Archive for Dreams – Page 2

In the dream, I am in my house (not mine in waking reality), a Cape Cod-style in a suburban neighborhood.

Dinosaurs threaten the area and homeowners have secured their homes. I am sleeping until suddenly, I wake to the sound of something pounding on the front door. Throwing on a robe, I rush to the stairs, worried that my dad might not have locked the front door (my dad doesn’t live with us).

Hoping to lock the door before the dinosaur breaks through, I hurry down the stairs to the front door as the dinosaur pounds against it. Read More→

Categories Creativity, Dreams

Perhaps I am a bear, or some hibernating animal, underneath, for the instinct to be half asleep all winter is so strong in me. ~ Anne Morrow Lindbergh

There is a wilder solitude in winter/When every sense is pricked alive and keen. ~May Sarton

Can you feel it? Even in the midst of the hustle and bustle of holiday preparations? As we creep closer and closer to the shortest day of the year?

Can you feel that desire to curl up someplace warm—preferably in front of a fire—and read a good book or just…daydream?

It’s as if some deeply buried primitive part of ourselves emerges at this time of year, demanding that we slow down, turn in, sleep and dream.

That instinct, centuries ago, helped us preserve our energy, helped to keep the fat on our bodies and therefore, the warmth in our blood.

That instinct kept us from roaming too far from the fires where wild things waited Read More→

Categories Creativity, Dreams, Seasons

Many people pray and receive the answer to their prayers, but ignore them—or deny them, because the answers didn’t come in the expected form. ~ Sophy Burnham

Answers that don’t come in the expected form are something I warn people about all the time when I am teaching them how to incubate dreams.

Incubating a dream is a great way to Read More→

Categories About the Muse, Dreams

As creatives and creative entrepreneurs, we all want to be celebrities. We want to be recognized for who we are and what we do.

For creatives, celebrities act as cultural icons. We love hearing stories like J.K.Rowling’s–you know, the one where she submitted her manuscript hundreds of times, receiving rejection after rejection only to finally hit it big. Those stories give us hope and courage that someday our work will gain the recognition and success it deserves.

Probably because of this, celebrities show up frequently in our dreams, and, as I’ve discovered in my work for PEOPLE Country monthly magazine, even celebrities dream of celebrities.

But why do we dream of celebrities like Elvis Presley, Queen Elizabeth, Pierce Brosnan, or even President Obama? Usually for one (possibly more) of three reasons: Read More→

Categories Creativity, Dreams