I’ve dreamt in my life dreams that have stayed with me ever after, and changed my ideas: they’ve gone through and through me, like wine through water, and altered the color of my mind. ~ Emily Bronte
The realm of dreams is an enchanted castle with a multidimensional world of magic and miracles within. A moat separates the castle of dreams from the mundane world of rational ordinary reality. Each morning you are returned from your dreams and gently delivered back to the shores of the three-dimensional waking world. If you forget your nighttime dreams, which is natural to do, your sojourn to the mystical multidimensional realm ends there. Awaken too quickly, and the drawbridge rises before a trace of the dream is carried with you, and your actions throughout the day will make logical, rational (maybe even robotic) sense. However, when you remember even a hint of a dream, the drawbridge remains down, and your actions, state of being, and your day are colored by the extraordinary dreaming mind. When the drawbridge is down, quantum leaps take place, awakening happens, and miracles become commonplace. The trick lies in retaining and integrating the wisdom of the dream into your waking life.
I use my entire pallet and paint with broad strokes as I participate vividly in life.
The Hero’s Journey dream oracle by Kelly Sullivan Walden