Dream-Makers or Dream-Takers? – Richard’s Commentary

This past Saturday Rosemary offered a Possibilities Playshop to celebrate the Summer Solstice. And once again we all had a wonderful time exploring Possibilities. In a way this Playshop is like exploring our dreams, or exploring what our unconscious mind would like us to be doing! It is a “dream-maker” for us.

And during the Playshop we do use our unconscious minds, our intuitive minds to create a Playbook that we can use to guide us along our dream-paths. Rosemary’s process is very effective in getting our egos and our conscious thinking minds out of the way for a short while in order to get in touch with our dreams. She invites participants, after several exercises to quiet the ego, to make “bodacious wishes” for ourselves. Wishes are then planted on our timelines, set as goals or destinations out ahead so we can move along toward wish fulfillment, that place where we can live our dreams!

In short Rosemary, through her guidance during the Playshop, facilitates our dream-makers and we then capture those dreams and build roadmaps toward fulfilling them.

It is a lot of fun to participate in this Playshop in a group. We all support each other in the process, commenting on how the Playbooks come together, the meanings or interpretations of various components as they are added to the books. We come together as a support group and can then help one another through the months as our dreams unfold. Our intention is to come together again around the Winter Solstice to extend our Playbooks, add to our dream timelines and continue the support. It is good to have others supporting our dreams. As Rosemary wrote in her post:

There will be people who want to be your champions, your cheerleaders and who want to help you make your dreams come true. There are others who, for whatever reason, don’t want that. Choose consciously those you allow to surround you. Dream-Makers or Dream-Takers?

All the participants in our Playshop group are my champions. That feels good!

I don’t share my dreams with just anyone. Often they are “bodacious.” And I don’t need anyone to tell me how improbable they might be! No dream-takers for me! The fact is I am enough of a dream-taker for myself.

I think this might be true for a lot of us. We can often be very effective in sabotaging ourselves and derailing on the path toward dream fulfillment. After the Playshop it is back to “reality.” Our egos kick back in. We start questioning. We begin procrastinating. We get wrapped up in the routine of living. We start making excuses, choosing an interruption or a side-track to re-route us around the dream. Yes, I am my own biggest dream-taker.

The solution? Rosemary’s sums it up nicely:

Own your vision. It comes from connecting to your Purpose, to your Soul Mission on Earth. Continue to Dream Big and the support you desire will show up. Stay committed no matter what or who around you tries to take that dream away.

Choose and commit! Then surround yourself with support for your dreams, your dream-makers!

Stay courageous. Move in the direction of your dreams, no matter what. If you look around you now and can’t find friends to support you, seek out new friends. Find those who uplift others and hang out with them. Speak to loved ones and share that you want their support as you go ahead to pursue your dreams.


ROSEMARY’S INSPIRATION: Who are the Dream-Makers in Your Life?

My “Two-Minute” Video for this Week: Who are the Dream-Makers in Your Life?

Step Into Your Bodacious Dream! – Richard’s Commentary

How big are your dreams? Would you call them, even one of them, “bodacious”?

One way to get at this question is to look back over your life and take a look at former dreams and how they turned out. In her article yesterday, Rosemary gives us a good example of this with her dream to be part of NASA and then making it to that dream job working on the fantastic science produced by the Hubble Space Telescope. She dreamed big and her dream came true.

And also notice that once that dream was reached Rosemary dreamed another dream.

There is no end to the dreaming. Each dream we activate and reach takes us to a higher level where the dreaming can become even more bodacious. We all are being called to step up! Here’s how Rosemary puts that:

This is a time for each individual to show up for their Soul Purpose and LIVE BIG! The Planet and the rest of us need for you to show up in your Purpose. Even if it is scary, Dream Big.

Step up, step out and move into flow with the you the Universe has called to. Again, Rosemary used her story as an example. From the Hubble project she responded to the call to be a “spiritual healer.” At the time she wasn’t even sure what that meant! But she did feel that the Universe was calling for her to step up. And she did. It was not easy. It was scary at times! (Scary for both of us, in fact!) But there is no looking back; and there is no questioning – not for the bodacious dreams!

Examine your life. Look back on the dreams accomplished. Feel good about your progress, but not complacent. Are you living your purpose?

I recently had a scan done for me by a medical intuitive. I got some really mixed results! The bad news is I am dealing with some pretty serious internal inflammation in my body. The good news is I can treat this with diet (more on that in a moment). The best news is I scored really well in the “Life in Balance and Coherence” categories (10/10 and 100%!). What she said about this is: “you are in alignment with ‘God’s Will’ – you are on your true spiritual path. This is rare.”

Wow! I’m still digesting this result. Of course I have to make major adjustments to my diet, eating more like a “cave man.” I have to reduce my food intake to pretty much an animal protein-based plan with some vegetables allowed. And here I’ve been working strongly toward a vegetarian diet! So much for that dream!

