A collection from 24 Countries . . . over 135 Dreams That Came True
This dream collection, mundane to dramatic, has been woven together one dream flowing to the next. Each chapter’s introduction gives additional depth to this fascinating phenomena.
That of the dream world.
From Ernil Bernil’s dream of a major archaeological find, to Neil Armstrong’s dream of floating in space.
From Peter’s dream of Organic Gardening, to Lee Iacocca’s dream of the Chrysler car.
From Sophia’s dream of the gas leak that saved her Mother’s life, to Valerie’s dream of the 9/11 disaster.
All of these dreamers have one thing in common. Their Dreams Came True.
“You will never believe it,” they will say.
“I dreamt that and it came true as I dreamt it would.”
People from around the world are saying just that.
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You Dreamer You
By Comrie Palmer
Balboa PressCopyright © 2011 Comrie Palmer
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Chapter OneBEYOND YOUR WILDEST DREAMS
That the brain is active during sleep is now widely accepted as fact. So too is the belief that the left hemisphere of the brain is designated to perform rational thinking functions, while the right hemisphere relates to the intuitive, emotional, and creative thought forms.
Our Western culture emphasizes rationality, while the Eastern culture leans toward intuition, yet both functions are important to be whole. We need both halves of our brain. By rationally using our awake mind to shape our dream life, and through accepting and using the creative products of our dream state in our waking life, we are literally integrating the powers of our mind. To achieve that of itself may be Beyond Our Wildest Dreams.
Actually, thinking about dreams at all, is a way out thought. To know that while we are sound asleep, and apparently innocent of manifesting thought, that our brain cells can carry on beautifully without us, is awesome. They create images, sounds, and more surprisingly, our brain cells in our sleep without our apparent help, can conjure up emotions that are sincerely and deeply felt.
We not only feel those fears and emotions while we are asleep ... we wake up and hold the inner panic of this movie in our head. On the surface, knowingly, we had absolutely no input into the scenes of the distorted dream story that is reeling through our mind, causing our emotional buttons to react. Of itself, that too is almost beyond belief, that it can happen. But it does. Dreamers know that.
So, who then is the producer of these dreams that we have? If we say that we did not do it ... we did not think of that scene beforehand, to be played through our mind, in our sleep, then who did? Could we speculate that while in a dream state, the energy of our brain, our mind our memory, is somewhere else? That it has taken temporary leave of our sleeping form for a few moments of time, to mingle in another space gathering our dream images there?
Doubtful. It would be more accurate to say that we are the creator of our own dream pictures. The combination of our left brain's rational performance, and the right brain's intuitional input, is the place where our subconscious lives and conducts our dream play.
I do believe however, that the Cosmic Mind, where all memory lives, is attached magnetically to the manifested thought process of each individual. What better time for the cosmic magnetism to filter into our brain waves than when the keeper of the brain has relaxed its hold through the giving over to a dream state.
This then brings us to ask the question, "Why do we dream at all?" Debate on this question usually boils down to two points. Some argue that dreams are the offshoot of biological chemicals that are released and spent, through the venue of dreams that rids each person of a mental type of excess garbage. Like clearing off old computer messages.
Others quite vehemently, believe that the function of dreaming is not only perfectly normal, but it is an additional extension to the quality of the performance of one's life. Both are right. It takes both of these functions for a dream to be expressed. The awareness of the need to improve the quality of life is achieved by thought. Thoughts need a vehicle to manifest, and that is where the technical biological juices enter and become pictures in our mind in our sleep.
As to what extent we have control over this, total is the only retort, once we learn how. So back to the question of why do we dream at all? The reply logically, seems to be that dreams are a part and portion of a normal human life. Just because one might not remember that they were dreaming is not sufficient proof that they indeed do not dream. To the contrary. Researchers have isolated large groups of volunteers for the further study of why we dream. They used people who do remember their dreams, and, those who have no recollection of ever having dreamt at all.
In that laboratory program, these subjects slept. Each time throughout the night, that the sleeper's eyes would twitch in the Rapid Eye Motion of the REM state that signals dreams are in progress, the attending researchers would shake the person just enough to bring them out of their REM state. They would not necessarily waken them, merely interfere enough to stop them from entering REM, therefore stopping them from entering their dream world. This was repeated continually throughout the night for many nights in a row to all of the laboratory sleepers.
One of the most outstanding and interesting things that came from this experiment was rather unexpected at the time. What could be expected would be that the volunteer sleepers for this project, quite naturally, might feel tired from so many sleep interruptions. Tired thus irritable.
