Dreaming and Problem Solving

This morning I woke up thinking about the dream-world and how many of the great breakthroughs in history came in a dream. I’ll bet it’s a high percentage. Dreams serve many purposes, but in the case of inventions or problem solving, the dreamer draws from the universal mind with his non-conscious mind. This probably happens during meditation, too, for the same reason. The universal mind is the place we’re all connected, too, where we could see the links if we dared to look.

It’s so interesting that we flummoxed, stressed, trapped-by-time humans have this dreaming-ability that goes mostly untapped. I’ve never had an inspired-invention dream; I wonder if it’s because of my low self-esteem issues, and if this happens to others for the same reason? Can you imagine how different the world would be if we all opened to the universal mind? I believe far-more advanced societies existed long before us and can’t help but wonder what happened to them.

Was being enamored with their inventiveness or powers their downfall? There must be a very fine line between where we access the universal mind, yet don’t allow ourselves to get all puffed up about the gifts given us. I guess the king-of-the-world tendency always applies to humans, though, even now.

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6 thoughts on “Dreaming and Problem Solving

  1. Good thoughts. Dreaming can be a very powerful way to solve problems and to spur ideas. One does need to be purposeful about it by going into the dream state with clear expectations of what is to be achieved otherwise we may travel in all sorts of directions within our dreams that do not help us in this waking dream.

    • Now that’s an interesting comment! Have you written about traveling in the dream state at your blog? I’d like to read more about this and I’m sure others would to. Thanks for taking the time to comment here. I appreciate it. Pam B

  2. I mostly prefer the revelation of my spiritual state to be the purpose of my dreams. I also like to see truths my ego distorts during waking time. Prophetic dreams definitely played a big role in the bible. I did get the answer to reincarnation in my dream at one time and remember saying to myself SO THIS IS HOW IT WORKS. But when I awoke, time & space kept my mind from understanding the revelation. I am thankfull for dreams that warned me when the warnings were warranted. Am also thankful for glimpses of the other dimensions sighted in dreams.
    love,
    anita

  3. You do realize I am taking a creative writing class and I’m learning that it’s not so much what you write as it is how you write it. We’ll see what happens with that.
    love,
    anita

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