Take a moment and think about your mother or a motherly figure you loved during your childhood. Imagine that after a wonderful day of play and exploration, you are oh-so-tired but like most children, you resist the very idea of going to bed and getting some sleep. “Just a little longer,” you might beg, but somehow, you find yourself in your bed.
Picture your mother by your bedside. Notice how she is tucking you in. Can you smell her fragrance? Can you feel her touch as she smooths your hair or kisses your cheek? Can you hear her softly telling you to have “sweet dreams?”
We are often told that children are blessings, and that is absolutely true, but let’s also be grateful to all of the wonderful mothers out there who carried us in their wombs and who had big dreams for us before they even met us. Let us remember all of the mothers who were kind and patient with us and who nourished us with their love and guidance so that dreams they had for us might come true. Let us show love and appreciation to our mothers who planted seeds in us that we needed to be able to create and fulfill the dreams that we had and presently have for ourselves.
Unfortunately, some people believe that the dreams that they have for themselves will never come true. Some people dare not dream a life worth living because they think that they do not deserve to do so. If either of these statements resonate with you, or some variation thereof, please note this: You ARE WORTHY of great things. You are worthy of creating the life that you want. You are worthy of dreams.
“But I do not know what I want,” you might say.
“What are your dreams telling you or what do you think they are telling you?” asks a Dreambassador.
“I do not remember my dreams,” you reply.
Dreambassadors who have been trained and certified in the Dreamosophy Approach can help you remember your dreams. Once you start recalling your dreams and writing them down, you will probably start to notice the answers to the questions you seek becoming clear at a pace that is right just for you. You will be invited to reflect on your dreaming and waking lives. This is a gentle and natural process which will invite you to think about changes, if any, that are needed to become the person you dream of becoming.
But becoming a new or transformed person is scary for a lot of people. You may be unsure about where to begin. We invite you to speak this axiom aloud before going to sleep tonight:
“When I remember my dreams, I remember myself.”
Repeat this axiom several times. It may stir some kind of thoughts or emotions within you and that is perfectly okay. In fact, it is more than okay because it is progress. Say it aloud, but avoid making a big deal about it. When you are ready, you will begin to remember your dreams, and thereby remember yourself.
If you are a parent, especially to young children, we invite you to talk to your children about their dreams. Telling a child “sweet dreams” is a wonderful and beautiful practice that reinforces the love and bond between a parent and his or her child. But what if you took it a step further and openly discussed your dreams with your loved ones in a safe and loving way?
If your mother or a loving maternal figure is still on this earth, take a chance and ask her to tell you about a dream. And if your mother is no longer on this earth, look and listen for her in your dreams.
To all of the mothers out there: Thank you and sweet dreams to you.