Friday, May 29, 2009

Daydream Believing...

(...under our apple tree...)

I love blogging...I really do, and yet I keep struggling with it. So much has been changing that it's hard for me to deal with where it came from, or where it is going. I know somewhere along the line I decided that I didn't want to go through my life not really knowing myself. I decided that I didn't want to keep me tucked away. I also decided that I didn't want to just live on the surface...and it's hard to know how to share this...or know how much to share. I can say that the deeper I go, the more compassion and kindness I feel toward others...and yet, there is the fear that if I lay it out here, there are those who most certainly do not feel the same way. There are those who feel your feelings and views are fair game, and I have a tender heart. So I tread lightly here my friends...

This post was largely inspired by Stacy . Her post kind of stopped me in my tracks...I've been reflecting. I've been contemplating what to do next...and that is the problem. I know full well the joy that comes from bringing a dream to life...and I know I need to immerse myself in the doing. So I will start by spilling my dreams here...(and I prefer to state them as affirmations...because I just have not doubt about them...:-)

*I will earn my living teaching yoga and art. I will have a beautiful website created. I will write children's books...and poetry.

*I will continue studying, so much more...because I simply love the thrill of learning something new.

*I will live on a beautiful acreage in B.C. with my husband. We will build our own little cabin, and workshop...and grow old together creating. We will have huge gardens. I will have long grey braids, and a clothesline. It will be a magically special space that will be a legacy of love and joy for our family.

*I will continue to live my truth...

*and lastly...I will be able to stand on my head when I am eighty-six.

Now I'm reading back over what I just wrote...thinking it probably looks pretty simple...but honestly...those are my dreams. I think the last one it the most important for me, because if you are capable of standing on your head at eighty-six, how bad could your life possibly be? ;-)

(Bronwyn,2005,Acrylic on Canvas)

To move myself along I hung Jennifer Lee's business plan up on my livingroom wall today, and started working on it. I actually printed it off a few months ago, and it was collecting dust beside my computer.'s up on the wall...and being put to task...

And to echo Stacy's sentiment...I too, believe that pursuing our dreams...our passions...only serves to make this world and even more wondrous place.

Happy Weekend...xo


Cyndee Greene said...

Oh Celeste,this is beautiful!
I go deeper on a daily basis. It is definitely not an easy thing to do. And even more difficult to share. But I believe in sharing it. Not to burden anyone else. But in a revealing of who I am. And also I learn more about someone else that way. But most importantly it gives others permission to do the same. And I love that!
And your affirmations/dreams..... sublime!!

Schmoops said...

Woo hoo, Celeste! I am so happy you have shared your beauty-filled dreams here in your lovely space.

It warms me to know that my words touched something within you.

i can't wait to take one of your yoga classes.

daisies said...

i adore you and totally understand when you talk about going deeper and the more compassion and beauty that brings. i so can't wait to see you ~ oh so soon :-) excitement!! we are going to have a fabulous day, i just know it :-)

muah!! xoxo

Tammie Lee said...

Your dreams are lovely and heartfelt. I can feel the life force behind them. I add my heart to yours, may all your dreams and visions manifest.

Anonymous said...

Amen to that girlfriend!!
I absolutely LOVE this post!

Yay for you for going deep into your soul and being brave. What fabulous ambitions.
I especially love the living in nature in B.C. Take me with you please!! And we can braid eachother's long grey hair and practice yoga together.

Jaime said...

You just stay hitched to that glowing star of yours and your biggest dreams will come true...they already are!

Lots of love

Connie said...

Oh I just found you through my dear friend Darlene. I can see why she adores you so. I completely relate to your affirmation dreamcasts as if I wrote them myself. I am glad to have found you.

Peace & Love.

PixieDust said...

Dearest Celeste, I know how you feel... you may not remember me, I've been gone from bloggy land about a year (I still can't believe it was so long), and the reality is I lost my voice when I became uncertain what I could and could not post...

This is a beautiful affirmation to your dreams -- you will achieve them! They will come true!!! Oh, and the grey braids - I'm with you their sister!

Love to you,

Brandi said...

listening and believing and supporting you.

Serena said...

an inspiring post....i pray that all your dreams come true, especially the last one ~ ;)

i admire that because i don't even know if i would be capable of standing on my head now at 50.