I recently coached a family that has many new things on the horizon. Together we looked into the previous chapter of their story to see what they may miss about it, and which aspects of it they would like to bring along into the new chapter they are creating. In the session they began to envision what they want the new chapter to look like and as I listened, they began to become aware of High Dreams and Low Dreams.
What do I mean by High dreams Low Dreams? High Dream – “I hope I get the great new job”. Low Dream – “what if I call her and she doesn’t call me back?” High dreams and low dreams are our best hopes and our worst fears. In relationships it is not always that simple, nor that easy to be aware of these two ‘distinct dreams’ at all times, and yet, even though we may be unconscious of these concepts, they can have a powerful impact on what we create in our life and in our relationships.
The family’s low dream was around not having as much quality time together and their high dream was doing something together as a family that was bigger than themselves, serving the world in some way. With this awareness, they can now intentionally create what they want by looking at what supports their high dream and minimize the possibility of only their low dream occurring.
You may be wondering, how does being conscious of your high dream, low dream, hopes, expectations and desires, have an impact on how you are in your relationships? Well ask yourself – “Do I operate more from the realm of my low dream or more often from my high dream, and what impact does that have?”
Awareness is wonderful and sometimes scary, and it gives us the opportunity to be more intentional in our relationships. If life is a canvas, will YOUR masterpiece be influenced by a low dream or high dream?
Thanks to my wonderful clients for giving me permission to share their story.
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