“You may say I’m a dreamer, but I’m not the only one. I hope someday you’ll join us, and the world will live as one.”
― John Lennon
It is incredible to think, EVERYTHING starts as an idea. This very blog, was an idea. It was a passion deep within Chelse and myself. It started as a conversation and a willingness to be authentic to each other. The idea was brought to a ‘judgement free zone’ we created, and this “dream” was born through hard work and dedication to be being authentic. Everything is a DREAM until it becomes a reality. I often feel, to the dreamer it is always real, but to those
around us it is only a dream until some sort of substance is born.
I also am often sad when I
think about other dreams that I suffocated with practicality instead of passion and effort. The dreams I built from a thought to action generate such an incredible source of happiness, passion and purpose. Where else in my life did I have thoughts, that became dreams that never became a reality? How much more of this happiness did I miss out on?
“I believe in everything until it’s disproved. So I believe in fairies, the myths, dragons. It all exists, even if it’s in your mind. Who’s to say that dreams and nightmares aren’t as real as the here and now?”
― John Lennon
I am often sad, when I look at those I love within my world, who have not yet awaken those dreams inside of them. I often want to shake them and say ” WHO TOLD YOU THAT IS NOT POSSIBLE?” Who shattered your dreams so deep that the thought of possible, isn’t even possible. I find dreams so magical. I find passion and purpose so incredibly attractive and I wish there was a way I could just pull It out of all those I love. I wish I could drown them in so much love and self acceptance that their dreams come spilling out of them, with no hesitation or fear of rejection.
What kind of world would this place be if we ALL were able to dive deep into our purpose and find fulfillment while we watch our dreams unfold. What if we all stood by and fanned the flames of the ones we loved doing their passion? I feel it would be hard, NOT to set the world on fire.
“A dream you dream alone is only a dream. A dream you dream together is reality.”
― John Lennon
I found this so true. There is something so magical in sharing your thoughts. I think the most magical part of it all is the space in which the one you are sharing it with allows you to be truly raw. I think back to when we were kids, 5, 6, 7 years old. When an adult asked us what we wanted to be when we grow up, our answers were often so bold and hard for adults to grasp. ” I want to be an NFL player, I want to be a fairy, a mermaid, I want to save all the animals.” I feel as though somewhere in those countless adult responses and questionable facial expressions of doubt those deep dreams are drowned.
I find myself wishing I could have stayed in that imaginary space of six year old me. Where everything seemed so possible. That place was where my dreams were never a question and my natural talent and abilities were never suffocated by society’s idea of ” success”.
“It is by no means an irrational fancy that, in a future existence, we shall look upon what we think our present existence, as a dream.”
― Edgar Allan Poe
It is so incredible to me to think everything that is NOT yet created, is in someones mind. It is in someones mind and it will be shared. It will be shared and hopefully nurtured, thought-out and come to fruition. That thought in and of itself gives me so much hope.It gives me hope that our generation can all dive back into our six year old selves and nurture the purpose that was just starting to blossom.
For a dream, is only a dream if it stays just that.
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