How Dreams Help You Find Clarity & Answer Your Life Calling
Imagine what it would be like to have a secret compass that could turn your ordinary life into an adventure filled journey.
A compass whose sole purpose was to help you realize and embody your life calling.
Well, the good news is that you already have such a device and part of it is dream related.
I call it your “Lifework Compass.”
And in this post I’m going to tell you all about it and give you the map you need to chart your course.
Identifying Your Life Calling Through Your Dreams
Many people spend their entire lives with a subtle layer of yearning, feeling as though something is missing. As a result, they wonder if they’re on the right path, doing what they were truly born to do.
Over the course of a lifetime, this unfulfilled yearning can lead to apathy, depression and even lost hope.
It’s disheartening, I know, because I used to feel that way. For years I was stuck in jobs that used my skills, but not the gifts and talents I longed to share with the world.
I had no idea how to get unstuck until I had a dream. I call it “I am a Lifework Gardener.”
Not only did the dream provide clarity, it inspired a creative breakthrough that changed my life. Within a year I was successfully self-employed doing exactly what the dream suggested.
Now I help other people use their dreams to have major breakthroughs. My clients dreams have inspired creative projects, helped them break through major roadblocks on their lifework journey, and provided insight into a variety of areas like marketing, relationships and even health.
I’ve spent the past several years exploring exactly how dreams are related to life calling and lifework and now I’d like to share some of my findings with you.
How to Turn Your Dreams into a Lifework Compass
There are three types of dreams that are part of your Lifework Compass. They are also part of what we at the DreamTribe call your “Dream Medicine” because their purpose is to help you live a healthful and whole life.
In truth, these three types of dreams are a bit of an arbitrary division. The categories overlap, but in order to understand their various components, I’ve defined them as three separate types of dreams.
Soul-Purpose Theme Dreams
Your soul-purpose theme dreams are relatively unique to you. They aren’t typical “I’m being chased” or “I can’t find my car” dreams.
Charted over a lifetime, soul purpose dreams become like points of interest on a map that reflect your gifts and talents and how they might best be used.
Essentially, dreams of this nature shed light on what your soul longs to create in this world, as well as what will help you feel joy and fulfillment.
These dreams can include colors, numbers, animals, situations, larger-than-life celebrities, and mythic elements or creatures.
To give you an example from my own life, I often dream about shamans, creative healing and drumming. My soul-purpose theme is to be a creative healer. Most people would not have dreams of this nature unless they are a shamanic healer and drummer like I am.
As an aside, I started having these dreams before I realized this was my calling. They led me to find my lifework.
Soul-purpose theme dreams may show up as repeating themes in your dreams. The scenarios are usually unique to you, reflecting a possible calling or talent you can share with the world.
Lifework Direction Dreams
Lifework direction dreams help you put your soul purpose to use in a specific field or fields.
If your soul theme is to be a creative healer, your lifework direction dreams would tell you exactly how to use your creative healing talents with other people.
For instance, I could be a creative healer in any number of fields, like chaplaincy or counseling. The lifework direction dream I mentioned above entitled, “I am a lifework gardener” helped me identify the best audience and method for sharing my soul purpose with the world – helping women with their lifework through healing and marketing.
If you ever feel stuck or are having a hard time pursuing your life calling, ask your dreams to give you insight into your choices or to reveal options you aren’t aware exist.
When you heed the advice of your dream messages, you may find you can cultivate meaningful lifework that is a true reflection of your life calling and full potential.
Dreams of this nature involve scenarios like “I can’t find my car” and “I have to pee but can’t find a place to go.” Most people have these dreams. They aren’t unique.
Despite their common nature, it doesn’t mean they can’t help you connect with your life calling or lifework theme. For instance, another common theme has to do with trains. Train dreams are often puns that can help you discover if you’re “on-track”, “off-track” or need more “training.”
Common themes are useful because they can help you align with your heart and soul in authentic ways. To use our map analogy again, they are markers on the pathways (lifework direction) that tell you which way to go and how to get back on track.
They are not, however, usually clues about the flavor of your soul purpose. Instead, they can tell you when you are running away from something related to your life calling. Or when you may need to shift how you navigate your lifework.
Here’s what to do next:
If you’d like to learn more about how to use this system, including how to incubate dreams to find practical steps and clarity, check out a free teleseminar I’m offering Tuesday, October 23.
It’s through my other site and you need to register to be able to attend.
You can sign up here: The Lifework Journey Kit & Teleseminar
It’s filled with fun, creative exploration playsheets, journal sheets, full color illustrations and an ebook … see how I’m using my creative healing skills to help people? Just like my dreams suggest!
Here’s a sample of what’s included:
P.S. If you can’t make it to the teleseminar, you can still sign up to get the other part of the ecourse!
Here’s the link: The Lifework Journey Kit & Teleseminar