When Our Mind Is Away

How’s your year going so far sweetling? I have been blessed. My focus for January, my word of the month, is calm: softening, zen, de-stressing, serene, lulling, all of those words that mean slow and beautiful and full of deep breathing.

I feel it changing me already.

It’s funny how focusing on one attribute of your life can completely change the way you’re living and the way that you feel. When you think about it, life is like this gathering of ingredients. Passion, rest, happiness, action, inaction, love, hate, sadness, living, dreaming, work, play, family, friends – and suddenly you increase the dosage of one thing and bam, life gets more awesome.

What are you increasing or decreasing in your life?

While I am embracing this concept of a serene and laid-back lifestyle (have I mentioned it’s scrumptious?) I have found myself drifting off into daydreams. I start dreaming about what is yet to be. Allowing myself to daydream about the rest of the year, about how my website looks (Do ya like it? It got a makeover), about the things I want to create and be and feel and I find myself riding a wave of creativity and passion.

Which just proves, daydreaming is a fantastic resource.

This card comes from the Wild Wisdom of the Faery Oracle and is all about the power of creative daydreaming. I dunno about you, but even now, I frequently hear how I have my head in the clouds. The view is pretty epic up there, so it’s no wonder. Growing up it’s so easy to get into believing that daydreaming is a waste, that it’s taking your attention away from important things that you should be doing. Ya know, obligations, responsibilities, work.

We are taught that our imagination is less of a tool and more of a distraction, at least that’s often the mainstream view of it, I bet you know better. Without imagination we’d be living in a pretty dull world so I for one am grateful for the reminder to lay back, close my eyes, and let my mind wander.

“Imagination is more important than knowledge. Knowledge is limited. Imagination encircles the world.”  ― Albert Einstein

This is your permission slip to daydream.

Really. Daydream and don’t feel bad about it. Let your mind wander away to far off places. Immerse your mind in beautiful what ifs and might be’s. Daydreaming allows you to get in touch with that part of yourself that creates and thinks outside of the box. So create. Put those daydreams into action. Start writing a story that you thought up, paint something that you see behind your eyes, start putting those far away goals into action.

What things do you daydream? 

  • I like to sit and daydream and make lists in my journal of what exactly my life will be like once I'm healthy. I completely map out perfect days and new routines. I know many would recommend against this kind of daydreaming but I think it help me take the baby steps I need to take to eventually get there.

    I saw on the photo of your Jan page that one of your goals was to get your site moved over to wordpress. It looks like you've accomplished that goal and I wanted to let you know that I think the site looks fantastic!!

  • Eve

    Your site looks beautiful!

    I'm currently putting a daydream into action! I've been daydreaming to get back into scrapbooking for the last six months but always had an excuse: not enough time, not enough money, I'm not going to enjoy it, Instagram's good enough. This month I finally jumped right in, picked out only what I needed and loved, and today I did two pages and enjoyed it SO much! It's so exciting to see pretty pictures full of happy memories come together while using my creativity.

    As of this week, I've been increasing my organization: photos, passwords, emails, etc. It's felt amazing to purge stuff I no longer use or need while filing everything else where it should be.

  • Dominee

    Thank you, I'm glad that you think so. The scrapbooking sounds awesome, I've always wanted to try it! I'd love to see pictures!

  • Dominee

    Thank you Angie! I don't think there's anything wrong with daydreaming how you want your life to be, somedays it helps keep us going!

  • Eve

    I encourage you to when you can, especially since you're so creative. It's a great outlet, and you have pretty memories afterwards. 🙂