Tuesday, 31 January 2017

Dreaming In Metaphors. . .

For the dreamers with loaded dreams. . . 

Love serenade
Soothe me with the morning sun
Help me find someone
Peaceful and non judgemental
Holdin' me back
And make me feel whole with life
And stay the same
Life
Without the pain

We now live in a world that craves connections with others more than ever.  With the advent of technology, we rely so much on it that we forget our own humanity, when we should be using it to advance humanity, remember what it is like to feel with our hearts and minds, do things that are good for our souls, and never lose sight of the greater good that we must continue to strive to achieve; not only for ourselves by everybody we see in the street.  What are you doing to feel whole with life?  What things do you do that are fulfilling and help you to stay centred and focused on the good that you can contribute to the world?  If you are doing things that harm others and detract from their quality of life, whilst still enjoying the creature comforts of your own home, why?  Why do you choose to inflict pain on people that have done nothing to you?  How can we live our lives without pain?  It's impossible isn't it?  I guess it comes down to how we can manage the pain.

Why must we dream in metaphors 
Try to hold onto something we couldn't understand
Couldn't understand
And why must we argue loudly
When peace is our one salvation
I couldn't understand
Couldn't understand
Yeah
Oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh
Oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh

When we dream in metaphors, it may be because there are things that we need to decipher that may be lost in the directness.  I know that sounds contradictory, but sometimes when things are veiled, they have multiple meanings that help us to consider things from different angles, and truly understand how we can progress through any pain we are being subjected to, through this things we call life.  I mean, if we were to look at life like it was a factory, consider the many phases or stations that we pass through from when we are created to when we become a product.  Are you a standard issue product?  Do you pass all of the security or safety tests that ensure you are able to released out into the wider world?  Are you a more refined version of a product line that is meant to be an improvement from its previous product?  When peace is our one salvation, what are we actually doing to make this happen?  



Someone lost their faith in seeking God

so they turn to the needle, back to the cradle
They were rocking it all along
Tell me what's going on in your life
Has it stayed the same?

When did you lose faith in seeking God?  Did we forget to search for the higher purpose that is meant to be the overarching umbrella of our lives?  What needles have you turned to?  Do these needles help to administer the drugs that help to take away your pain or maybe they are the cause of your pain?  What drugs have you been taking to numb the pain?  What cradle have you gone back to?  Have you returned to the places in your childhood that help you to make sense of why you are where you are right now?  Do those places give you comfort through the trauma that you are still trying to recover from?  Why do we continue to hurt ourselves or revert to old patterns of self harm, because we seem to be suckers for punishment, accepting all of the pain that others are more than happy to inflict on us.  What's going on in your life?  Try to understand where you are in your current state.  Take a step back and watch it play over like a home movie.

Well why do we dream in metaphors?

Try to hold onto something we couldn't understand
Couldn't understand
Why must we argue loudly 
When peace is our one salvation
I couldn't understand
Couldn't understand

I hope you can recall the dreams you have had that contained rich metaphors and colours that helped you through some difficult times.  Sometimes our subconscious can take us to some very happy, sunny, vibrant contexts, just as much as it can take us down some very dark, gloomy and hurtful contexts that can permeate into our waking lives when we are revived from our slumber.  Why do we argue loudly with people in our waking hours?  Is it because our ego goads us into believing that we must be right all the time, rather than really listening to each other and trying to understand where the other person is coming from.  We must never forget to question why things are the way that they are.  When we have exhausted all avenues of explanation, it is only then that we are able to continue with dreaming in metaphors, to accept them and not expect anything.  Even if you asked me what I thought about your situation and how you're living it based on the choices that you are making, what it would mean for me, I couldn't understand, just couldn't understand. . .