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Transition of Dreams
Nothing gets lost in the transition from childhood dreams to adulthood reality. The Childhood dream world resides with the subconscious stream of images and ideas, and are perpetually modified and refined throughout our lives. This continuance is in accordance with an ever evolving self enlightenment, and includes a strong influence from our interactions with others. That is, the gradual transition from childhood to adulthood is subject to constant internal and external changes, guiding a spiritual journey from the conception to the culmination of our desires. Also, we can define the spiritual journey as the path towards karma, where our deeds actively shape past, present and future experiences. This spiritual journey is not simple and easy, as we may not always remember our dreams, or even understand them. Despite this challenge, some childhood dreams are revisited, and even enabled.
If a constant re-evaluation of our childhood dreams is so inherent to their final realization, then why are some of them so difficult to interpret? The mysterious nature of some dreams, along with their connection to the collective unconscious, may hold the answer. Modern Dream Philosophers like Freud suggest that dreams are the window of the unconscious, revealing in symbols our repressed desire for wish fulfilment metaphorically. Jung enhanced this "inner space" theory by suggesting that dreams are the window to the collective unconscious as well, where the unconscious mind is shared with all humanity. That is, the flow of symbols, images and ideas of an ever changing childhood dream world landscape connect us to our real thoughts and feelings, and to the universality of all wish fulfillment. If we used imagery to express this process, then one is referred to Nelly Fertado\'s "Childhood Dreams" song lyrics: "I am sliding on the rainbow of my childhood dreams" .
There is also an external quality of the inner childhood dream, where your interactions with society contributes to the cycle of cause and effect. In this case, the effect is wish fulfillment revisited and enabled. "It\'s about how to lead your life. If you lead your life the right way, the karma will take care of itself. The dreams will come to you".(1) Examples of leading life the right way include enabling the dreams of others(2) and "It can just be one great man who tells you what you need to hear."(3) This karma is an ever evolving cycle of cause and effect of our thoughts, words and actions, where the truth is in constant motion. That is why nothing gets lost in the transition from childhood dreams to adulthood reality, for to understand your dreams, you will understand yourself.
Topics Related to Transition of Dreams
Psychotherapy, Analytical psychology, Psychoanalysis, Dream, Symbols, Unconscious mind, Collective unconscious, Sigmund Freud, Wish fulfillment, Karma in Hinduism, Psychology of Religion and Dreams, Dream dictionary
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