Category Archives: Doorway 11: Friends, Dreams & Social Life

Day 39: We’re In It Together

Recent events in our world have primed your average Jane and John to become more involved than usual. Whether you think of the US elections, Standing Rock or the Syrian refugees, people all over the world are taking a stand for their brothers and sisters. These challenging times have stirred the humanitarian thread that lives within us all.

Our final topic of Doorway 11 is Humanitarianism. Whether you think of yourself as a humanitarian or not, you probably have ideas about what it means to be a humanitarian.

Cambridge Dictionary defines humanitarian as one who is involved in or connected with improving people’s lives and reducing suffering.

This means that we don’t have to be donating large sums of money to a humanitarian cause to think of ourselves in those terms. Humanitarianism is the willingness to extend yourself for those less fortunate, in a way that makes life easier for them.

Some people have a real gift and desire to act in ways that benefit others. Doing so makes them feel connected to the bigger picture that reminds us we are all in this together. For others, the idea of humanitarianism is a foreign concept or perhaps feels too abstract. They prefer contributing in ways that feel more personal.

Adela’s Insights

 

 

Goddess of Now

The Goddess of Now says there is much to be said for contributing to the greater good in any way that feels expansive to you. There are a multitude of ways of doing this. Each of you is unique in your gifts and your expression.

The Goddess says acting on behalf of and for the betterment of your world is natural to those who are connected to their divinity and inspired heart. At that point, there is an inspired energy behind all of your actions that is beneficial to all. Even simple things, done with inspired intention, uplifts others and makes a positive difference.

[thrive_custom_box title=”Energy Shift” style=”light” type=”color” color=”#7100e2″ border=”#1e73be”]Before you dive into today’s writing take a moment to feel yourself as a member of the human race. As far as the eyes can see, there are people of all shapes and sizes, races and colors. Feel the procession of people that greet you AND rejoice in the sisterhood of love, the brotherhood of blessings. Feel the oneness as it moves like catching fire, sparking each one with love and light.[/thrive_custom_box]

Creative Exploration: Writing Prompts

Through the Goddess lens of Generosity and Compassion, consider your relationship to humanitarianism. See if there is anything you would like to shift or upgrade.

Pick from the following writing prompts, or create your own.

The cause I support . . .

All people are worthy . . .

All people deserve . . .

Write for 2 minutes or more.

 

Day 38: What’s Your Social Style?

Whether you consider yourself a social butterfly or would rather blend into the background at social gatherings, your ability to connect to your community, your people, is key in bringing your authentic essence to life. A community that aligns with who you are, and what matters most, is one of the quickest ways to craft a life you absolutely adore!

Your social life, which includes the groups and associations to which you belong, is another way life expresses through Doorway 11. How sociable you are depends largely on who you are and how you are wired. Some people thrive on being out in big groups of people, and find them energizing. Others feel overwhelmed at the mere thought of an outing like that.

An active social life can connect you with wonderful acquaintances that you see on occasion and have interests in common. Typically, people you know from large groups do not become close friends, though they may. If you tend to be more extroverted, social groups, networking events, and associations dedicated to a cause you care about can be energizing and uplifting.

Even if you are more introverted, if the cause or focus of the group is of great interest, you may find benefit in joining.

Social media has taken the place of having a social life in the real world, for many people. Even if you still belong to in-person groups, the internet offers many more possibilities for finding groups that perfectly match your interests. The beauty of it is that you never have to leave home. That can also be the drawback of social media. An in-person experience offers benefits that you can’t get online. Being physically face-to-face with other humans helps us remember our humanity and our connection to others in a way we just don’t get through a computer screen.

Adela’s Insights

 

Jodi’s Insights

 

Goddess of Now

The Goddess of Now says your social life can be a real blessing. Those with whom you socialize, particularly those you consider an acquaintance, rather than a friend, connect you with parts of yourself that you don’t otherwise access. If life were a tapestry, their threads would reside a few rows over from yours. Though your threads are not directly touching, you add color and texture to the overall picture you share.

