Many characters have come to me… in a dream, and then I’ll elaborate from there. I always write down all my dreams.

-William Burroughs

 

We often are oblivious to the potential of our dreams and tend to dismiss them. Yet, there are those dreams that linger on, nourishing our emotions with positivity. Then there there are those disturbing ones we’d prefer to forget. Dreams vary: some are visual and others, auditory. From where do they come and to where do they go? Why do some appear in similar forms again and again?

Our dreams are vague, volatile and generally difficult to remember but they are our own creative productions. Anything can occur in our dreams – from wondrously beautiful imagery to the deeply unnerving. We dream dreams and then we disconnect. Sometimes though, we retain a sufficient memory of where we went while we were asleep. “A great deal of unconscious cognition is transformed into representational forms when we dream, and as Carl Jung observed, The dream calls our mind to the body’s instinctive feeling.” (HAVE YOU EVER HAD A HUNCH? The Importance of Creative Thinking). In our dreams, we often travel into our emotions – remembered or suppressed. And we jpurney into the realms of unexpected worlds…

I Touched a Star in My Dream Last Night?

I touched a star in my dream last night.

Woke up much too soon.

To touch ten million trillion stars I’d have to sleep till June.

I’ll visit the Moon and Mars tonight.

Check if they’re blue and red.

Pluto is too far to reach unless I leave my bed.

I’ll take six leaps from the sun, skate on Saturn’s rings.
Fly to Uranus — just for fun, with imaginary wings.

(I TOUCHED A STAT IN MY DREAM LAST NIGHT)