Abstract:

In modern societies, the ego has separated us from the world of dreams, thus separating us from an important part of our own reality. Currently, in the West, we have a democratic social structure that supports the idea that if we support everybody, which is a good idea, somehow people will work. However,  there has been an abuse of that concept, because people have found an easy way to get around the system and thus have failed to develop their potential. It is not so everywhere.

 

"Dreams are the touchstones of our character."

Henry David Thoreau

  

In South American communities that have preserved traditional ways of living, dreams are a large part of everyday life. When children begin to speak, they already work with their dreams and that becomes a way of life. People sit in a circle and honor, by relating, their adventures of the night. Whatever the message, it indicates what one should do during the day. If the dream says to leave one's work, then they leave it! But if Westerners acted this way, people around them would think that they were insane to take so seriously "a simple dream". Yet, we must re-learn to live with the wisdom of our dreams.

 

To foolishly limit our actions to a set of closed parameters prevents the magical and creative world within from touching our lives. Maybe by leaving the work where you feel stifled and bored, you have a chance to discover a latent talent or a hidden potential never before considered.

 

Changing the current societal value system to allow the focus to become more people-oriented, would strengthen the independence and creativity of such a population. It is not only about a social structure that sustains everyone, but rather a social structure that creates incentives for people to move forward and give much more of themselves to this structure. These days, it is easier for people to accept a job that pays them three times more, than to accept their deepest dream in a valid way and to do what they really want.

 

Look at what people do to themselves:

 

  • they do not live their dreams,
  • they do not care about the state of their health
  • they do not care about the state of their mind
  • and they give up on life.

 

Generally, we are so scared of what might happen, if we change the way we live life. It may be difficult at first, especially as most have their deep feelings blocked.

 

How can we feel our value system if it has been blocked since childhood?

 

The first step is to take away from our emotional system all the emotions (many of which are negative) that were suppressed and transform the way we see things. Old habits create and recreate repetitive behaviors because we feel insecure, fearful or powerless to see what's really inside of us. Perhaps we are in a relationship with someone because we prefer that that person makes us feel certain things instead of feeling the way we feel, or we are happy in a relationship because then we are not alone.

 

When we understand our sacred dream, we can fly. Our potential is unlimited. In the inside world, there is a feeling of unity and magic telling us that everything is possible. Still aware of and very centered on their force of life, children know this better than adults. They continue to believe in the magic of the world they live in and in the creative life force that drives them in their actions.

 

Let us take our dreams seriously. To understand our dreams, it is necessary to put aside our ego and our conditioning and to approach the reality of the dream. People who have the courage to jump and to fly really do it in a non-physical dimension.

 

Let us enter the dream to grasp its unique language. The more we work with dreams, the more we understand their complexity, the more they inform us at various levels of our awareness of their magic and the more they help us to become conscious of the knowledge and wisdom residing within all of us. Let us not flee away! Let us have courage!

 

Live Life!  And, if the dream says to fly, let's fly!

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Comment by Tony Samara on April 7, 2017 at 1:32am

Thanks for the reminder, Kathy! Appreciate your helpfulness. 

Comment by Kathy Custren on April 6, 2017 at 10:42pm

Hi Tony and Rahma - thank you for your article, which is being forwarded to the publishers for use in a future edition. 

One quick reminder would be to always include the bio paragraph. We do have one from another recent submission that can be used, but we ask for them each time, in case there are any special information to relay. ~ Blessings! 

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