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?