Dreaming

I have been journaling my dreams for numerous years. I’ve learned things about myself I couldn’t learn any other way. I’ve found some of my dreams to be extremely enlightening and other times frustrating because the information received from  the dreamer is a different language. A language of words and symbols that doesn’t fit into our logical way of thinking. And the idea that we all use the same symbols is as ridiculous as thinking our beliefs are all the same. So why do we dream?

I believe we dream to connect to a larger aspect of ourself, the parts (or information) we ignore in our everyday life. We also dream to bring more meaning to our lives. Sometimes people have nightmares not understanding that the dream is to help them see their fear and that fears can be dealt with much easier in our dream state. We dream to check out new experiences before we do it physically. or  to empower our self in new ways, like flying. Sometimes we dream the future. Sometimes we dream about how we have given up the drivers seat of our life.

I used to use my dreams, as an interior designer, to see the room(s) I was working on connected to the owner and get a more clear vision of what to do with their room(s) . I found out i could connect to their own dreams of what they really wanted.  I also dreamed a great deal of my novel/story in Awakening Earth Chronicles. Scenes unfolded in my drams that my logical mind would not have imagined.  I see dreaming as our personal connection to fullfillment.

To remember your dreams you must make a commitment by saying out loud “I want to remember my dreams” AND then writing them down. there is often a strong emotion in our drams that wakes us with full memory. opening to our dream self is like  a marriage, a deep commitment to ones Self. 

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Then

Then

by Isis Charest

I came into this world

a seed

Then

Like a tree, a flower, a fern

I grew upward and outward

was busy

watching the sun

dancing in the rain

smelling fragrant flowers

and tasting the joy of life.

Then

a new bud unfolded

a new me came forth

A me I didn’t know

She wanted new music

a different dance step.

She promised

We could do it together

We became great friends

Then

as blooms do

she faded,

Her time had come and gone

Sadness overwhelmed me

Then

Darkness moved in

embraced me

whispered soothing sounds

and kept me company

sleep was my new partner

Then

I heard a new voice

whisper

Its time to share some light

She was wise and caring

she made me laugh

and was my delight

I forgot she was a bloom

until that sad day

she whispered goodbye

and faded away

I didn’t know what to say or do

felt intensely alone

Then

Darkness embraced me

whispered soothing sounds

held and protected

me

while yet another bud begin to form

I held tightly to darkness

remembering this pattern of romance

Then

A voice

asked for my help

I was afraid to let go

She whispered

Each bud has a plan

I need you to bloom

I pretended not to hear

Then

She cried out

Let me breathe

I felt a wave of fear

She begged me for help

I begged her

Be still

Then

Her bloom burst open

and love

poured forth.

Then

I saw my true friend

Not the blossom

of new experiences

but Darkness

my

Co-Creator of blossoms.