What if we used our imaginations to dream like we did as kids?
The most wonderful human feelings are those we were born with naturally. To love. To connect. To be spirited. To see the world with a sense of wonder. Our ability to imagine, create, to laugh, and play.
The good news is that we already know how to be all of that and more.
No doubt we see serious problems and chaos abounding in the world. The truth is that no one is going to save us.
No amount of money we throw at it will fix it. We cannot logic our way out of it or pretend it's not happening. We cannot blame others or say we have no responsibility for it. Most of all, we can not rigidly sit in comfort zone by going back in time or staying the same.
We actually must simply connect with the inside of us. Our real voices. Our true feelings. Our dreams we put off for when we had more time. Why do we avoid sitting with ourselves? It can feel like punishment to have a "time out." Mostly though, it is pain avoidance. It's much more fun to active doing stuff. But...
Those deep and dark feelings of unhealed traumas and wounds the lead to toxic behaviors in ourselves and the collective as a whole. Everybody has them. They are in our collective consciousness rising up for us to feel it to heal it. Projecting these emotions onto others is no longer acceptable. Each of us is responsible to heal so we don't plague generations to come with war, conflict, narcissism, greed, and addictions stemming from irrational fears and deep grief. We must do the work to make peace within our own selves, our own lives, families and communities.
The great news is this: There are incredible gifts to be discovered in your wounds. Your shadow self if the key to your healing and that of the whole. Your humanity will actually save you. Your ability to be real again, create, connect with other humans and the revival of your spirit are the keys to guide you through to your own fulfillment.
We need to start with a bit of fun to connect to the dreams we are most excited to create. It sound counter intuitive to say we need to have fun in order to create and heal. Yet often the first step is to break free from some of our outdated patterns, thoughts and beliefs is by enjoying some playful laughter. We need to dream our way out through the light of our own spirits, confront our own darkness and heal ourselves in the process.
I co-created a little flying magical kid goat named AnuBel to help inspire us and reconnect with our own inner light and imaginations that were most active when we were kids.
AnuBel's "Kid Play" help us remember the joy we knew naturally as kids...and maybe even a dream or two we had as kids but forgot about.
Do you remember your own uniqueness...divine gifts or what makes you the GOAT (Greatest of All Time)? Do you know of one thing you do naturally that is so easy and joyful, you may have just overlooked it? We knew our uniqueness best when we were being ours playful selves as kids. Before "survival" conditioning from work, school, society, and families encouraged us to conform to the outer world often at the expense of our authentic selves. Maybe it's your child or family member that's uniquely gifted, doesn't fit in and your interest is in nurturing their dreams. Or maybe you feel helpless about the problems you see in the world and simply want to offer your best self to lead the way to some solutions.
The constant distraction of technology, media, movies and a "mainstream" narrative that promised happiness based on material possessions and making it to some particular destination in life often left us off balance without meaning, purpose, and the inner voice of our soul self. We often forgot that life is about the journey in the way we knew naturally when we were kids.
Over the years, with so many pressures, distractions and demands for our time, many of us lost our balance and disconnected from our deep inner voices. Taking time to just be quiet in an often loud world can feel like too big of a luxury. Yet, doing so is when we actually hear the wisdom from within, our hearts' yearnings and to connect to our true voice and authentic heart. We then attract what our hearts want through inspired action, rather than always spinning our wheels. The inspired way is different from what other people are doing, so we can feel self-conscious at first about no longer fitting in. Yet that's the whole point! We all fit perfectly together by being ourselves, not like anyone else. In reality, each of us is a perfect divinely-created puzzle piece in the web of creation designed to co-create our world by fitting our unique shaped pieces together.
Most of us came here naturally wired to dream and create those dreams through our thoughts, feelings, imagination, and actions. Navigating forward in this way usually feels uncomfortable at first. If it doesn't, we're probably not venturing out far enough to the edge where the real magic of life can meet us.
AnuBel is dedicated to the spirited child that lives in us all, regardless of our age.
Can you still believe in magic? If you're done with the tired old boring scripts and stories, the time is now to do something about it. If you're mentally stable and financially able, why not expand and deepen your experience for yourself and those you love? Why? Because together, we can create our own dreams but also collective dreams for generations to come.
It's a New Way Forward! Let's Go!
Check out my book, Adventures with AnuBel, A New Way Forward by Jody Praigg
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It's a fresh new day. AnuBel invites you to enjoy your divine birthright to laugh, play, and live from the truth in your heart. The old ways aren't working anymore. It takes so much more than facts, figures and logic to create new dreams for ourselves, our families and communities. We need to trust the new way forward where we exchange our love currency and share our uniqueness. Don't know what yours is? - That's where AnuBel can help.
There is a unique genius in each of us that when combined with our valuable skills and rich life experiences become the unstoppable power that is us at our best to achieve our highest dreams. To harness this incredibly magical energy, we first need to navigate the inner landscape of our soul. Through whimsy, inspiration, and "Kid Play," AnuBel, a magical flying kid goat, can help you free yourself from the shackles of tired old thinking to rediscover the treasures hidden deep within you all along.
Who's behind it all?
Jody Praigg Harper is a hopeless dreamer with a long history of helping people achieve their dreams working as a marketing executive, business owner and life coach. Her most valuable experience though comes from sharing what she has learned through the pain and process of loving her own shadow self.
You can gain much of her magic, wisdom and insights through her book in paperback or ebook, Adventures with AnuBel, now available through many online retailers.