Saturday, October 23, 2010

Dreamboard for the Full Harvest Moon

It's been a really intense period lately and I've been feeling it all in my knotted stomach and achy shoulders, neck, head. In one day, 10 days ago, I learned I need to have knee surgery and I arranged an interview with a freelance assignment. I have been a ball of stress lately, and I've been pulling out anything from the tool bag to try and help myself, hoping for quick relief. Almost nothing seemed to help, but I have to admit a couple of things did make me forget about my pain for a moment.

I performed with Mark Lamb Dance last Saturday, in the full storm of intense stress. I arrived at the venue exhausted, but by the end of the evening I was feeling energized by the inspiration and artistry all around me. Performing improv forces me to be completely in the moment -- and that means temporary relief from my worries about health or work. But it also gives me another perspective: there is more to me than whatever I am experiencing at the moment. I know these troubles will eventually be worked through, because I am committed to taking action. But also I am reminded that my soul needs dance and play and art. When I pay attention to what my soul needs, I'm able to jump, soar, transform, and kick ass. Red is such an important part of this board, and I think it symbolizes the energy that will help me move through a challenging time. I feel a whole lot better today, so perhaps the energy of the full moon has helped me release some stuff.

If you're interested in making a dreamboard yourself and sharing it with others, check out Jamie Ridler's Full Moon Dreamboards Online. Check out what others are dreaming for themselves for this full moon here.


  1. Very intense and very playful dreamboard.
    I pray your surgery goes easily and you recover quickly.


  2. beautifull dreamboard. beautifull words. i know how it feels to have no time and i also did a knee surgery a few years ago...

  3. A lovley dreamboard! Love that play dominates, as does soul and dance! That is something I need to include more!
    May your surgery go well and you recover quickly!

  4. I see dance and movement - and in the corner just a bit of healing.

  5. "When I pay attention to what my soul needs, I'm able to jump, soar, transform, and kick ass." Amen sister! I really relate to your post today.

    I wish you full gorgeous waves of healing reds, cherry, merlot, blood, sunset, roses.

  6. Hi Helen,

    It's so lovely to join you in dreamboarding again!

    I chose red as an accent colour in my home for the very same reasons you talk about, to energize, it works, I've come through some rough times myself.

    Great dreamboard!

  7. Sorry for the late comment - life gets in the way of our aspirations to share in this community sometimes.

    I'm a Project Manager by trade so Action Plan is right up my street. I also love dancing and have also had butterflies feature in this months dreamboard with the statement - 'look what's waiting in the wings...guess we'll find out hey?

    Best wishes, Charlotte