"They who dream by day are cognizant of many things which escape those who dream only by night" - Edgar Allan Poe.

We are so civilized, in our polite society. But look at what lurks in our subconscious, underneath.

Sleep keeps our bodies from acting out the impulses, so we never fully express what is there, physically. While acting out in dreams is very useful, acting out our night-time dreams in waking life, with full range of motion, helps our conscious mind acknowledge our subconscious. It activates our muscles in ways outside the routine, and lets the emotional energy flick off our fingers, rather than stagnate in our meridians. Acting out dreams gives us the chance to play, get creative in new ways that can trigger ideas and projects. We can experience our full selves, rather than just pretend to be the conscious, rational self. Just as writing down our dreams when we wake up gives our subconscious the idea we are serious about remembering them, so does acting them out, and we begin remembering more. The dreams communicate more clearly, as well, when they know they are watched closely.

Combining the alpha and theta brainwaves through acting out dreams, and thinking about them in beta allows us to bring more of our selves to inner processes. And it's much more interesting as a form of exercise than just doing the same exercises every day. It can be aerobic, strengthening, and, while it won't substitute for working out with weights, it can burn calories and tighten muscles compared to just sitting there, thinking about your dreams  ---  or about anything else.

What if we don't remember our dreams? We can make them up! What would we dream? We can relax, breathe deeply, close our eyes, smile, imagine light coming into us, merging with all things in the universe, manifesting divine consciousness, to dip into theta brain-waves. And then just start moving, imagining without conscious direction.

Get goofy, intense, outrageous, selfish, liminal.

Views: 59


You need to be a member of OMTimes Writer's Community to add comments!

Join OMTimes Writer's Community

Comment by Stephanie Whitaker on September 6, 2013 at 10:50pm

We will be scheduling for the website! 

OM Times Magazine is a Holistic Green eZine with a Spiritual Self-growth Perspective for the Conscious Community.



December 2020 editions are officially closed.

Started by Omtimes Media. Last reply by Omtimes Media Nov 18, 2020. 5 Replies

Closing the Last Edition for 2020

Started by Omtimes Media. Last reply by Omtimes Media Nov 14, 2020. 7 Replies

Rules Reminders for Article Writing 2020

Started by Omtimes Media. Last reply by Gail Serna Aug 26, 2020. 24 Replies

Credibility and Reputation

Join our group of authors on Goodreads: http://ow.ly/tUyAM

Alterative Medicine Blogs - BlogCatalog Blog Directory
Blogarama - Spirituality Blogs
Follow me on Blogarama

Help Support Us In Our Work and Keep OM-Times Magazine Free For All!!!

Where to find us


Contextual Links

Free Web Directory - Add Your Link

The Little Web Directory


Find Local News Worldwide


Who Owns The American Media

Follow Me on Pinterest
Merchant Processing Service
web directories
Submit Your Site To The Web's Top 50 Search Engines for Free!
PullDirectory.com - Add free links and articles.

Ciford Web Directory


© 2021   Created by Omtimes Media.   Powered by

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service

Omtimes writer's community