Have you ever had a dream, so vivid, that when you awoke, the feelings and images in your mind stayed with you for hours, days, weeks, or even years? I once read a quote, “Dreams are illustrations from the book your soul is writing about you”~ Marsha Norman. How awesome is that?! Are the manuscripts of our souls limited to just the dreams we have when we are asleep? And what about make believe? If you have children or grand-children, think of how they “dream” up situations during play.
When I was about 9, my friend Heidi and I had this awesome place that we would often go and play, behind the elementary school. At the back border of the school property and the adjacent homeowners’ yards, was a small creek, surrounded on either side with a thick wall of pussy willows. In one spot, alongside the creek, was a large clearing, completely surrounded by tall pussy willows. One day, upon arriving to play at our “secret spot” we realized there was a wonderful white coating on the ground. Several pussy willows had opened up and their fluffy white seed pods had scattered about. Where the seeds had fallen in clumps, the seeds took on the appearance of fluffy clouds. Heidi and I decided to cover our entire area in “fluff” so that we could play like we were in the clouds.
Our clouds were amazing! So amazing, that we deemed our “newly-renovated secret spot” ~ heaven. We enjoyed playing on our clouds and pretending we were with angels in heaven. It was a wonderful dreamland. Sure, the physical place was real, but everything else, we had created in our minds. Is it so different to create in our subconscious or in our awakened state? Can we make our dreams come true? And wouldn’t you want an opportunity to make your dreams come true? Eleanor Roosevelt so eloquently said, “The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams.” In the beauty…of their dreams.
There is something so beautiful about dreaming. Dreaming can bring hope and inspiration. Dreaming can transport us from harsh realities to a more peaceful place. Dreaming can also help us visualize what we want our book to be about. Every great idea first started with a picture in a mind. Dreams help us visualize and birth our ideas, our future, and our successes. What do you want your soul to write about you? My challenge for you, is to purposefully start dreaming. Dream for dreaming’s’ sake. Just dream. What does your heart desire? Tell your soul…. Let’s make it happen!
Jolene holds Doctorate of Management in Organizational Leadership and is a certified master success coach. Jolene's writing is continually inspired by the challenges that her clients are facing. She finds constant inspiration in the world around her and is profoundly honored to be living her purpose helping others turn impossible into possible.