Can Dreams Predict the Future?

Can dreams predict the future? There is surprisingly little scientific information available to provide concrete answers to this common question.

Accounts of predictive dreams can be found dating back to the stone age. In the Old Testament, Joseph interpreted Pharoah’s dream as predicting seven years of abundance followed by famine, an event that actually occurred. According to a close personal friend, Abraham Lincoln dreamed that his funeral was taking place in his home shortly before his death. James Watson dreamed of a spiral staircase, leading him to the discovery of the double-helix component of the structure of DNA.

Despite thousands of accounts from individuals who claim that their dreams have predicted events that actually occurred, the majority of dream experts seem to believe that these dreams are more coincidental than clairvoyant.

In his writing, Carl Jung cited as an example one of his own dreams that appeared to predict the onset of World War II. Jung did not give this dream psychic credit for two reasons. He explained that the dream was about his own perception of discord in German society at the time, and also mentioned that he didn’t connect the dream with the event until after it had occurred.

Most individuals who claim to have frequent predictive dreams often report similar patterns. They express frustration that they were not able to connect their dream with the event until after it had happened. Some accept this phenomena with relief, admitting that if they gave much weight to these dreams, they would worry constantly.

A large percentage of individuals who pay attention to their dreams report having at least one dream that predicted an event. Individuals who rarely remember their dreams have also reported these experiences. One of the most common types of dreams reported features a person the dreamer has not seen in some time. Within days, weeks or months, the dreamer receives news about that person or connects with them.

Sigmund Freud’s idea that dreams are the “royal road to the unconscious” was initially scoffed at. Although some flaws have been found in his theory, the basic premise that our minds harbor emotions and memories below the conscious level continues to have a strong influence on psychology’s treatment of mental and emotional issues. Pioneer psychoanalyst Carl Gustav Jung took Freud’s theory further, determining that dreams extract knowledge from the unconscious mind of the individual as well as the “collective unconscious.” He defined the collective unconscious as a shared history of the human race.

Famous psychic Edgar Cayce maintained that the visions presented in dreams are necessary for personal development and should be applied in waking life. Cayce said that dreams should be taken as warnings, advice and guidance toward conditions to be met. Lucid dreaming expert Stephen LaBerge reports that when we dream in a state of both sleep and wakefulness, we can solve problems, learn new skills and even create positive events in our lives.

Dreams are the product of the unconscious mind and occur in the Theta brainwave state, where we are deeply relaxed. In this state, we can connect with insight from the subconscious. In the deeper state of Delta, our minds are resting even more fully and we are further distanced from the physical world. Perhaps it is in this state that we can receive cues from the energy of people and situations that we are connected with in waking life or from Jung’s collective unconscious.

While I agree with Jung’s theory that we analyze waking life in our dreams, I have seen and experienced evidence that predictive dreams can and do occur. Everyone dreams, whether they remember their dreams or not. As human beings, we all share a connection. That connection is particularly strong among people with an emotional attachment. For instance, couples who have been together for many years tend to finish each other’s sentences or know what their partner wants before they ask. Parents “sense” when there is something wrong with their children. Perhaps this emotional, possibly “psychic” energy is better able to transmit to the unconscious when the receiver is in a deep state of relaxation and can enter the mind as a dream. Instinct may also play a part.

When we consider the ground-breaking theories of Freud and Jung, proving that dreams can divine the future is difficult, if not impossible. We know that dreams speak to us in a language of symbols that we must translate in order to interpret the meaning of the dream. The symbols have both traditional and individual meanings. For instance, a dream featuring a car that was stolen from the dreamer may not be about the physical image of a car at all. Instead, it may represent the dreamer’s freedom and independence. Dreams of death rarely mean physical death. As a dream symbol, death symbolizes endings and new beginnings. Dreams have no sense of time and the symbols that appear are often fantastic and unrealistic. In fact, dreams frequently make no sense at all! If things are not what they appear to be in dreams, how can they possibly predict events?

Dream symbolism can be quite complicated, and few individuals possess the skills necessary to arrive at a completely accurate interpretation of dreams. For some individuals dealing with deep psychological issues, dream work can be so powerful that it should be done only under the supervision of a psychiatric professional.

While experts do not seem to completely discount the idea of predictive dreams, there seems to be general agreement that these dreams are simply too “unpredictable” for anyone to have the ability to identify them as such. Since there is no way of determining that a dream is predictive until after the event happens, placing excessive belief in such dreams can be harmful, causing fear and anxiety in the dreamer. According to Freud’s “self-fulfilling prophecy,” believing and declaring that an event will occur can actually cause it to happen. Freud also said that dreams indicated wishes that the dreamer longs for to be fulfilled, which has since been viewed as a flaw in his theory.

