Updated: Feb 12
Welcome to my blog: Inspiration & Insights
My name is Deidra, and since this is my first official blog, I’ll start with sharing a little about myself.
I am a mother of two amazing adult children and two siamese kittens, Cleopatra and Pyewacket. I am engaged to a wonderfully handsome, talented musician and amateur chef. We reside in Southern NJ, in
a home built in 1865 - and yes, it is lovingly haunted. Autumn through Christmas is the most active time for paranormal activities.
I am a lover of nature, in constant awe of the beauty and magic it brings us every day. I am a seeker of all things mystical, magical and esoteric. I am an amateur artist, currently developing my abilities with Spirit Art. Being a visual person helps me tremendously with all of the spiritual work that I do. I am a Psychic Medium, Mentor, Energy Practitioner,Yoga Teacher and Past Life Facilitator.
I have always had my psychic abilities - we are all born with innate abilities, each and every one of us. It is up to us to explore and embrace them. It takes patience, time, imagination, and trust. It wasn’t until my mid 30’s that I really started seeing synchronicities in my life. I began to pay closer attention to all of the signs and experiences that were beyond the ‘normal’ scope of sensory perception. While it took time and effort to expand my understanding of the healing arts, it has been so exciting and worth every bit!
“You say that I’m a dreamer, but I’m not the only one.”
- John Lennon
I have always been an avid daydreamer, and was highly imaginative as a child. To daydream, is to give our minds permission to relax and wander. It invites the flow of creativity, imagination and insight. As an adult, my daydreams often take me to far off places and even past life memories. As children, many of us were told not to daydream, because it was unproductive. This could not be further from the truth.
Sadly, many adults today continue to dismiss the desire to daydream. Telling themselves, it’s a waste of time and frivolous. Can you remember the last time you experienced a daydream? If it’s been awhile, this is a great way to tap into your inner child, and lovingly free your mind.
We know, that when we daydream, we are awake. We have a brief moment of detachment from our surroundings, as we enter into a slightly altered state, using diverse parts of the brain. This is where a person's contact with reality becomes somewhat blurred and replaced with dream-like imagery. This can often bring forward happy memories, pleasant thoughts, hopes, dreams or ambitions. While we experience this trance state, it’s our stream of consciousness that brings in the creativity, imagination and inspiration. Effortlessly unfolding in our minds, like movie clips or ideas passing by.
Daydreaming happens naturally for us, usually when we least expect it. We may be looking out a window, gently observing clouds in the sky. If in nature, we may watch the trees sway, as we listen to the rustling of the leaves. Connecting to the rhythms of life. Many people daydream at the beach, getting lost in the sights and sounds of waves crashing onto the shoreline. In my personal experiences, daydreaming has an ethereal feeling, bringing with it peace and comfort.
“The Cosmos is in us, we are made of star-stuff. We are a way for the Universe to know itself” - Carl Sagan
How to Daydream (a gentle reminder)
1. Feeling relaxed but not tired, find a quiet place to gaze out a window or sit quietly in nature.
2. Take 2-3 a deep breaths in, and exhale fully, feel yourself relax even more on each exhale.
3. Give yourself permission to relax your body, allow the mind to wander.
4. Keep a relaxed gaze ,wherever you may be looking.
5. As you become more settled, gently recall a happy memory, with all of the positive feelings.
6. After a few moments, allow your mind to wander from that memory…gently drift.
7. If you are having a difficult time, try to find a cloud in the sky, and gently observe it.
8. Allow yourself the time you need, to enjoy how that feels, to let your mind drift.
9. When you’re finished, take a deep breath in and out, bring your awareness back to your body.
10. Feeling grounded, make mental notes of your experience and continue on with your day.
“Daydream, imagine, and reflect. It’s the source of infinite creativity.” -Deepak Chopra
How can daydreaming contribute to our health and well being?
Maybe you have been working on manifesting a desired dream or ambition. Being intimately connected with your imagination and higher self, can help in co-creating your destiny. It can help you solve problems, reach goals, expand your creativity and is known to relieve stress. Daydreaming can be thought of as a magical elixir. A healthy mix of imagination, creativity, problem solving and relaxation.
Daydreaming and mindfulness are quite similar. Both, allow us the ability to connect with our inner self and our higher minds. During a daydream the body is relaxed, allowing the mind to drift along on its own journey. You may receive insights and ideas, while the mind continues to drift.
In mindfulness, we are focused on our breath and being fully present, in the here and now. This allows our thoughts to soften into the background, so that we may find stillness. Both are wonderful practices in support of stress relief.
I would like to encourage you, to accept the gift of daydreaming, when it shows up for you. Just a few minutes, to let your mind to wander. You have nothing to lose and so much to gain. If you are someone who does not meditate, but always wanted to try, start here— Give yourself permission to free your mind!!
”Drift out of your mind, and into the clouds. Daydream into the unlimited potential of your Imagination.” — Deidra Solis