Lost childhood dreams

What career did you dream about as a child? Astronaut? Veterinarian? Ballerina? What play activities filled your days as a child? Baseball? Nature excursions? Piano practice? Are you currently still engaging in those fun childhood activities or, better yet, do you have the career that was part of your make believe world? If not, why?

It is amazing how something about our growing up process, schooling, religious upbringing and other influences can squash our childhood dreams. You may have heard “honey, you cannot turn your love of finger painting into a money-making career,” or “you may love baseball but you cannot make a living at it” and so on. Does any of this ring a bell? My question to you is what happened to your childhood dreams?

Our childhood dreams are a window into our higher self and what we are on this Earth to do. As children, we are more intimately connected to Source energy and our higher self than as most adults. So if you are in a job or life situation that is life draining, I encourage you to look back on your childhood dreams to gain insight on your true life path.

Nancy Drew BooksA few years ago when I thought back on what I loved as a child, I was surprised to realize that I have followed my childhood dreams. I grew up devouring Nancy Drew Mystery books. For several years, I believed that I was Nancy Drew, insisted that my family call me Nancy, and I would go through the neighborhood solving various mysteries. So I guess it’s no surprise that my education involved getting a law degree and my post-law school career involved being a prosecutor and solving crimes in the courtroom. When I think back on that career, I did follow my childhood dream.

Ballet shoesI was also a very creative child who spent my childhood and teenage years taking dance lessons, piano lessons, and gathering my friends together to produce dance recitals for the neighborhood. As a teenager, I had a strong desire to become a choreographer. I was really talented at choreography and was always creating dance routines whether it was in the dance studio, on the football field as a majorette, or dancing in my bedroom. Although a tragic knee injury ended my dancing career in high school, I did not give up dancing or choreography.

Greek SingAs a sophomore in college, I choreographed a singing/dancing routine for my sorority (Alpha Xi Delta) and our fraternity partner for our school’s annual Greek Songfest competition. We won for best costumes and best choreography that year!

Ballroom dance shoesAfter all of my schooling was finished and to help reduce the stress of being a prosecuting attorney, I was introduced to West Coast Swing and ballroom dancing. I had always wanted to learn ballroom dancing and I was a natural at it. In 2005, I actually competed in a West Coast Swing Pro-Am competition and came in 2nd place! However, due to the nature of leading a busy life and having little energy to battle DC area traffic to get to dances and lessons, I have not been dancing nearly as much as I desire. So this year, being a year of balance for me, I’m dusting off my dance shoes!

Earthing and groundAnd lastly, I was a rockhound as a child. I would collect rocks when I was out exploring the woods and park areas where I grew up. And each time I walked over to my grandparent’s house, I took my grandfather the prettiest rock along the way. So is it any wonder that I’m now a crystal healer?

So what childhood dream is missing from your life? And what are you going to do to bring it back? No matter how busy you are, inviting a childhood dream back into your life will reinvigorate you and drastically improve your vibration and energy. And you may suddenly find that a childhood dream can actually become a financially stable career for you!

Since I have shared two of my childhood dreams, I would love to hear from you what you want to bring back into your life. So leave me a comment or share on my Facebook page! And let’s support each other in bringing a little childhood back into our serious adult world.

Playfully yours,

Taking 2nd place at a West Coast Swing Pro-Am competition!
Taking 2nd place at a West Coast Swing Pro-Am competition!



About Allie Phillips:

Allie is a unique combination of self-empowerment coach (Certified Law of Attraction Counselor and Life Coach), energy therapist (Usui Reiki Master-Teacher, Integrated Energy Therapy Master-Instructor, and Advanced Crystal Master), award-winning book author, attorney and nationally-recognized animal advocate. Whether it’s wanting more freedom, creativity, loving relationships, financial security, wellbeing, relaxation, or adjusting to the energy of our new world … she looks at each person and animal holistically and creates a well-being plan. She holistically combines these methods to help people gain control of their lives and to help animals live with comfort in our hectic world. It worked for her and will work for you!  She particularly loves helping our animal companions because for those of us who have them grace our worlds, they are our soul mates.

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