Dream Your Way To Success Like These Famous People In History

The Mental Attic

The mental attic
The mental attic

Dream interpretations have been around for thousands of years and across many continents.

Many people totally dismiss the idea of dreams being important in your life, others analyse all their dreams and pull them to shreds to make sure they aren't missing anything. Either way dreams are never ignored.

Many people consult dream books to see what it means if you fly in your dream, or see a tiger chasing you up a hill.

But there is one thing that people forget as they sit and read a book on the subject. Every single one of us is different. We can't all be the same can we?

Along with Astrology, dreams are supposed to be interpreted as a personal reading, for you and you only.

Just because someone else dreams of flying and can relate it too a new job that involves being a pilot, this does not mean the dream will have the same interpretation for you.

Madam CJ. Walker achieved success by dreaming
Madam CJ. Walker achieved success by dreaming

Our Dreams Sift Through Our Mental Attic.

Every time we dream it is telling us something. We all know that sometimes our dreams churn out rubbish from our past, or just shows us the tv program we watched the night before. But most of the time we wake up and ask ourselves, why the heck did I just dream of playing in a Band?


Or, why was I swimming of a yacht that had an old boyfriend in it? The fact is, our brains are like a computer. Even when we sleep the brain is constantly sifting through pieces of information to try to resolve your problems or give you that great idea you have been mentally searching for.


And of course most of our dreams come to us in metaphoric symbols so we have to interpret them too.

Wayamba the Turtle

Aboriginal Dream Time. For more paintings by Peter Muraay Djeripi Mulcahy please click on link. requested permission by email
Aboriginal Dream Time. For more paintings by Peter Muraay Djeripi Mulcahy please click on link. requested permission by email | Source

Aboriginal Dreamtime

'Dreaming' can mean a set of religious or spiritual beliefs in aboriginal tribes, but mostly 'Dream Time or 'Dreaming' literally means, to them, Creation, or more specifically, the time of Creation.

Although across many parts of Australia the indigenous people have different stories and meanings of their dreamtime, the overall beliefs are very much the same where Creation or dreamtime stands.

Dreamtime is eternal. Your soul existed before you were born, during and after you die. The child is born through the mother, and then slips back into dreamtime.

According to traditions the soul enters the body at the fifth month of pregnancy, and when the mother feels the baby move for the first time its said that this was the work of the Spirit of the land that they were occupying.

And the child, when it is born is said to be a special custodian for the tribe, and is there to tell their story, and pass down the traditions to the next generation. He is taught the songs, and the sounds of all nature around them.


The fascinating thing about Aboriginal Dream time is that they believe that all time and Space has happened at once. In other words the past, present and future all coincide together.

Which is pretty strange considering that Physicists these days are starting to believe or at least investigate the same thing.


Even though the word 'Dreaming' is actually not completely translated properly from the Aborigine, there is no particular word for their beliefs, so Dreaming is the nearest we have to realise that they do in fact believe in Dream interpretation too.

As they believe everything has happened at once, or all connected, so are their dreams important too. They know that each and every dream means something and will use the dream to improve their lives or the lives of their family and friends.

For example if one man dreams of a river, then he will goand look for the river and maybe set up camp there. According to him, he knows that his mind told him to do this. And his mind is connected to the everything that is dreamtime.

Uluru Area Center of Dreamtime.
Uluru Area Center of Dreamtime.

Start Your Own Dream Diary

Ignore Dream Books, Write Your Own!

How To Write A Dream Diary.

For anyone who knows about magic or paganism they will know that by writing your own spells, incantations and rituals they are much more personal to themselves and therefore they work much better. Whether it's a physical manifestation or purely psychological, it helps to do it yourself so to speak.

In the same way our dreams are personal to us. By reading a dream book you are just getting a general idea of what it means. But if you write your own you will begin to see a pattern.


And that pattern will show you what you need to do or where to go. I spent about six months wondering why I kept dreaming that I had been stabbed in the lower stomach. In the day it didn't hurt, but at night my dreams kept on and on nagging me with this knife wound.

