Importance of Daydreaming

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  1. stardis

    stardis Senior Registered

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    I read an interesting article about how active the problem solving areas of the brain are when daydreaming. It is a validation of sorts to have science recognizing through empirical research what we have all known for a long time - that daydreaming is an important function for a normal individual.

    I actually think that daydreaming is a good name for this mental activity; however, it unfortunately carries a stigma of undesirable mental activity. I wish that this research had been around when I was a boy in school and maybe I wouldn't have gotten so many raps with a ruler or the teacher wouldn't have interrupted the class, once again, to point out that I was staring out the window instead of paying attention.

    • Do you recognize the importance of daydreaming in your meditative life?
    • Does daydreaming help you to understand your past life memories?
    • Should we even call this mental activity daydreaming?


    Journal reference:
    University of British Columbia. "Brain's Problem-solving Function At Work When We Daydream." ScienceDaily 12 May 2009.
     
  2. Tinkerman

    Tinkerman Administrator Staff Member Super Moderator

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    I had to laugh when I read about daydreaming in school. I too was severely "window oriented." I got a report card once that said "spends too much time daydreaming." And yes...Sister Marie Terese was good at slapping me back to reality:butbut:. If she only knew I was actually working harder than all of the rest!!!


    Seriously, I do believe my daily trances are directly related to my ability to process my past life memories. And is, for me, apart of my meditation. I've always known that going into that spacey place allows me to comprehend the world better. It for me is quite spiritual.


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  3. Alexnovo

    Alexnovo Senior Registered

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    Great article Stardis! I have always been a day dreamer and as my mother would always comment, "lost in my own world." I definitely think it is a very important process. As to a P/L connection, I would say that in my case, I definitely remember times when my day dreams would take me to places and things that I now know were past life related. For me, it was not such much as remember a past life, but drawing upon experiences that were from a pl but which helped me solve present life questions.


    Once again thanks for posting this article. I now have proof that i haven't been wasting my time.
     
  4. soulfreindly

    soulfreindly Senior Registered

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    Daydreaming can be an initial stage to change and maybe taking chances??. But it really depends on how it is used. The serial killer may have a few too many daydreams going on.


    soulfreindly
     
  5. Florence

    Florence Senior Registered

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    Another daydreamer checking in. I believe I wrote previously how my older sisters complained to my mother that I was weird because I would be lost in thought for long periods of time. After I had posted that....I thought about how long I continued my own soap opera series. I think it lasted up until I was 13. The story that I invented never came true....but...ALL of the 3 main characters came into m life...one by one...a marriage...a love affair and a son.


    I have continued to require a silent private time to myself....staying up late at night after everyone had gone to bed....or getting up early before everyone else was awake.


    When I decided to go to work (all the children were in school all day) I found that I became the target of peoples's problems, their secrets etc.


    I finally had to surround myself with white light as a shield against people who were draining me emotionally. I just always thought I was an understanding person...and I am....but I found out many years after that I am an Empath. That was the reason I understood others so well but also the reason I needed time to day dream and re-group, so to speak.


    I was always being told I was psychic and I would say "You have got to be kidding...I could not tell you what is going to happen in 10 minutes, let alone tomorrow" I guess what I do is pick up peoples emotions....I have often wondered if all of those years of daydreaming (meditation) gave me that ability.


    Has anyone else also experienced that as a result of daydreaming??
     
  6. stardis

    stardis Senior Registered

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    I understand that need perfectly well. I wonder how many other members need that same kind of solitude - to turn inward?

    I kind of think that you developed that ability but, also, I wonder if you were born that way to some extent and just unknowingly were honing your abilities to read other peoples energy while daydreaming. It would be interesting if the two mental activities were related (speculation on my part).
     
  7. Florence

    Florence Senior Registered

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    Greetings Stardis,


    I do think I leaned toward being somewhat psychic....but I think I was more psychic in a past life.


    I questioned my mom many many times when I was 4 and 5 years old about not being able to still see what my friend was doing after they had gone home.


    My mother tried her best to explain why to me...but her answers never made sense. I knew I used to know and somehow I had forgotten. I was extremely frustrated over it all.


    After I grew up and people asked me to give them advice about important matters. I refused because by that time I "knew" that in a past life I had abused my authority and my gifts. I don't remember the life..but I know that this life is an important one and I need to always walk in the light.


    This probably sounds dumb or dramatic or both but I know it's true as well as I know my own name.
     
  8. teacup

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    florence,


    your post is very interesting. I have never even thought about that before Psychic abilities lost in the next life..
     
  9. Florence

    Florence Senior Registered

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    Hi Teacup (cute name)


    I don't know exactly how things work..so if I have not lost some abilities....they have at least changed. I DO get sudden visions at times...not often but I do get them. I have seen a ghost..my old President...a full figure of him for about 2 minutes. Several other weird sightings of animals and people changing into a different person.


    Some things I "KNOW" but cannot explain how I know.


