How Dreams Can Emerge

Two years ago, my truest dreams began to emerge from the deep sea, as if they had been held down for lifetimes by a colossal antique anchor.

At first, I thought it was wishful thinking. But the visions kept surfacing each day. I couldn’t ignore them—although flailing about—as I became increasingly aware of my thoughts, motivations, fears and aspirations. Driving down the road with Harrison in the back seat; cooking dinner; taking a hot shower. Wherever I was; whatever I was doing, the visions persisted. I wasn’t trying to think about them. After a while, I realized that I would never know the possibilities unless I started taking action toward the dreams. Thus began my new life journey.

First, dispelling deep-rooted fears, and carefully excavating my childhood dreams, I could breathe again. Finally, I realized that I needed creative outlets, just like a child.

My Creator is teaching me courage, real confidence, character, patience, tenacity, love, empathy and other attributes as I continue along this illuminated path. He gently whispers, “Don’t worry about the outcome, Crystal. Stop worrying. Start trusting me. Focus on the process of this new life; how you are creating your own life; it’s your choice. Enjoy the journey. Help others. Love everyone.” These are the truths which keep me going.

Our truest life is when we dream while awake. The question is: Do we choose to have the courage and joy that He already offered to pursue our dreams? That is what will continue to be the catalyst for change, for growth, for the journey to our wildest imaginings.

What do you dream about? Do you allow your mind to open up to all the possibilities the Creator has for you? If not, why?

“All men dream but not equally. Those who dream by night in the dusty recesses of their minds wake in the day to find that it was vanity; but the dreamers of the day are dangerous men, for they may act their dream with open eyes to make it possible.”—T.E. Lawrence

“And the LORD answered me, and said,
Write the vision, and make it plain upon tables,
that he may run that readeth  it.  For the vision is yet for an appointed time,
but at the end it shall speak, and not lie:
though it tarry, wait for it; because it will surely come, it will not tarry.”
Habakkuk 2:2-3 (KJV)


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2 thoughts on “How Dreams Can Emerge

  1. sammiebennett on said:

    Love this so very much, Ms. Crystal, and absolutely love the challenge to dream while awake! I can get caught up in my to-do list so easily that dreaming seems secondary. But I know that’s not true. So thanks for this encouragement. I think you’re great.

  2. You have such insight as a young writer, there I said that . I trust that God will uncover all those dreams and hidden talents that you may not even know about now. Keep your faith and I do know that God is Faithful. You absolutely amaze me from the inside and out.

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