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Wonders of Dreamland by Swarnendu Ghosh

Wonders of Dreamland by Swarnendu Ghosh

“Those who dream by day are cognizant of many things which escape those who dream only by night.”
~ Edgar Allan Poe, Eleonora

 

Daydreaming.

That’s what I’m doing today.

Daydreaming has a special magic. It allows you to try on different ideas and realities. It helps you to explore the future in a way that enables you to then co-create that new reality. It’s a kind of self-directed meditation on self-growth possibilities.

It’s also a powerful tool for positive shift and change, and a wonderful space for inspiration.

How long has it been since you’ve allowed yourself some space to daydream?

Maybe it’s time…

Day 18 – Gratitude Challenge

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Look for things that you appreciate where you are. It will put you in a place of perfect allowing, even when you are not yet manifesting all that you want. “There are many people right now experiencing the dream that is coming for me, who were at one time standing right where I’m standing. I’m right on track. There is not anything amiss here. Everything is unfolding perfectly. I am perfect where I am and gravitating to something that will satisfy me even more.” That’s the attitude that lets it expand.  ~  Abraham

One of the most pleasurable and powerful ways to draw things into your reality is through that gentle art of daydreaming.

When we are counting our blessings, and magnifying our attitude of gratitude we can more easily begin to imagine for ourselves a future filled with all manner of possibilities.

I am constantly grateful for my imagination, creativity and the sense of possibility for what my future may hold.

I’m also grateful that such a powerful tool – visualisation – is free, and easy to use any time I want.

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Most of us daydreamed when we were children – whether we were imagining ourselves with superpowers, or seeing ourselves living some sort of exciting life when we grew up.

Sadly, most of us put our dreams away as we become ‘responsible adults’ and we forgot that magical ability to dream ourselves into a different reality.

Let’s get back on track by counting our Blessings…

Counting Our Blessings and Using our Gratitude Rock

If you need a detailed reminder of our daily process, you can review it here in Day 1 of the Gratitude Challenge.

  1. List five Blessings in your journal, explaining why you are grateful for each one.
  2. Count your Blessings off on your fingers, summoning positive emotion and saying Thank You from your heart for each one.
  3. Tonight before you go to sleep, hold your Gratitude Rock and affirm I am richly Blessed. I have an Abundance of Good in my life. Visualise one thing you have been grateful for today. Swell that positive energy up in your heart like a beautiful golden light, and give a heart-felt Thank You, Thank You, Thank You to the Universe, then imagine a tiny shower of golden light travelling from your heart into your Gratitude Rock.
  4. Still holding your Gratitude Rock, bless your fellow travellers on this Gratitude Journey by sending them golden light, and saying Thank you.  I Bless You.  I intend for you Love, Miracles and Abundance. Know that as you are saying this for them, they are also saying this for you. Feel that connection and gratitude and know that there is real love and support for you here. Place your rock back beside your bed, and go to sleep, cocooned in this good energy.

If all you do each day is these first four steps, know that is enough.

If you feel especially flat, then carry your Gratitude Rock with you, or lie/sit in bed at the start or end of the day, and hold it over your heart so that its energy can recharge you.

If you have an abundance of gratitude and feel-good energy, send some extra to your fellow travellers on this journey, with the intent to uplift those who need it. You can do this as easily as closing your eyes and imagining or intending it be so.

The beautiful thing about this challenge is that we are all in this together, helping and energising each other, and amplifying our collective energy.

Are you ready to manifest more Blessings?  If your answer is yes, then join me for today’s additional Challenge:

Dream Board/ Vision Board

Today we’re going to create a dream board.  A Dream Board or Vision Board is a visual representation for your dreams.  It allows you to find images that match the energy of the things you would like to draw into your life.
Flick through some brochures or magazines and pull out any pictures that appeal to you. If words ‘jump out’ at you and make you feel good, cut those out too!  Then arrange them on a large sheet of cardboard or paper, and glue them on.
Somewhere on your board write the words Thank You, Thank You, Thank You.  Then place your completed dream board where you will see it often.  Mine is on the wall opposite my bed, so I see it first thing in the morning an last thing at night. (I’ve manifested so many of my dreams that I’m almost ready to create a new set of images.)
Really have fun with this activity, and don’t censor yourself.  Let your vision board represent your innermost desires and cherished dreams. If Porsches and SuperYachts aren’t really your thing – don’t put them up there!  Choose things you genuinely desire for yourself.

