It's Spotlight Saturday and I'd like to give a little shout-out to my Dream Club Mysteries.
A client who appeared shy and reticent confided that she was a Broadway star in her dreams. “Really?” I asked. “What was that like for you?”
Flushing with pleasure she admitted that she loved being in the spotlight, that her social anxiety had vanished and she was thrilled by the applause.
So we explored the idea that this particular dream had given her the chance to “rehearse” being the center of attention. The situation her mind created—starring in a Broadway show—was much bigger than anything she would encounter in real life. But our minds do that when we sleep. They shift through all the story possibilities and come up with something that is often more “over the top” than the real life situation the dreamer is facing.
She was so dazzled by her “Broadway show dream” that she wished she would have it again. I noticed she appeared more relaxed and outgoing than usual. When I asked her if she still felt the same trepidation about meeting her finance’s family, she smiled and said, “Well, I guess there’s always the possibility they will like me.” The story ended happily. Her visit went amazingly well, she had no anxiety and made a hit with her in-laws.
By the way, NIGHTMARES CAN BE MURDER, the first of the Dream Club Mysteries is on sale on Kindle right now for only $2.99. A great way to start this fun cozy series. https://www.amazon.com/Nightmares-Can-Be-Murder-Mystery-ebook/dp/B00IOE4MS0/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1499009165&sr=1-1&keywords=nightmares+can+be+murder
Happy reading, everyone!