You might be saying, “When does this Hero’s Dream Journey get fun?” Don’t worry…the reward is right around the corner…but first…you must Face, Embrace, Ace, and Replace the energy you most deeply F.E.A.R. As you do this you’ll transform this energy that drains your life force into that which enlivens, awakens, and puts a gale force beneath your wings.
Even if you don’t transform your dream creature from the black lagoon into Mary Poppins, at the very least, you will have stopped resisting it. And in so doing, you will have accepted the fact that, as an infinite being, the creature from the black lagoon is one aspect of the spectrum of the eternal, never-ending being you are.
The good news is if you are able to overcome your supreme ordeal in the dream state then you won’t have to do battle with it in your waking life. This process also frees up your inner resources previously bookmarked for defense spending to now be allocated more productively in the direction of your thriving creativity, spiritual development, and your capacity to more powerfully explore the life of your dreams.
Remember that a nightmare is an unfinished dream. If you can redirect your nightmare while you are dreaming in such a way that you are exalted and empowered, then I tip my dream hat to you. If you are unable to pull off this level of lucid dreaming at this stage, don’t fret. You can always do it via meditation in your waking state, or via Dream Theatre (see Portal 3: E for Embodiment for more information about Dream Re-Entry and Dream Theatre.) For example you can envision slaying the monster, shrinking your dream nemesis to the size of a pea, or pulling the plug on the person shouting at you…you get the idea.
Contemplate the following questions:
•What is your greatest fear?
•Have you ever experienced the way adversity can cause you to take a quantum leap in your life?
•How powerful would you feel if you transformed your fear into rocket fuel for your greatest daytime desires…and your full-blown awakening?
•What would you do, create, become if all your available energy was free to be used creatively, in a way that was truly life enhancing?
In this episode of weekly radio show, The D-Spot (Mondays at 11am PST on www.AwakeningZone.com), I discuss Stage 8 of the Hero’s Dream Journey (The Supreme Ordeal/Opportunity) in more depth: http://www.kellysullivanwalden.com/kelly-sullivan15.html
Stay tuned for next week where we explore The Hero’s Dream Journey Stage Nine: “The Reward”…
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).