Category Archives: The Unknown

Living The Dream

Living The Dream

                                                        Dreamtime

If You Can’t Dream it, You Can’t Live It

Somewhere along the way, probably at the impressionable teen years, the goal to work hard, study, and accomplish something successful was implanted deep in my psyche. That hypnotic thought still lurks deep in the depths, keeping my life filled with busy-ness, without considering what it is I really Want to do. That initial concept is so full of holes and ambiguities, that even now it’s tough to drag myself away from the have-to’s, or supposed to do’s, or acceptable approach to ‘making’ a living, that it’s difficult to think of Dreams I want to experience.

I know I am so programed into what everybody else is doing, that I really need to take a step back and think about what works for me. I have to start asking about each activity, ‘What worked by doing that?’ and ‘what can I do to improve it next time?’ I think beyond what makes me happy, I really want to find what excites me. What would make this day different from yesterday. What would change everything?

I recently read what Tim Ferriss describes as adult ADD: Adventure Deficit Disorder, in the The 4-Hour Workweek. So how do we get the adventure back? Can I even make a list of exciting things to do, to be, to accomplish? Can you?

My Dream is to find a Beach as beautiful as St. John and go there. My Dream is to speak enough conversational Italian to carry on a 15 minute conversation in Rome. My Dream is to make an Indian Banquet for guests. My Dream is painting a beautiful seascape of reflections on wet sand. Notice how there are a number of added implications with each one, which makes it even more exciting. What would your list be?

But there’s more. I’m making a chart, a timeline with dates. Fill in a calendar. Do something written to make it more of a reality. Today, I can gather my canvas and paints and start painting tomorrow. Tomorrow I’ll order some books about Italy and speaking Italian. I can also find some online Italian to hear and start learning basic phrases by Friday. I’ll google Beautiful Beaches of the World and start gathering locations to explore. I can start listing the ingredients for Indian recipes this week and plan a meal of some luscious Indian cuisine in the next 2 weeks. Nothing ever happens if we don’t have a dream…and then a plan.

A Dream chart will have all the details possible, like the cost of cooking ingredients, the top highlights of Rome, or lists of classical painters who have interpreted water reflections. It’s Time to ignite our passions, and move forward with something new. It’s Time for Action!

So I challenge you to make a plan. Bring something new, interesting, and exciting into your life. Without the baby steps, every day seems like the day before. Make this time memorable. Join me on a Quest to Discover parts of us we have never explored before. Please do share your ideas in the comments below. Adventure time is what you make it! And you never know which Dream will change everything!

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Cosmic Events Move the Soul

Cosmic Events Move the Soul

A Milky Way Meditation I lost myself in awe of The Solar Eclipse this week. As the Sun disappears, and shimmering crescents appear on the ground from rogue sunbeams filtering through the trees, I can’t look away. Eclipses have always been an event of huge magnitude for me. They keep everything in perspective. I remember…Continue Reading

New Moon Mysteries

New Moon Mysteries

Gifts from the New Moon As I’m creating my new classes for The Sensual Artist, I find I’m becoming more aware of life in all my senses. It’s choosing Consciousness over Mental, awareness over mundane. Another layer lies beneath all that is obvious, and it’s full of meaning, depth, and connections to the True Self.…Continue Reading

Our Time to Bloom

Our Time to Bloom

          Super Bloom is Happening Now, when stark deserts turn into Seas of Luscious Rich Colored Flowers Seeds, buried deep for decades, are waking up due to the perfect combination of long steady rains and milder temperatures. These are tough survivors returning to life, looking delicate but prolific, blooming where flowers…Continue Reading

Time for New Life, New Beginnings

Time for New Life, New Beginnings

Happy Imbolc! An Ancient Holiday of Destiny and Fertility As the days start to get a little longer, and winter loosens its tight hold on the land, the Celts honored the natural order with major celebrations to move the energy of the Seasons forward. The Great Festival of Imbolc, beginning at sundown of Jan. 31,…Continue Reading

Spirit Of Place

Spirit Of Place

The Land Holds a Memory of All the Energies that have Come Before. Emotionally charged gatherings, whenever people have come together to remember, chant, light fires, dance, sing, and tell their stories of life, love, and death, leave their mark on the Earth Mother. The Earth remembers and these sites become Sacred Ground. Our histories,…Continue Reading

The Fascinating Creative Process

The Fascinating Creative Process

How do You Find Your Inspiration? The Turquoise Cliffs above have been in my mind’s eye for a few days. They were so vivid, I thought I had painted them before. Searching through my ‘archives’ produced nothing. So I made some samples and then a video demo of the making of this painting for YouTube.…Continue Reading

The Sacred Dark to Birth New Light

The Sacred Dark to Birth New Light

Winter Solstice Longest Night of the Year “Nothing can cure the soul but the senses just as nothing can cure the senses but the soul” Oscar Wilde Winter Solstice, the longest night of the year, is a time of Dreaming. There’s a place I go, a cave within the heart. Fox leaps & dances in…Continue Reading

Life Through the Rear View Mirror

Life Through the Rear View Mirror

When Life Shakes You Up, Follow Your Own Agenda Imagine this. You are driving your car, remembering that you are the driver & no one else, and you see all your life experiences up to this point, this day, flowing behind you, getting farther away, through your rear view mirror. It’s the life you left…Continue Reading