In the previous parts of How to Awaken Your Dream (Part One; Are You Emotionally Suppressed? Here) (Part Two; Where’s Your Wild Child? Here) the idea of accessing the ‘un-socialized’ part of ourselves, was introduced. This part, what I referred to as the ‘Wild Child,’ is the part of us that makes us unique. It makes us who we truly are, no matter what our social customs dictate and no matter where in the world we are raised. This part has access/is the connection to creativity, source energy, universal consciousness, spirit, God, whatever you wish to call the field of all possibility.
Why Pursue a Dream?
To put it extremely simply; Our dreams and desires are our access point to this true part of ourselves, which leads us to accessing the realm of all possibility. To put it another way. This authentic/true part of you keeps producing desires or insists on one desire, in order to get your attention and to connect you to the source of creativity.
Once you've spent some time reconnecting with your 'Wild Child' as described in Part Two, you can begin the dream resurrection process.
Dream Resurrection Process
Find time and space to be alone. Bring paper and something to write with.
(If you have resistance around writing freely and honestly, promise yourself you will burn/shred the paper as soon as you’re done.)
Make yourself comfortable and safe-feeling
At the top of the page write down the title: Impossible Dreams or Desire
Write out the answers to the following questions:
When I was a child, I always wanted to be:
When I was a kid, my favorite game to play was:
If I had the money I would:
If I had no responsibilities, I would:
I always thought I would be:
I am most disappointed in myself for:
If I knew I was going to die soon, I would:
Caution/Word of Warning
This may stir up heavy emotions. That’s o.k. Much like a detox diet makes you feel worse for a while, while you stir up and release toxins, suppressed emotions coming awake will feel terrible. That’s o.k. Take extra good care of yourself, be gentle.
This is a preliminary practice for allowing your true, maybe uncivilized-self, to be heard. It gets the creative channel primed. Once the dreamer/desire part of yourself resumes functioning without judgement, you will be able to drill down to the most basic desire that has been suppressed and unfulfilled.