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The week is before us - like the coffee pot - waiting to brew. Making it good is a matter of choice, luck, creativity, patience and acceptance of the outcome.

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Thursday, July 05, 2007

Deam stuff and creativity revisited

What will you do with your dream, now that morning has come and you're awake? What will you do to to implement the night's dream or dreams into your daily life?

What we know is that one of the functions of dreams is to enhance one's creativity. Creativity is often about setting aside the conventional, going with the unusual or paradoxical. The freedom of the dream is that rules are broken, novel solutions arise or a problem gets solved as a result of implementing the dream.

What implementation means is to put into practice what we learned as a result of figuring out the riddle of the dream, i.e., interpreting what our Dream Maker was trying to tell us through the dream. it is one thing to know; it is another to act. What we can hope is that the dream-maker's gift will be freeing enough that we we will actually do something, rather than just muse about it.

When we learn more about dreams and dreaming we are then more likely to venture out with implementing actions during the day following an important dream. The Dreams Foundation is is a very content rich web site from Canada, chock full of good information that will help you decide what dreams are important and why. The one on dream interpretation is particularly interesting.

We, by acting and getting positive results, learn that we can be more creative, gain more confidence, and be more willing to let go of self-imposed barriers. We learn by doing, in other words. Here's something you can do, for example. You can do a current search on another basic dream question - can"dreams predict future?" Using a teriffic search engine called "dogpile," you will get an intriguing set of possibilities for further understanding.

Why not try it out now?

My topical post today at South by Southwest is about freedom.
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References on Spirituality -- Favorites from my old collection

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A retired counselor, I am equal parts Techie and Artist. I am a Democrat who came to the Southwest to attend college. I married, had kids and have lived here all my adult life.