Living as a Dreamer
Two weeks ago, I had the privilege of watching a dream come. One of my clients, Donald, (who has freely given permission to share this story) achieved one of his dreams at the top of Fremont Peak in California. He made a hike and climb he previously thought was impossible. I saw it with my own eyes, I made the climb with him and another friend, Kerry.
See the story and pictures posted at Bear Creek Ham’s blog
In Donald’s own words, “I would have never dreamed of hiking to the top of Fremont Peak, much less rock scrambling that high up. It was like being on top of the world. It is awesome to realize a dream, conquer various fears and put paid to a lot of limiting beliefs.”.
How did he and I get there? Precisely as we tell all our clients, we got to our dream one step at a time.
Two weeks later, how is Donald doing living as a Dreamer now that he reached one of his dreams?
He is practicing and expanding his dream of hiking and having inspiring adventures. Yesterday, he enlisted me as one of his Dream Team members and we went hiking with his two children, Joey and Cece, and his daughter’s BFF. We engaged in a hobby called geocaching along the way to help entertain the kids and to give us a sense of adventure and regular rest stops.
In his words,”3.97 miles and 1750 calories later, we had a GREAT afternoon! Jack, Becky, Cece, Joey and I had a blast. We found 7 geocaches, no injuries (other than pre-blisters on Cece’s feet) and Joey was drooping hard before bed time. Any clue how frigging hard it is to walk him into the ground??? We DID IT!”.
Donald continues to live out his purpose and dreams. He takes time to celebrate his successes, sharing them with others. He enrolls others, his children and friends, in his adventures and successes. He is committed , via the hobby of hiking and geocaching, to inspiring adventures, better health, and fitness. He is getting himself free and taking his children with him.
It is simple and effective. He just keeps the momentum and expansion of his dreams, sharing them and celebrating the milestones along the way. It really is the journey, not the destination.
I heard a great name for those of us who know this truth; Fellow Travelers.
Are you living as a Dreamer?
As I posted on Aug 1, 2011 on my Dream University weekly column.
Welcome to Dream University It’s Monday, Aug 1, 2011.
Every now and then I run into words so powerful they stop me dead in my tracks, flow into my ears, and exit as tears recognizing their truth.
Such happened to me a week ago.
“There has never been a wave
That would stop dead in its tracks
To ask if the sand was worthy of being wet…”
Thump. Right in my chest. Having wrestled with the limiting belief I did not belong in this world and was not worthy of love, these words said it so clearly. The elements of nature do not question their purpose in the universe. Where do we lose our way and even begin to question ours?
Lex, the author and performer of these words, presents her spoken word version here: http://www.lexisword.com/Lexisword/Spoken_Word/Entries/2011/4/26_The_Least_of_these.html
“What elemental cause is there to explain
The devotion of a domesticated flame
To the heat of the sun?
It’s as simple as this
They never question if they are the same
Not a breeze that can be told
It has never kissed the desert
Or stirred the leaves in forgotten groves
When she was the breath of a passing storm
For the love of the earth
Comes the wind and the rain
Burns the fire and rises the mountain
And not one wonders who loves the earth better
For all remain in service to creation
So to like the fire, wind or a drop of rain
Have we appeared in this time and space
As elemental as love and as divine as light
And yet some have chosen to close their eyes”
When was the grief stricken moment we closed our eyes? Bought into a false belief of our place in the world? When did we surrender our Divinely given power in exchange for a lie?
I can’t tell you the exact moment I surrendered mine. But I can tell you exactly when I exchanged that limiting belief for more empowering one.
During the Dream Coach Certification in July 2009, I wrote out a new empowering belief. “I stand in my power.” I let it sit for a day and then amended it to, “I stand in my power and grace.”
The liberating truth is you can change your limiting belief in a moment.
I did it. And so can you.
I’m getting myself free. And I’m taking you with me.
Jack Kellythorne Community Council Member, Certified Dream Coach®, and Inspiring Listener
Independence Day in the USA.
“We on this continent should never forget that men first crossed the Atlantic not to find soil for their plows but to secure liberty for their souls.” ~Robert J. McCracken
I’m not who I thought I was. And neither are you.
I’m getting myself free. And I’m taking you with me.
Independence day for our souls.
I’m not my beliefs. I’m not my limitations. I’m not my story. I’m not my history. I’m not my drama or my trauma. I’m not my habits or my behaviors.
I’m not my wounds. I’m not my resentments or trespasses. I’m not my education. I’m not my career. I’m not my marriage or relationships. I’m not my successes or failures. I’m not my feelings and emotions. I’m not my triumphs or tragedies. And neither are you.
I am not a human being having a spiritual experience. And neither are you.
I am a spiritual being having a human experience. And so are you.
I am the vessel or context in which all the above human experiences happen. These events shape me, they do not define me. They are life lessons, looping around in an ever increasing helix where I am more able to be myself with each passing cycle.
I claim my independence from ego concerns and embrace my true nature. And so can you. Spiritual perfection as embodied in an imperfect human experience.
The more often I remember this truth, the more free I become.
I’m getting myself free.
And I’m taking you with me.