Monday, 31 October 2011

Dreamland



Dreamland is the original cyberspace, our own built-in spiritual virtual reality.

Our dreams take us into other worlds, alternative realities that help us make sense of day-to-day life.

Dreaming is a connection to our unconscious, to our selves.

It is to be treasured.

Isn't it extraordinary that an activity which takes up so much of our lives is so often relegated into the realms of unimportance.

We are based on dreams, they are our centre.

Listen to them.

"Dreams are like stars....you may never touch them, but if you follow them they will lead you to your destiny."
~~ Anonymous



Top photo taken in Wisconsin, USA in August 2010. It was early in the morning and we had gone to the pier to watch the Tall ships arrive. As you could imagine we saw very little.


A pottery sculpture by my multitalented friend Dianne - December 2007

19 comments:

McMGrad89 said...

I haven't had to many vivid dreams lately. I don't sleep deeply enough I don't think. I look forward to having some though. I need my sleep.

Cinderella said...

Loved the pottery sculpture - so pretty and the energy is great!

I rarely remember my dreams, but when I have one it is SO vivid.

Happy Monday to you, Peggy:)

Who you callin' housewife? said...

My most recent remembered dream -- I was having an argument with the head of my daughter's school's parent/teacher organization about the cost of tickets to raise money for the school. It became rather heated. Should I follow that dream? I'm thinking no.

I would like to return to my dreams as this is housework day and I'm not enjoying myself.

Christine said...

your post makes me think of what I saw on a church sign this morning:
prayers...the original wireless connection!

Oh that's too bad about those tall ships, weather does that.

Stoneweaver said...

Love the top photo - very appropriate for the theme of dreams.

Yes - isn't it amazing how we know so little about our 'dream life'. Maybe our dreams are the reality and this walking talking life is an illusion.

Jung has a lot to say about the relevnce of dreams. My dreams are often full of puns (since I work with words I suppose). Are yours? I rarely dream of flying (unfortunatey as it is fun!)

Dianne's sculpture is as beautiful as her amazing spirit.

Let her know I'm thinking of her.

miruspeg said...

Annemarie - Hope the REM sleep returns soon my friend. xxxx

Cinderella - I will pass you compliments about the sculpture to Dianne. Happy Tuesday to you!

Kim (Housewife) - Interesting dream, thanks for sharing it. Is there a fundraising event in the pipeline at your school?
Regarding the housework put on some music and whistle while you work. xxxxxxxxxxxx

Christine - I agree with prayers being "original wireless connection".....great sign!
We were very disappointed that the fog did not clear in time to see the Tall Ships sail by.

Stoneweaver - Your comments always give me more food for thought. :-)
I recently read that the world we experience and the life we live, are the reflections of our thoughts. The mind creates a world of illusion. By changing our thoughts, we change the illusion and experience a different reality.....in other words our world is created, based on our interpretation of what we see, hear, and perceive through the five senses. Interesting eh!!

I haven't flown in my dreams for a long time or fallen off a cliff!

I will pass your message to Dianne....she will smile. :-)

Mike Smith said...

I dreamt I ate a huge marshmallow last night. When I woke up this morning, my pillow had gone...

miruspeg said...

Mike - Google give conflicting credits to this quote, one said it was English Comedian Tommy Cooper and another said Scottish Comedian Chic Murray......I can imagine which one you would choose!!!

Jeremy Bates said...

stopping by late bc something took me out of the city for a couple days, but hope u had a good weekend--and hop!
my favorite horror movie is the shining, or alien...they're too different to only pick one!
c u around online!
best!
jeremy

Marja said...

Love your description "build in cyberspace" I love to dream as I have usually nice dreams or strange ones but mostly I don't remember them. I am good at day dreaming too

miruspeg said...

Hi Marja!
My dreams usually only stay with me for a very short time after I awake, so I have decided to start a "dream journal" and record my dreams upon awakening.
Thanks for stopping by.
Keep dreaming!
Heart hugs xxxxxxx

Marit said...

'you may say I'm a dreamer, but I'm not the only one!'That photo leaves me breathless... fabulous!!!

miruspeg said...

Hey Marit!
There are so many "dreamers" here in cyberspace and it is a joy to connect with each other and share our dreams.
John Lennon also said these words:
"A dream you dream alone is only a dream. A dream you dream together is reality".
"Reality leaves a lot to the imagination."

Which photo left you breathless??

Chapter Forty said...

I really love hearing about the dreams my children have. They dream nearly every night.

Recently B had one about bright colourful lego pieces floating all around him in the sea. He was trying to grab particular bits he wanted, then he woke to find he had wet the bed.

This amused me for some reason. Poor child.

miruspeg said...

Hi CF!
Poor B, I bet he was quite upset at wetting the bed.
I am surpised I don't wet the bed because I sometimes dream I am sitting on the toilet!
I must Joseph what he dreams about.

Can-Can said...

What an incredible photo on its own and for this piece! For years I didn't remember any dreams. For years I had nightmares and would wrestle to get out of the dream state. In the past few months, I remember my dreams which almost always feature someone I'm thinking about or that I run into after a long time (post dream). They do occupy a huge part of a time. I'm gonna think about this post for a while.

miruspeg said...

Thanks for stopping by Candelaria and sharing your thoughts/dreams.
Our dreams change as we change, as we become more comfortable in our skin, our dreams seem to follow suite.

Like you my dreams lately, mostly feature someone I'm thinking about. I am keeping a dream journal and write in it upon awakening.

I recently read that apparently our brain is more active when we are dreaming than when we are fully awake. Interest thought eh.

Robyn said...

I've been day~dreaming a lot of late as I've returned to painting. Dreaming is important to me as I feel it is vital for life. I rarely remember my sleeping dreams for very long, but they are often with me when I first wake.
I could have a little ramble here about dreams, but maybe I'll write a post sometime myself.

Lovely thought provoking posts Peggy... I enjoy coming here.
Love to you
Robyn x

miruspeg said...

Hi Robyn
I ALWAYS enjoy reading your comments/insights when you visit my blog.

Carl Jung believed "that dreams related to the dreamer's wishes, which enables them to realize things they unconsciously desire, and that the dreams helps them to fulfill their wishes. He also came to believe that dream contents present the dreamer with revelations that uncover and help to resolve emotional issues, problems, religious issues and fears".
Very insightful man!
Take care my friend. :-)