"In the measurement world, we set a goal and strive to achieve it. In the universe of possibility, we set the context and let life unfold." -- B. Zander

The Founding Fathers of America didn't create the "Intention of Independence," the "Wouldn't It Be Nice if There Was Independence" or the "I Sure Hope That One Day There Will Be Independence." They created the Declaration of Independence, and thus a new world was born. Stronger than setting an intention to be a powerful dreamer, a declaration is a lightening rod of conductivity to energize the law of your being. In your journal (you have one now, yes?) declare to yourself, to the dream maker, to the universe, or whoever is listening, "Upon awakening, I will recall my nighttime dreams!"

And so it shall be done.

You don't have to be a Founding Father, nor do you need to be Scarlett O'Hara to do this.

If you want to set a dream-life declaration, ask yourself what is it that you truly desire to explore, manifest, and become? In order to make a declaration, you must search your soul to identify what it is you truly stand for, what it is you truly desire at the core of your being.

There is nothing frivolous about a declaration. A declaration is a laser that slices through vagaries, egocentric pretenses, and societal conditioning -- all the way to the gold at the center of your heart. Write it down in your dream journal, declare it, dream on it, and watch and see what happens! (Click here to watch a video about this.)

My friend Felix Wolf, author of the book The Art of Navigation and apprentice of the late Carlos Casteneda, is famous for saying, "Instead of telling life what you want, ask life what it wants from you."

Asking the question "What does life want from me?" is a great way of sidestepping the ego's smokescreen that might confuse you into thinking you desire what society tells you to want.

When you line up your daytime desires with the energy that dreamed you into existence, and wrap your declaration around that, the Good Orderly Direction of the universe kicks in and your higher purpose suddenly and swiftly begins to take form.

What is your declaration for your nighttime dream experience?

For example, you might declare:

Upon awakening, I will remember my dreams!


My dreams will help direct me to the answers regarding my



Career Direction

Creative Project

Next steps to take on my spiritual journey

What will you declare for yourself today?

Author's Bio: 

Kelly Sullivan Walden says dreams have a language all their own—and being fluent in that language reveals the wisdom to live the life of your dreams while you’re awake.

Author, certified clinical hypnotherapist, inspirational speaker and founder ofDream-Life Coach Training; Kelly hosts a weekly web-radio show The D-Spot, is featured Dream Expert for Fox News, and recently appeared on the Ricki Lake Show. She has written seven books including the Amazon.com #1 bestseller I Had The Strangest Dream, as well as articles published in Woman’s World, Cosmopolitan,Seventeen, and the Los Angeles Times.

One of Kelly’s dreams came true when she was invited to speak before the United Nations about the Dream Project, a non-profit organization she founded to inspire children all over the world to solve the issues described in the United NationsMillennium Development Goals.

Kelly began her dream research as a curious five-year-old. She and her younger sister shared a room and in morning the girls would wake up excited to discuss what their nighttime adventures might mean in the waking world. Over the years they pouring through dream dictionaries to learn the exciting language of dreams. Kelly eventually studied Carl Jung, Carlos Castaneda and many spiritual and esoteric teachers who took her understanding of dreams to a much deeper level.

Nearly two decades ago Kelly became a certified clinical hypnotherapist and spiritual counselor. This began her professional journey working with her client’s subconscious minds so they might discover themselves—their core beliefs, drives and desires—and discover the hidden resources to heal them from past traumas and experience life with new skills, fresh vision, and deeper knowledge.

Kelly soon realized the impact dreams had in the lives of her clients—but no guidebooks on the market at the time dealt with contemporary symbols or blended dream interpretation with a truly life-affirming approach. Her book I Had the Strangest Dream quickly reached #1 on Amazon’s Best-seller List and has stayed there for over six years. Since then, she’s authored six more books; been guest of over 1,000 media outlets; and traveled the world speaking, teaching and hosting workshops for many thousands of people.

Kelly and her husband Dana and their dogs, Shadow and Lola, are living their dream life amid the animal, trees, and energy of the enchanted Topanga Canyon in California. Kelly is currently in production of a television pilot and is excited to share her latest works It’s All In Your Dreams and Dream Oracle Cards.

“I’ve poured everything I know about dreams into It’s All In Your Dreams and Dream Oracle Cards, reflecting the latest research and current wisdom. I’m thrilled to say this work has already transformed my life and the lives of many others. My dreamwork is not just to inspire you to pay attention to your nighttime dreams, but to give you practical tools to access the phenomenal wisdom of your dreaming mind—the rocket fuel to manifest the life of your dreams!”