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Monday, August 15, 2011

Sharing A Dream


When nothing is sure, everything is possible  ~Marge Drabble

Photo found here

I want to share one of my dreams with you.  It feels scary to put this out there. All kinds of vulnerable feelings rise to the surface.  But I truly believe in the power of declaring aloud, of sharing that which is closest to my heart.

So, here it is:

I want to create a book with my poetry & art.  I want it to be a beautiful little book you & I can hold in our hands, a book that will comfort, inspire, remind, offer insight and a feeling of connection.  My dear friend, Alia, said that she sees it being a soothing balm that every person's soul need.  To be a soothing balm for others is a deep, wholehearted desire of mine.

And, of course, with desire-especially deep desire- comes fear.  Lots of fear. And overwhelm.  And the question of where in the world do I begin with this?  

As I ask this question, this is what's coming through:


You just begin from where you are, with the first step, with whatever is nudging you forward in any given moment.  You don't need to know all the hows.  If you feel overwhelmed you are thinking too far ahead.  Get out of the way & simply begin.  Ask for guidance, open & listen--one moment at a time.

It feels good to put this out there.  Like maybe I'm giving it wings, like maybe now it will fly.  I'm thinking maybe sharing it is the beginning of it becoming real.

When we are dreaming alone it is only a dream. When we are dreaming with others, it is the beginning of reality. Dom Helder Camara


Do you have a dream?  Do you want to declare it here?  I would love it if you did.

On another note...

*Today is day 32 of my 41 days.  It doesn't seem possible that I'm already 32 days into this but it's true.  Where am I with all of this body stuff?  Well, over the last couple of days things have slowed way down in my world.  I've had a few moments to myself-to sit outside and and listen to the birds and myself. My mind has quieted down.  I've tuned back in to what my body is saying.  I'm saying thank you and please.  I'm realizing more and more that if I'm nurturing my spirit then I tend to nurture my body--they are completely interconnected.   I know that this is a lifelong practice and that each moment is an opportunity to begin anew.

14 comments :

  1. omg!! julia!!! i love your dream--you are amazing and i know your dream will come true.

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  2. Yes, Yes, Yes!
    I can see this coming to be, and that you shared this personal dream here is so beautiful to me. So many powerful thoughts in my heart right now. All I can say is that I am sending you much love right now. :-)

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  3. Julia it is DONE. I know this with all my heart. I can see and touch this beautiful book right now.

    Here's my secret dream (not so secret anymore): I deeply desire to be a singer/recording artist (for real - not just a "hobby") and tour America spreading positive vibes, kindness, and genuine love. I desire to inspire others to believe in their sacred dreams as well, and feel empowered to live them. This is how I truly wish to do this - kind of the next level sprouting from what I do now.

    Phew! And there we have it. Thank you my dear friend for providing this space for us to come and share in one another's deepest desires. It really does create wings for us to fly.

    So much love to you.

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  4. Julia,

    I share your dream. I have a book that has been in my head since my daughter was one. It’s been over 10 years since the idea came to me.

    I would love to write my book, even it is just for my daughter to hold in her hands.

    The other dream that is just bursting out of me, is to transpose the ideas that are dancing around in my head and turn them into wearable art.

    Julia,

    I know your dream will come true. I can feel your book in my hands and hear your words in my heart.

    You are so gifted and have so much to share.

    Much love to you!

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  5. Julia, I know your dream will come true, when you said we just have to begin I found that to be very powerful words. As for my dream I am trying to figure it out, so I guess I have to begin to dream again. hugs.

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  6. ok dear.
    a book of your poetry & art.
    of course that is true.
    it is what flows out of you.
    a reflection of julia.
    i would love to sit by such water.
    yes, friend. be ~ be ~ be.
    XOX

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  7. One of my dreams is to hold an autographed book of your poetry in my hands as I sit outside in the morning solitude and stillness (one of my rituals) - sipping and savoring my coffee and the resolute and holy beauty of your words and images.

    Ahhhhhhh.....
    XXOO

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  8. I have been so inspired by these posts. Thank you so much.

    My dream? To create beautiful paintings that speak to people on a deep level, have my work in a gallery or museum, and be able to use any money I make to give to charity and serve the world in a bigger way.

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  9. I need this book in my life! I cannot wait until I can hold it in my hands and be filled with goodness by it :)

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  10. Oh Julia... just look at the flood of responses to your amazing dream. I am preordering my copy NOW.

    Alia said to me in the *amazing* session I'd won with her: "It is DONE", about a particular situation in my life. Sitting here, the problem I had (not knowing if or how August's rent would be paid) is well and truly DONE - the money just fell into my bank account one day, completely unexpectedly. WOW. So trust those words of your dear friend. I trust her implicitly.

    My dream? I have so many! Okay... I dream of being a paid coach and of leading a group of women through amazing, creative expressions of who they are, through dance, poetry, paintings, baby steps, huge gigantic leaps, and everything in between.

    Ten minutes before coming to be with you here, I put it out there on Facebook, so we'll see what occurs... Phew!

    Love,
    Elloa xx

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  11. I'm breathing in all the beauty here. Thank you so very much, lovely women, for believing in my vision. Your encouragement is just the fuel I needed.

    I will come back here again & again to bask in the goodness, to remind me that this book has a special place in this world.

    Thank you,

    Julia

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  12. P.S: Those of you who shared your sacred dreams here, I am here fully believing in you, seeing it Done--sending so much love & encouragement your way.

    Thank you so much for sharing.

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  13. that's a great idea. I would love to see that bear fruit. I am so inspired when I leave your blog, I would love to hold it in my hands.

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  14. Of course you know you have all of my support and believing! If there is anyone who can do it, it is YOU! Congratulations for big brave steps!

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♥ Julia