Dreaming has not been given its due. The true value of dreaming has been underestimated for the last thousand years, give or take a few weeks or months. Dreaming has not been so undervalued in the distant past for various reasons quite well known and accepted in more ancient civilizations. Early civilizations understood the connections between their dreams and their everyday lives and took advantage of the benefits to enhance their living conditions.
With the development of the ego, which is a rather recent development in the scope of the personality, those memories began to fade and mankind lost track of those early benefits enjoyed by the earlier civilizations that inhabited the planet. As mankind began to concentrate his attention to more and more to the objective side of reality, he voluntarily gave up his connection with the subjective side of his reality, even to the extent of forgetting that that connection ever existed. With the dawn of the industrial age, mankind became so fascinated with objects, the ego took charge and the ego is not ready to admit things that it does not understand into its realm.
In the past the ego, feeling insecure with its stance within the physical system, blocked any data that the subconscious understood and tried to send to the personality. The ego, especially in the early days after the industrial revolution, focused almost fanatically on physical objects and rejected any other kind of data that did not come to it from a physical source and thereby deprived the personality of knowledge that could be received from other levels of reality and other dimensions that were not expressed physically.
That time is passed, the ego is now secure and is beginning to loosen its hold on the conscious personality, which it is, and will now, although in some cases rather reluctantly, accept data from other than physical sources. One of the sources that the ego is most comfortable with is the dreaming self, and yet even then it sometimes examines and edits the data before admitting it to the conscious attention of the personality. Of course, the dreaming information is always held in the various layers of the un-conscious, waiting to be discovered.
No dream ever dreamed is ever lost, but stored in electro-magnetic data in the brain and in an electric system far divorced from the physical universe. Upon death of the personality, these dream memories are transferred to the survival personality. They will become an integral part of the psychic makeup of the newly reincarnated personality in his next lifetime. I am saying that buried in your subconscious is the memory of every dream any of your past selves ever dreamed, and we are talking here of perhaps thousands of years in the past. It is a rather easy to retrieve some of those ancient dreams with the cooperation of a well trained hypnotist and a good subject.
Dreaming is as important a function to the physical person as is breathing and this can be proven by trying to stop yourself from taking the next breath. It cannot be done, and just as breathing cannot be stopped, neither can dreaming. All consciousness dreams, and it may seem that I am going too far here, but flowers dream, trees dream, animals dream, fish dream, insects dream, cells dream and the smaller atomic particles dream. It is not only a biological necessity, it is a chemical and electrical necessity for all consciousness to dream. I won't go into the reasons why, but you will have to trust me on this, dreaming to a great extent helps you to determine your future.
You already know that dreams can give you a sense of well being, even at times bringing to the forefront of your attention, messages from those who have left the physical world long ago. Dreams can give you inspiration for a new idea, and in truth, many of the inventions in use today were first thought of in dreams. Dreams can have a healing effect and many people have experienced spontaneous healing from dream events.
In your dreams, you experiment with or try out future events that are waiting in the wings, so to speak. Your future is chosen by you from a large field of probable events that are available for actualization in your future. Your intense, conscious focus in the physical system, will not allow you to view these prospective futures, partially because the ego blocks this kind of future event recognition. The ego does not even know that the field of probabilities exists. However it does exist, just not in the physical world that you inhabit. The physical self cannot go there because of its specialized focus, but the dreaming self can.
The dreaming self is not bound by the same rules that govern life on earth and the present personality. The dreaming self can maneuver in this field of probabilities quite well and is very skilled at browsing through and selecting future possibilities for actualization in the world of atomic structure. The dreaming state allows the dreamer, You, to activate on a purely psychic level any of these probabilities and try them out to see how they will work out when they are eventually materialized and become real in your daily world. The chosen events for actualization will be those that the road has been prepared for in advance.
In other words, no future event will be chosen to be materialized that does not fit in with the present stream of events of your life. If you are poor today and think like a poor person thinks, self bound by your own limitations, chances are that you will not select a future filled with abundance since that reality would be “our of sync” with your present life experience and it would be an improbable probability.
The events that seem to happen to you today, have long since been tried out in the dream state, worked with, honed, molded and experimented with before insertion into your physical world. It is important to remember that the dreamer who dreams is the dreaming YOU, not some alien from another world. When you are awake, you are unaware of and unconcerned with the existence of your dreaming self. But don't feel too bad about that because when you are asleep and your dreaming self is awake and busily at work, he is also equally unconcerned and unaware of your existence either.
The good news is that you use this other dreaming aspect of your conscious personality to help you make good decisions in selecting future events to insert into your life. True, the dreaming you is limited somewhat in its choices by your present life conditions, and must maintain some sort of continuity of the nature of the events it plays with and makes you aware of. It is the awake you who makes the final selections after the field of acceptable possibilities has been narrowed down by the work done by your dreaming self in the field of probabilities.
This psychological field of probabilities contains all possible future events and here is where “Wishful Dreaming” comes in. It is a well known fact that at least on the surface layers of the personality, some of your dreams deal with everyday happenings in your life. These probable future events not only appear real but they are as real to the inner self as are your physical events. Their likelihood for actualization on a physical basis depends much on the immediacy and suitability of what I would refer to as the growth medium which is the present landscape of your personal life.
Your dream self is in a very real sense, an aspect of you, but has gained a certain amount of independence and can roam in its own dimension, but not too far, since you always maintain an invisible connection with your dream self, even though he exists in an entirely different universe. A connection is always there, similar to a very thin silk thread connecting you with your dreaming self. You could say that the dream self exists in a different universe, but always stays in your psychic neighborhood.
If you have ever paid even the slightest attention to the content of your dreams, you will find that one or more of your nightly dreams will contain material that you were involved with or thinking about before you went to bed that night. Current events that you are intensely involved with are fodder for the dreaming self, so it is possible to influence your dreams by concentrating on what you want and asking for any particular dream on any particular subject matter before you go to sleep at night.
Here, a strong belief in religious dogma can be a hinderance, since it will tend to limit your expectations due to pervasive negative religious dogma regarding wealth and other such matters that you may wish for. Your dreams are used not only by your dreaming self, but as a connective between your probable self and your subconscious. I have written much on the reality of the probable universe and probable selves, so I won't be going into that here, other than to suggest to you that all possible events that could exist are probable and do exist in the field of probabilities. Your probable self and your dreaming self have access to the probable choices that could be made in your life's events.
Every event that is real in your life generates all possible ramifications of that event, in field of probabilities. There, your probable self browses the possible choices available to it, manipulates within these choices, making certain assumptions and decisions about which to be materialized in your world physical system. These preferred choices are then forwarded to the dreaming self to be acted out, variations to be tried out before actualization. The most suitable future event is then sent to the subconscious and the inner self where it may be acted upon and materialized in your life.
Knowing that this probable universe exists and that a portion of your greater self dwells there and is making choices every day of your life, can be of great benefit to you when you realize the potential of this knowledge. Knowing that much of the preliminary work of creating what happens in your life is done in the dream world, you can sometimes nudge these future possibilities to the forefront of the subconscious attention and thereby facilitate creating what you want in your life.
These probable events are not some nebulous reality, but a reality as real and actual as your own physical world and in a very real way, are there for the taking. Just knowing that they exist is of great benefit to you and helps concentrate the energy needed for actualization. Ask for what you want before you go to sleep at night on a regular basis, expect it to happen and then give it some time. These kind of psychological manipulations do not become real overnight, but could take up to a month of real time even though they would happen in a moment in dream time.