I notice I have a dream of a future (or several dreams, related to each other) that still hold some charge for me.
My sense is that these dreams can be very helpful in our early life. It gives us optimism, hope, drive, excitement, a direction and more. It certainly did for me.
And as I have had my dreams crushed in different ways (sometimes after having lived them for a while), I notice I would like to take a closer look at what’s going on.
Is there a way to see these dreams more as they are, and still move through life in a way that’s satisfying and feels right?
How would it be to see the dreams more as they are, and see what happens? How is it to be more sober around my dreams? (Not to abandon them, or put them down, but see them more clearly.) How is it to instead, perhaps, live from my heart? My guidance? From what feels most alive here and now?
Is it possible that my dreams may limit the options I am aware of and see as possible for me? Do I limit myself if I hold onto my dreams too closely? If they have a role in motivation, at least for a while, may they also lead me to limit myself and my life?
For instance, as many others, I have a dream about a certain type of relationship (deep soul/heart connection, deep alignment, deep sense of rightness), and a certain type of life (from the heart, with love, in service, in joy, deep sense of rightness), and more.
I remember a situation where my relationship dream was activated. I see it as an image, and feel it too.
Look at the image. Take your time. Is that image the dream? (No, it’s an image.) Is that image the actual future? (No, it’s an image here and now.)
Feel the sensations. Allow them their space. Are those sensations the dream? (No.) Are those sensations the actual future? (No.)
More images, words and sensations may come up associated with this dream, including anxiety about it not happening, and I can look at each of these in a similar way. I get to see how my mind creates this dream. I get to see (and feel) some or most of what it’s composed of. There may be less sense of urgency, and more ease around it.
– dream of a future
– may seem very real, as if it’s already there in the future (something waiting, something to achieve)
– look at how it’s created in immediacy (images, words, sensations), look at each component
– is that the dream? is it a real future?