Thinking about this made me recall some advice from a wise painter, who reminded me how to continue when I wasn't sure about what to do next. Here is the story of that interaction:
I attended a mandala painting workshop in Baja, Mexico where the leader suggested that I wasn't finished with a painting I was working on. I thought I was done. But he said, "You definitely are not done." I could not see what he saw.
He told me I needed to weave the threads from the inside of the mandala into the outside of the mandala and tie the elements together. I wasn't sure about what he meant at first and became stuck. The key, however, was when he told me to stop thinking and just do the next thing that came into my mind.
Hmmm...stop thinking...that would be new for me. But what followed was magical!
I quit thinking and simply added the next thing that came into my mind. So if I had an image of gold feathers, I added it to the painting. Then, if I saw blue circles in my mind, I added them. Voila! Eventually, my painting evolved with beautiful additional elements.
After awhile, the workshop leader said, "Now you are done!"
It is a similar process when we are pursuing our dreams. We might not see the whole picture, but if we just add the next element that we imagine, it keeps us in the flow.
(Written by Jane Hart, copyright 2014)
What thread might you follow or what little step might you take next to activate your dreams?