I'm a dreamer. And by that - I mean I literally have vivid epic dreams nearly every night.
I don't always remember all the details of those wild adventure I'm having in my sleep, duh - I am no superhuman - but every morning I wake up knowing I've been through a journey.
Every morning when I wake up, I let out a sigh because I made it through another night of a visit down the rabbit hole of my subconscious mind. And I lived to tell it. And that's the thing... what I actually attempt to do as a storyteller, is allow my subconscious mind to rise up even when I'm awake. After all - my dreams are better stories than I (with capital E for EGO I) could ever write or tell. My dreams are a far more inventive, creative, groundbreaking, rich tales that I could ever tell, so I think that a huge part of the birthing process of a new story is to shut off the thinking mind and allow the inner world to peek its head out and run the show for a change.
What is IN us that is wilder and more beautiful than we can even imagine?
How can we dream when we are awake?
How can we tap into the unseen, the unheard, the untouched in all of us?
I'm a dreamer, and in really good days - I'm a daydreamer too. In other days, I go through the motions and long for the wildness shown to me in my dreams. We are ALL capable of dreaming. Dream big. Dream huge. Dream giant.
And then... be a daydreamer.
In April 2020, while experiencing her first ever global pandemic, Tamar Pelzig pledged to write something every day, even if it's only a word, so she welcomed to the world a daily blog to keep her creative writing wheels rolling.
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