Manhattan Holistic Chamber of Commerce President Michele Risa

The Cost of Not Dreaming Is Higher than You Think

Do you have time for dreaming?

If your answer is “no,” the cost in health and wealth is higher than you can imagine.

DreamsIn our 24/7 culture with light and global communication available at every moment, it’s easy to stay active day-round, year-round. Our focus on productivity feeds constant output and leaves little time for reflection, receptivity, and dream time.

But without dreams, our actions can become impoverished.

Most of us do not have a strong imaginative capacity because we were conditioned to be practical, logical, reasonable, and left-brained thinking rather than right-brain imagining.

Yet, so much is possible

during this potent moment in 2011.  From a metaphysical perspective, you can create whatever you can imagine.  And what emerges depends so much upon your dreaming.  Because without sufficient dreaming, actions cannot be inspired. And without inspiration, we will continue to be limited in our thinking.

If you are feeling contracted in your dreams, your aspirations, and your ability to envision what you truly want and desire–then consider taking time in stillness or darkness.

My favorite way to do this is to visit Central Park during the early morning hours (with my dog, Shanti) when all I hear are birds chirping and ducks quacking. No matter the season, the rhythm of nature soothes and inspires me. I sit, gazing and dreaming, sometimes dozing and sometimes alert, breathing as much as possible and thinking as little as possible.

What can you do to nurture your dreamtime?

Make a ritual for yourself. Create stillness and darkness and allow it to nourish you. Need help?  Email me.

There can be no light without the darkness. There can be no birth, emergence and manifestation without the gestation. Caterpillars dissolve into liquid inside the cocoon to remake themselves into the beauty of butterflies.

What will you dissolve in the stillness and darkness in order to remake yourself into the beauty of your destiny?

Edited from the article, “Nourishing Darkness” by Maggie Ostara, PhD.

“Enjoy Healthy!”
Michele Risa
Beyond Body Mind Spirit NYC

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