“Sixty Days of Mind Power Techniques” # 23

I have used my dream time for creative problem solving for many years.  For an interesting counter argument, check out this article. 

Domhoff, G. W. (2003). The Case Against the Problem-Solving Theory of Dreaming. Retrieved

from the World Wide Web: http://dreamresearch.net/Library/domhoff_2004b.html

I don’t know about theories, I’m not a big proponant of psychotherapy.  I do, however, know what works for me.

I can think about something I’m trying to figure out a solution for, whether it’s problems with a co-worker or a new marketing tact in my business.  It helps to know what your dream symbols mean because the solution to your problem will frequently be in metaphor.

Several years ago, I had to make the unpleasant choice of filing bankruptcy,a situation that frequently occurs with entrepreneurs.  I tortured myself about this decision as I had A+ credit up to that point in time.  I went to bed and dreamed I was driving along the coast line in Louisiana.  I was focused on looking out the passenger window and went right off the bank in front of me.  I didn’t want to leave my car as I had a huge black box that I wanted to save.  Finally, a voice yelled at me, “Get out or you’re going to drown!”  (drowning in debt)  I rolled down the window and escaped.  When I woke up,I knew I had to file and didn’t torture myself any more. I started the proceedings that day.

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