It occurred to me today;
That I achieved dreams this year,
Dreams I had dreamed of for years
For all i am thankful,
For all dreams yet to obtain
For all that helps me grow stronger each day
To come together in the balance of life
So I can serve as my best version in all that I am,
I am thankful
For all as we aim for our dreams,
Let’s never give up;
They come sooner than we can ever imagine 💕
~ M.L Adams
I’ve been doing more research into this concept, considering the weird “replica” dreams are getting more and more frequent. I need to take control because attempting to fall asleep has become a nightmare in of itself.
Lucid dreaming seems to hinge very much on some sort of token. Like in that movie, Inception. Finding a way to know that you are dreaming so that you know to take control. That you aren’t in the waking world and can manipulate things the way you want to manipulate them. It’s also recommended to keep a very specific dream diary. Notice similar themes in your dreams. I already have noticed that part but maybe if I am more detailed in my descriptions, I’ll do a better job. They say to write things down as soon as you wake. I’ll be keeping a notebook by my bed from now on, translating the notes to…
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Key Dream Research Equipment
“What does my dream mean?!”
“I’ve heard you study sleep. I mean I think I’ve worked it out myself but I wanted an expert opinion.”
It doesn’t take long to drift into questions about dream analysis when I tell people that I study sleep. I don’t entirely blame them. It’s a subject which has fascinated society for millennia and it doesn’t look like that is going to stop any time soon. I’m sure most of us have had a dream which we are convinced has some greater significance: a dream about facing our fears or that person who you hadn’t thought about for years.
In the distant past, dreams were associated with divine will and prophetic qualities. Ancient Egyptian and Greek scholars produced dream manuals which were used to interpret nightly visions. Flash forward to the 19th and early 20th century and…
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Rarely do I post one of my own dreams any more. Though they can be vivid, they are often forgotten before I can write them down. This one survived.
I was visiting a shopping mall that, “in real life,” became defunct years ago. Somehow, some of the stores had survived or maybe had been resurrected or re-opened. In particular, a Morgan and Lindsey store I visited years ago was in business again. (M&L was a “five and dime,” a precursor to the modern “dollar stores.”)
The store resembled an upscale bookstore I also visited many years ago (apparently now also out of business, shuttered by competition from larger stores such as Barnes & Nobles as well as Amazon), and mostly dealt in rare vinyl records and sometimes CDs or tapes. In particular, they had a rare EP by Renaissance (lead singer Annie Haslam) with Carpet of the Sun on one side and Ocean Gypsy on the other. I woke up, saddened by the loss of these many old stores and places and one of my favorite bands. However, in researching the links for this entry, I did discover that Renaissance is back together again. Maybe time to buy a copy of their latest project?
Let’s be clear: it is a dream about loss and growing old. I suspect, too, that it is a dream about death, particularly of places and things around me as well as people and, eventually, my own. Maybe it is suitable for a dream between the Winter Solstice and the Capricorn New Moon.
January Mental Health Awareness
Along with Advocacy & Awareness
for other mental health related issues
(and a calendar for the month!)
by Madelyn Griffith-Haynie, CTP, CMC, ACT, MCC, SCAC
Part of the ADD/ADHD Cormidities series
It takes one person to make a difference —
just think of what thousands can do.
~ Psychology Today 2016 Awareness Calendar
A bit early for January
I am using the lull between Christmas Day and New Years Eve to post January’s Awareness list.
I’m pretty sure that nobody will be in any kind of shape to pay attention to it on New Year’s Day (nor am I likely to be in any kind of shape to get it up on January first myself!)
Mark your blogging calendars anyway
Every month and many days of the year have been set aside to promote awareness or advocacy of an illness, disability, or other…
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