So many things rattle around in our brain, and in that crowded space they are never given air or light or room to grow. Today we are going to capture some of those wild thoughts and imaginings, those some-time longings and almost forgotten wishes, and give them roots in the rich soil of our journal.
Journalling is much more than just writing, much more than mere clearing of the pipes. Journalling is also a ticket to adventure, that magnificent journey of self-discovery. When we begin to identify our hopes, dreams and cherished desires we can begin to consciously manifest these things in our lives. Thoughts can become things, imaginings, reality… (Image by wiangya)
Day 4 – Connecting to our conscious desires
Most of us have an idea of what we think might make us happy, but often all we ever do is let those thoughts float around in our head like so much dandelion fluff. (image by Tina Phillips)
A journal is a great place for exploring these thoughts and anchoring them on the page where they can begin their journey from thought-form into something tangible in our lives. There is a great power in identifying dreams and goals. And there is a magic that happens when these thoughts are transferred from our minds to paper. Like dandelion fluff in the breeze, we capture the tiny seeds and begin to nurture them into existence.
Task for the day:
If you haven’t already checked out my post on How to Live Authentically on 2012, I suggest you go visit it now. You’ll find a series of questions to help you become clearer about what’s important to you in life. Use this as a starting point for today’s journal entry, where you can begin writing down your conscious hopes, dreams and desires.
Don’t censor what you write. Hope is an important nutrient for these fledgling dreamseeds. It doesn’t matter that you don’t know how you’re going to achieve or obtain the thing you’re dreaming about. All that counts is that you identify that thought and write it down. Dare to dream big dreams as well as small ones.
I’ve created a short Guided Meditation to help you get into the flow of this exercise. Just click on the link below to begin. (Forgive the bumping noise midway through, as Bert my trusty office-assistance-dog came to sit on my lap!)
You might also like to work with the meditation I created to welcome in the energies of 2012. Meditation and visualisation is a wonderful way to ease into the flow of journalling. Let me know how you go!