Maybe we need a diversion in the daily stress of life so we can dream again. Dreaming can be the catalyst for change.
I had a dream last night where I crossed the border into Canada without a passport or visa. Yep, I was an an undocumented visitor in the land of hockey, poutine and that swell Justin Trudeau. In this dream I was detained and was asked questions. Ultimately the authorities let me stay and even gave me some resources to make myself at home. Everything was taken care of.
Canada is a place I have always wanted to visit. In this dream I wanted refuge from America, a place that is becoming hard to live in for many. Perhaps it was about a fresh start or something like that, maybe I am reading too much into this. This is not the first time I have had dreams about Canada though.
Toronto, Winnipeg and Vancouver sound like interesting places. I hope that dream version of me landed in one of those cities. Oh Canada!
Dreams and magic have a price.
When you have a dream, you’ve got to grab it and never let go. Carol Burnett
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. Harriet Tubman
”I may not have gone where I intended to go, but I think I have ended up where I intended to be.” ~Douglas Adams
“Consult not your fears but your hopes and your dreams. Think not about your frustrations, but about your unfulfilled potential. Concern yourself not with what you tried and failed in, but with what it is still possible for you to do.”
Pope John XXIII
I have discovered that when you have to empty your head of it’s thoughts that writing them out is helpful. Last night I had to get something out of my head and off my heart that I couldn’t sleep so I went to my computer and just wrote. After I got my thoughts on screen and pixels it made getting to sleep much easier. They say write your dreams and ideas out when they come to you and I would have to agree with this. A late night writing session is very therapeutic.