Dream the Heck out of Your Life after Loss


I dream and dream and dream.

Every day.

Every night before I fall asleep I think of all the things I want to experience.

All the places I want to visit.

The Blue Lagoon in Iceland.

Australia.

New Zealand.

I long to live at the beach and in the desert.

Yes, both.

I dream of all the books I am going to write.

The fascinating people I want to meet.

I see myself doing and being all these dreams, every day without a break.

I think my dreaming saved me all these years ago.

I used to escape in my dream world to find solace and immerse myself in all the possibilities that my dreams created.

Call it escaping.

Call it denying my reality.

I don’t really care what it’s called.

I dare you to enter a world of dreams inside your mind and visit it every day.

But be warned.

Your grief will try and sabotage these dreams telling you a million reasons they won’t happen.

Don’t listen to your grief when it comes to your dreams.

I have received so many emails from people telling me why they can’t make a dream come true.

And you know what is really strange?

Everyone’s reasoning as to why not… is the same.

“I don’t have enough money to travel.”

“I can’t move because of my kid’s school.”

“My health is not good. I will go next year.”

“I don’t have time off work.”

The list goes on and on and on.

And the dreams are the same too.

“I want to travel more.”

“I want to leave my job and do what I love.”

“I want to love again.”

“I want to write a book.”

The really sad thing is that grief wins most of these battles.

But have you noticed the dream does not give up?

Even after you reject the dream it keeps knocking on your door.

And it will continue knocking until your last day.

The dream never ever gives up on you, but why do you give up on your dream?

Do you think dreams are not real?

Oh, they are so real.

They are your soul talking with you.

And you know what else I noticed?

The dream gets louder after loss. It screams and yells at you.

It has to yell because grief is the loudest yeller of all.

Grief’s voice even has an echo.

It shatters glass and it goes on a continuous loop.

Your dream has to find a way to get inside the loop, hijack you and set you free, so you can dream.

All I am asking from you today is to listen to the dream more than the reasons not to make the dream come true.

Please.

Will you listen just for today?

See what happens.

I have seen homeless people make dreams come true.

I have seen people who can’t walk or talk or see make dreams come true.

Money is not a criteria for dreams to come true.

Of course it’s easier to make dreams come true when we have access to money.

Sure it is. But someone once said don’t do it because it’s easy, do it because it’s hard.

Unless we are dead then nothing should stop us from dreaming our dreams. (Click to Tweet!)

Health is tricky but even when I am throwing up because I am sick or when I am inside a hospital on a hospital bed I close my eyes and find my way to a dream to get myself the heck out of there.

I know I am giving you tough love lately.

I am giving the same tough love to myself.

You get what I get.

You get the voice that helped me make all of my dreams come true.

Nothing but the best for you. 🙂

With infinite dreams, until the very end,

Christina

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Christina Rasmussen

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