"Extraordinary is the only word that comes to mind, and only possible because we named our intention... but the key I think was starting small. One thing I’m learning through coaching is that hearts have no borders. The things that people live and die for are not only the same anywhere, but they’re small, everyday things." The Art of Dreaming Small follows the true journey of co-active coach Mare Rosenbaum and two of her clients as she calls magic into their lives—and her own—by finding a new way to make each day extraordinary. Mare’s life recipe mixes coaching and business innovation methods that result in purpose-driven and fulfilling bucket-list-worthy experiences. There is indeed some kind of magic here. Since creating a bucket list, Mare has experienced amazing things that can be attained through goal setting and hard work—but, as she says, there’s something serendipitous that happens when you follow this method. Other people have written about this phenomenon at length too, because when magic happens, it must be shared. Dream it, know it, and do it!
From ancient to modern times, seers and psychoanalysts have conjectured about why we dream. Now, in this book, we have an explanation both timely and timeless. Yoga is an ancient spiritual science that has much to say about subtle realities. Why do you dream, and what do your dreams mean? Let Paramhansa Yogananda open the doors of your mind as he reveals the hidden yogic teachings that provide a new pathway to inner growth.
Conceptions of Dreaming from Homer to 1800 traces the history of ideas about dreaming during the period when the admonitory dream was the main focus of learned interest—from the Homeric epics through the Renaissance—and the period when it began to become a secondary focus—the eighteenth century. The book also considers the two most important dream theorists at the turn of the twentieth century, Sigmund Freud and Sante de Sanctis. While Freud is concerned with questions of what a dream means and how to interpret it, de Sanctis offers a synthesis of nineteenth-century research into what a dream is and represents the Enlightenment transition from particular facts to general laws.
The Nature and Function of Dreaming presents a comprehensive theory of dreaming based on many years of psychological and biological research by Ernest Hartmann and others. Critical to this theory is the concept of a Central Image; in this volume, Hartmann describes his repeated finding that dreams of being swept away by a tidal wave are common among people who have recently experienced a trauma of some kind - a fire, an attack, or a rape. Dreams with these Central Images are not dreams of the traumatic experience itself, but rather the Central Image reveals the emotional response to the experience. Dreams with a potent Central Image, like the tidal wave, vary in intensity along with the severity of the trauma; this pattern was shown quite powerfully in a systematic study of dreams occuring before and after the September 11 attacks in New York. Hartmann's theory comprises three fundamental elements: dreaming is simply one form of mental functioning, occurring along a continuum from focused waking thought to reverie, daydreaming, and fantasy. Second, dreaming is hyperconnective, linking material more fluidly and making connections that aren't made as readily in waking thought. Finally, the connections that are made are not random, but rather are guided by the dreamer's emotions or emotional concerns - and the more powerful the emotion, the more intense the Central Image.
Learn how to wake up in your dreams for creative insights and beautiful spiritual adventures The Art of Lucid Dreaming is a quick and easy guide to help you get lucid fast. Dr. Clare Johnson, world-leading expert on lucid dreaming, shares her best practical tips and a unique Lucidity Quiz that identifies your personal sleeper-dreamer type so you can fast-track to the techniques that work best for you. When you are lucid in a dream, you can choose to ask your unconscious mind for guidance, perform healing magic, seek creative solutions to problems, and explore the dream realm more profoundly than ever before. With over sixty practices and fifteen tailor-made lucidity programs to get you started, this hands-on guide helps you set up your own custom program for achieving lucidity as quickly as possible. Focusing on how to get lucid, stay lucid, and guide your dreams, this book shows how to transform your nightly slumber into an exciting spiritual adventure that fills your life with meaning.
Teaches concrete, real-world skills for turning any dream into a reality; Provides step-by-step exercises for defining and achieving dreams and overcoming internal and external obstacles; Includes inspirational profiles and real-life examples of high-achieving individuals who exemplify the skills described in the book.....Many people set out to achieve a dream-starting a business or learning to play the piano or publishing a book-but they don't succeed, and the dream fizzles away. In many cases, these people have lots of skills and expertise, such as deep knowledge of the business or career they are interested in, so why don't they succeed? Paul Levesque and Art McNeil have discovered that making a dream come true requires cultivating skills of a higher order-macro skills-that inevitably spell the difference between success and failure no matter what the specifics of a person's dreams are. These are the skills Dream crafting outlines in detail.