by Maria Koropecky, Storytelling Coach

This morning I had a really vivid dream.

I was at a party and I didn’t feel like I belonged there but I was there. A friend of mine in real life showed up in the dream and he went to the nearby library that was also a restaurant and a hotel and he told me that he met a celebrity author while he was there.

I wanted to talk to the celebrity author too and so I went to the library/restaurant/hotel and I was looking for him and I walked through an art deco restaurant that was full of cigarette smoke and I coughed and thought “do people still smoke?” and then I kept on going and I actually did meet the celebrity author eventually.

He was a large man and had a beard and he was very flamboyant and I think he was wearing makeup. Somehow, during our conversation, I got a medal that he had and it was this big, black round medal on a chain, the size of a coffee mug and when I woke up, I asked myself, “Who was that guy?”

Somehow, H.G. Wells came to mind. So, I Googled H.G. Wells and I thought, “Yeah, that’s pretty close and while I was searching online, I also discovered that I had this author dream on Robbie Burns Day, a day which celebrates the life and poetry of the Scottish poet, Robert Burns.

I thought my timing was pretty cool and then I thought about my dream even more and figured it might not have been H.G. Wells in my dream after all and then then the word “Rosebud” came to mind. “Rosebud? What movie was Rosebud in again?”

Back to Google. Right… Citizen Kane! And then I asked myself, “Who wrote Citizen Kane?” and it’s actually Orson Welles! Same last name as Mr. HG but different spelling!

So, long story short, my subconscious mind was trying to tell me about Orson Welles who is a filmmaker and wrote, produced, filmed and acted in Citizen Kane – which is arguably one of the best movies ever and if you haven’t seen it yet, see it soon.

And that’s how the subconscious mind works. It jumps around and makes non-linear leaps, here there and everywhere. You just have to follow the breadcrumbs and sooner or later, you can come up with a pretty fun story along the way!

I think I was trying to tell myself in a roundabout way to keep on telling my stories and make more videos. And that’s what I’m doing. And that’s what my storytelling coaching is all about too!

So, on that note, I’ve made a video where I tell my dream out loud off the top of my head, and if you’d like to see it, head on over to @AmmoliteProductions on YouTube and watch, “What do your dreams want to tell you.” 

I hope tonight you have a vivid dream too!

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