Dream Power: How to Use Your Night Dreams to Change Your Life (Google eBook)

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Simon and Schuster, Jan 10, 2002 - Self-Help - 240 pages
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Ever since the first person woke up yawning and stretching from the first sleep, dreams have intrigued humankind. At some point all of us have been mystified or terrified or delighted by a vivid dream, and we all wonder -- what do our dreams mean? In her inspiring book, Dream Power, Los Angeles Times dream columnist Cynthia Richmond draws on her experience as a therapist and dream counselor to show us how to harness the power of our dreams and make our life goals come true.
Understanding our dreams can give us a huge advantage in all facets of life, Richmond demonstrates -- in work, love, health, and spirituality. "By listening to what your subconscious mind and your spirit tell you through your dreams," she predicts, "you will have all the tools you need to achieve the life you want."
But before we can interpret our dreams -- and change our lives -- we need to learn how to remember them, and so Dream Power begins with a simple tutorial in the art of recall. After providing us with practical, step-by-step techniques for gaining access to our dream lives, Richmond then charts the landscape of dream themes and their rich, perplexing meanings. Most of us have dreams that fall into certain important categories -- dreams of departed loved ones, schools and tests, flying, water, public nudity, and sex. Analyzing more than 200 real-life dreams (some from celebrities such as Jane Seymour and Kelsey Grammer), Richmond reveals the common themes, symbols, and meanings that run throughout them.
Our dreams express universal hopes and fears, and these Richmond explores with warmth and insight. But she also takes traditional dream interpretation an important step further, showing us how to transform our insights into life-changing opportunities. To understand our dreams fully, she insists, we must look deep into our hearts and souls and ask: What do we want out of our lives? What are we afraid of and what do we love? Who are we? The answers to these questions will come to us in our sleep, if we recognize the wisdom and truth of the dream world. "Every one of us has a lesson to learn and a gift to offer to the world," Richmond declares. The wisdom of those lessons can help us make powerful changes in our spiritual, social, professional, and romantic lives. As Cynthia Richmond shows us with authority and inspiration, the path to a better life is only a dream away.
  

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Contents

Make The Journey
17
Why We Dream
19
How To Remember Your Dreams
28
How To Write Down Your Dreams
32
How To Interpret Your Dreams
34
Dreamers Of Dreams
45
Stress Management Through Dreams
47
Recurring Dreams
55
Dreams Of Pregnancy And Babies
128
Dreams Of Clothing
135
Dreams Of Teeth And Hair
141
Dreams Of Purses Wallets And Money
145
Dreams Of House And Home
151
Dreams Of Hotels
159
Dreams Of Vehicles
162
Dreams Of Elevators
169

Nightmares
60
Healing Dreams
69
Precognitive Dreams And ESP
75
Dreams Have Two Gates
83
Dreams Of Flying
85
Dreams Of Celebrities
91
Dreams Of Political Leaders
97
Dreams Of Departed Loved Ones
104
Dreams Of Relationships
112
Dreams Of Sex
121
Dreams Of Oceans Lakes Rivers And Pools
174
Dreams Of Disaster
181
Dreams Of Blood And Violence
185
Dreams Of Animals
191
Dreams Of Birds And Bugs
196
Dreams Of School And Tests
201
Dreams Of Bathrooms
206
Spiritual Guidance In Your Dreams
212
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Page 17 - IN our dreams — I know it! — we do make the journeys we seem to make; we do see the things we seem to see; the people, the horses, the cats, the dogs, the birds, the whales, are real, not chimeras; they are living spirits, not shadows; and they are immortal and indestructible.

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About the author (2002)

Cynthia Richmond is a journalist, board-certified behavioral therapist, author, educator, and speaker. Her column, "In Your Dreams," has been a regular fixture in the Los Angeles Times since 1997. She hosted a daily NBC cable program, State of Mind, for two years and has appeared as a guest expert on Entertainment Tonight, The View, Leeza, Donny and Marie, and many other TV shows. Through dream analysis, therapy, workshops, classes, and TV appearances, Richmond has helped thousands of people create the lives they want. She lives with her daughter in Sherman Oaks, California.

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