    I had wanted in this life to be a healer but became terrified suddenly that if I did I could lose my soul. Years later I took a class and they had us form a group of 4 people and run our hands through the aura of one of the others. I was able to pick out places on their bodies where they had had surgeries or a bone had broken. I also was told by a number of psychics that I was a healer and the Edgar Cayce people recently did my chart based on his readings. They said I was and had been a Healer in a past life. I think I abused that gift and if I still had it in this life I never used it.


    I guess I thought if I was SUPPOSED to use it.....it would be forced on me....it wasn't


    If I was ever able to see people at a distance doing things....that is now gone..


    One strong trait DID come with me into this life and that is the gift or curse of manipulation and being able to influence people. So with the Empath ability you can see how in the past I may have or probably did overstep. In my job as a forman I was put to the test as to how I would use my authority. You can bet you bippy that I was ever so aware and careful. I did influence people but always to show them that they were far more capable than they thought. Sadly most of us are capable but very insecure....
     
  10. Jody

    Jody Senior Registered

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    Florence, I can't imagine how healing others could put someone at risk of losing their soul. I don't mean to butt in to your business, but healing (though I'm sure it can be a very heavy burden to one so gifted) is such a powerful gift if I were you I would definitely ask your higher self/higher power to show you how you had abused that gift in the past and ask for guidance on how to use that gift in the future, with the caveat that this healing power always be in the spirit of the highest good.
     
  11. Florence

    Florence Senior Registered

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    Hello there Jody...Thank you so much for your interest. Yes, healing is a wonderful thing and at age 15, my girlfriend, her mother and I attended many healing services. We even went around to several differnt cities to follow one particular gifted Healer. I thought to be able to lay your hands on people and make them well was the most wonderful thing a person could do. I wanted to be a Healer very badly.


    Suddenly one day I became overwhelmed with frightening feelings that if I became a Healer I would lose my soul. I didn't know the name "Reincarnation" but I believed people lived more than one time. It was the only thing that made sense and was fair. I told the priests at church and my mother that I didn't care what anybody else believed...but I believed you lived more than once


    Later, when I began to meditate I came to the belief that I had been a Healer in a past life and through that ability and others, I had taken great advantage of my elevated position and began to believe that "I" was all powerful and God had nothing to do with it. It was all "I."I" "I" "ME "ME "ME


    Since that time psychics, and the Edgar Cayce people have all said that I was an Astrologer, a Seer and a Healer in past lives. By that time, I already was aware of that.


    That I believe is the reason I have got to live a very good life this time and that much of my karma has been on a mental level.


    I have a spirit guide Emmanuel. Emmanuel always tells me to "stay in the Light" "walk in the light" "Keep saying your prayers...we can all hear you" I do my best......hugs....
     
  12. soulfreindly

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    Hi FLorence. Yes you should try and unlock that fear of you.. We all need more healers in our world,


    Your fear of being a healer reminds me of me a bit as I too have a natural inclination to heal. I have had to study and treat myself for most of my health problems . I have had future life vision of being a healer at a wonderful health retreat in northern ontario, canada. I beleive I am working towards that goal . And like you, I do have past life experiences which have formed my core beleifs about being a healer.


    I remember being a girl who was held in seclusion in a one room house with alot of cats. I was held there to do my job preordained for me.. I was primed since childhood to act as a psychic healer. This life stifled my desires to take on the challenge as it ruined my self esteem and freedom.


    I intend to lay down new and loving core beliefs so that future life becomes a reality,


    Best wishes to your finding your strength in your healing abilities, FLorence,,


    soulfreindly
     
  13. Zengirl

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    Yep, got my degree in Daydreaming too! :laugh: All my report cards said the same thing; 'She daydreams too much...what is so interesting outside that window?' ect ect ect....... I would leave the room--and probably my body for 40 minutes each day in 1st, 2nd and 3rd grades!


    Florence, you are my TWIN! :eek: lol....


    I'm also a healer this time and was in many past lives too. I already told you the one where I was killed "beheaded" because my patient died. The lesson was; I needed to learn to put God into every healing. Same lesson you're learning so I do that now. Maybe that's a standard healer's rite of passage?!


    Over time I found I could see cancer in people, in distance healings I see obstructions in auras and remove them. Only during healings do I see auras and know things about people; past disease or injuries ect. Otherwise I turn that off and go about life like everyone else. I'm an empath too and was bombarded by energy vampires that drained me so I put up walls of protection. Then something changed, I still don't know what... but I don't put up walls now, I'm not drained and I handle things just fine! Altho, if I sense bad energy in someone I see near me...I will get away from them.


    I also need down time after everyone goes to sleep. During the day I need to dream--literally check out for several minutes and I've always done this. I do feel recharged afterward! Maybe our physical bodies are too confining for our Souls that need to 'get out of the cage' so to speak to keep balanced. Perhaps daydreaming is the body's safety valve that releases the Soul for a few minutes of freedom! :thumbsup:


    ~Zengirl
     

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