On dreams and blessings

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I often have dreams that are incredibly vibrant and stay with me after waking. I know these dreams are different to my usual “run of the mill” type dreams that I never remember afterwards. I have a book where I write down the dreams that strike me as ones I should remember. Should I ever decide to write fantasy/horror I have some terrific plots in that book πŸ˜‰ Sometimes I look up the meanings of some of the dreams that I have. At times they make sense to me and at other times I just shrug and laugh (particularly the time my dream referred to my sexual inadequacy. I mean really????)

On January 1st I awoke after a most amazing dream. It had the ocean, pirates (the Johnny Depp kind), sailors, rocks, rolling green hills, neon lights of a big city on the horizon, downward slopes, amazing architecture, full pantries, household renovation, my cat and many other strange and amazing things that can only occur in dreams. It took two pages to write down my dream. I looked up the meanings of various things and this took another two pages of writing. If my dreams were trying to tell me something then I am pleased that they did. None of it was bad, in fact it was all good. And it left me excited at the prospect of a wonderful coming year.

Once I’d written down the interpretations of this, I reflected on the many blessings in my life. There are so many. I am surrounded by love, creativity and joy on a daily basis. You can’t get much better than that.

So I am working with the theory that you begin the year how you intend to continue. In that case, I will continue to dream – not only when I am asleep though. Waking dreams are just as important. I will continue to count my blessings and live each day with gratitude. I will continue to be creative. I will continue to eat will (with the occasional treat).Β  I will continue to love and care for those I both love and am fond of. I will continue to blog. I will continue to be inspired. I will continue to be there for others. I will continue….

This has been a great exercise in self reflection and it is one that I am glad that I did.

Blessings to you all. Have a blessed day πŸ™‚

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29 thoughts on “On dreams and blessings

  1. I love how positive you are! I have had some wonderfully bizarre dreams, and wished that I had an ability to write fiction. I have some real good whoppers of dreams that would make a good story. However, I have not written down any of them and of course, poof—they’re gone. Maybe it would be a good idea to start writing them down. I could send them to you, and you could come up with a story.

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    1. Sounds like fun April. We could collab on a fiction best seller.
      Seriously though, start writing your dreams down and if you get the chance look up what some things mean. I have found at times that the insights are startling.

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      1. I actually asked my therapist about one I have over and over. It’s not the same dream, but the theme is the same. It’s about hiding part of myself, and being afraid to expose myself, due to the fear of vulnerability. I believe our dreams can shed light on quite a bit of business going on in our minds—things we need to pay attention to. Or, if we paid attention to them, maybe it would be easier to live.

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        1. Have you tried websites like Dream Dictionary. They are pretty good. I have a couple of books on dreams at home. The main one that I use actually asks the reader to look at situations in their life that may have prompted the dream. Quite interesting actually. πŸ™‚

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          1. Oh, yes—you know me, the Googler of all Googlers. I’m waiting to have a dream that will indicate that I will be living a fancy life with a cook and a maid. πŸ™‚

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    1. I agree Linda and thank you πŸ™‚ “May all your fondest dreams come true” – even the Johnny Depp bit??? πŸ˜›
      May your year be filled with fulfilled dreams also.

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  2. How interesting! I usually don’t remember my dreams, which disappoints me to no end. Every once in a great while, I’ll have a dream I remember and it will stay with me. I still remember dreams from my childhood.

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  3. It is always so positive to read your blog and see, what you are doing right now. Keep your great attitude Sue. Good for the mind to write down your dreams and then find out, what’s all about.
    You gave me some inspiration for a post about dreams now, thanks!
    Thanks for sharing.
    Irene

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  4. What a fascinating dream. Mine are never that vibrant or thrilling. Perhaps I should read more exciting books to get my creativity flowing.

    Start the year by how we plan to continue it…that’s a great idea. That’s the way it should be. My theme for 2014 is “Live”.

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    1. What a great theme for the year. I was going to be cheeky and say that if you didn’t live, you’d be dead but I know what you mean. Live your life each day and make it count. πŸ™‚

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      1. I like cheeky statements.:) Growing up with boys, that makes me feel ‘at home’. You have it right – live each day and make it count. That didn’t happen in 2013, but it needs to happen this year.

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  5. Happy New Year Suz. Dreams are funny things. I can always link mine back to something my sub conscious is stewing on.
    You’re right, waking dreams are important too. I really should remember to meditate more!
    All the very best for 2014 for you. Your words on gratitude are another great reminder, how easily I can lose my wholeheartedness when forgetting all I have to be grateful for. Great post!
    Susan πŸ™‚

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    1. I don’t always have a reference point to link mine back to which is something I find a little strange. I certainly wasn’t stewing on sailors and pirates that’s for sure! lol
      Wishing you every happiness for a great 2014 Susan πŸ˜€

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  6. I have dreams which can be unnerving showing visions of things that later come true . One dream i found out my sister and niece have had identically. My daughter said she has ones that scare her cause they come true. Definitely something to blog later. I always enjoy the way your blog gets me thinking , thank you πŸ™‚

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  7. Wow, this is a wonderful post! I went through a period of not dreaming at all when I was going through a lot of physical challenges. I’m a bit better and have noticed I’m dreaming more. I think dreams are very healthy for us and it’s a way for us to release inner thoughts and feelings. Great pic too btw!

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    1. I think when we are physically exhausted, our sleep is much deeper. We possibly do dream but we are not able to remember them. Of course I am not an expert and this is just my uneducated opinion.
      I think dreams are great – except when I find myself semi-naked in public or performing as the fifth Wiggle. (Don’t laugh. Those were recurring dreams I had quite regularly for a while). Actually now that I am typing this, I just remembered the Wiggles were in my dream last night as well. Not even sure how they even fitted in. Oh my. I think I need therapy!!!!

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