…sort of like Hot Shots Part Deux when Charlie Sheen wasn’t a complete weirdo or am I dating myself? I never even saw the movie…
Oh well, back to the topic at hand – dreams!
Your dreams are prime real estate for helping you get inspired since they tap into your subconscious mind. According to the episode that I referred to in Part Une (that’s one for all you French novices) the subconscious = 88% of your mind’s power and tapping into that will allow you to do the thing that’s inspiring you. In the case of the episode of Dr. Oz, it was a woman who wanted to eat better and exercise. Since that’s what most of my March blog will be about, I want to use my dreams to better understand what I am trying to personally process in my non-waking hours.
I know that a lot of my recurring dreams are about me forgetting something. The most common, and I know other people share this one, is I’ve forgotten to go to school to prepare for a final exam, in fact, I’ve skipped every single class. I looked this up online and found the following translation which seemed to best fit:
- The dream often occurs in approximation with having forgotten or being concerned about forgetting to do something important in waking life
- The dream may reflect a sense of responsibility, duty, or choice where the dreamer knows what he/she should do, but is hesitant/reluctant to do the act
- A change involving the end of something is imminent and there is low confidence about the future
- It is a time when regrets of past actions or inactions have been in mind—a possible prompt to not “put off until tomorrow what can be done today”
- The dream, when it comes in approximation with a significant date, such as a birthday, anniversary, school reunion year, date of the death of someone significant, offers the doorway to the classroom as a metaphor to paths not taken, the recognition that a “long” time has passed without goals achieved
- The dream is a reminder not to miss an opportunity or take a more active role in one’s destiny
All of this is very possible in my case because I’m always worried about missing things or forgetting to live life to the fullest.
Another recurring dream that I have is having a loose tooth or losing teeth – very strange since if you know me, you know that dental hygiene is my life, well maybe not my life, but I am pretty serious about it. According to http://www.teethfallingoutdream.org/loose-teeth-dream/ it generally means the following:
“Loose teeth in dreams signify that you are facing a difficult decision or transition time in your life. Common dream scenarios involve discovering that a few teeth have come loose; you may feel that a tooth is not stable and you’re worried is will come loose. These dream images point to concerns about the stability of your foundations in life and the prospect of letting go of something important to you.”