Yes, that did happen. That is true. Everyone became very irritable with no difference between the two types of subjects, those who remembered their dreams and those who did not. However the more interesting outcome that came through the experiment was the technical diagnosis. It led the researchers to the realization that a form of insanity began to penetrate the volunteers which had been caused by the constant interference in their sleep process that disallowed them a REM state. Which through further research of a highly technical nature, concluded that one of the principle elements of a normal and sane individual, is to be allowed to experience un-interrupted REM dream-sleep on a regular basis.
Quite simply put, to sleep, to dream, to enter a REM state, was found to be one of the pertinent conditions of a well balanced being. That is why we dream.
Medical practitioners tell us that we need a percentage of hours of sleep each 24 hour period. This is in direct reference to the knowledge that sleep brings REM, and that REM in turn brings dreams to the dreamer whether they remember or recognize it or not. This series of events during our nocturnal hours is of the greatest importance to the continuing quality of our life ... our attitude and performance level. With this realization comes the humbling blow of not only being aware of how much more there is that we have to learn, but on a more personal level, how much more there is that we do not realize we control.
Dream control is a massive responsibility. If we delve into that a little deeper, and on a more esoteric level, we could almost liken our mind to a coin. The one side we can see at a time we relate to. It's heads or it's tails. Same with, now we are awake ... flip ... now we are asleep. In both cases we can recognize the difference.
Of course it is not that simple. However you look at it, the two sides of the coin still makes one coin. Perhaps awake and asleep are one if we approach it from another perspective?
Just to make a point here, let us pretend that awake and asleep are the same thing to our brain. That our brain does not differentiate. Maybe it could even be suggested further that the left rational thinking side of our brain relates to our awake moments, and that the right intuitive and creative thinking side of our brain responds to the dream state, but that in actuality the brain as a whole does not really recognize the difference. Remember in this pretend example, that to the total function of the brain, it does not care whether we are awake or asleep.
Awake or asleep it makes no difference, the brain has a job to do. It has to let us use it to think our way through our life with no stipulations for the thoughts coming only from an awake mind. There is no closing time. Brain open 24 hours a day.
Now suppose that thoughts are put in motion through the use of the brain at the time we are awake. We think a thought, store it in the memory of our mind through the vehicle of our brain ... then fall asleep. Where does the thought go?
Now we are asleep. We dream pictures. We respond emotionally to the pictures that we see in our dream, and we react with dream thoughts ... then we wake up. Where do those thoughts go?
Do the thoughts that we think while we are awake, stay, hold, in some kind of a vacuum during the time that we are sleeping? The same for dream thoughts, do they wait for us to next be in a dream state to resurface? I think not. If that were the case, we would be more like two people, two coins, living within the shift work of one brain. Instead, these thoughts have a pattern of flowing one to the other, back and forth. Asleep and awake.
And all of this brings us to ask then, "For what purpose are these dreams such a mystery?"
There are two possible answers to that. We, the human race, have come such a long way that many mysteries have already been solved, and so too will the mystique of dreams, when the time is right. Secondly, and this blends with the first, would we understand the workings of our dreams upon our awake lives without first having evolved to this awareness level?
Maybe I could use another example here. Suppose that someone from one of the hill tribes deep in a far away land, who lives a pure life of simplicity, minus material objects, well suppose that this person saw a microwave oven, a telephone, or a complex computer system in their dreams. Never having seen or even heard of these things before, what might they think of that dream?
Who knows really because this is an example, however we could certainly quite safely speculate that they would not understand what the object was at all. Not yet. Also, when they would try to explain their dream to other tribe members, they could experience great difficulty. They would not understand the physical symbolic object, nor would they be able to grasp the object of the intent of the dream mind. Perhaps they would even be ridiculed or laughed at when they describe 'the bright red telephone that is ringing' in their dream.
It may well be argued that their mind would never create those dream pictures for them, because their mind does not know of them in the first place to conjure them up in their dream world, but that is not necessarily so. There are examples of artists painting things they saw in their dreams that they had never seen before. Therefore, dream pictures can well be the product of foreign input.
There are things, not necessarily visual objects, that we in the more populated and materialistic areas of the world, may dream about and upon awakening not understand at all, and also find quite difficult to reason why, to comprehend, or to tell our friends. And especially when the dream we had comes true, had nothing to do with us personally, or is taking place way off in another country that we barely have heard about let alone visited. It is all the harder for us to accept these foreign dreams.
But the dream mind seems to want to help us through some sort of preparation, like an advance notice, that the awake mind is not always in tune with, or on the same wave length, or vibration of awareness. So, the dream help may go to waste ... or it may keep repeating until we finally grasp its significance.
We do know that all dreams are futuristic in nature. That even though the dream scene is of something from long ago, the message will be experienced in the future. And we also know that in dream interpretation, it is the emotion related to the scene that is the dream message, but this takes a lot of time to study as each individual may have different trigger points.
