Dreams are illustrations from the book your soul is writing about you
As a child I used to dream vividly, almost every single night. I was told that it was no great surprise, since I spent most of my waking hours with my nose in a book. How I loved to immerse myself into fantasy worlds, into the heads of amazing characters and into the adventures of the unknown! An hour spent without a book was an hour wasted, in my book. And all of those adventures seemed to come alive when I closed my eyes to sleep. Not always in a good way- as nightmares seemed to come hand in hand with the fantastic dreams- but I was always fascinated by what those dreams could mean, or what they said about me as a person. I used to pore over books that claimed to know the hidden meanings behind dreams, but in the end concluded that they were nothing more than the result of an active imagination.
As I got older, I truly believed that to fall into a sleep without dreams was a rather sad prospect. To simply drift into blackness, heavy with nothing, didn’t appeal to me at all. I began to love talking about my dreams too, and I think that is where my children get it from too.
“Mummy, there were 300 princesses flying on unicorns in my room and it was my job to take them home safely!”
“Mummy, dragons are real! I saw them in my dreams!”
Of course, the nightmares are hard to deal with when it my kids who are experiencing them. I know how frightening they can be, and I want to protect them as much as I can. Yet when they sleep, their dreams are their own, and nobody else can control them. Is that what makes dreaming so magical? So amazing? So frightening?
Adjustable beds are running a campaign at the moment in collaboration with dream expert, Ian Wallace, to explore the wonderful world of children’s dreams. I’ve long since believed that dreams can be such an eye opening glimpse into the subconscious and now that my children are sharing theirs with me, I find it all the more amazing. To know how their little minds are working as they sleep, how their thoughts and feelings are impacting as they learn, develop and grow. Most of all, I love to discover how the world around them is filtering in, how they’re taking in new sights, sounds and experiences, and how they’re slowly starting to understand the world. Most of all though, I love to see how their creativity is expanding. Their imaginations are filling their dreams like an inflating balloon and it’s wonderful!
Do your children talk to you about their dreams? Do make sure you catch up with the exciting campaign due to launch next week by Adjustable Beds, and let me know in the comments your thoughts on the amazing world of the subconscious!
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