Thursday, 22 December 2016

Dream on dreamer . . .

When we let the mundane tasks of everyday life get in the way of our hopes and dreams. . . 

Dream on dreamer life gets in your way
Dream on dreamer life gets in your way

We all know that it's important to be pragmatic and to address the tasks at hand that have the greatest demand.  Usually those tasks are associated with people who rely on you for those tasks to be completed, whether they are people in your family or people that you work with or even strangers that you don't know when you line up for something and you're participating in the natural order of how things work.  Are you a checklist type of person?  You might have an endless list of things that you need to complete and when you glance at the list you might be overwhelmed by the sheer length of it and who you would be disappointing if you didn't complete or check off those items on the list.  You need to ask yourself - does completing any of the items on this list give me happiness?

There you go day and night
Up in the clouds flying so high
You try your best to stretch your mind
Beyond reality and sense and rhyme 
You see things that make your big heart sing
Like the flowers trees and birds and pretty things
Hate to put your two feet on the ground
You like to step aside
And release yourself and fly

In this festive season, I think it's completely natural to be thinking about your dreams, hopes and aspirations that you have.  I say this because the feeling of happiness that you can generate within yourself and thereby sharing this with people you love and care about - will just ensure that your happiness grows and your dreams become closer to reality.  We might have had a tough year this year and spent too much time with our feet on the ground and not enough time entertaining the possibility of other opportunities, in a land where things don't make sense because our reality demands precision and that things make sense.  Just release yourself and fly.

Dream on dreamer life gets in your way
If the life you live is a spinning top of pain then you can
Dream on dreamer life gets in your way
If ya live to learn you'll be lucky one day

I think this is probably what incarcerated people have done.  When they are in prison they need to develop the mental toughness to escape the spinning top of pain they might be experiencing on the inside being denied their freedom.  There might be prisoners who know no other way of life and prefer to reoffend upon release so that they can go back to the only life they've known.  This is what happens when we take to heart the lessons of conformity that society dishes out to us - the lessons of stereotypes that label us negatively, choosing to push us down in order for others to rise and tell us what to do.  If we focus on learning how best to counteract that within ourselves, in whatever contexts and spaces that we occupy, we can make a difference to our world, even when we think we can't.


Now the paisley pages of your mind
Are so complete like seeing colours black and white
Do you realise that you look so spaced out
You've made your peace with the need to be free
Without a doubt
Yeah I frown 'cause something don't look right
It's the twinkly twinkle start that's in your eyes
Hate to put your two feet on the ground
You like to step aside
And release yourself and fly

How do you deal with people that insist that you conform to their reality?  I would advise that you ask yourself what kind of reality you want for yourself.  Despite all of the restrictions or boundaries that you think you need to operate in, the details can totally be decided by you, if you choose and believe in your design.  When we listen to people who have no dreams, hopes or aspirations of their own, but yet they are quick to judge our own - we need to be real and understand that the best thing is to distance ourselves from such people. or at least no longer engage directly with them.  We can help them as much as we can, to get to a state of realisation where they can what they need to do for themselves, before we resume with our own destiny.  Bear in mind, ain't nobody got time to waste time.

Dream on dreamer life gets in your way
If the life you live is a spinning top of pain then you can
Dream on dreamer life gets in your way
If ya live to learn you'll be lucky one day

What I love about dreams is that you only need to dream about it once before you work to put it into action.  Have you ever had a recurring dream?  I've had some recurring dreams and they seem to carry a message for me from my subconscious, because obviously these are things that I carry with me in the back of mind that surface when I am asleep.  We can probably recall these dreams if we focus really hard, but recurring dreams give us secret messages about destiny and our calling that we must play close attention to.

Over over over and over
Over over over and over
Over over over and over
Over over over and over

I hope that you never lose sight of your dreams, hopes and aspirations.
It is important to keep them alive because without them, we cannot sustain ourselves through the daily mundane tasks.  We don't know when things will manifest themselves, but that's the exciting part.  As long as we keep working towards what we believe in our heart is the calling that is meant only for us, there is no need for life to get in our way.  I went to visit my late husband's grave today.  I wanted to avoid the Christmas rush of families all over the cemetery.  I had a good time reminiscing about things that we would normally be doing at this time of year and also expressed how much I missed having him around to share in the wonderful things that are happening to me in my life.  The thing with success, is that it's true - it doesn't mean anything without someone significant to share it with.  I am confident that when the time comes for me, there is nothing that my late husband would like nothing more than what I wish for you - that if ya live to learn you'll be lucky one day. . .