Hi friends!

This weekend one of my clients asked me how I stay bright, happy and magical all of time.  So in this post, I will share with you my very own secret formula for feeling bright, happy and magical… even in difficult life situations. 

Daydreaming and doodling are two of the most important activities in my day.  Strangely, they are often frowned upon by our society after we reach a certain age.  In fact, I once had a licensed counselor tell me that I needed to STOP daydreaming and doodling because they were “childish” behaviors.  Fifteen years later, daydreaming and doodling are my most valuable tools for success and happiness.

 

 

Daydreaming and doodling will instantly connect you to your inner magic!

Daydreaming and doodling energize you and, with practice, help you achieve natural highs and relaxed, euphoric states-of-mind.

Daydreaming and doodling will bring valuable information to your awareness. This information could potentially advance your current life situation and bring you much relief and joy.

 

Interested in giving it a whirl? Here are three magical exercises to get you started:

1.) If you could become any person, any inanimate object, or any animal, who/what would you be? Explore this new identity or a new life situation freely. After you play out different dreams and fantasies, think about WHY you are daydreaming or doodling about this identity. What specifically appeals you?  These are the characteristics, feelings, and desires that you need to explore at this moment of your life.  Now you can try to incorporate things into your daily life that make you feel this way or start making changes to shift yourself into a better place.

2.) Stare at the leaves during a rainstorm, a meadow of grasses in the breeze, flowers in the sunshine, or clouds in the bright blue sky.  Listen to trickling water, waves crashing, distant thunder, or wordless music.  Push all negative thoughts and worries away and just let your mind float free.  Allow positive images and ideas to grow inside of your beautiful mind. Immediately after letting your imagination run wild, take time to write or draw. (You could also write your own story or play out your own movie.) Then think about the significance of your images and ideas.

3.) Take a pen, marker, crayon, paintbrush…anything…and doodle. Clear your mind and just see what surfaces. Try using your non-dominant hand, your toes or even your mouth. When you are done, stare at the layers of your work of art, for there will be more than meets the eye. Variation: Doodle while thinking of one word. For instance, if I’m feeling sad, but I’m not aware of the reason why, I will doodle about being sad until the answer appears. If you don’t feel like doodling, then stare at clouds, a puddle, a pond, or even leaves and let your imagination find shapes. Your imagination will naturally kick in and the truths that you seek will surface.

 

 

If you’re not used to dreams and doodles, then these exercises may seem a bit strange at first, but please give this a try. Daydreaming and doodling, like everything else, takes practice (especially since we’ve been trained to feel guilty for “wasting time” or “not working hard enough”).  I encourage you to let these societal beliefs go and relish in your own magical mind because you will learn how to make yourself feel happy and bright…and investing in your well-being is worth your time!

Happy dreams and doodles to you all!

Lots of love,

 

 

 

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9 Responses to Daydreams and doodles

  1. Jackie says:

    Wise words, Emmy Blue. Thank you. It’s been a long time since I spent time imagining things.

  2. Kip says:

    Love the images and your ideas. Very fresh and unique. You mention how society feels about daydreaming after a certain age, but what about gender? I also feel, as a man, that daydreaming is more accepted amongst women. Good ideas

  3. Trish Lineaman says:

    Wow, those are some pretty serious daydreaming exercises! I feel like I have some Emmy Blue homework to do!!

    You are brilliant and I hope you have the opportunity to spread your happiness around the world one day!

  4. Rachel P. Simmons says:

    Thank you, Emmy Blue. As always, this is really valuable to read. I haven’t allowed myself to daydream in ages. If I catch myself, I do scold myself (I also remember getting told not to daydream). But you bring up some valuable points…I mean, my children are happy and they daydream and doodle, so why can’t I? Many thank yous.

  5. Helene says:

    Wowsaa! I wish you blogged more often. I really enjoy reading your posts. I feel like you are a great voice of reason in this weird world. I also appreciate how you nurture my neglected inner-child.

  6. Jo says:

    I love coming here. You really make life feel easy. I would love to spend time in Emmy Blue’s world sometime!!! I will try to organize an event and bring you to San Francisco soon.

  7. Bri says:

    I have a question! What is your performance schedule for July and August??? This summer, we want to see more of you, Emmy Blue! Any festivals or fun family activities?

  8. Pharrah Davis says:

    Ahhh…I’m feeling very dreamy after this and I’m not much of a dreamer. I have a question, too– how do you come up with all those unique characters and how do you keep a straight face when saying names like the the Grumpalumpagus?

  9. Brock Mann says:

    If you look up “doodling” on Wikipedia, you’ll find the following description: “an unfocused drawing made while a person’s attention is otherwise occupied.” It’s no secret that the act of doodling has, by most accounts, a negative connotation. Sketching butterflies during a classroom lecture or making paisley patterns throughout a Monday-morning meeting, when I should have been concentrating on something else, has always made me feel guilty, like I’m breaking the rules. Yet to this day, if I’m in a room full of people, I sometimes cross my leg and angle my notebook strategically to make myself as inconspicuous as possible while I carry on fervently with my chain-linked daisies—all the while hearing the faint nag of self-condemnation that I’m not paying enough attention.