But on those Balance and Coherence measures here’s what I think she is picking up: I do have a bodacious dream, as I’ve mentioned before in these posts, to go to Ladakh, India for the Kalachakra Initiation offered by His Holiness The Dalai Lama this year. And I am working diligently on this dream at many levels. I feel very good about this, that it is in alignment with my spiritual path and congruent with my purpose. I am very pleased that it is “out there” to be recognized!

So here’s the other thing about those bodacious dreams: they need to be declared! And then the Universe responds by saying “yes, and now we will make everything align to support your dream!”

Dreams don’t come from nothing. And they definitely aren’t fulfilled without effort. As Rosemary concludes: when you have created your Bodacious Big Dream, step into it. Create the vision, feel the excitement, step into it and, in the words of Captain Picard, ‘Make it so!’



ngc2074If a flock of robins is in the yard, can Spring be far beyond? We still have another 2 weeks of Winter to get through before the Spring Equinox and one more week of building, waxing Moon energy. This is still the time to be planning, assessing, dreaming of new projects and ideas.

How are you doing with your dreams for 2014? Are you focused? Do you have a way to live your purpose that stretches you to grow? After the transformation energy of 2012 arrived there has been an urgency to keep moving forward, to clear away the clutter and the blocks that might have been holding you back. This Spring Equinox is inviting you to burst forth onto the world stage as the flowers in your garden will blossom! Are you prepared? Have you done the work of Winter to examine your limiting beliefs and release them?

Getting ready for Spring is more than planning what to plant and bringing out the clothes for the season. This year make sure your Spring Cleaning includes some mental and emotional clearing as well. If you’re tired of not realizing your big dreams, if you feel stuck and can’t see your way to those dreams, then do the inner work to clear the path so that you can Spring Forward this month. Be sure to schedule your private session with me to clear away Winter’s cobwebs as you seek clarity about what’s ahead for you and what your next step should be. Send me an email and we can look at what would be the best support for you as this year continues to unfold and we move into a new season. rosemary@TheScientificMystic.com

And REMEMBER TO TURN YOUR CLOCKS AHEAD 1 HOUR SUNDAY MORNING IN THE US!!! It’s time for Daylight Savings Time again so you’ll lose an hour’s sleep Saturday night but Sunday evening you’ll enjoy the extra daylight. Prepare to Spring Forward in your life as you Spring Forward your clocks.

Are you in the Portland, Oregon or Seattle, Washington areas? I’m thinking of heading there after Suzanne Evans’ Be The Change event at the end of April. Would you be interested in gathering some friends and hosting a Conversation with The Other Side? Or having a private session with me in person while I visit? Send me an email and I’ll see if I can put a Pacific Northwest tour together! I might even offer the Possibilities Playshop in Portland! Let me know what you’re interested in attending. rosemary@TheScientificMystic.com

Have a Dream-y week! Remember to DREAM BIG!!!

Dreaming BIG!!! – Richard’s Commentary

How are you doing with those New Year’s Resolutions? Did you make a few, a lot? If you are anyone like me you have given up on trying to change your life that way. No, I made no resolutions, but that doesn’t mean I have no big dreams!

The Divine Feminine are spot on when they address this issue of resolutions, dreams, transformation and how to manifest the changes you want to see:

Where are you looking for your resources? Are you waiting to win the lottery? If so, are you buying tickets? Are you using the word ‘someday’ in your vocabulary of dreams, always placing that dream in the far distant future? Do you know what you actually need to take a step in the direction of your dreams?

You need Clarity, Commitment and Consciousness.

For me, clarity means “clear intention.” If we are muddled in our thinking, unsure of what it is we want to change, hesitant about reaching for the big goal, then the Universe can’t support us. Clear intention lets the Universe know our direction and can then offer the resources to help us realize our goals. This is the first component of manifestation.

Over the past few months I have become very clear in the direction I want the rest of my life to take. And the Universe is responding! Just as a trivial example of this, I received a book as a gift from a dear friend; it is Breakfast with Buddha by Roland Merullo. My friend had no idea when she picked this up for me that I have moved firmly back onto my Buddhist path. She had no idea that I am planning my own journey this year to return to my roots. Merullo’s novel and his characters have so much in common with my own life that it’s almost silly. My friend was moved by the Universe to place this book in my hands! (I’ll have more to say on Breakfast with Buddha in a future post.)

Now, I have studied, practiced, sat Zazen, read and explored in most ways possible this notion of Buddhism for many years. But I have never really committed to this path. This is the second component of manifestation. The Universe needs to know we are serious about our clear intentions. All of my past studies and practices, while I took them very seriously, were not true commitments to the path. They were exploratory, forays into the fascinating world, but with no real committed intention of remaining there.

