How odd it is that we all just 'check out' at night, let our bodies and minds rest, and go down the rabbit hole of the mysteries of our subconscious?
Or the mysteries of.... consciousness?
What secrets, treasures and surprises hide in our dreams?
What fears, terror and pain are tucked deep in our nightmares?
I'm a dreamer. In the day AND at night.
In the day - I like to manifest my dreams into action. Use my imagination towards storytelling and creativity and in that way, for a dreamer such as myself - stay somewhat rooted in the ground. As an actor - I like to disappear into a role and a story with the mantra 'Treat this like a dream' and it gives me a sense of freedom and exploration. And as a writer - well, I get to craft my imagination in a particular form that hopefully takes the reader on a journey with me. As if I would invite someone into my head. Into my 'dream mind.'
At night - my dreams are epic, vivid, wild and grandiose. I enjoy them deeply, even when they are nightmareish, because there seems to be no limit to my imagination in the land of dreams. No stops. No boundaries. No right and wrong. Flying? Sure thing. Places turning into other places on a whim? All the time. Animals singing? Yeah, definitely... and so many more creative shenanigans.
When I wake up from an epic night of dreams, I have the intense feeling of being taken on a ride, a ride I couldn't control whatsoever nor did I want to.
Dreams have in them the key to feeling a true sense of surrender, of freedom.
And we all just go to sleep every night... as a regular thing, not thinking of it much. Like it's 'no big deal.'
Never are we in awe of the journey into freedom that we are about to enter.... but it's wild.
Oh, SO wild. It's a gateway to the self, the deeper inner secret self.
It's a sneak peak into the movie of our lives.
It's letting go and embracing the rare feeling of freedom of the mind.
In April 2020, while experiencing her first ever global pandemic, Tamar Pelzig pledged to write something every day, even if it's only a word, so she welcomed to the world a daily blog to keep her creative writing wheels rolling.
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