Dreams come to us in infinite ways, and often in pieces. One evening many years ago I was sitting in a women’s circle after a full day’s work. With a gentle smile, the leader asked us, “What’s your dream?” I froze.
Dream? I didn’t have a dream. I had things I was supposed to do in order to be seen as a responsible adult.
“What does your heart desire?” she pressed on. Her words seemed to float in the air for me to consider.
My heart? My desire? MY Heart’s Desire? Unfathomable.
I had been raised to think only of what I had to do to help everyone else. Nowhere was it ever okay to think of just myself, to the exclusion of everyone else.
So I dutifully tried to focus on my physical heart. “What do you want?” I asked, expecting a quick, straightforward answer.
I sighed and waited. At that point in my life, my heart wasn’t used to being asked any questions, or being given any attention.
Took a deep breath to calm and center myself, then ventured again. “What do you want?” I asked, as if my heart was separate from me.
As I waited, I listened to the other women share their dreams – simple dreams, heart-anchored dreams, loving dreams.
Then a single word came to me. “Peace.”
Ah, yes!…. That’s what my heart desired. Peace.
Today I know that dreams often come to me in pieces, as words and phrases and images that catch my attention, or float in and out of my awareness.
I have to pay attention, or they could fly past me without notice.
Sometimes these help me to see what I DON’T want, so I can zero in on what I DO want.
These in turn are pieces and threads that, once woven together into a design I like, reveal the dream wanting my full focus.
So listen. See what is brought to your attention, and piece together the dream you are here for.
Let me know in the Comments below how you access your life dreams.
Blessings and Abundant Light,