Friday, January 1, 2010

My 2010 Dream Decree


Whether we recognize it or not, every day we set intentions. When we are not conscious of this, we end up being reactive rather than proactive.

As I wrote about last year, there's no need to be all self-judgey with these intentions. Intentions like that demean the power of our dreams. Intentions come from a much deeper place.

Intentions are Dreams Decreed (from the Latin "something decided").

We can't get what we don't ask for.

This is not the stuff of "The Secret." You know how I feel about that.

When I set an intention or speak aloud my Precious Dreams, it is a way to hold myself accountable.

Speaking aloud does not make it happen; what makes it happen is the hard work with which I follow the speaking.

Speaking aloud is more like a Contract with Myself.

This Dream Decree takes some courage.

The very act of deciding takes courage, I have found. The setting aside of All the Possibilities can feel frightening and is an act of maturity -- a declaration that I realize my time is limited and that I cannot Have It All if I want anything of substance.

All of that said, my Dream Decree is rather short, in and of itself, but each item is large and glittering and will eventually be broken down into parts.

For now, this is all I will say to the Universe and to you, dear reader: I Decree the following to be my Dreams for 2010 and beyond:

1. I will open a healing movement studio.

2. I will continue to develop as a dancer.

3. I will write my body memoir.

That's "it."

What about you?

19 comments:

Jan said...

Dearest Christine,
I love your decree and will do what I can to support you in making these 3 amazing things a reality. (Though I don't think you will need much help from the rest of us!) I admire your courage to stay faithful to this healing path and to spread the wealth of what you've learned to others.

As for me? I just posted one of my new "vows." You can read about it at my blog. And what's behind that? (I just realize that I haven't written too much about that, so I will this next week.) For most of my life, I have not been a peaceful woman. I have been stressed, worried, anxious and overwhelmed. In 1994 I embarked on my own healing journey to transform my life to be more calm, love and peace-filled. The journey deepens yet again this year with a commitment to "sit" and embody as best I can the peacefulness which lies within me.

In doing so, I do step out of my comfort zone to publicly embrace (and share) the Buddhist teachings which have changed my life. Living in a very conservative (Christian) part of the U.S. makes this risky and difficult. (I may even lose my publisher by doing so.) But all is worth it, for I am getting in touch more and more each day with my truest self. And even though I wrote the book (Your Truest Self) I have work of self to do. We all do. We never "arrive," we just deepen our understanding of All That Is.

So thanks for letting me rant, Christine, and tell a bit more of my story. I am so blessed to have met you in 2009. YOU inspire ME onward. xo

Linnea said...

"The setting aside of All the Possibilities can feel frightening and is an act of maturity ...."

WOW (says she as an Aha! Moment smacks her on the head)!

I'm going to write that down. In my Moleskine. Right now.

Blessings to you as you follow your Dreampath.

Debra She Who Seeks said...

Great post! And "self-judgey" is my first new word of 2010, LOL!

epiphanygirl said...

Sweet Christine,
I think you and I were struck by the same moonbeam last night. Courage, that's my word and my muse this year. Invention through intention, the work to carry it all through. I will not be mired in the poison thoughts that kill all magic.

Heather Plett said...

What amazing and bold dreams you have! I'm right here in your corner cheering for you as you make them come true.

And hey - when you open your studio, I might just hop on a train and come for the grand opening. :-)

Melita said...

wow that is awesome!! i can't wait to see how everything unfolds. i support you 100% and i know you can do it!!

happy new year. may your 2010 be filled with joy, sparkle, warmth and especially love. hugs!!

Bethany said...

I love this writing.
This way of thinking and being.
Yes.
Thank you.

Brooks Hall said...

I like that!

Lisa said...

Oh, what an exciting list, Christine!

Reading your dream decree makes me smile. I can feel your courage and intention all the way across the miles!

Beautiful photo, too :-)

I look forward to following your inspiring journey in 2010.

StorytellERdoc said...

Happy and Blessed New Year C!

All you wish for WILL come your way with hard work and good intention. I hope it is a great year for you!

Jim

Bohemian Single Mom said...

You freakin' rule....seriously!
I LOVE this post!

tinkerbell the bipolar faerie said...

Body memoir ... love that.

I like the concept of a dream decree .... bravo on making yours. Speaking of courage makes me think of telling fear to f*ck off - which I think is so very clever.

Cindy said...

What a great way of thinking of these things. I don't like new year resolutions because they are "judgy" and we get very disappointed if we don't loose those extra pounds or get that dream job. Thanks for reminding me that they are intentions and that it's really important we say it aloud. Such a simple concept that got lost in me somehow. Much love and light to you! xoxoxo

Kiki said...

What a glorious way to ring in the New Year! Proclaiming your dreams to your audiece, to the world, to the universe - magnificent! I'm looking forward to seeing your dreams come to fruition, with plenty of tutus and sparkle alongside.

Blissful 2010 to you!

Tess said...

What beautiful, blissful intentions these are, both outward and inward focused.

Laura Hegfield said...

Oh Christine the body memoir intrigues me so much! Is this a daily practice for you? Every time I stop by and read your blog I think..."this woman is destined to explore Phoenix Rising Yoga Therapy if she hasn't already-and when I read "body memoir and healing movement studio" oh my goodness I got all tingly and "yup, PRYT in the future". Maybe, maybe not, as you said it is a sign of maturity to recognize that there is just so much time to accomplish all the dreams (particularly other people's dreams for you!)...it seems to me you are living your dreams right now in this very moment...Happy New Year soulful dancer!

Karen D said...

Your dream decree sounds wonderful, may it be so.

svasti said...

Hey Christine, wishing you, Marcy and all the furry beings you live with - a very happy New Year! May it be filled with positive change and growth, whatever form it takes!

I love your decree. You know, I've been wondering what Yoga Dance actually is and how it differs from a normal dance class and how the yoga fits in. Would love it if you wrote a post on that some time!

New post(s) from me coming soon. :)

Elize said...

wow...
Linnea mentioned your line "The setting aside of All the Possibilities can feel frightening and is an act of maturity ...."

that's exactly what it feels like! Something scary about setting aside ALL THOSE POSSIBILITIES... and that IS an act of maturity, oh well said Christine!! so well said!