From Ishita Gupta

If what you desired most – the book deal, the mentor you’re scared to send the email to, the perfect partnership- what you’ve wished and prayed for – if it landed on your doorstep tomorrow, would you be ready for it?
This makes me first think, what is it that I desire most. Every evening in my visioning journal, I write: Kelsey Blackwell, NYT Best-Selling Author. What I want is to write something of impact that would reach a great number of people. So the question is, what would need to land at my door in order to achieve such a feat? Time to write? Inspiration? A book deal? I’m not ready for the book deal, but I am ready to prioritize carving out time for writing and reflection. It’s time to bring this dream to fruition.

Charlie Gilkey

When prompted to dream, a natural default for many of us is to start thinking and end up in our head. We dream of logical possibilities, things we might do, places we might be, and so on.

What’s often left out of it, though, is how we feel. Since feeling drives action more than thought does, this is a major oversight and often leads to dreaming that never turns into action.

So, rather than dreaming from the head, I want to prompt you to dream from the heart. There are many ways to go about this, but choose one of the prompts below that tugs the most at you:

What do you want to feel at the end of 2018 that you currently don’t feel or don’t feel enough of? (Good: I want to feel excited about what I’m working on; not so good: I want to know what’s the right thing for me to focus on.)

I like this question outside of “what don’t I feel or feel enough of.” It’s not that I don’t feel these things now, but rather that I’d like to prioritize continuing to feel them in 2018.

Confident. That I’m aligned with the meaningful work I’m met to do in this lifetime, and that this work is of benefit to others.

Connected. And in the flow – feeling a deep connection to myself, my body wisdom, my unseen guides, the whisperings of the environment and the network of similarly oriented artists, dreamers, visionaries and creators.

That I Belong. John O’Donohue says, “Be. Longing.” Longing is part of our human condition. Can I find my own rhythm and familiarity with this? I’m realizing the comfort, strength and humility of longing to belong and in this “belonging.”

Expressed. Speaking my truth. I’m putting my voice feeling expansion and freedom.

Joyful. In the mundane and the every day – the marvelous crumbs. I savor them daily. I am present for my life.

Content. Living in the question. There’s a trust that this is not cause for alarm. This openness allows possibility for discovery.

Secure. Foundationally. I’m “taking care of business” health, finances, relationships.