One of the talks I listened to at the Rainbow Serpent Festival was "Living your vision" by Mel Dobra.
The first exercise was to write down your vision for a particular aspect of your life. (This exercise can be done over and over for different visions) .
My first vision was around my spiritual self. I wanted to listen to spiritual music as a daily practice, meditate regularly, dance to tribal music regularly to reduce my inner restlessness, attend more workshops like this regularly with like-minded people so I don't forget. My vision also included taking regular small breaks away to break the cycle of being in one place too long I am not getting variety regularly - mI need to be part of the world outside my small town.
This doesn't seem a very big vision really - just make some practical changes and do it.
The second exercise was to write down the current reality around my vision. The words that came to mind were closed, locked, blocked. constricted, restricted, shut in, disorganised and settling. Not a very inspiring list at all. T his list really took me aback when I compared it with my vision in the previous exercise
The third exercise was to build a bridge from my current reality to my vision. The list that came to mind was small daily meditations, listening to spiritual music daily, arrange some small 3 or 4 day trips away, add a work-shop or retreat 3 or 4 times a year, more new healthy eating recipes and connect with more like-minded people this way or online.
I have done some online e-courses, The sacred alone and Blogging from the heart that have also incorporated facebook group and was blown away by the comments, support and encouragement from other course members from all around the world - these facebook groups are still open for ongoing support and connection.
As I said in a previous post, I feel like I have been slowly starving not knowing how to nourish myself in my current reality
The bridge concept relates beautifully with the 'Bring the rainbow to me ' concept and I have been listening to spiritual music and feel so much calmer - just need to keep incorporating more Rainbow ideas. I have also painted some of our recycled bits and pieces outside to get away from the worn, tired look and introduce more colour and decoration - more in line with some of the recycled decorative ideas at the festival - feeling so much better - still not sure what is happening but just adding bits to my day that seem to provice nourishment