Throughout my life I have rarely been able to recall my dreams. Growing up, I had friends who were always exclaiming, “Ohmygosh, I had the wildest dream last night!” before launching into tales of random adventure. For me, between a disrupted sleep schedule during my developmental years as well as a decade of my young adulthood shadowed by brain medications, my dream recall has consistently had room for improvement. When I did remember, they were often dreams I would have preferred to forget. Funny how that works, isn’t it?
Over the past few months, as I have embarked upon my Year of Intuition, I have noticed that my dream recall is starting to strengthen. I have long heard that our dream state is a connection to the world of all things spiritual. There is nothing I love more than finding meaning in the symbols, signs, and stories of my dreamland adventures.
Just the other night, I found myself in the midst of an underwater adventure (mermaid status ✔) with characters from HBO’s Boardwalk Empire, a beautiful elderly woman, a larger than life lioness, and a dear friend. Swimming fast, escaping danger, all the while requiring no breathing breaks from the water, I woke up bewildered and amazed by the possibilities of what it all meant. It was a wild adventure that left me with a feeling of joy.
I keep hearing that keeping a journal next to one’s bed to take notes right away can help to find messages and meanings in our dreams. I am finally embracing that all those times I have heard this recommendation might just be a sign that I should give it a try.
So, as a part of my Year of Intuition and my ongoing process to untap my sparkle, I am going to add in reflective dream journaling to my list of tools to try. This is the beauty in the journey to untap your sparkle: it is always changing, evolving, and shifting. I might find that journaling about my dreams has a shimmery impact when it comes to aiding my sparkle, or maybe it will feel like another thing “to do” on my list. Until I try, I don’t know. The experiment to untap your sparkle is up to you.
Being aware of the need to recharge our toolbox is an important piece of our wellness and our sparkle. This process is ongoing; keeping it fresh is up to us. I challenge you, during these incredibly busy weeks leading up to the end of the year, to take a moment to reflect on where you might shake things up when it comes to your sparkle!
Looking for ideas? I love to brainstorm when it comes to sparkle.