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Dream On!

Access the thrill ride of your dreams.
Davina  MacKail
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May 16, 2010 at 10:00 AM

Why is it that every night, while we sleep, we are completely paralyzed, fully sexually stimulated, flooded with creative chemicals and forced to watch incomprehensible movies in our mind?

This is the world of our dreams. Every sleep of our life presents a unique opportunity to access this fantastical, mystical world where quite literally anything could happen and generally does. Galaxies of extraordinary landscapes unfold, improbable events become commonplace, bizarre creatures are manifested, time and space become whimsical playthings and every emotion known to us is invoked, from anger to terror to ecstasy to joy and all those in between.

From earliest times dreams have fascinated us, and for good reason. They offer moments of truth that reveal something of ourselves. We can lie while awake, but we can’t fake our dreams.

Consider for a moment what it would be like to know yourself deeply – to know how to solve your problems and heal yourself. Wouldn’t that allow you to be more of who you are, to do more of what you want to do and have more of what you want to have? That’s the power of your dreams.

The definitive purpose of dreaming remains one of the great unsolved mysteries. The worlds of science and psychology both have their views, but no one has the absolute answer as to whether dreams are purely a physiological or a psychological necessity. They are many things, often all at once. But science has proven that they are ways of seeking solutions, maintaining our mental health, improving performance and sustaining sleep.

From my own experience I believe dreams play a more fundamental role in our lives than we have thus far given them credit for. For me, their purpose is threefold: they are a process of reorganization of the self, a means to understanding who we truly are and an infinite source of creativity and inspiration.

Have you ever wondered who you truly are? Do you want to tap into the extraordinary resources of energy within you? Do you want to live an inspired life? A fulfilled life? Do you want to know how to take the next steps? Your dreams can show you how.

Perhaps it is their bizarre and elusive nature that makes us question their use. Or the oft-quoted refrain ‘Oh, but I never remember my dreams’ that leads us to leave this unique personal resource mostly untapped. Only when we are startled awake by a dream so vivid and powerful it cannot be ignored do we ponder its meaning or delight in telling our friends and family in the secret hope that they may be able to throw some light on this seemingly nonsensical night-time drama.

Some people do more than relate their dreams to others – they act on them. Einstein’s theory of relativity, Elias Howe’s sewing machine and Paul McCartney’s ‘Yesterday’ all came from dreams. Now it’s your turn to discover your dream genius.

When we go to sleep at night we may think we have absolutely no control over the visions that will unfold before our eyes. Yet, as we will discover, there is an extraordinary intelligence present, an intelligence that directs our nocturnal dramas. This nebulous being is the Dream Whisperer. This is the commanding voice that directs our dreaming attention, always navigating us toward our individual truth. It is the energy that chooses to ferry our inner knowing across the bridge from our unconscious to our conscious awareness.

During the night we are mere playthings to the Dream Whisperer. It can leave us screaming, sweating, laughing, erotically satisfied and much more besides. It is a voice in all of us, encouraging and cajoling us toward wholeness and the understanding that we are so much more than we can possibly imagine. I invite you to reconnect to the magic of your inner being, that small whispering voice of your dreams, to experience the wonder of daily miracles in your life.

About Author
Davina  MacKail
Davina MacKail is a master practitioner of hypnosis and a practising shaman. She makes regular TV appearances and has gained huge popularity as the Dream Whisperer on Five’s The Wright Stuff. She has spent many years practising Peruvian shamanism and Continue reading