DESIRE and DREAMS - there is a distinction. Desire is fueled by wants and emotions. Dreams on the other hand may be born out of a desire, but it transcends the emotion and is something much bigger. For example, I have some publishing dreams that grew out of my love for creating and writing. While the desire may help to move me to action, the volatile state of emotions is not to be relied upon. In fact, it has no staying power. Desire leads us to feel wanton and grasping at that which we don't have. Disappointment is lurking in the shadows when we are fueled strictly by desire.
We put HOPE into our DREAMS. This is grounded and will sustain us. WISHES, the dreamy, wistful declaration of our desires is flighty. Making wishes is helpful - helpful in releasing the hold of desire. Wishes can help define our dreams. But we must not mistaken the wish for the dream.
Are you feeling gripped by desire? Here is a visualization that I found helpful to release a recent unfulfilled desire:
Close your eyes and picture yourself holding a dandelion like the one pictured above.
Feel that desire running through your body.
Feel how it seems trapped inside with no place to go.
Now take a slow deep breath in through your nose.
Slowly and gently breath out through your mouth and picture the desire and your wishes blowing the dandelion. Watch in your mind's eye how the dandelion breaks apart.
In the same breath accelerate it and finish the breath strongly.
Listen to the ssssshhhhhh sound as you release the desire into the world.
Continue to breath slowly only this time breath in and out of your nose.
Follow the wave of breath, gently rolling in and out.
Imagine your breath soothing your insides bringing a sense of calm and deep relaxation.
When you are ready open your eyes and feel the weight of your desire lifted from your body.
Kathryn, Collage Diva