Time Out for Dreamers Audio Visualizations
I’ve heard from several parents that they have worn out their Floppy Sleep Game CD or are just tired of the same old stories and visualizations and would like some new ones to help their kids relax and go to sleep. In response, I’ve created the Time Out for Dreamers audio series. Each week, I record a new visualization that you can download and play for your children. This month’s visualization is called “Stairway to the Stars.” You can find the words to it in the last section of this newsletter.
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August Dream Starter: Stairway to the Stars
Dream Starters are visualizations which promote relaxation, imagination and well-being as they guide children into the world of dreams.
You can find more story visualizations about Dream Land, where children manifest whatever they desire, in The Floppy Sleep Game Book. Or visit Patti’s new site, Timeoutfordreamers.com for recordings that you can download.
To prepare for these dream starters, (or visualizations), create a quiet comfortable atmosphere in which your child can relax.
Stairway to the Stars
Dream Land is a magical place that you can visit in your dreams.Here, the kindly Dream Maker has a school for dreaming children, called the Dream Academy. But it's not like any school you've ever been to before. When you visit, you'll find out why....
Before you can visit Dream Land, you must be ready to dream. First, lie down on your back and close your eyes. Be very still-- so still that you can feel your breath going in and out- in and out- in and out. Take one more deep breath in and out. From far away in Dream Land, the Dream Maker knows it's time. She tosses a star up into the sky. Its magic showers down upon you. And instantly, you arrive in Dream Land.
Tonight is a very special night in Dream Land. Millions of stars have positioned themselves directly above The Dream Academy and it shimmers in the silvery starlight. Walk down a path and join a group of pajama-clad children who have already gathered just outside of the Dream Academy. You arrived in the knick of time. From near and far, Dream Land's colorful crystal mountains begin to hum, signaling you and the other dreamers that the Dream Academy is about to begin. The door to the Dream Academy swings opens and in a swirl of dream dust, the Dream Maker walks out the door. Her face shines with excitement. She smiles directly at you and says, "Welcome to the Dream Academy. I'm so glad you're here."
You walk just behind the Dream Maker, following her down a hallway towards your classroom. Her midnight blue cape, which is decorated with gold and silver stars, glides along the floor just in front of you. Walk carefully so that you don't step on it. When you enter your classroom, you notice that there is no ceiling. Bright stars light up the room and soft, white clouds hover near the floor. There is one cloud for you and one for each of the other children. Find the one with your name on it and lie down. Sink down into the cloud' softness. You are very, very comfortable. Relax and enjoy looking up at the millions of beautiful, sparkling stars that have gathered here for you tonight.
The Dream Maker explains that the stars have come here from all over the universe to celebrate the new year and to make your dreams and wishes come true. It's their gift to you. Get ready to wish upon a million stars. Close your eyes and wish for something you really want. (Pause) Your wish can be for something you want to do, or for something you want to have. It's up to you. Keep your eyes closed and imagine that your wish has already come true. Enjoy how this feels. (Pause)
When you wish upon the stars,tiny, sparkling specks of dream dust fill the air. Hold your hands up and fill them with the silvery, sparkling confetti. Sprinkle dream dust on the top of your head, your face, your neck, your chest, your belly, down your legs and onto your feet. It makes you feel happy, tingly, and very, very relaxed. The Dream Maker tosses a star into the sky. It stays in the sky and a stream of dream dust spouts out of it- magically forming a stairway that goes down to your cloud. The Dream Maker continues to throw stars into the sky until there is a star with stairs leading down to each child's cloud.
The Dream Maker tells you that when you are ready, you can walk up the stairs to your special star. There, you will find a door. When you open the door, you can step into your wishes and dreams. Close your eyes and imagine your wish coming true inside your door. When you can see it clearly in your imagination (or dream mind), get up from your cloud, and begin walking up the stairs, toward your star. There is a railing on each side of the stairs making it perfectly safe. Hold onto the railing, if you'd like. Each step brings you closer to your star and the doorway to your dream come true. Keep walking up the stairs. You're almost there, with only three more steps to go. Step onto your star. Just ahead, you see a door with your name on it. There is a padlock on the door. From far away you hear the Dream Maker's voice telling you to put your hands on your heart, where your dreams begin. Sparkling flecks of light come together to form a key. Put your key into the lock and open the door. Step into your beautiful dream. (Pause) Stay as long as you'd like. Whenever you're ready, you can walk back down the stairs and your cloud will carry you safely back home.