The Goddess says you never know when the connections you make with someone you only know socially will open doors to new possibilities for you or those you love. Human life consists of concentric circles of influence. Even those a few circles out from you make a difference in the quality of your life. If you have neglected this part of your life, there is much to be gained by making new social connections, in any way that feels good to you.

[thrive_custom_box title=”Energy Shift” style=”light” type=”color” color=”#7100e2″ border=”#1e73be”]Before you dive into today’s writing take a moment to experience yourself as part of the interconnective weave of Life. Imagine that you are an energy vortex, manifesting in time and space Sourced from all-thing-ness, connected to other energy vortices. Feel your super-connection to your most expansive sense of being and feel your circle of light, your circle of mentors, your circle of cosmic wisdom. Notice if you have any guides, masters or light beings who sponsor you on the transformation adventure. Feel their guidance in leading you towards connections that are a perfect fit for you right now.[/thrive_custom_box]

Creative Exploration: Writing Prompts

Through the Goddess lens of Openness and Grace, consider your relationship to social connections. See if there is anything you would like to shift or upgrade.

Pick from the following writing prompts, or create your own.

My social life . . .

Being sociable . . .

Socially I’m . . .

Write for 2 minutes or more.

 

Day 37: Dream On

As we continue with Doorway 11, we come to the topic of Dreams and Wishes. This is the inner doorway to expanding your horizons through conscious dreams and down-to-earth wishes. On the opposite side of the map, at Doorway 5, you develop your passions and desires. Those desires inform your dreams and wishes for things that may be beyond your physical capability to create. This is the fertile ground of imagination that often includes other people and circumstances beyond your control.

Dreams and wishes are less mundane than intentions but are using the same principles. When you dare to imagine something that makes your spirit dance, you know you are on to something. The important thing with dreams is to give yourself permission to expand your mind and let your heart be part of it, too.

Adela’s Insights

Dreams are fuel for living. They power you up, inspire you, and activate your latent gifts. Sometimes there’s no limit to what you’ll do to bring a dream to life. Sometimes dreams languish in our hearts and never see the land of the living. Some of us live in our dreams and some of us dream our lives into being.

Every invention or gadget, principal or process, was birthed in the land of dreams. It was a spark in someone’s being that was brought to life. Whether it’s flying or electricity, computers or cell phones, someone’s dreams changed your world. However you navigate the world beyond time and space, it is a powerful force to create change not only for you but for everyone.

Jodi’s Insights

Many of us had big dreams when we were young. Life happens and other things can take precedence. However, it’s a good practice to revisit some of those old dreams, and see if they still speak to you. Is there something you had your heart set on, that you’d still like to make happen? The dreams that still hold magic for you are likely the ones that help connect you to more of who you really are.

With dreams and wishes, and intentions, for that matter, you do not have to know how things will unfold. The only thing you need to know is what you prefer.

Goddess of Now

The Goddess of Now says dreams and wishes are glimpses into more of your true nature. Giving yourself time to daydream and imagine yourself in different scenarios can open your eyes to wonderful new possibilities. Pay attention to those moments when you hear yourself say, “I wish…” Regardless of what prompted them, you’ll have a clear idea of what you prefer, deep down inside, and that can be very helpful.

The Goddess says you are never too old or too tired to dream. You can dream while you sleep! Allow yourself to explore your imagination and dream big! You might be surprised at what they can bring you.

[thrive_custom_box title=”Energy Shift” style=”light” type=”color” color=”#7100e2″ border=”#1e73be”]Before you dive into today’s writing take a moment to tap into your dreams. Think back to childhood, adolescence, adulthood. Notice how your dreams have been shaped by your experience. Notice how your experience has been shaped by your dreams. Feel the through line through all of your dreams, those elements that are always there wanting to be expressed. Allow them to rise like a path out of the mist. See how each step you take brings your dream more and more into being.[/thrive_custom_box]

Creative Exploration: Writing Prompts

Through the Goddess lens of Creativity and Imagination, consider your relationship to dreams and wishes. See if there is anything you would like to shift or upgrade.

Pick from the following writing prompts, or create your own.

I dream of . . .

My dreams . . .