When we don't grasp the significance of a dream message, the dream mind might well be saying, "Accept my function in your life ... don't close me out, I am on your side and I want to help prepare you."
The aim here is to work as one. Which brings us back to control. With mental control in turn being one of the most powerful tools encompassed within the mechanism of the human body, it seems illogical that we should put it to sleep for such a large portion of our lives ... around four years for adults. Put it to rest but not dormant. The day-to-day control that we exert on a conscious level, should be expected to reach some form of continuance in the dream state or subconscious level. Clearly some form of continuity and purpose must exist, err thought in itself is a waste of time. And what a shame that it appears that our dream mentality is of a more sophisticated and knowledgeable nature than our awake awareness. Bigger the shame though that many of us are willing to fly by one wing through ignoring the other. Spurning our dream-help through disregard.
One way to look at this is to think of our entire brain structure, by that I mean the invisible workings of our brain, as a large room. In each corner of the room there is a different group of thoughts gathered. These thoughts are behind a screen, therefore none of them can be seen or known by each other as each group is working independently. Only from the top looking down, can the full spectrum of groups of thoughts be seen.
Awake thoughts are the limited groups behind the screens, and the asleep dream thoughts are those comprised from the full vision. Dream thoughts and pictures only have the limitations that our awake minds give them, like the microwave and computer example. It must be frustrating for the portion of our mind that produces the dream images from a full vision of the facts, to have no one attend the play! If we can not remember the dream, then how can we benefit from that portion of our harvest of aid? Certainly it may well register on the subconscious, but that could take forever to filter through the rush of daily living to be recognized by our conscious mind. It may even be too late by the time we figure it out ... if we figure it out at all.
Ideally for this process to work to its fullest, the awake mind should be alert when awake, lucid when dreaming, aware of the dream purpose during the dream, as well as comprehending the message upon awakening. That's a tall order but it can be done.
It is very exciting when we first get some hold on the dream portion of our life. If we can accept that we try to use the rational thinking pockets of our mind to better our daily life, what more positive way to approach the dream input portion than to consider it an asset rather than irrelevant on the scale of our life.
If through our dreams, our minds are trying to prod us forward in some way, then should we not take note of this and at least try to pay some attention? No matter what the dream picture may be, it is a piece of information for us that has been contrived through facts, through a combination of our mental conditioning at the time of the dream, a preparation warning, and a provision of a solution to our current needs that the dream mind clearly sees.
The best way to interpret any dream to determine its purpose, is to concentrate on the emotion felt during the dream more than the actual dream story itself ... which can get bogged down in detail and character players. If we are in a panic and frightened in our dream then it is highly likely that a condition of our current life situation is quite worrisome. More sophisticated interpretation could define the connection that the dream players have with the worry.
There may be a bit of the snowball-rolling-down-the-hill effect, in that if we fall asleep in a negative mental condition, thus enter a REM dream state, the continuing saga through the dream could reflect that by piercing our dream conscious with a fearful presentation of some kind. Now, because the mental and emotional outcome of the dream is always spent in the future, that fear, worry and negativity, will spill over to our awake time.
Around again and again we go. Our thinking process in a rut. This is where control enters. We must try when we go to sleep to clear our minds of emotional weight by thinking of something that is not a worry to us. Think positive to create positive. Something pleasant and light to break the negative pattern. Not like many people who watch the news, turn the light out and go to sleep. Think about that. Not a good idea. Your head is filled with pathos, war, rape, and death scenes. Then you roll over and say "Good-night darling, happy dreams." I don't think so! We need to put our thinking process on another path that will seep into and give our awake time a more significant, profound, and positive outlook.
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Table of Contents
Percentage of Dream Time in Sleep....................xiii
CHAPTER 1. BEYOND YOUR WILDEST DREAMS....................1
CHAPTER 2. MESSAGE / SPIRIT INTERVENTION DREAMS....................17
CHAPTER 3. DREAMS HAPPENING TO SOMEONE ELSE....................37
CHAPTER 4. MAKING YOUR DREAM COME TRUE....................63
CHAPTER 5. REQUEST DREAMS....................85
CHAPTER 6. DEATH WARNINGS....................103
CHAPTER 7. WAR AND POLITICS....................121
CHAPTER 8. ACCIDENTS / DISASTERS....................133
CHAPTER 9. ESOTERIC / DIFFERENT....................153
CHAPTER 10. FRAUD AND EMBEZZLEMENT....................167
CHAPTER 11. SAD DREAMS....................185
CHAPTER 12. HAPPY DREAMS....................205
CHAPTER 13. TOMB OF THE LORD OF SIPAN....................223
CHAPTER 14. YOU DREAMER YOU....................239