It’s already December, the final month of 2013. It’s been a wild ride: completing the Martha Beck Life Coach Training Program and setting up my practice; creating the Wise Owl Book Club; traveling to San Diego, Pismo Beach, Lake Tahoe and Napa… Well, let’s just say that I am very grateful for the shorter, cooler days (even here in the desert) and to turn my focus toward my home and loved ones.
Of course, there’s still plenty to keep me busy–holiday events and shopping, work to do, knitting projects to finish–but during this time of year I find myself a bit more comfortable taking a moment to sit by the fire, drink a cup of tea and enjoy the time I have with my family. And that means that I can also do something incredibly valuable: dream.
When I take the time to dream, I get in touch with myself. I listen to the small still voice inside that reminds me what’s most important, and what I should be focusing on now, in this moment. I relax. I play. I listen. And I remember to pay attention to my nightly dreams as well, which often hold messages from my soul about the way to go.
I’ll be writing more soon about methods of dream analysis that I find particularly useful and enlightening but, in the meantime, let me just recommend this: take the time to dream while you’re awake. Look for those clouds in your coffee, and open your imagination to what you find there. Not only is dreaming a good way to get in touch with a peaceful, joyful part of yourself, but it just may suggest possibilities you haven’t yet dared to imagine.