Resistance is something every dreamer and every dream group experiences. We either address our reluctance unconsciously (i.e. with passive aggressive behavior or with plain ol’ rebellion), or we can address it consciously. When you shine a spotlight on resistance-just like with any good shadow-it loses its power.
Often the reason for the reluctance (or the out and out refusal) is simply because the call to adventure is inconvenient or in conflict with the ordinary person’s agenda. Consider that the ordinary person has a mile-long list of demands for life, whereas a true hero asks only what life demands of them.
Contemplate the following questions:
– In what ways do you resist dreamwork?
– Do you think you don’t have enough time or energy to contemplate your dreams?
– Does your morning routine take you deeper in or further away from your dreamwork?
– Is there any part of you that may still believe dream work is superfluous, indulgent, or frivolous?
Whatever your resistance is, identify it, shine a light on it, and allow it to dissolve so that that you may move on to the next stage.
I discuss Stage 3 of the Hero’s Dream Journey (The Refusal of the Call) in more depth. http://www.kellysullivanwalden.com/robert-hoss-2.html
Stay tuned for next week where we explore The Hero’s Dream Journey Stage Four: “Meet the Mentor”…