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Homesteading: Reflections #16: Dream-Sharing

Community provides a wonderful opportunity for dream-sharing, not the “I fell out of an airplane dream” but the dreams of what our lives will look like in the future, the long-term goals that are unfolding.


What is dream-sharing? 
  • Describing our dreams and goals to others; 
  • Listening to others’ dreams; 
  • Finding the commonalities of the dreams
  • Validating each other’s dreams 
  • Supporting each other’s dreams
  • Being a resource for other’s dreams

What are the benefits of dream-sharing?
1. The key benefit of dream-sharing is that we develop a clearer picture of what we want and what we need to do to get there because we are putting our dream-thoughts and images into words, into the concrete.

2. The next major benefit is that, when we share our dreams with others, they will (hopefully) ask questions and share their own experiences, which will, again, help us create an even clearer image of our dream.

3. Next on the list of dream-sharing benefits is community-sufficiency. We each have skills, personal gifts, resources, and connections that can be helpful and supportive of others working towards their dreams. 

Self-sufficiency doesn’t necessarily mean we have to do it by ourselves. 
Community-sufficiency works together, helping each other become more self-sufficient. 

4. And, then, there is just the sense of community as a whole. Human-beings are social creatures and having the opportunity to connect with, form relationships with, like-minded people is priceless! 

What is your dream?

Share your dream. Write a blog about it or leave a comment below. I’d love to be inspired and motivated by your dream and see how it is similar to mine.

And from there? One never knows what might unfold!
- Debbie

a simpler life