The unconscious, spiritual effect of dreams is worth recognizing in the reality that we live in as we deal with the day-to-day living of our lives. The unconscious dreams generally occur when we are in the Rapid Eye Movement (REM) stage of sleep. These dreams are often analyzed and interpreted revealing wishes, visions and occurrences in our everyday life.
Then, there are the conscious dreams that we have regarding the expectations and focus of our lives that includes our goals and motivations for our future. Children, young adults, adults and the elderly have dreams regarding the future. The sadness of unfulfilled conscious dreams is the story of many lives, including mine.
I dreamed of a much different life than the one I am living. The struggles with family cohesiveness, mental illness, financial insecurity and lost loves are just a few of the dreams that have imploded. One never dreams of those issues as a goal. My eldest son’s grade school teacher advised me that “he is a dreamer; he does not apply himself.” I took that as a problem as she did. I’m a dreamer now. If I am quiet for more than a few minutes, I drift into another place, a dream world that I feel very comfortable in and enjoy the images and visions that are revealed.
The regret and irony of my conscious dreams never included my writing a blog.