I’m dreaming . . .

Write for 2 minutes or more.

 

Day 36: You Got To Have Friends

As the old song goes, “You’ve gotta have friends…” Friends are your reward for being yourself. Friends are like family you’ve chosen. Your family members may see things differently than you do but they are your family, so you deal with it. You bond with friends because you get along, they love and accept you for who you are, you enjoy their company, and there is a mutual admiration for one another.

Close friends may know as much or more about you than your mate, and play a special role in your life. When you are in school, it is easy to meet people with whom you have plenty in common. As you became an adult and took on more responsibilities, like career, committed relationships with mates, maybe a baby or two, it can be more of a challenge to meet others who not only share your interests and concerns, but are friend-worthy.

Even when you do find those special people you feel resonance and attraction enough to explore a friendship bond, it takes effort to form and maintain friendships, as an adult. Though there are many other things that occupy your time and attention, the benefits of friendship make it worth pursuing and finding the time to spend together. Studies have shown that those who make time for their friendships are happier, healthier people.

 

Adela’s Insights

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Goddess of Now

The Goddess of Now says cherishing your friendships turns up the volume on what’s good and of value in your life. Your friends remind you of the things that are important to you, as an individual. When your life goes out of balance from too much work, or family issues, or whatever it may be, your friends can help you come back to center.

The Goddess says friends can help you to come back to your true self when the world is pulling you this way and that. They are there to lift your spirits, remind you of your sense of humor, show you compassion, and the joy of companionship.

[thrive_custom_box title=”Energy Shift” style=”light” type=”color” color=”#7100e2″ border=”#1e73be”]Before you dive into today’s writing take a moment to imagine a perfect pairing. Think of things in your world that go perfectly together – a good book on a rainy day, the perfect top for your favorite pants, the ideal companion for your next adventure. Notice the feel of perfectly timed and suited combinations. Imagine yourself surrounded by friends who are perfect for you, as you are perfect for them, in every way.[/thrive_custom_box]

Creative Exploration: Writing Prompts

Through the Goddess lens of Companionship and Love, consider your relationship to friends. See if there is anything you would like to shift or upgrade.

Pick from the following writing prompts, or create your own.

My friends are . . .

Friends help . . .

Old friends . . .

Write for 2 minutes or more.

 

Doorway 11: Friends, Dreams & Social Life

In Doorway 11 we find higher aspirations and social connections that enhance our lives. Friendship, groups, humanitarian causes, associations, wishes and dreams are found here. Doorway 11 corresponds with Aquarius, ruled by the unconventional planet, Uranus. This where we meet others who are equals, and do something together. Group activities of all kinds are 11th house territory.

This is where you dream of a better world and join with others who are on the same wavelength, sharing your ideals. This is where wishes come true. This is literally the energetic climate in which your dreams can become reality.

Friendships can range from close friends to acquaintances, with whom you share common interests. These are the people who are easy to spend time with, and whose company you enjoy.

This is the house of hope and possibility, wild imagination, the power and promise of the people, and what can happen when we join forces.

Quotes

Quotes are a great way to explore your beliefs, thoughts, and impressions. They can expand your perspective and clarify your inklings. Here are some quotes on friends, dreams and social life to support you in considering what aspects are ready for an upgrade. You can also use these quotes to do free flow writing and see what arises.

Yes: I am a dreamer. For a dreamer is one who can only find his way by moonlight, and his punishment is that he sees the dawn before the rest of the world.  Oscar Wilde

When friendships are real, they are not glass threads or frost work, but the solidest things we can know. Ralph Waldo Emerson

There is no happiness like that of being loved by your fellow creatures, and feeling that your presence is an addition to their comfort.  Charlotte Bronte

Questions to Explore

Take a moment to sit with the following questions. You may want to journal on them or have a discussion with a close friend. You can also just sit with the question for a bit and allow your thoughts to arise of their own accord. Sometimes asking a powerful question is enough to create a shift..

  • What positive qualities have your friendships called out of you?
  • Which humanitarian causes are dearest to your heart?
  • How have your dreams inspired you to expand your life?

Resources

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