This week my focal word is "DREAM".
I have just begun an online course on Vision Journaling ( Creating the Life of Your Dreams) with Kathryn Antyr of True North Arts. Each week, for 6 weeks, we will be completing challenges and activities to uncover our goals and apirations.
Our first project was to create a collage of what brings us relaxation and serenity.
The images I used reflect my belief that there is growth, beauty, power and change involved in our dreams. Thus the images help to show that.
As I worked I could not help but think of where "dreams" have been used: - DonQuiote"s "Dream the Impossible Dream", Martin Luther's and JFK's Dreams. When I went online, I found many dream quotes, some I had never heard before:
Anais Nin: “Dreams are necessary to life.”
Anatole France: “To accomplish great things, we must not only act, but also dream; not only plan, but also believe.”
Carl Sandburg: “Nothing happens unless first a dream.”
George Bernard Shaw: “You see things; and you say, "Why?" But I dream things that never were; and I say, "Why not?"
Harriet Tubman: “ Every great dream begins with a dreamer. Always remember, you have within you the strength, the patience, and the passion to reach for the stars to change the world.”
Victor Hugo: “There is nothing like a dream to create the future.”
William Arthur Ward: "If you can imagine it you can create it. If you can dream it, you can become it."
Sue Ebaugh: "Within our dreams and aspirations we find our opportunities."
Stephen Leacock: 'May be that those who do most, dream most."
Then I went on to create my serenity collage. The images here all bring me peace/relaxation/serenity. Water has always been a source of peace for me, thus most of the images show water. But dance, music, massage, sky, flowers are some of the ways that I use to relax.
Besides the collage I will also be creating affirmation cards to lead me through this visualizing course. I am looking forward to uncovering more of my intentions and deep dreams. Inward reflection will be a part of this journey (as well as with "The Artist's Way" - which I am reading with another group).