“When just starting out on a new journey it’s only natural to feel vulnerable. After all, it may seem that you have much to lose. But may I remind you that never again, at any other point in your journey, will you have so much to gain as you will if you start today? I’ll take that as a ‘Yes.’” ~TUT, Mike Dooley
This stage of the Hero’s Journey relates to ordinary aspects of dream work, i.e. your dream zone (aka your bedroom) and your habits around bedtime. For example learning to “Feng Shui Your Dream Zone” can support you in making an ordinary bedroom into a dream temple, conducive for high frequency dream work.
Stage one is also about preparation for your journey, and a great way to prepare for your journey is to make a dream Declaration for your nighttime dream experience. For example, you might declare:
* I declare that upon awakening, I will remember my dreams.
* I declare that my dreams will help direct me to the answers regarding my health, wealth, relationships, career direction, or creative project.
* I declare that my dreams will offer me insight regarding next steps to take on my spiritual journey.
Ask yourself, “What can I change or rearrange in my dream zone to make it less chaotic and more amenable to sweet dreams?”
In this interview on Shrink Rap Radio I discuss the Hero’s Dream Journey in more depth….
Stay tuned for next week where we explore The Hero’s Dream Journey Stage 2: The Call (to Adventure)!
Kelly Sullivan Walden (a.k.a. Doctor Dream) is a certified clinical hypnotherapist, founder of Dream-Life Coach Training, and author of seven books, most notably the Amazon.com #1 bestselling, I Had the Strangest Dream and Discover Your Inner Goddess Queen. A sought after inspirational speaker, Kelly has spoken, by invitation, at the United Nations. Kelly hosts “The D-Spot” weekly radio show where she explores Dreams, Desires, and Destiny. Kelly has appeared on over 1,000 media outlets including the Ricki Lake Show, and you can see her regularly as FOX news’ Dream Expert. As the past President of Women’s National Book Association (LA Chapter), Kelly has served as a United Nations NGO representative, which inspired her to create The Dream Project – an educational program that empowers young people to dream to solutions to world issues. Receive free dream gifts from Kelly by going to: www.KellySullivanWalden.com.
This blog has been excerpted from It’s All In Your Dreams…5 Portals to an Awakened Life (Red Wheel-Weiser, Spring 2013).