The following is an excerpt from a post written by Allison Crow, our guest on our next From Corporate to Creative radio show. Allison starts the post by asking, “Have your dreams flatlined?” I thought this would be a good one to share with those of you who may be feeling as I did during my Corporate days …
• Is this all there is?
• There’s got to be something more – but what?
• I can’t stay in this job. I’m not happy … but how can I leave this job, follow my dreams, start a business, make money, take care of my family, etc. if I make the leap?
So maybe you stop before you even get started. Give up the dream. Life and business as usual.
Or maybe you’re on the other side of it … you left the Corporate world behind, started a business, things are humming along, and you’re a bit bored. You’re hiding out. You’re not allowing yourself to dream big because you know the risk involved. And you’re tired. You’re not feeling up to the challenge.
If you are feeling called out, I invite you to join us for this show. We’ll be talking about Finding & Unleashing your Authentic Self in your Creative Business, and the inner changes, patterns and phases you may encounter and what to do when they hit. ~K.G.
By Allison Crow
Yesterday, I woke up to this quote:
- The entire Universe is set up to produce wanting within you! You cannot squelch wanting. You are born wanters. Wanting is a good thing. Write that down in big letters: WANTING IS A VERY GOOD THING! ~ Abraham Hicks
Then it hit me. WANTING IS BRAVE. It takes courage to want. Just like courage to love– without the wanting you can’t be wounded, disappointed or fail. When one doesn’t want, there is no risk. If I stop wanting, there is no risk. No wonder my chest was tight -I’d closed off my heart to the wanting!
- If I stop wanting – if YOU stop wanting, if WE stop wanting, we end up playing small and stepping OUT of the path of our soul! My dreams matter. Your dreams matter. They are born of SPIRIT WITHIN and are meant to be unleashed on the world.
And here I am at the edge again. Ah the glorious edge. I’m being called to step into my fullness and to want more, to creatively imagine and envision more. At the edge I am dared to dream. Because many of my dreams came true much more swiftly than I’d imagined, I’d quit dreaming.
It is time to go back into the dreaming workshop, the visioning space and activate those dreams. It is time to unleash my desire on to the world. Not through cute new purple shoes, and new bed linens- those are just the symptoms that my soul’s dreaming had run dry! I am to revive that soul’s dreams…to fan their flame and nourish them.
YOU MAY BE CALLED TO DO THE SAME. If this stuff zings with you, check in with your Inner Whisper – and hear what that voice is saying to you about your dreams. Have they flat-lined? Is it time to revive them?
An exercise to Revive your dreams
Yesterday I started easy, with an exercise I used to give my clients. It is just a call to come up with 100 dreams and includes some prompts to help stimulate your imagination. Here is the link to download the exercise: 100 Dreams List By Allison Crow
I started my list and intend to have 100 Dreams by the end of the day today.
As Oliver Wendell Holmes Sr said, “A man’s mind is stretched by a new idea or sensation, and never shrinks back to its former dimensions.” By pushing ourselves to think of 100 dreams- large and small, we will expand our minds and spirits- we can fire up the synapses and the neurotransmitters in our brains.
I will share my 100 dreams with you in the next few days. I’m daring to dream, and I’m daring to launch those in to the world.
I DOUBLE DOG DARE YOU TO COME UP WITH A 100 DREAMS!
About the Author
Allison Crow, is a speaker, writer, intuitive life coach, and teacher. A goddess of color, creativity, and unashamed moxie, Allison adores alignment, authenticity, creativity, connection, & balance. In 2010, after years of teaching, training, and coaching in traditional corporate positions, she took a grand leap of faith, trusted the promptings she was getting from the Universe, and started her creative visual thinking company alongside her coaching practice.
Allison helps highachieving, soulcentered, visionary women activate their gifts and truth to create SOULFULL lives by focusing primarily on the inner work of energetic alignment and beliefs.
Allison is Texas native, lives in Austin with her husband and three dogs, Leroy Brown, Daisy Mae and Lulu, and she makes it a habit to play and nap as much as possible. You can find Allison online at www.allisoncrow.com.