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Understanding Your Dreams by Valerie J. Deady

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Valerie J. Deady

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It was over a year ago, I sat on my bed after a long and stressful day at work, thinking about how much I love to write and what little I have done to even breathe it into some form of life. However, in that moment, a vision came to me and like the relief of a light coming back on after a thunderstorm, I instantly began to manifest my creative desires, my pathway cleared, and I could see where I was going. A couple months passed, and I found myself at a retreat, in the middle of nowhere in Wales, with a group of artists, poets and writers who were all on a similar journey. We spent early mornings cradling our teas and coffees in our hands, while discussing a poem or a piece of literature, followed by some time to write our own pieces and then pour our imaginations, our worlds, our thoughtful colours to the group and be inspired by each other’s creative souls. I returned home with purpose influencing the way I talked and walked. In that week alone, I travelled 1,446 miles, via planes, cars and trains to fully understand my unquestionable drive in life. Now I write blogs and am currently working on my first non-fiction book.

Why the role of what you dream of is significantly important:

In a world where society outlines the rules of life’s journey; go to school, go to college and get a job, we tend to forget that it is up to us to add color in between. So often people believe that dreams are just the floaty marshmallow thoughts that help us escape from the humdrum of our lives. However, if you don’t get excited about pouring the first cup of coffee, every Monday morning with a pile of paperwork and emails to get through, then you should begin to question yourself. Is this really adding value to your life or is it just adding value to someone else’s? Compare your happy radar to where you are now with how happy you are when you visualize yourself doing something you dream of. Yes, you. Not your parent’s dream, not your boss’s dream, not society’s. We are talking about your dream.

“Dreaming after all, is a form of planning” – Gloria Estefan – Singer, Songwriter, Actress and Businesswoman.

Acknowledging your dreams and aspirations, no matter how wild or extraordinary, is the exciting start to fulfilling your purpose in life. Play and dance with your dreams and introduce it to your reality. Sure, go to school, go to college, get a job but make sure your life is painted with all the colours of your aspirations. Those floaty marshmallow visions are there for a reason, they are there to remind you of your worth and your happiness.

Dream at night and fulfil them at sunrise.

What in the world have you got to lose?

(c) Valerie J. Deady

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