This has changed. I am committed. My living habits are changing to support the commitment: diet, drink, sleep, dream-time, meditation are all much more focused, real, and supporting my commitment. Again, the Universe is responding to my commitment with the resources I need to continue.

And it’s really all about changing our mind, isn’t it? One of Rosemary’s expressions I’m fond of is: If you want to change your life, change your mind. Reality is after all nothing more than consciousness, the third component of transformation.  We all encounter blocks along our way. Most of these stumbling blocks, scattered across our paths, are mental blocks, maybe old beliefs planted in us from childhood. Much like the main character in Merullo’s book, Otto Ringling, I was raised as a Lutheran in the Midwest. “Lutherans don’t become Buddhists!” We don’t even think about Buddhists, unless they are setting themselves on fire in Viet Nam when we are burning our draft cards at a safe distance at the University! I’ve been changing my mind about a lot of things over the past 60 years; it’s time for this once-upon-a-time Lutheran to admit his true colors. Through many cycles of birth, old age, sickness and death, I’ve traveled the road as a Buddhist! I think I’ll finish this one the same way!

The Divine Feminine conclude: Dream BIG!!! With Clarity, Commitment and Consciousness you can live that dream!

And I do have Big Dreams for 2014. I hope you do too!


ROSEMARY’S DREAM (from the Blog of February 28, 2011)

I am walking through a scene of destruction.  Many women’s bodies are floating in a large pool of water, all face down so that I am looking at their backs.  Off to my right is a woman floating on her back with her mouth open.  She is groaning so I know she is still alive. Other women are tending to her.  I slosh through the water and the floating bodies to the other side and see women standing among the bodies to my left.  There is a woman next to me who is giving away containers of yogurt with different flavorings in them.  She says to eat them because they are the only food we have and we don’t know when ‘they’ will let us have more food.

I know that the men have killed the women.  There are no men in sight at the moment.  I am reluctant to take the yogurt because I am afraid it will give me diarrhea and that I’ll get dehydrated with no assurance that there will be fresh drinking water available.  I decide to forego the yogurt but am impressed with the way the women are taking care of each other.  There seems to be an apocalyptic energy of doom and yet the women are handling things, refusing to be defeated.


This dream FELT apocalyptic, even prophetic.  But the Divine Feminine refuses to be killed.  They, the Divine Feminine, will prevail precisely because the Feminine Way is to nurture and take care of others as well as self.  Rather than hoarding the yogurt and saying, ‘Mine!’ while protecting it with guns, the women in the dream were sharing what they had and taking care of each other – The Divine Feminine Way to exist in community.


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“Dear One,

“You have been given this dream that you might share it and its message with others.  It is time for the People of the Earth to rise up and declare their intention to live on Earth in The Divine Feminine Way.

“No longer can Mother Earth sustain the patriarchy’s abuse of her resources and her peoples.  You are seeing the culmination of the end times of the old paradigm.

“This does not mean the end times of Planet Earth.  Rather, it is She who will continue to exist and the People of the Earth who must change or leave Her.

“The old paradigm of power over others will collapse.  There are many who view this as immaterial to themselves because they believe themselves to be impervious to what is happening with ‘the little people’ – those they view as inferior.  They are wrong.”Those who perceive themselves to be impervious are the most vulnerable for they have the farthest to fall when their ivory towers are toppled.

“Those, however, who have lifted up their consciousness to higher levels have nothing to fear, for even death is not a threat to them, merely a doorway to Other Dimensions.

“The Way of the Divine Feminine is the most important focus for the coming days.  Taking care of Self and Others.  Focusing on what really matters vs. what one is told is important.  Finding strength, courage and confidence to go out into the world with one’s unique message for humanity.  THIS is what is important.  The leaders of oppressive institutions — governments, churches and corporations — will topple from the heights that they believe to be their rights.  The people who destroy the base of these self-proclaimed temples will triumph and the people who remain will create community from the wreckage of the old institutions.  The time is NOW for radical change.
“And so it is.”

Let me just add a word or two here about the term ‘end times.’  There are those who would say that the world is ending and ‘they’ are going to Heaven while the rest of the inhabitants of Earth will be condemned to eternal flames.  This is not happening.

But there must be changes in the way that we live on Planet Earth in the coming times.

Examine this dream for any particular message FOR YOU.  In the great collective consciousness we dream for each other.  As I continue to work with this dream I keep finding new information, guidance and wisdom.  Feel free to use this dream as part of your exploration of these times.  You might get a different message or an enhancement to what is contained here.  You might find something very personal that is revealed to you by examining this dream.  Use it as a starting point in doing spiritual exploration.

And ask yourself about the ways in which you can manifest The Divine Feminine Way in your life today.


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