Freud and Jung’s theories have been analyzed and implemented from a medical and psychological standpoint. Perhaps the idea of predictive dreams is too “new age” to be included in research and literature.

While there is no clear evidence proving that dreams predict the future, there is far more information proving that dreams can open the door to the inherent wisdom of the self. Some also believe that dreams are messages from the Divine. Saint Patrick believed that he was instructed to become a missionary through several dreams.

Our dreams can help us connect with knowledge from the unconscious that we cannot readily access due to the distractions of waking life. Working with our dreams can inspire us to evaluate our patterns and behaviors and work toward changing them to improve our emotional and spiritual health. When undertaken responsibly, dream interpretation is a valuable tool for personal and spiritual development.

 

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How Your Dreams Create Your Life

If you generally ignore your dreams, as most of us do, you are wasting one of the most powerful resources you have access to. Your dreams are the vital link between your conscious experience and your subconscious desires and goals.

Dreams are not random misfirings of your neurons while you sleep. Dreams are your connection to the psychological web that connects you to all other humans. Dreams connect us to what Carl Jung called the collective consciousness of our race, and this power of our dreams can teach us all that is truly important about our lives.

Modern science teaches us that we use only 15 percent of our brains. It is more accurate to state that we use 15 percent of our brains for all of the physically verifiable processes of our bodies that science can measure. It takes only 15 percent of your brain power to operate within physical reality.

The other 85 percent of your brain, by far the greater portion, is involved in all of those things which reductionist science cannot measure: your creativity, your emotions, your dreams. The truth of your life is that only a small fraction of your brain power is used in actual practical dealings with the physical world. The majority of your psychological power is engaged in drawing your experiences to you, in subtle psychological interactions with the people you meet or wish to meet, and in experiencing ramifications of future events on a psychological level before you decide to live them out in reality.

Most of this work is done in your dreams. While you sleep, you literally act out your wishes, hopes and fears with other people on a basic emotional level, and from these experiments choose which physical events to experience in your life. This is awesome power, and I urge you to take hold of it today.

Pay attention not only to your dreams, but also to the inner voice that knows what you should do. Pay attention to ideas, motivation and help. Trust your instincts.

“Your vision will become clear only when you can look into your own heart. Who looks outside, dreams; who looks inside, awakes.” –Carl Jung

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Money is an Illusion, Retirement is a Joke

By Enoch Tan / Creator of Secrets of Mind and Reality

Your wealth is not a measure of how much you have, but how much you are capable of generating in every moment. If you had won a million dollars in the lottery but are capable of generating zero dollars, you wealth is virtually zero.

Wealth is what you have left when all your money has been taken from you. That is why people who are truly wealthy never become poor even after they have lost all their money. They are able to create money on demand. The secret of wealth is creation and not possession.

A poor person who is incapable of generating income, but happens to win a million dollars, is still a poor person with a million dollars. A rich person who is capable of generating lots of money, but happens to lose all his money, is still a rich person with no money.

Money does not make you rich. It is the power to obtain wealth that makes you rich. A million dollars in the hands of someone without power to create wealth, will soon become nothing. In the hands of someone with power, it never runs out.

Money Is An Illusion

Money is an illusion because it is not a thing in itself. Money is a representation of something else. It is an external symbol that manifest from the inner world of creativity and intention. The manifestation is complete with some form of action involved. It is only an illusion when there is a lot of money or there is no money. A person capable of generating zero dollars may possess the illusion of a million dollars, while a person capable of generating a million dollars may possess the illusion of money being run out.

When you are capable of creating money, the supply is inexhaustible. Whatever wealth that is manifested is temporary and will soon shrink with inflation until it is next to nothing. It is only the act of re-creation that sustains the presence of a particular thing in the visible world.

Whatever you hold in your hand is subjected to death and decay. Old things become obsolete and it is only through constant renewal that enables anything to live on continually. Whatever stops creating, ceases to live.

It is a lunacy of people of the world to make lots of money to last them the rest of their lives, so that they can retire and never have to work to make any more money. Why retire when you should enjoy making money or enjoy doing fulfilling work that makes you money?

Doing something in order to stop doing it implies that the very thing you are doing is not enjoyable. Isn’t it such a meaningless way to live life? The reason why this is so, is because many people do not even know how to live their lives correctly.

Retirement Is A Joke

The idea of retirement is a joke. The moment you retire, you stop contributing and generating. It doesn’t matter how rich you seem to be by the amount of money you have. When you stop contributing and generating, you are virtually a bankrupt. You may have a lot of money in the bank to live on for the remainder of your probable lifespan, but if the money disappeared overnight, you are financially dead. If you somehow managed to get eternal life on earth, the very concept of retirement will disappear completely.

