Friday, January 20, 2006

Reflection from The Land of Dreams

I’m in the Land of Dreams and have pondered much on how I could express myself here in this land. I have loved hearing of other’s views and reflections and drawings. Finally, I have spoken sternly to myself and hears back “Just start writing.”

Dreams have always been a significant part of my life and that of my family as well.
We have often spoken of our dreams and sometimes analysing them. I went through a period of writing them down, but of late I am more accepting and quietly listening to them. I am very interested and a little puzzled by the Mother’s role of tidying up a child’s dreams in Peter Pan.

Dreams are there to tell us something of ourselves of which we may not be aware. One aspect that I am very tuned into is to be respectful of them and listen to what they are saying. Even in those cases where the dream is expressing something of the stress and confusion in very difficult times – in other words a very jumbled up and confusing dream can be for me, an expression of that confusion and stress and I can be relieved that it has been expressed. There can be significant dreams and ‘everyday dreams. The significant dreams tend to happen for me when I am having a time out from the busy-ness of my daily life.

When I took the test that Shiloh mentioned, the test said that I was an Atmospheric Dreamer.

Whether you are flying in the sky
Or breathing under water,
Your dreams always involve
The physical world surrounding you.
And I would say that this is quite true. A couple of my daughter’s dreams were almost mythological and extremely interesting to listen to.

In conclusion, I am thankful for those dreams of which I have been aware, and for all that I have been shown through listening to them..


At 6:02 PM, Blogger le Enchanteur said...

Like you Leonie I felt quite unsettled by Mrs Darling tidying up like that. What we need around here is a dream catcher so that we can capture some of these slippery characters and examine them more closely.

At 8:22 PM, Blogger Imogen Crest said...

Children's dreams are amazing, Leonie.

At 8:43 PM, Blogger Shiloh said...

I used to remember all of my dreams, but, frustratingly, I've found since I began taking my seizure medication I remember only a small percentage.

At 2:57 PM, Blogger Leonie Bryant said...

Ah dream catchers, I have recently hung one in my room. I shall post a photo of it.
Shiloh, I do think medication affects our dreams, either one way or the other. You are having less, and sometimes medication cam cause awful night mares. I would prefer your situation.(big grin)

At 5:38 PM, Blogger Janie Hart said...

I must have interpreted Mrs Darling's behaviour a little differently to others. I kinda thought I could do with a good dose of Mrs Darling because I think it's healthy to have a good 'sweep out' every now and again. Myself, I've got some pretty stuffed up hang ups that I've stubbornly held on to over the years. It would be nice to be cleansed of these overnight.



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