Dreams

‘My imagination completely controls me, and forever feeds the fire that burns with dark red light in my heart by bringing me the best dreams. I’ve always had a wild imagination, a big heart and a tortured soul so I feel that dark fantasy, love and horror are in my blood’. Kim Elizabeth

My Head is spinning, my heart racing fast, I feel very ill. As I try to lift my head up from my pillow it feels like I am going to fall, it spins in the room. I lay back again but gradually pull my self up from bed, a gulp of water from my bedside bottle helps settle me.

What it was, I had a dream not a good one and when I woke up I was unable to get out of bed and it felt like I was still in a dream.

Dreams, what are they really? Some say dreams are a continuation of our activities when are bodies and minds are meant to be recharged in sleep, dreams are a series of thoughts, images, and sensations occurring in a person’s mind during sleep.

According to Patricia Davis writer of “Dreams and Visions, ‘Dreams and visions were reported to be powerful agents of change in the 7th-century conversion of Anglo-Saxon England to Christianity. They were presented as instrumental in the introduction and integration of this new religious/cultural paradigm’. 

Kimberley Patton believes that dream incubation represents a rich nexus of cognitive, performative, locative, and theological issues in the historical study of religion. So how are we gifted with dreams and why do we have them?

In different cultures if you dream that your neighbour is chasing you to cause you harm, when you wake up you could accuse that neighbour of witchcraft.

If that were true most people who speak ill of me and I dream of I could easily accuse them of witchcraft, many of them call themselves spiritualist and try to cause harm to others, in the earlier century I could have had them burnt at the stake. But I will not waste my breath on them because they slow down my thinking and universe.

Dear Yemi, remember as you write this diary this are your words and thoughts. According to Anais Nin, ’throw your dreams into space like a kite, and you do not know what it will bring back, a new life, a new friend, a new love, a new country’.