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12.8.3. Dreaming: Possibility (Daydream)


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The possibility stage is the third stage of the dream sequence.

Fig. 12.8 The Dream Sequence

A daydream is just a touch closer to reality. Take a dream and then walk yourself through it. What does it look like? How bright? How large? What about the sounds? How sharp and clear are they? What does it feel like? Play with these imagined sensory elements until the dream becomes even more real and stimulating.

Explore your dream through other eyes. Go closer–imagine you are an ant, or a virus, or an atom! What does it look like now? Then go further away. Now you are a tree, or an eagle or looking from a spacecraft or another planet. What does it look like now?

Imagine you are different–such as 1 year old or 200 years old–how would things seem now? Imagine you have four arms or just one. Imagine you move fast or slow, have strength or are weak. Explore all the changes in how you see the value of your dream as you explore it through other eyes.

Write another story, but not just about a fictional future, but a real future. Stretch back from your dream until you are just touching reality.

Parts of the dream sequence:

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