Last week, I had a dream about yoga pants that turned out to be the sign I was looking for—the sign it was time to publish Yoga Circles. In my yoga pants dream, it was early morning, and I was chatting with a client about a project. After a while, my client suggested we stop talking about the project and go to a yoga class.
“What time is it?” I asked. She told me it was 6:50 am.
I had this dream on a Wednesday just before I woke up. I’d attended a 7:30 am class the Wednesday before for the first time at a new location. My plan was to go to this class as often as possible, but I knew I wouldn’t make it every week. When I woke up after my yoga pants dream, I wasn’t sure I would make it to class that morning.
Back to My Yoga Pants Dream
“Oh, it’s early. We can make it,” I told my client in the dream.
So off we went to dress for yoga class. The scene switched to a room something like a locker room with closets instead of traditional lockers. The closets had no walls or doors, just bars with clothing hanging from them.
So, technically I guess they weren’t closets. But that’s beside the point.
In a bit of a hurry now, I searched for my yoga pants, but I couldn’t find them. I went to another area of the room and searched some more. Still no luck. I know I have lots of yoga pants, I thought. I couldn’t understand why I couldn’t find the pair I needed.
Then, I realized I couldn’t find my yoga pants on the racks, because I already had them on! I was already prepared for class, even though I thought I wasn’t at first.
Back to Real Life
It turns out I did make it to yoga class that morning after I woke from my yoga pants dream. I shared my dream with my teacher, who reinforced what I already knew: You already have your pants on, lady!
Maybe that sounds funny (and yes, my teacher said those very words), but it was powerful. And timely. I know it was the sign I was looking for to publish Yoga Circles.
That same week, I was actively looking for another editor to scrutinize my Yoga Circles manuscript—the one I’d been working on for more than two years. Maybe if another professional gave me the green light, I could confidently hit the publish button and get the book out to the world. I’d already had a couple of editors and a half dozen yogis read it and tell me they loved it, but I still wasn’t sure the book was ready.
In other words, I was dragging my feet about publishing Yoga Circles, even though deep down, I knew it was time.
Now, thanks to my dream and those final words of encouragement from my teacher, I returned from class that morning and began a week of putting the finishing touches on the manuscript.
Getting It Done
Last October, I set a goal to publish Yoga Circles on or before my birthday in March. Then, I got sidetracked. Long story short, I spent the next few months selling and buying a new home. We moved in early January, and I lost sight of the project again.
It’s amazing how easy it is to lose track of our dreams and goals. But I think if there’s something we’re meant to do, opportunities will keep presenting themselves until we finally do it.
Thanks to my dream and my yoga teacher, Jeanne, I’ve published the first edition of Yoga Circles!
If you want to learn about the Yoga Circles project, you can read about it here. And if you’d like a copy, you can get one here!
Pay attention to your dreams—the ones you have while you’re asleep and the ones you have while you’re awake. Your dreams are not random fantasies. They are some of the most important messages you’ll ever receive!
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Hi, I’m Maria. I created Yoga Circles for you if you want to delve more deeply into the philosophy, practice, and life-changing effects of yoga. I’m also a writer and editor who helps small business owners, wellness professionals, teachers, and authors publish books, develop marketing strategies, and connect with readers, clients, and students. Visit my website (link below) for more about that. I’d love to hear from you!