If we were supposed to be in this world until the age of 75, and considering the 8 hours per night that we need to pull in, we would have slept 25 years of our life, work 25 years and have fun for another 25 years. Obviously the ratio is accurate if our 24 hours would be equally divided in 8 hour of sleep, 8 hours of work, and 8 hours of fun. In those twenty-five years of our lives, time in which we are in the world of our imaginings, in which everything is possible and nothing gets to be undone or is impossible to be achieved, our highest self is in full bloom and in direct connection to the Source
Dreaming is an essential part of our lives. People can swim in the dreams’ currents of a long night’s sleep or be in the hypnogogic state or the so-called subconscious mind; they can potentially think about the American Dream or just be in a creative state of mind where the muse is invoked and brought forth. That euphoric state where there is no beginning and no end, there is no cause and no effect is a modus vivendi for couple of hours per night. You can be whatever you want to be, in a real or imaginary place, young or old, happy or sad, successful or not, married or single, sick or healthy, and, in a blink of an eye, your whole world can change from death to being alive and from living to dying.
If we were supposed to be in this world until the age of 75, and considering the 8 hours per night that we need to pull in, we would have slept 25 years of our life, work 25 years and have fun for another 25 years. Obviously the ratio is accurate if our 24 hours would be equally divided in 8 hour of sleep, 8 hours of work, and 8 hours of fun. In those twenty-five years of our lives, time in which we are in the world of our imaginings, in which everything is possible and nothing gets to be undone or is impossible to be achieved, our highest self is in full bloom and in direct connection to the Source. It is like having a direct line with the Universe, with its Master, and there is no busy signal or dropped off calls. You can have it all and be all.
Aristotle (384-322 B.C.) the Greek philosopher said that dreams are the result of physical disturbances, such as having an upset stomach. He also believed that dreams contain memories of events that happened during the day. Sigmund Freud (1856-1939) the Austrian psychoanalyst thought dreams contain unconscious thoughts and desires that are socially unacceptable, and he believed that people need a psychoanalyst to help them understand their dreams. Carl Jung (1875-1961) a Swiss psychologist who was one of Freud’s students, somewhat disagreed with Freud on the meaning of dreams. He did not believe that all dreams reflect unconscious desires. Jung also felt that people could learn to interpret their own dreams.
Religious writings, such as the Bible and the Koran, sometimes describe dreams as symbols or visions of the future. So, dreams are hidden desires that can underline a person’s life, and, at the same time, enhance it.
Dreams can be passive and active; they can come to you unnoticed, or they can put your body in motion to make them real. Even if many people cannot decode the meanings they are given during their nocturnal existence, they should try to remember and write them down. They contain codified messages the mind is trying to transmit. Faces and places can be linked to future-to-be happenings as deja-vu experiences, or they can reiterate issues the mind is trying to control and is wrestling with.
On the one hand, women tend to dream more than men. They are in tune with their inner spirit, and they are already known as the emotional gender. Women think and dream about their life, their partner, and the career they want to embrace. When they were young, they were reading stories about the prince in the shining armour on the white horse coming to their rescue. When adulthood has reached its peak, they already know that it was just a legend and, in order to be the princess of the castle, they had to go out in the jungle and fight for their title. If as little girls, they were told that they could become whatever they wanted to become, well, that was a dream, or was it after all? And, like most dreams, it is being said that they vanished the minute they woke up. But, what if the waking up is not the real part and the dream is? What then?
People will become whatever they work for but also dream of becoming. They need to be able to dream it first in order to achieve it. Out of nothing came something, and we all know that’s not a dream, but pure reality. Imagination is way more important than knowledge and like Einstein said, “knowledge is limited to all we now know and understand, while imagination embraces the entire world, and all there ever will be to know and understand.”
In order to see it we need to believe it and not the other way around. All discoveries happened when people had a vision, had a dream and, from the end, they created backwards. The power of the mind, having the power of dreaming, is the most important asset humans have. All dreams become reality if we believe in them, if we feel them and act like we have already embodied them since eternity. Edison, Wright Brothers, Ray Charles, Nelson Mandela, Dalai Lama, and Leonardo da Vinci – they found their dream and acted like they have known it somewhere deep down in their soul. They were born with that golden mine, and they have brought it into the light from the deepest and darkest corners of their caves. They excavated their potential and exposed the dream they were holding on so dearly in their hearts.
Like every bird has a song to share with the world, so does every human being. Dreams are the unsung songs of humans ready to be heard, ready to be achieved.
So, what are you waiting for? So dream on, you dreamy girl!