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Here’s a great short video to help get you in that wonderful daydreaming space.  Enjoy!

Manifesting New Directions and Opportunities

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If one advances confidently in the direction of his dreams, and endeavors to live the life which he has imagined, he will meet with success unexpected in common hours.
Henry David Thoreau

It still amazes me how writing and visualising can create a magnetic pull in your life that attracts relationships, synchronicities and opportunities to you that are a match to your talents and intent. Writing has great power, and today’s exercise uses journal writing and visualisation as tools to help you open doors, invite opportunity and attract helpful people.

Expect answers and solutions. They often come from left field, and they often manifest themselves very quickly.  The more happy, positive and in flow you feel, the faster your solutions and opportunities will arrive. (If you’re not sure what makes you feel good, or how to get into that happy place, there is a great journal exercise and suggestions here.)

Journal Activity

Begin by writing the following passage into your own journal.  Feel free to use coloured inks if you wish, or anything else that brightens up your page.  Then choose one or more of the journal starters below and just start writing.  Let the words flow from your heart.  Don’t over-think anything, and most importantly don’t censor anything or limit yourself.  You can use the same journal starter more than once if it really resonates for you.

Use the page to create, imagine, and daydream your best self.  Feel yourself expanding out from the current limits of your life, dipping your toes in that glorious ocean of possibility.

Dear Universe, 

I believe there is more in store in life for me that what is in front of me right now. I have so many gifts to share, and I just need a little help to shine more brightly. I would appreciate some helpful people, some new opportunities, some great teachers and any other synchronicities or miracles you can throw my way.  I know some of these can be quickly sorted, and some may take more time. I am open to however this works.

I am excited about my future.  I await it with open arms.  I say YES to possibilities, and I am READY TO MOVE FORWARD in ways that bring me happiness and that best use my talents and gifts:

Choose from any of these journal starters and begin manifesting your new life:

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    With a little bit of support I could

  • I have a great project in mind, but I’m a bit stuck about how to go forward.  What I really need is
  • One of the things holding me back right now is ____________ . If I could just get some help with this I could
  • I’d love to learn how to _______________ . I would love to attract a teacher who could
  • I believe in following your passions, and that if you do what you love, the money will follow.  One of my greatest passions is
  • I would love an opportunity to
  • If only someone would give me a chance I could
  • This situation isn’t working for me.  What I need is
  • I used to be so good at ______________ . I’d love to be able to
  • My greatest dream is
  • The sort of miracle I need right now is
  • I’m really stuck right now.  I need some help to turn my life around because
  • If I was brave enough I would
  • You know my talents and gifts greater than I do.  It would be really cool if
  • I have a super idea, but I don’t know how to bring it to life.  I need to find some
  • The big thing that’s stopped me living my dreams is _________________.  Can you help me find a way to
  • Get me out of here! I would love to be able to
  • I’m ready to say YES to

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Daydreaming your way to a new life

When you have ten minutes all to yourself where you won’t be disturbed, go sit in a comfy chair, lie down on the bed, or spend some time in nature.  Take your journal with you! Open up this exercise and read one of your answers.  Use that as a starting point, close your eyes or gaze off into the distance and just daydream yourself in that ideal life.  See yourself having a great time, being successful and happy, getting the thing done, achieving the goal, getting the promotion, having the life or the lifestyle, winning the award, getting married, having that dream trip, riding off into the sunset… See that teacher coming into your life, or your soul mate. Really feel how wonderful that will be, to love and to use your gifts and to live your purpose.  An amazing and satisfying and fulfilling life.

Know that daydreaming and visualisation is a proven manifestation tool.  Indulge often!

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