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Things That Manipulate Our Dreams

When we are sleeping, our bodies do everything they can to stay asleep. So rather than waking us up, outside stimuli of smells, sounds, sensations often become woven into our dream narratives. The dreaming mind has this really cool way of seemingly flawlessly incorporating the outside interference into the storyline of the dream; which means that there are a lot of influences that can shape how our dreams play out. Just keep in mind that our natural dreams, that is to say, those that are not at the mercy of what is happening around us in the real world, help us process our thoughts and feelings about our day. Too much interference is disruptive to the message our dreaming mind is trying to give us.

If you have ever incorporated the sound of your alarm clock into your dream — maybe it became a fire alarm or a Whistle. Real-life sounds can find their way into our dreams’ storylines. There is an app that even monitors sleep and plays sounds specifically designed to evoke certain dreams. Soundtracks can influence the content of dreams, and while researchers do not recommend making a habit out of this; again, it interferes with the cognitive work our dreams are meant to accomplish. Once in a while, if you want to influence a really awesome dream, play your favorite album quietly while you sleep or maybe the sound of the ocean, if you want to dream about a romp on the beach. For a restful sleep, white noise is recommended. White noise drowns out the other sounds around us and will improve sleep, allowing for organic dreaming.

If you smell flowers, chocolate or perfume when you’re awake, it tends to evoke positive emotions, hence it makes sense that the dream would follow a similar pattern. There is a biological explanation, too. The limbic system part of the brain that controls the ability to receive smell also receives emotions. Sleeping on your stomach increases the chances of having a sexual dream or a dream about being persecuted like having a sexual relationship with a big wheel or celebrity, being smothered, unable to breathe, and being tied and unable to move, which all make sense. When we are on our stomach, our genitals are in contact with the bed and they are stimulated and it is harder to breathe, just like when we are having sex or being suffocated. The best way to remember your dreams is to stay in the same position you were in when you woke up. That is really all it takes to be able to start remembering your dreams. Don’t move and stay put. If you wake up to go to the bathroom and want to re-enter the dream you were in the middle of, try getting right back into the position you were sleeping in before getting up.

Not surprisingly, your mental state; not just what happens to us and around us, has a huge impact on our dreams. Depression, for example, can influence our dreams’ color palettes. If you have a dream that is in black and white or where the colors are muted or it is in shades of gray, which can be a symbol for depression. Depression, however, also suppresses dream recall. The weather patterns we dream about are connected to our mind frame, too. Anxiety brings tornadoes, which represent spinning out of control. A clear, calm mind tends to dream of sunny days. The depression and sadness bring rain. Weather in dreams is very much connected to our emotions in real life.

Ever wonder why you are haunted by pizza and ice cream in your dreams when you are trying to lose weight? Whenever you quit something like drinking or smoking or even just cookies, you are going to dream about it. That is, if you diet or cut out sugar, your dreams are likely to feature a delectable buffet of treats. People who quit smoking tend to have dreams about smoking for the first couple of years afterward stopping the harmful habit and some are visited infrequently by such dreams even 30 years later.

There is a whole host of ways in which pharmaceuticals can influence our dreams. A lot of prescription meds affect REM and can really make your dreams crazy. Nicorette, for example, tends to give people intensely vivid dreams. Drugs can also affect dream recall. As depression render one less likely to remember dreams, anti-depressants can counteract that effect. Vitamin B6 also helps people remember their dreams more vividly and easily.


It’s All Still in There

We are all destined to do something great. For God’s gifts and his call can never be withdrawn. We are full of incredible potential. When God created us, He deposited seeds of greatness inside of us. He gave us our own dreams and desires. We each one have something to offer that no one else has. But too often, we allow adversities, disappointments and setbacks to push these things down, until one day; we find that we are not pressing forward anymore. We are not stretching; we do not believe we are capable of rising any higher.