Life is always in motion and that which is flowing shall live. Money has to flow in and out of your life in order to sustain your life. You cannot live without spending and you cannot spend without earning. Cash flow is the core diagnosis of any financial system. Whenever your income exceeds your expenses, you are growing steadily richer every day. Whenever your expenses exceed your income, you are growing steadily poorer every day. Therefore the money wise will always keep the inflow going steady.

We either progress or regress, we never stand still. You are either growing or dying. The moment you retire, you are as good as dead. The purpose of life is to create. When a person retires, they stop creating and stop living. That is why people who retire tend to pass away in a very short span of time. They lose the purpose of remaining here on earth and therefore their subconscious mind soon brings their physical life to an end. It’s insanity that people work only to retire and then to die without having lived.

It is also an illusion that people have in mind about creating wealth to retire and have the freedom to do what they enjoy. The idea of retirement and freedom should start from day one. You should start doing something you would do if you were already retired. That is what life is for. If you do something that you truly enjoy and most desire to do, you will never work a single day of your life and you will never retire because you are already as good as retired. You are completely free when you realize this truth.

Since wealth is only a reflection of the value that you generate in this world, you never want to stop generating it. That is why there are very wealthy people who continue to do the work they do although they have more than enough money to retire and live on for many lifetimes over. They enjoy doing what they do because it is not work, but it is their life. They seek to generate value for the world for as long as they live. They are truly expressing their inner wealth as infinite and inexhaustible in their outer world.

Strive to be a person of value and generation rather than a person of riches and success. If you are generating more value in this world than you are consuming, you are already rich and a success. Every value that you consume should be for the purpose of further increasing the value you can generate.

This is how you multiply the current value of the world instead of degenerating it. As long as you are alive, your purpose is to generate. That is how you make the most out of your life. You constantly generate wealth.

Enoch Tan aims to help people achieve greater awareness in living and experiencing life, to evolve human consciousness to higher levels and to revolutionize the way we understand the mind and reality, because that is what governs every area of life and destiny. When you learn Secrets of Mind and Reality which is the science behind all Self Help, you’ll become a Law of Attraction and Manifestation Master.

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Eat The Sun

Mason is a modern day ‘sungazer’ and subject of Peter Sorcher’s award-winning and suspenseful documentary film that follows Mason on an unbelievable and often hilarious cross-country tour into the little known world of sungazing – an ancient practice of looking directly at the sun for a range of physical and spiritual benefits.

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2012 State of the Future

“The world is getting richer, healthier, better educated, more peaceful, and better connected, and people are living longer; yet half the world is potentially unstable,” according to Jerome C. Glenn, CEO of The Millennium Project and co-author of the “2012 State of the Future,” an overview of our global situation, problems, solutions, and prospects for the future.

Among the trends:

  • Protesters around the world show a growing unwillingness to tolerate unethical decision making by power elites.
  • An increasingly educated and Internet-connected generation is rising up against the abuse of power.
  • Food prices are rising, water tables are falling, corruption and organized crime are increasing, environmental viability for our life support is diminishing, debt and economic insecurity are increasing, climate change continues, and the gap between the rich and poor continues to widen dangerously. However, the most recent data from the World Bank shows that the share of world population living in extreme poverty has fallen from 52% in 1981 to about 20% in 2010.
  • The world is in a race between implementing ever-increasing ways to improve the human condition and the seemingly ever-increasing complexity and scale of global problems.
  • The report’s 15 Global Challenges include energy, food, science and technology, ethics, development, water, organized crime, health, decision making, gender relations, demographics, and war and peace.

The briefing is especially critical for senior executives, thought leaders, strategic planners, public policy experts, policy advisors, non-profit organization leaders, teachers/professors of world issues, and anyone interested in a global overview of our prospects for the future.

The Millennium Project was established in 1996 as the first global futures research think tank. It conducts independent futures research via its 46 Nodes around the world that connect global and local perspectives. Nodes are groups of individuals and institutions that pick the brains of their region and feed back the global results. It is supported by UN organizations, multinational corporations, universities, foundations, and the governments of Azerbaijan, Kuwait, South Korea, and the United States.

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Money Can Buy You Happiness

Japanese women are cheerier than men, people grow glummer as they age, and money can buy happiness — up to a point.

Those were among the findings of a recent survey on what makes Japanese people happy, the researcher, Osaka University professor Yoshiro Tsutsui, said Friday.

