I love this time of year. It is the perfect season for planting dream seeds and pulling a few weeds. As a Creative Spirit, I will take any opportunity for crafting the journey of my life, so turning the page on a new year allows me to focus in on what is important to me and plan for making that a reality.
Years ago, I studied under a Cherokee woman, Grandmother Danawa, who brought to life for me the ways of the Medicine Wheel. As I sit of the beginning of this year, I am reminded of the Eagle who sits in the place of the East. Grandmother told stories of how Eagle’s eyes could see far into the future.
I have been imagining myself soaring high in a clear sky, wings effortlessly stretched out to catch the Wind. My eyes scan the horizon for the place where my dreams wait. Over the last several days, I have felt connected with the future, and as I make my way through the week, am endeavoring to gather them together each dream seed so that I may tend to them. They are treasures.
Part of my flying story has to do with looking to the past as well. So many of the dreams I visioned for myself over the last several decades are with me today. It is easy to forget to honor them, but I think dreams must like to be acknowledged when they have helped you arrive in the places you have hoped to go.
This kind of visioning is one of the ways I craft my journey. For some, it may just sound like a story, but inside the theatre of my imagination, it is a reality. I believe in my dreams. That is to say, I choose to put energy into reaching for them. These dreams will be what guides my action. Action is, then, what takes them from my inner landscape and fleshes them out for all the world to see.
I want to encourage you to use Eagle’s eyes to look into your future. Make note of what you find there, record it in a journal, on a dreamboard, and speak it into reality. The more you can bring it from the inside to the outside, the more life you will breathe into it.
Take action: Have a dream you want to claim? Use the comment section to speak it into reality. Also….I have started a new tradition on the Creativity Tribe Facebook page. I would love for you to help me make it fly. In return, I think it could help you fly. So spread your wings, Creative Spirits, and join the conversation over there.