Until one day I was rushed to hospital with a malformed kidney that was, in lay mans terms, about to explode! The knife in my dream was telling me that my kidney, bladder and tubes were really poorly. I should have taken notice.


So get yourself a writing pad and write down every dream you can remember. Doesn't matter if its rubbish or seems silly. You may see the connection over the next few days or months.

And the amazing thing is, there is a possibility that you will also see a bit of psychic phenomenon come into it. Maybe you will dream about someone you haven't seen in 20 years. Then over the next few days you will bump into them!


Dreams are fascinating things. They can tell you that you need to go for this job, or that work. They can help you decide whether you want to continue a relationship. And they can save your life. I know.

The one thing you shouldn't do is ignore them.

How did I write this Hub? Because a dream told me too! True story!


Otto Loewi

Otto Loewi got his inspiration from dreams
Otto Loewi got his inspiration from dreams

The Best Computer in the World.

Many people throughout history have used dreams to figure out complex problems, discover new theories and even change the way we think and behave. For example,


Otto Loewi won the Nobel prize for medicine in 1936 for his work on nerve transmission impulses.Otto had the idea that chemicals maybe the key to nerve impulses compared to the popular idea of electrical. Then he had a dream:


'That night, just before Easter Sunday I awoke, turned on the light, and jotted down a few notes on a tiny slip of paper.

'Then I fell asleep. It occurred to me at 6 o'clock in the morning that during the night I had written down something most important But I could not decipher what I had written.

The next night the idea returned. It was the design of an experiment to determine whether or not my idea was true about the chemical nerve impulse'.

I got up, and went to the laboratory. I then performed a single experiment on a frog, specifically his heart, according to the dream design'

Long story short, after a few more years of testing this dream theory he ended up with a Nobel Prize!



Madam CJ. Walker

Madam CJ Walker
Madam CJ Walker

A Dream Made Her A Millionaire!

Madam C.J. Walker- 1867-1919 Is famous as the first American woman to become a millionaire. She was also the first black woman who had been born free to achieve this success.

But how did she do it?

Madame Walker was the founder of a highly successful cosmetic company. In fact it was so successful it made her a millionaire many times over!

She started out purely because she was suffering from a scalp infection that caused her to lose a lot of her hair. This was back in the 1890's when hair care hadn't even taken off then, let alone become successful.

She started to experiment with Medication and hair care products. But nothing really worked, then she had a dream!

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'He answered my prayers. For one night I had a dream

and in that dream a black man appeared to me and told me what to mix up in my hair.

Some of the remedy was growing in Africa, but I sent for it, then mixed it, and put it on my scalp.

And in a few weeks my hair was coming in faster than it had ever fallen out! I tried it out on my friends and it helped them. I made up my mind then to begin to sell it.”

How amazing is that? And of course it worked.

Srinivasa Ramanujan

Srinivasa Ramanujan dreams
Srinivasa Ramanujan dreams

A Quick Look at Other Dream Success

  • Elias Howe invented the hole in a sewing machine needle purely because his dream showed him a group of Native Americans dancing around him with spears that had holes at the top!


  • The novelists Mary Shelley and Robert Louis Stevenson both had dreams of their characters Frankenstein and Doctor Jekyll and Mr. Hyde.


  • Jack Nicklaus the golfer, dreamed of a new golf swing that made him go on to be one of the most famous golfers!


  • Srinivasa Ramanujan (1887-1920) an Indian mathematical genius had dreams that a Hindu Goddess came to him and gave him answers to mathematical formula's.

Mary Shelley

Mary Shelley dreamed of Frankenstein
Mary Shelley dreamed of Frankenstein
TO SLEEP PERCHANCE TO

DREAM, AY THERE'S THE RUB.



William Shakespeare. Hamlet



Do You Keep A Dream Diary?

  • Yes I record my dreams every night.
  • No, never heard of it before!
  • No, but it sounds so interesting I will now!
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So Now Do You Think Dreams Are A Waste of Time?

There are many more famous people who have achieved amazing things purely by the power of their Dreams.

