Use Dreams To Make Our Waking Life More Fulfilling?
Make our waking life more fulfilling – is it possible through the use of dreams?
Throughout my many years of reading, analyzing and asking the question, ‘why are we here’ I rarely come across information about dreams. Perhaps it’s just not something that I ever took serious? But when I reflect that we spend 1/3 of our lives in bed I find it laughable. And if I didn’t laugh, I’d feel like crying. How can we spend so much time doing something and not know why we do it or whether or not there’s a purpose to it?
Every night we enter a different state. We turn the lights off, shut our eyes and are hopefully carried away to dream world. My objective is to make it to the morning without waking up and when I wake I want to feel refreshed and alive. Sadly, that rarely happens – I often wake for one reason or another and even if I do sleep solid, I usually wake feeling okay but not alive and ready to take on the day!
Ironically, after our sleep, we wake up, completely ignore what happened in dream world and start our ‘normal’ lives again.
There’s got to be some reason for dreams? A reason other than it’s necessary for us to sleep and replenish our body. Heck, if you’ve come to the conclusion that there’s a reason for living and that the universe is magnificent in it’s design and workings…there must be some massive purpose for our dreams.
My focus in life has always been to find a way to live a more fulfilling life. I’ve always wanted to make my life better, enjoy where I am yet keep creating more and more fulfillment. I’ve discovered why we’re here (a reason that I’m satisfied with) and now I’m onto ‘how can we make it more and more fulfilling’.
I’ve realized that our strong thoughts (beliefs) control our other thoughts, feelings, visualizations, memories we recall and the expectations we set for our lives. And if we want to change our reality all we need to do is change our strong thoughts (beliefs). I’ve also come to the conclusion that our life purpose is to create the next best version of ourselves – we’re creators! We can stand in the middle, look at our life and contemplate/imagine what to create to make it even better.
My book, ‘How Life Really Works: The Answer to Finding Your Purpose & Personal Fulfillment ‘ covers this in substantial detail. Furthermore, it gives an excellent exercise that will help you easily find and replace strong thoughts (beliefs).
But what about dreams? Where to do they fit in? What are they?
I suppose dreams are visualizations that come from beliefs and thoughts and evoke feelings. For the most part the dreams that I remember, which isn’t often, are just an exaggerated replay of my days events or a combination of a TV show, real life experience and various feelings being muddled up into some sort of random display.
However – and this is a big however. From time to time I have the same story play out. Or rather, from time to time I remember my dreams and the dreams I recall have a similar story/message.
In each dream I am trying to get somewhere and no matter what I do I just can’t get there. If I’m taking the train, the doors shut before I get my luggage on. If I’m taking a plane, I’m running after it and then watching it take off without me. And when I’m driving in the car, things prevent me from getting to my final destination.
I’m not even sure if I know where I’m headed! All I know is that I’ve got this life or death feeling that I have to make it to my destination and it often feels like I travel all night only to be lead down dead ends.
A few nights ago (while dreaming) my drone robot, Mike, went haywire and decided to stop running in the middle of a path. I called the robot helpline and they told me I had to visit their offices to make an official report of the incident. By doing so, they’d be able to turn Mike back on. I then went on a wild goose chase to find Robot headquarters. I was chased by the tigers that roam the streets, had to run across the tops of buildings and once I found HQ every staircase led to a wall rather than a door.
Finally someone came and offered to help me. We were walking into the HQ and then ‘beep, beep, beep….’ the alarm went off. When the heck?
Being annoyed with the dream, later on I closed my eyes, brought the dream back through my memory and replayed it. I then consciously found the guy that offered to help and forced my dream to come to a conclusion. I made the official complaint and watch them turn robot Mike back on. I then visualized myself getting onto the train, making it onto the plane and driving to a destination and thinking, ‘yes – I made it.’
I’m not sure if my conscious efforts will help, but it’s worth a shot.
My interpretation of the dream is this – In waking life I always feel like I’m close to achieving something but I don’t quite get it. I understand 95% of things but there’s a 5% that eludes me. I think my dreams might be telling me that this is an issue and I need to sort it out?
Any dream experts out there?! Help! Please leave a comment below and help us all to understand how we might use our dreams to make our waking life more fulfilling!
Kim Brown helps people to find their life’s purpose and exponentially increase their fulfillment. To get started read Kim’s book, ‘How Life Really Works: The Answer to Finding your Purpose & Personal Fulfillment’