Thursday, August 9, 2012

Dreams vs. Dreams

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     Dream is one of those crazy English words with multiple meanings which are often nuanced and even perhaps in opposition to each other.

       When Martin Luther King Jr. gave his famous "I have a dream" speech or Barack Obama wrote about the dreams of his father, they were undoubtedly talking about different dreams from each other and definitely referring to dreams different than the ones we have at night.

       We might have dreams for our future, dreams of things we might like to acquire, or dreams of relationships we'd like to be involved in.  We can idly dream in consciousness during the waking times while subconsciously dreaming with the peculiar vision of sleep. Are any of these dreams connected?

        Do your practical dreams of what you would like to see in your life ever manifest themselves in the dreams of sleep?    Does your fanciful daydreaming ever influence your subconscious dreaming?   Do you think that subconscious dreaming can help bring desires of your mind to fruition?   If so, how so?

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  1. ah, dreams. Well, Arlee, my husband died 3 weeks ago. Now suddenly, dreams have become very important to me. He's in a lot of them. Just last night, I almost lost this dream as I awakened, but got it back. My husband and I have had a long habit, of getting into bed, trying to read and then giving up, talking a little bit and then going to sleep. You know, long time married people stuff. So in this dream,I was explaining to him how he died! Here he was robust and healthy, and I was describing to him what his body looked like that day. Very strange. He was kind of surprised. I guess he missed that part of the program. So for me, now, dreams are something I look forward to, because someone I miss a lot is very alive there.

    Mimi Torchia Boothby Watercolors

  2. Sometimes the things I daydream about manifest in my actual dreams, but rarely.

    Not sure about subconscious dreams bringing desires into fruition...but open to the possibilities! :-)
    Some Dark Romantic

  3. >> . . . Do your practical dreams of what you would like to see in your life ever manifest themselves in the dreams of sleep?

    Ooh! Very good question, BOIDMAN!

    Right off the top of my head, in this very moment, I can think of only one instance of that occurring for me (although there may have been more which just don't come to mind as readily).

    Back in the early 1990s, at one point I was considering a (i.e., dreaming that I would like to) move to Topeka, Kansas, because my girlfriend's Dad had said he thought he could get me a job with the railroad there, and I was pretty eager to leave Los Angeles at that point.

    I had been contemplating this idea just before I fell asleep, and then had a very, very vivid dream which told me in no uncertain terms that moving to Topeka, Kansas, would have a terrible result. Not a "tragic" result, but that it would be a "very unhappy" situation for me to find myself in.

    Upon awakening, I dropped that idea immediately and permanently.

    As you know, I put a lot of stock in many of my dreams, and this one I could clearly see was a serious message and not just some random nightmare.

    Really interesting question!

    ~ D-FensDogg
    'Loyal American Underground'

  4. I believe there is a strong correlation between night dreams and day dreams. Whatever is not solved during the day gets reworked and filtered at night - sometimes with surprising results and insights.

  5. Flakefrost -- I agree much more research needs to be done. I enjoy my dream life.

    Mimi -- Sorry for your loss. I'm not sure what it means when we see lost loved ones in dreams, but I am usually comforted when I have this experience.

    Mina -- I'm not sure about either one either which is why I'm asking. I don't have any clear memory of either experience.

    StMc --- Topeka seems like a dream place--a fantasy from the past that doesn't really exist. And a job with the railroad? When was this? The 1880s?

    Paula -- I think you may be correct, but I still haven't gotten it figured out yet.


  6. >>...Topeka seems like a dream place - a fantasy from the past that doesn't really exist.

    Oh, it exists. I once spent about 5 days there.

    >>...And a job with the railroad? When was this? The 1880s?

    C'mon, man! You know the old songs. Don't tell me you've never once sang the words, "The Atcheson, TOPEKA, and the Santa Fe."

    This was back in the very early 1990s, and he worked for that railroad.

    ~ D-FensDogg
    'Loyal American Underground'


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