Sunday, February 6, 2011

On Dreams

Dreams: The bridging of the conscious and the subconscious mind. A place where the mind is void of restriction and without limitation; there are no rules, everything is fair game.

I have from a young age, always been fascinated by dreams; the way our mind catalogues events with a mixture of realism and surrealism. The way in which we receive snippets of our psyche and more-so, the divinatory aspects to dream interpretation. How is it, that a vessel, such as our mind, can at times possess such uncanny truth and guidance to our future?

The dream state presents us with an endearing ability that allows oneself to tap into their psyche; A place where all creations of wonder and beauty reside. A place where nothing is too ridiculous, inspiration lurks behind every corner and the heart is free to manifest desire without restriction.

Dreams can provide the mind with a place of safety and/or comfort. It’s also a place where longing lingers and breathes; a longing for things long since left behind and those which are yet to be. Desires are delicately nurtured until such time they are within our reach and no longer too impossible to exist in the waking state. 

Dreams however, as with all things, are faced with the confines of balance; there is always a shadow to every whisper of light.

If you happen to venture into the realm of nightmares, into the darkest part of your psyche where you are plagued with fear, regret and guilt; if these parts of your mind stir with desolate resolution, while your inner daemons crawl under your skin, lick at your wounds and tear at your flesh whilst mocking your sanity, the ability to dream can seemingly, become the minds most tragic flaw.

“Besides those who sneer at dream study, because they have never looked into the subject, there are those who do not dare to face the facts revealed by dream study. Dreams tell us many an unpleasant biological truth about ourselves and only very free minds can thrive on such a diet. Self-deception is a plant which withers fast in the pellucid atmosphere of dream investigation.”
Foreword written by Andre Tridon for ‘Dream Psychology’ by Sigmund Freud 

1 comment:

  1. I do enjoy being able to dream...even with the most awful nightmares sprinkled in between. The only problem is that I do so many things in my dreams that I wake up feeling exhausted.