Of course the other question has to be, how on earth does this happen? Do we actually have the knowledge in our own minds to come up with all these amazing ideas purely through the power of our thoughts while we are asleep?

And where does the knowledge come from? If we are working on a science project, figuring out a maths equation or trying to find the answer to how a sewing machine can work then yes it makes sense that our minds work it out for us.

But what about those people who had no idea how to do it? Did those dream manifestations of people and themes just pop into their head? Or is there someone or something 'up there' helping us?

Maybe science has got it right. We are all connected somehow on a quantum level. Or maybe its the power of the Universe, God, call it what you like. We will never know.

Or will we?

© 2014 Nell Rose

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MsDora 2 years ago from The Caribbean

Nell, this article is awesome and inspiring! I have always believed that dreams are important, but after reading this I definitely pay more attention. I have also admired Madame CJ Walker, but never heard about the dream. Thank you!


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Nell Rose 2 years ago from England Author

Hi MsDora, what a fantastic woman! Madame CJ Walker came up with an idea that had never been done before, and her mind when she was asleep told her the right ingredients, that's amazing isn't it? along with the other people here it just goes to show how our minds are much more than we thought, thanks so much for reading, nell


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savvydating 2 years ago

Great article! My favorite dream book is Dream Power, by Ann Faraday. She talks of the same thing that you do... so it isn't a book about looking up what tigers or zebras mean. Dreaming really is all about what it certain symbols or events or people means to you-- how you feel about the characters and events. etc. I've told the story before of how when my son has an important decision to make about his future, I tell him to consult his Dream Power. I have to say, that sometimes he can't figure out the dream, but that''s where you are so right in saying that you have to look at overall patterns in your dreaming.

Anyway, this article is awesome. I love it! Voting Up and Awesome.


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billybuc 2 years ago from Olympia, WA

I don't remember my dreams. In other words, I'm screwed. LOL Interesting article, Nell, but then yours always are.


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Levertis Steele 2 years ago from Southern Clime

"But what about those people who had no idea how to do it? Did those dream manifestations of people and themes just pop into their head? Or is there someone or something 'up there' helping us?"

Simply awesome, Nell!

Dreams. Now, You have inspired me to explore my 10-year old dream. When we dream things that stay on our minds, I truly believe that they are very significant.

I write poetry and short stories. My best work came to me in dreams. There were times wonderful ideas came to me while I was asleep, but I was so tired some nights that I promised myself I would remember and write them down as soon as I got up for the morning. I almost always lost the ideas when I did not get up to record them. Now, the ideas do not come as frequently as beofre. Sad.

I do believe that good ideas are gifts from God for ourselves or the world. If we do not accept them, they are given to someone else.

What a great hub!


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Jackie Lynnley 2 years ago from The Beautiful South

I should keep a notebook near my bed cause like billy I just forget. Especially if they might make me rich! Entertaining as always Nell!


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WiccanSage 2 years ago

This is really fascinating. I love the idea of the 'mental attic', lol. It's true, that even though there are some commonly shared symbols, what something means to 1 person is not always universal. I wish I could dream up a million dollar idea, lol. Great work here.


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Nell Rose 2 years ago from England Author

Thanks so much savvy, yes I have tried in the past to write down my dreams but I always forget, we are probably wasting so much information by just ignoring it, great advice about your son and dream power, thanks for reading, nell


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Nell Rose 2 years ago from England Author

Hi billy, lol! they say if you are content then you don't need dreams, and we know you are, you lucky thing! lol! thanks as always, nell


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Nell Rose 2 years ago from England Author

Hi Levertis, yes write it down, and try to work out what its telling you! if the dream keeps coming back then it must be for a reason, let me know how you get on? I had an awesome dream once, it was a whole poem, when I woke up it was still there, then it went! arghhhh! lol! thanks nell


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Nell Rose 2 years ago from England Author

Hi Jackie, lol! you never know! thank as always jackie, nell


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Nell Rose 2 years ago from England Author

Hi Wiccan,thanks so much for reading, yes I can never understand why people always read those shared dreams, we all do different everyday things so it doesn't work with that does it? lol! thanks


lovedoctor926 2 years ago

Up++ interesting, awesome & useful too.

