Lucid dreaming from wiki:
A lucid dream is any dream in which one is aware that one is dreaming. In relation to this phenomenon, Greek philosopher Aristotle observed: “often when one is asleep, there is something in consciousness which declares that what then presents itself is but a dream“.
Often when I’m dreaming, I’m looking for a pre-lucid state so I can determine whether I’m dreaming. Why? Because when you’re lucid, you can control what you do and see in your dream. You can make the bad guy powerless. You can fly. You can ask questions of your subconscious (which is connected to other peoples and places) and get answers to many different questions.
The caveat. If the stimulus of being lucid is too great, you wake up.
The key is mastering how to stay in the dream.
There have been many times in my life where I felt like I didn’t deserve to be happy or successful, or heaven forbid, both! It seemed to be something within myself that would sabotage my efforts. Circumvent my best plans for success and happiness.
It has taken a lot of patience and permission to allow those feelings to be replaced with confidence. I’m not 100% where I want to be, because I’m still striving to keep pushing forward.
Whatever your situation, keep confident in your attempts. Allow yourself to feel the joy in your accomplishments, be they in marketing, art, music, self-expression or just getting through the day. You are free to keep trying to make your life better for you and those who love you. And there are people who love you. The internet is full of evidence of this.
No one knows your situation but you. You do not have to be a prisoner to it. You allow yourself to be held captive. You have the power to stop it. Not when something external to you happens. It starts within you, and builds on your thoughts. It builds momentum in your mind.
For all the negativity, brutality and suppression this life can throw at you, you have in you an indomitable weapon. Love. It comes in many forms and if you allow it in to your heart and you begin to share it, THEN the world opens up for you. You can feed from it and let it pass through you to flow to others, who in turn might be inspired to show love to others. This is how you can help save the world one heart at a time.
Live free. Free of the damaging voices in your head. Replace them with positive, reaffirming, loving voices. Let those voices shout down all others. You are worthy of love. Are capable of love. Are capable of being loved.
Remember, you are only constrained if you allow yourself to be.
It may seem obvious, but the best way to get started in marketing is to be bold and make changes that are going to yield big results. You can refine later as you start to learn the why of marketing.
The reasons for this are numerous. If you are just starting out, you may be lacking site traffic. So if you dive into nuance and detail, you will likely not know whether your efforts are bearing fruit or withering on the vine. The pre-cursor of any new change, should be the ability to track your changes and know whether your changes are effective.
Driving new traffic can be a tremendous challenge that is not easily solved by a single solution. Likewise, content creation is a beast that will constantly eat your free time if you let it.
Congratulations! You’ve set up a website. Or maybe just decided to set up an online presence. Perhaps you have done both and are considering a refresh of your currently marketing initiatives. Whatever the reason, there can be overwhelming choice that paralyze the best of us. (See my post on breaking out of this.)
You may have the enthusiasm necessary to spend night after night delving into code, or new widgets or new websites that offer inspiration. These are all great things, especially your voracious appetite to consume and then implement your new knowledge.
But you know, you might just be missing one thing. A plan. A strategy. Too often those are overlooked in favor of action. After all, action is what gets people to your site. Pays the bills, right?
Having a plan or a strategy in the early stages allows you to prioritize your efforts and channel that enthusiasm into the action that will lead to the greatest result. With a well-established strategy, you will know where your energy should be directed and have a fairly good idea of what success looks like rather than doing something merely to be doing something.
At the current time, I’m working on building out content for this blog.