Dreams

Dreams, we all have them, some we remember and others quickly fade. Dreams can be happy, sad, scary, and odd to list a few. The dictionary offers the follow:

Dream
noun, often attributive\ˈdrēm\
often attributive
1: a series of thoughts, images, or emotions occurring during sleep had a dream about climbing a mountain gives me bad dreams — compare rem sleep
2: an experience of waking life having the characteristics of a dream: such as
a : a visionary creation of the imagination :daydream the dreams of her youth
b : a state of mind marked by abstraction or release from reality : reverie walking around in a dream
c : an object seen in a dreamlike state : vision a man that was her dream come true
3: something notable for its beauty, excellence, or enjoyable quality the new car is a dream to operate
4a : a strongly desired goal or purpose a dream of becoming president
b : something that fully satisfies a wish : ideal a meal that was a gourmet’s dream

I am not expert on dreaming nor do I have any answers for why we dream or anything else about dreams. I had a dream and I am writing about it and wanted to share it. It was only a dream and it could be my unconscious shedding some light on an area I have been avoiding, it might be something I should pursue or at least be open to. Whatever the reason, waking up feeling loved is always a good thing in my book. Perhaps my mind is just reminding me that I am loved and I do try to love others. Isn’t that what this life is really about (?) LOVING AND BEING LOVED. God tells us over and over in the Bible that we are loved and that we are to love others!

“We love because he first loved us. Whoever claims to love God yet hates a brother or sister is a liar. For whoever does not love their brother and sister, whom they have seen, cannot love God, whom they have not seen. And he has given us this command: Anyone who loves God must also love their brother and sister.” ~1 John 4:19-21https://www.biblegateway.com/passage?search=1%20John%204:19-21&version=NIV

“One of them, an expert in the law, tested him with this question: “Teacher, which is the greatest commandment in the Law?” Jesus replied: “‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.’ This is the first and greatest commandment. And the second is like it: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’ All the Law and the Prophets hang on these two commandments.” ~Matthew 22:35-40https://www.biblegateway.com/passage?search=Matthew%2022:35-40&version=NIV

*“The question of whether dreams actually have a physiological, biological or psychological function has yet to be answered.”

*“There are several theories as to why we dream. One is that dreams work hand in hand with sleep to help the brain sort through everything it collects during the waking hours.”

*“During sleep, the brain works to plow through all of this information to decide what to hang on to and what to forget. Some researchers feel like dreams play a role in this process.”

*Excerpt from:

https://science.howstuffworks.com/life/inside-the-mind/human-brain/why-do-we-dream.htm

This was my dream:
I dreamed about you last night, you were as real as the sun and the moon and just beyond my reach. Through all that distance I could feel the essence of your soul, I felt your confidence and your compassion, a welcoming smile for a tired and seeking soul. I was overcome with a warmth that engulfed me and gravity seemed to be more of a choice rather than a reality. I know somehow we are destined to meet; I am meant to love you and more importantly you are meant to love me. My heart is filled to epic proportions and as the day breaks into my consciousness and tries to awaken me from my slumber, all I want to do is fall back into the free feeling of you, my dream and I am content to breathe you in and to marvel at your presence. The waking hours eventually win out and as my day continues I am battling with my mind to keep the thoughts of you alive and to not have you fade into the familiar, a hazy memory. I want to remember, I want to relive the feelings and to recall everything about you from your hair blowing in the breeze, to your eyes that seem to penetrate my guarded soul. As I am preparing for sleep once again, I am wishing and hoping we will meet again very soon. Until that day comes, when we are face to face, I will look for you in my dreams. ~Good Night-Sweet Dreams~

I was searching for a song and video to share with you that somehow expressed my thoughts and God lead me to this one. It speaks volumes about what “we” allow the world to tell us about ourselves, all the lies and doubts. This blog started out as something very different from what I usually write about but I had an urgency on my heart to share it. At first I thought it was my dream that I needed to share and perhaps it is to some degree. Dreams are a lot like goals, we can see where we want to be but we have a lot of distance to cover to get there. This video reminded me that our dreams can become reality when we seek God first and ask for His guidance and blessings. My dream made me feel wanted and loved, the reality of that is this…I AM LOVED! God has blessed me far beyond my imagination. I am so thankful for everything God as provided. I’m not giving up on my dream just trusting in God’s plan and I know this for sure, sleeping and chasing dreams in my sleep will not magically make dreams come true. My prayer is that God blesses you in a special and unique way today!

~Blessings and Peace~

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