Handl is first and always a mother, has been a preschool teacher and parent educator for 25 years. She is currently lives in Aptos California AND simply in awe of existence.
She calls her photo “hot tub bliss” 🙂