While remaining on that bridge between sleep and awake your dream wisdom can come shining through like morning sun filtering through your bedroom drapes. Can you stand comfortably on the bridge between worlds and honor both realities as equally valid and true? Once you are complete with writing your dream(s) in your dream journal, spend a few minutes meditating and marinating on the feeling tone or the energy of the dream. If the dream(s) didn’t feel particularly emotional, then contemplate the message of the dream, its guidance, wisdom, and insight. Even if you only recall a dream wisp (i.e. a tree, red shoes, a pink leash) you keep the drawbridge down, creating access between the waking world and the enchanted world of dreams.
The mantra for this stage is, “Die daily,” and the image that best describes it is the butterfly being released from its cocoon. Your dream is a butterfly…and so are you. By having embarked on this hero’s dream journey you have allowed your former self to die. You’ve been swallowed by the whale; faced your deepest fear; received the gift of exponential wisdom; and now its time to truly embody this transformation as you face the morning with outstretched arms (or wings.) Talk about waking up on the right side of the bed!
Contemplate the following questions:
•Do you see the benefit of meditating on and embodying your dream wisdom?
•Can you describe a dream that you recently embodied?
•If so, can you express the ways in which it benefited you?
•Is there a dream you had in the past that you would like to embody?
In this episode of weekly radio show, The D-Spot (Mondays at 11am PST on www.AwakeningZone.com), after I interview Eric Rankin and Barbara Evens, I discuss Stage 11 of the Hero’s Dream Journey (Resurrection) in more depth: http://www.kellysullivanwalden.com/kelly-sullivan18.html
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).