A majority were pretty satisfied with their lot in life — only 13 percent of the 4,224 respondents gave themselves a “happiness rating” of four or lower on a scale of zero to 10.

Men tended to be a bit less happy than women, perhaps because Japan’s male-dominated society means they have bigger social responsibilities, Tsutsui said in a report on the survey.

Happiness rose along with per capita income until earners reached the highest bracket, at which point it dipped somewhat.

“It seems when people are satisfied with their income, other factors then matter more,” Tsutsui told Reuters.

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How to Enjoy Giving Your Money Away

You have probably heard or read many times that it is important to give away a small portion of any income you generate. Guess what? I would like to give you the exact same advice. But I want you to understand the reasons behind the sharing of your wealth, rather than simply feeling like you ought to do it. I want you to learn to share your wealth, and truly enjoy it! I would like you to look forward to contributing to others, and to feel wealthier because you can give money away happily.

1. Money is a physical symbol of your creative energy. By holding on to it, you tell your mind that you are afraid of running out, and this blocks the flow of your energy. By sharing your money, you tell your mind that your creativity is boundless, and that you will always have enough money.

2. In order to be wealthy, you must feel wealthy. In order to feel wealthy, you must feel that you always have enough money to meet your needs. By sharing your money, you show your faith in the truth that you are always taken care of financially.

3. Many people believe that money is evil, or at least, not inherently good. But money is neither good nor evil. Money is simply a tool to be used in physical reality. Although money can be used for evil purposes, it obviously can also be used for good. Money itself is neutral. You have the power to choose to use money in good ways. By sharing your wealth, by contributing to causes in which you believe, you are acknowledging the power of money to promote positive change on our planet.

4. Giving feels great. Once you get over the psychological hurdle that has stopped you from sharing your wealth, you will release the negative energy that keeps you clinging to money. In this way you can dissipate the power money has over you, for you will understand that you are free to choose how to use your money, rather than being controlled by the fear of losing it.

5. What goes around, comes around. Giving money away opens the flow of abundance through your life. As you give money away, money begins to come back to you. Soon you will feel an infinite flow of wealth through your life and you will gladly share your wealth with true happiness.

“Because money is a major psychic symbol of security, every thought you have which endorses your insecurity affects your money-making abilities. Money flows toward stability and away from its converse.” –Stuart Wilde

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The Secret of Perfect Living

By Chris Cains, Creator of the Miracle Mind Method

Before I started my online business I was buying and selling used books on eBay starting about 1996.

In 1999 I bought an entire library of books from an estate auction in upstate New York. The owner had passed away, the kids knew nothing about books and decided to sell the entire collection. I previewed the collection ahead of time and I could tell that the gentleman who passed away must have spent years collecting these books. They were in wonderful condition and some of them very rare.

There were about 2,200 books in this library. I bid $1,000 for the entire collection. Amazingly I won the bid. I took 4 books from the collection, put them up for sale in separate auctions on eBay and made my $1,000 investment back within 7 days. Each book sold for between $200 and $400. Yes, they were very rare books. That means I had about 2,196 left to sell but the good news was that every single sale was now pure profit having already made my investment back!

Fast forward again to the second year I started my business. As I mentioned my back was against a wall and I need to make some changes fast.

One day I was feeling pretty low because I was not making any money. I remembered that I still had a lot of the books I had picked up from the estate auction several years earlier. I went to my garage, where the books were stored, and starting going through them to see which one’s I could sell for the most money.

The Secret of Perfect Living

Well in this collection, which I didn’t even remember being there, was a book called The Secret of Perfect Living.

In the book, parapsychologist, James T. Mangan describes how he discovered that if a person constantly repeats a certain word constantly, with belief and emotion, you could bring the object of your desire into reality.

He calls these “switchwords” because he says, they are like flipping on a switch to bring these into reality! [Also read: The Magic Power of Switchwords]

I related earlier that after 2 years of trying to start my own business I was deeply in debt and needed to make money quickly.

I picked up The Secret of Perfect Living and read it. I actually didn’t even read the entire book – only the part about what to do if you need more money! I was so desperate to get something started I didn’t bother to read anything else- that’s the truth! Now, the parts I did read made a deep impression on me in a way
that I’m sure the Russian Pilgrim must have felt when he heard the words, “Pray constantly”.

This is the absolute truth: I cannot account for any other thing that I may have done to change the way I thought except for one thing: I constantly repeated the switchword “Find” day and night, silently and out loud for several days. “Find” is the switchword to use if you want more money, according to Mr. Magnan.

On or about the 3rd day after repeating “Find” almost non-stop, I had an idea that catapulted my business from doing $1,000 a month or less to $10,000 the first month I put the idea into action!

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