This is a very good dream interpretation. It's true, we shouldn't ignore our dreams. I tend to dream quite frequently and in my dreams I can vividly see people that I know, people who I don't talk to anymore and even strangers. Some of my dreams are really scary, others have felt so real that in the morning I've woken up with tears rolling down my face. Sometimes I have more than one dream in the same night. It's amazing how powerful dreams can be that they made some of these people millionaires.


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Nell Rose 2 years ago from England Author

Hi Doc, I have cried after having dreams too, even the ones that I don't know the people or situation in! strange isn't it? I often wonder if this is a case of reincarnation coming back to bite us on the neck so to speak! thanks so much for reading, and I am glad you liked it, nell


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Jodah 2 years ago from Queensland Australia

Great hub Nell on an interesting subject. I used to always keep a dream diary next to my bed and write down my dreams immediately before they were forgotten. It got to the stage that I really could interpret them. Recently I haven't bothered as I haven't been waking and remember having dreamt, but I did pull out the diary the other day and read through it. I wondered if I could publish a hub about any of my dreams. Still a possibility. Voted up.


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Nell Rose 2 years ago from England Author

Thanks Jodah, I do think we don't use our subconscious enough, its there for the taking, but we just get up and forget the dreams! lol! maybe I dreamed of the lottery numbers one night? ah well never mind! lol! thanks for reading, nell


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always exploring 2 years ago from Southern Illinois

Nell this was really interesting. Some of my dreams are so crazy but some are pretty good ha...I might start keeping a diary, it might make me think about something interesting to write about since i have that old dreaded writers block..Thank's ...


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Nell Rose 2 years ago from England Author

Hi Ruby, I did too! and then I dreamed that someone said, write a hub about dreams and famous people! true story! lol! good luck with the writers block, I know what it feels like, thanks, nell


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FlourishAnyway 2 years ago from USA

Truly entertaining and imaginative. I liked your personal example; a psychologist friend once told me to pay attention to gut instinct and dreams, just as we also pay attention to conscious thoughts, behaviors, and feelings. Sometimes we process information on a different level. I enjoyed the famous examples you provided, too. Voted up +++ and sharing.


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Nell Rose 2 years ago from England Author

Hi Flourish, thanks so much, yes its amazing how we don't use our dreams, and of course most times we forget them straight away which is a pain! lol! I am definitely going to carry on writing them down, it will be fascinating to see what I come up with! thanks again, nell


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AudreyHowitt 2 years ago from California

Such a wonderful hub! I have such vivid dreams and have been thinking about keeping a dream diary! You have talked me into it!


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Nell Rose 2 years ago from England Author

Hi Audrey, that's great! you never know what you will learn or have a great idea to write about! thanks so much for reading, nell


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Jackie Lynnley 2 years ago from The Beautiful South

Missing James and went to his hub and wow he has a 97 and only shows up every two weeks. I know he was real low like me and I would visit him all I could but he just was gone. Now look at him. You guys have got to share the secret with me. I do everything but stand on my head. I hate to leave but you can only get a beating for so long! I wear myself out here.


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Faith Reaper 2 years ago from southern USA

Well, I am in the same boat as Billy, as I never remember my dreams. I will wake up and think, that was weird, then go back to sleep and never remember any of the dream. Well, I take that back, I remember two dreams my entire life: One, I was in a completely pitch dark room and in the center of the room there was a beam of light shining down on a nice blue comfy chair and that was it! So, I know I dream in color. Maybe the chair meant someplace comfy and safe, being blue and all, when I was surrounded by the unknown darkness? LOL Then my other childhood recurring nightmare dream was that a sumo wrestler was chasing me from the hill in my neighbor's back yard to mine and I was running in slow motion and then I would wake up. As far as I remember the sumo wrestler never caught me! LOL

Interesting hub.

Have a great night of dreams,

Faith Reaper


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Jackie Lynnley 2 years ago from The Beautiful South

Sorry...just delete that if you want, I should have emailed you...I know you are snoozing away right now anyway, and I am getting ready to!


