Dreams tend to be given very little attention. A dreamer is a by-word for someone disconnected from reality. Many people avoid using or even thinking about the word dream in reference to their own vision and desires, because they’ve been conditioned to associate it with childishness or a lack of seriousness. For others, a dream is simply shorthand for something that will never be. The truth is there is nothing more serious, more powerful, more incredibly real, than a dream. How many things in your immediate sight have always been there? Aside from the natural landscape, not a single thing. At one point, the lamp here on the desk, the keyboard, the phone, everything around us was a dream in some man or woman’s marvellous mind. Never minimise the significance of the word dream. All the great dreamers knew that the vision in their mind’s eye was no less real simply because others couldn’t see it. The maximised its importance. So should you.
Dream as if your life depended on it. Because it does!
Just how important are you dreams? A study was conducted at a leading U.S. university to evaluate the power and necessity of dreams. The participants were attached to brainwave monitoring devices which indicated exactly when they began dreaming. Whenever a person would start to dream, they would be awakened so that the dreaming couldn’t continue. The results shocked the team of doctors conducting the study. Some patients became neurotic. There were signs of deep, emotional upset and imbalance due to dream deprivation. The experiment was actually abandoned prematurely because the possible risks to the subjects were too high. The implication is that our health, our very lives, depend on the ability to dream. It is an enormously clear message from Mother Nature that we are meant to take our dreams extremely seriously.
Do you need help to make your dreams come true?
To me, that is the most serious mission imaginable. Does it excite you, too? Or do you find yourself wanting to dismiss it as silly or even impossible? If so, take a step back from your reaction and examine it. Where did that programming come from? How long has it been a part of your paradigm? Are there dreams you minimised or even abandoned because of it?
Make no mistake: Your dreams are anything but silly. They are the most powerful tools you possess. So I encourage you to immediately start taking them as seriously as your body does. Acknowledge them as the force they really are. Listen to them, and let them lead you where they will.