Everyone has dreams, desires, wishes. Few know how to turn those dreams, desires and wishes into reality. Amber Dayva draws on her own life's experiences and recounts her personal journey to success through conscious dreaming as she helps guide you along your own path to realizing your dreams. You will learn how to properly articulate your goals and consciously dream about how to achieve them, how to determine your true desires and how to differentiate them the "desire to desire". You will learn how to interpret the labyrinths of your dreams and understand what your dreams are telling you. You will learn how to overcome your weaknesses and past failures and trust in your inner strength and the power of your thoughts. You will learn to recognize your "dream thief" and how to thwart his attempts to lead you astray. True love, financial success and a life of happiness can be within your grasp once you learn how to consciously dream of it and trust what your dreams are telling you. You will learn how to turn your dream life into real life.
A teacher and lecturer in the practice of "conscious dreaming" offers advice on how to focus on and fulfill your dreams. Dayva was two months shy of her 40th birthday when she realized she didn't have a dream life. She was enmeshed in family stress—she worked as the director of commerce for her father-in-law's jewelry business and was also running a once-successful, now-failing restaurant with her husband and mother. This personal crisis led her on a journey of self-exploration and ultimately to the practice of "conscious dreaming," which she describes as "purposeful, persistent, inspired, enthusiastic activity, the aim of which is to realize your dream as quickly as possible, while maintaining the greatest possible balance." Instead of thinking something was insurmountable, Dayva would consciously dream about her desires in order to be open to the possibility that they could be achieved. Such an approach led to her getting a cat despite her husband's initial objections, an apartment in a wonderful yet expensive resort town in her native Lithuania and, most importantly, to her new job as a dream teacher. The core of this primer offers 17 "rules" of conscious dreaming, most of them specific tactics to aid in dream visualization, including writing dreams down, writing them in the present tense and developing a wish fulfillment symbol to serve as a cue so "you can determine which of the wish fulfillment scenarios offered by the universe is best for you." As that last quote reveals, Dayva's philosophy includes a bit of New-Age expansiveness, and she acknowledges that "our wishes may be fulfilled differently from the way we imagine—at the 'wrong' time or in the 'wrong' order." Dayva's discussion gets a bit fuzzy as well as repetitious at times, and her personal story and background also remain a bit hazy. Overall, however, her positive, assertive tone and tips, plus a list of sources for further reading, should prove useful to readers seeking support in focusing on what they really want in life. A helpful guide to kick-start dream visualization and realization.