When adversity comes, it’s easy to think, “Why is this happening to me?” The answer is because the enemy knows what is on the inside of you. He is going to do everything he can to keep that seed from taking root. But, he will only be successful if you let him. He cannot stop you unless you quit. During the difficult times, remember that the gifts and callings God has placed within us are still there. Don’t become stagnate in pursuing your dreams. It is time to get your fire back! It is time to press forward. It is time to dig deep inside and take hold of the marvelous destiny God has prepared for us!

Change Beliefs and You Will Change Results

Sometimes, we are enthusiastic and on fire for our future. Unfortunately, we don’t keep the mental doors locked and something negative slips in, and we will stop pursuing our dream. All failure begins this way. People may have high hopes, but when their perceived circumstances suggest a lesser outcome is more likely; perhaps via an unexpected obstacle, this perceived discrepancy becomes the initial seed of failure. Being unaware of how this process destroys the dreams of countless people, they fall victim to its seduction. Take a look at what happens and how this process works.

We all have two parts in our thinking: One is our dream or goal, and the second is the belief that it might not ever happen. This is where most people start out. Now, something begins to spark or inspire a person to take action on their dream. Nevertheless, not having a full understanding of the Laws of Success, they are actually moving in the direction of their dream with a great deal of ignorance. Ignorance is not necessarily a bad thing, as long as a person stays open to what one must learn along the way. The problem is many individuals are not open to growth and change.

Now the subconscious manifests an obstacle to keep them from experiencing anything new. This new challenge is perceived as a point of failure. It is at this point in a person’s journey where moving forward becomes too painful or fearful, and a person usually chooses to stay safe. This is also the point where moving forward would allow a person to see the bigger win they are hoping for.

Our beliefs control our perception of everything in our world, which in turn creates our reality. If we want to change our reality, we must use new information to change our beliefs and perception. Until we see things differently, we will continue to makes choices that keep us where we are; eventually, we will give up on our dreams. In other words, our experiences reflect our belief system. If there is anything in our life we don’t want to experience all we need to do to change it is to change the belief that caused it in the first place.

In theory, it is really simple… but in practice, many of us find it difficult because we really don’t understand all beliefs are nothing but illusions. These illusions are so strong we tend to think that illusions are real when actually they are not. The power of belief is astounding. Study its mysteries for yourself and see what changes you truly do have the power to make.

Just Do It And Do Not Let Go Until It Becomes A Reality

To be successful, you must acquire a vision. A vision is a clearly articulated picture of the future you intend to create for yourself. It’s a dream. If the dream does not have direction, it will always remain a dream; will never become a reality. The vision creates passion within you, a love for what you do and the benefit it will bring to others as well as yourself.

Your vision must be very specific, measurable, attainable, realistic, and tangible. When you believe you have chosen an appropriate career goal, look at it very specifically and measure your progress. How will you know you are progressing in the right direction? This is where the development of short-term objectives comes in. You will know you are on the right path as you accomplish each short-term objective. Appraise strictly; is the goal achievable considering your current life situation and circumstances? Is what you want to do is really realistic? What will you specifically have at the end? What will you be exactly? You must be very specific. You must establish a strict tangible time frame with deadlines. The time frame creates sense of urgency; which will limit the possibility of procrastination.

Get this vision first and your path will become clear. Still, you will need a mentor, counselor, or coach who will be able to help you develop a road map embedded with short-term objectives leading to your overall career goals and objectives. The achievement of short-term objectives will indicate you are moving in the correct direction, and will also give you energy and excitement to carry on towards your overall career goal. It demands serious research, but you most likely have some basic ideas already. Follow them through, look at the nature of your field, the everyday routine, the required education, the salary, the occupational demand in the related field.

When a career sparks an interest, try to shadow an individual who is actually doing what you think you might like to do. You can pick up valuable information by shadowing individual who is actually doing what you think you might like to do. Acquire the will to change circumstances. Acquire the vision or dream. Develop a road-map embedded with short-term objectives leading to your overall goal and objective. Just do it and do not let go until it becomes a reality.

Hanging Here Like Bait Waiting For Warm Touch

Posted March 23, 2013 by dranilj1 in Landscape

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Oh, How I Long For This So Much

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Will Hold You Close Until The End Of Days

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