My current ‘dream cycle’ is a very active one. Mulling over a dream fragment from last night and, sychronistically beginning some prep work for a Dream Workshop coming up in April, gave me the inspiration for this word of the week.
Dream is both a noun and a verb. Dream research demonstrates that everyone dreams. Dreaming from a literal perspective is a valuable tool for understanding ourselves. But there is more beyond the dream experience occurring in our sleep. As applied to a dream job, partner, home or vacation, it means having (or hoping for) the ‘ideal’.
We also day-dream. Spend time in a reverie or fantasy; we can also dream-up stories, profitably or not. To dream is also to ‘imagine’. I believe that day-dreaming combined with active imagination can spark ideas that can become reality. A new profession, hobby, place to live, an invention, a recipe, a book topic, music, lyrics, and more can originate from this process. But so like our sleeping dreams, we most often forget these inspired moments as quickly as we forget last night’s dream.
This week I invite you to a fresh look at your dream world…inside and out.