Take Me to a Timely Place

Take Me to a Timely Place

It sounds a little like "Calgon, take me away, but this phrase has the power to take you anywhere you want to go.... within your imagination! It's the first part of the invocation, the 2nd step of what I call DayLight Dreaming, a method of inner visioning or directed waking dreams that can be truly transformative.

Because of the nature of our human experience, everything is anchored in time and space. When we know the time and the place, we are "oriented." "Timely place" is simply about calling forth the best space and moment for experiencing a named intention in our DayLight Dreaming.

Every time and place is further defined by our senses, what we see, hear, smell, taste and touch. We don't always consciously register all of these senses, but we can certainly all think of a time and place that exists in our memory but is brought to the forefront of our minds from a smell, a song, a phrase, or a feeling. In fact, every moment is informed by those past moments to some degree or another.

Take me to a timely place, as a phrase, is about going somewhere. Where do you want to go? What do you want to experience? Answering these questions help to determine your intention, the second invocation part of DayLight Dreaming. What do you want to learn? to see? to do? Who do you want to encounter? to converse with?

Do you dare use your imagination? You might be thinking, why wouldn't I want to simply do the thing in real life? Circumstances of time and space often limit what we can physically do, where we can physically go - other commitments, physical limitations, even when we are able to experience these things we are often not even present to them, because we are actually DayLight Dreaming somewhere else.

Go ahead! Try it! So what if have a trip planned to Rome next year?! You can go there now, in a manner of speaking! "Take me to a timely place where I can visit a Piazza in Rome." Let your imagination take you. It may be nothing like your actual trip to Rome, but a subsequent trip wouldn't be like the first one either! You might find it helps you tune in to your surroundings in Rome when you get there, in a way you might have missed otherwise.

Get even more creative and enter into the purely imaginative. Meet with a character in your favorite book. Visit the Moon. Explore a dormant volcano. Be literal. Be symbolic. But let your imagination lead. The possibilities are truly endless.

Here are the 5 steps of the DayLight Dreaming process, on a most basic level.

  1. Induction - Diminish activity and prepare to go within. Relax your body and mind. Ideally, you will be in a place where you can be undisturbed for a period of time. While some sessions might last for 10 to 20 minutes or more, very powerful sessions can be experienced in as little as a few minutes.
  2. Invocation - You are invoking or inviting the imagery to come forth with your stated intention. Here are a few suggestions

Take me to a timely place where I can understand my sister's pain.
Take me to a timely place where I can meet the day with equanimity and grace.
Take me to a timely place where I can see solutions for [my current problem].