We all do dream, even those who say they don’t, do. And, there are all kinds of dreams: Nightmares, Sweet Dreams, The Impossible Dream, Vivid Dreams, Weird Dreams, Symbolist Dreams, Fantasy Dreams, and the list goes on and on. Where our dreams come from and how we manifest them at times make more sense at times than other times. We have all been mired in a situation that absolutely focuses us at a given time. We find that we dream about that that night or multiple nights. Our subconscious is working to help us, I believe, to work through that situation; it COMMUNICATES something to us that will provide something. Other times we have dreams that seemingly make no sense, right? We wake up and actually shake our heads and ask ourselves, where the hell did THAT come from?
Then there is the dream that is so real that when we wake up it takes us a short while before we realize it was a dream after all. I sometimes personally like those dreams and always feel like those dreams are attempting to teach us something. One of my most favorite dreams are the ones that rock your soul, that shake you and take you to places that you need to go to but no matter how hard you try you can’t remember what the dream is. Why would that be one of my favorite dreams? Because I believe that some serious work is being done in slumber and there is a breakthrough coming to a situation I have been grappling with, it’s just my theory.
If you believe in déjà vu then perhaps you believe, as I do, that they are dreamt first and then stored in our brains until we experience them, which is awesome for me. Love it when that happens.
We also daydream and this is where the conversation I had yesterday really started to get interesting and beautiful. Imagine you are sitting where you are right now and suddenly you realize that for the last few moments you have been daydreaming and let me suggest you were daydreaming about something you want; something good. While daydreaming what you want is perfect. So you are suddenly aware you are making a reality for yourself, are communicating what you want perfectly. What do you do with that information?
If you will allow yourself to live in that moment; if you let go of past thoughts and behaviors that may have had a negative effect in the past and just allow for the possibility that what you are daydreaming is possible, it may just be possible. Think about the power of that simple practice. If what we are daydreaming is perfect then why would we not allow ourselves to follow that plan? Why would we disregard that perfect picture plan that manifests exactly what you want? Why would we just cut off this positive flow of energy and the perfect picture of what it is we obviously want?
We inherently know the reasons, and they are real reasons, but they are also limiting beliefs. I am not naïve, I know that our current realities can limit us and I know that our current situations do dictate how and why we do much of what we do, but if we were to just allow for the daydream to be the beginning of a new reality and place some effort in starting to make the small changes that we would need to make to let that daydream be our new reality, well it might just actually work.
Words, our chosen words, are the cornerstone of how we live our lives. By limiting our options or by ignoring or discounting our dreams all we are doing punishing ourselves and denying what we know we want. Listen, we are the ones having the dreams and we are the ones daydreaming so it is something we desire for ourselves. This method of communicating is not something we place enough thought to and we so easily discount dreams and dreaming that we have in effect reduced our possibilities and potential by who knows how much.
Ask anyone who has ever written a book or anyone who communicates for a living how centrally important dreaming is to them. Ask anyone who is in a leadership role how daydreaming has played a role in the way they lead and how they lead. Maybe they don’t call it daydreaming, but it is what it is. When we place the proper focus on solving a problem we almost always see it as something we can perfectly solve because it’s our nature to believe we can conceptualize anything and make it happen, it’s just when disconnect from those thoughts that we have doubt and fear and if we would just try to incorporate what we dream we may just surprise ourselves by what we accomplish.
Nothing works all the time and that should not be the ruler by which you measure all results. You already know what happens when you ignore your dreams because we mostly always do ignore them so going with that, what do you have to lose by trying what I am suggesting? We are communicating with ourselves and in that process you are perfectly showing yourself a path to enlightenment and success and yet you choose to ignore it. Stop. Think. Do. Maybe what you dream has been telling you how to live all along and you just threw it to the side as nonsense.
All I know is that if I am to authentically live my life with passion and purpose and to manifest what I want for myself and those people whom are in my life I best start listening to my dreams because in those moments, in the moments where I am conceptualizing how to help a client, a child, my wife, friends and family I always see it as something perfect and I have been guilty of doing what I am now asking you to do. Today that stops. And my dream for you is that you will see this too. I see it perfectly.
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As the host of his own nationally syndicated radio programs for 15 years, Tony has interviewed over 25,000 guests and appeared as a guest on over 800 radio and national television shows. He founded of his own public relations firm and he went on to author two books and became a “go to” authority on a myriad of issues from weight loss to self empowerment;