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HattieMattieMae 2 years ago from Limburg, Netherlands

I trying to remember my dreams. lol Funny thing is before i wake up i remind myself in the dream i'm going to write it down, and than i wake up and can't rememeber. lol


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Nell Rose 2 years ago from England Author

Hi Jackie you just totally confused me! lol! who are we speaking about?


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Nell Rose 2 years ago from England Author

Hi Faith lol! sumo wrestler? now that's a first for me! I think I will tick to the nice blue comfy chair! haha! thanks, nell


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Nell Rose 2 years ago from England Author

HI Hattie, lol! I think that's about typical to be honest, its weird how one minute we are dreaming it then bam gone! thanks for reading, nell


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AliciaC 2 years ago from British Columbia, Canada

This is a very interesting hub, Nell! Dreams are often very mysterious. It's fascinating to think about their cause and their significance! I'll share this hub.


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ChitrangadaSharan 2 years ago from New Delhi, India

This is so interesting!

I am a dreamer but usually I forget those dreams in the morning. But now I am thinking of maintaining a diary. I know there are interpretations of those dreams, which is very interesting.

Very interesting hub indeed! Thanks and voted up!


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W1totalk 2 years ago

This is just a very strong hub on mental work and where it can go.


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heidithorne 2 years ago from Chicago Area

Indeed, dreams are something we certainly do not have a full understanding of, but are amazing frontier to explore! I can definitely recall dreams that helped me sort out issues that my conscious struggled with. And you're right, they are extremely personal and relevant to the dreamer. Thanks for the reminder to pay more attention to what's going on in dreamland!


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bravewarrior 2 years ago from Central Florida

Nell, I'm usually pretty good at deciphering my dreams. However, for the past month or so I keep having dreams of people from my past. They include my ex-best friend from high school, who took a few of my boyfriends from me, a previous boss who died several years ago, and my ex-husband who died several years after we divorced. I can't make any sense of these people appearing in my dreams. Well, maybe the ex-husband because he's my son's father. Usually they all appear in the same dream. They have different settings each time, but they're all there. I have no clue why these people are coming to me now.


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Minnetonka Twin 2 years ago from Minnesota

Dreams and our dream life is a fascinating topic. Loved reading about the famous people and how their dreams helped them in their lives. I have kept a dream journal next to my bed since I was a kid. I have several dreams every night and some of them have helped me in my waking life. Thanks for the useful and interesting hub my friend.


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Nell Rose 2 years ago from England Author

Thanks Alicia, glad you liked it, yes our dreams are mysterious but are definitely there for a reason, thanks nell


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Nell Rose 2 years ago from England Author

Hi ChitrangadaSharan, thanks so much, yes I have started my diary, its fascinating!


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Nell Rose 2 years ago from England Author

Thanks for reading, W1totalk, nell


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Nell Rose 2 years ago from England Author

Hi heidi, thanks for reading, yes my dreams have helped me in the past to work things out that I can't just figure out in the day! lol!


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Nell Rose 2 years ago from England Author

Hi bravewarrior, that's interesting, the only thing I can think of is that like me, I dream the same sort of thing of people out of my past, I think its maybe your brain is telling you that you don't go out so much, you are forgetting who you were back then and these dreams are a reminder, are you trying to blank out the past for any reason?


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Nell Rose 2 years ago from England Author

Hi Minnetonka, that's great! it just goes to show it works! thanks so much, and I am glad you liked it, nell


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TurtleDog 2 years ago

Nice lesson! I never heard of Madame Walker. Especially interesting (and here's the guy in my talking) is that Jack Nicklas developed his own swing. Voted up for sure


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Nell Rose 2 years ago from England Author

Thanks TurtleDog yes its amazing isn't it? it surprised me when I read about Jack Nicklas too! its unbelievable how our minds come up with these things! I am still waiting for mine to give me the answers to the universe and make me rich! lol!


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Genna East 2 years ago from Massachusetts, USA

Hi Nell;

Fascinating article. Sometimes, I can remember dreams, but often the details slip away fairly quickly. On rare occasions, they come true or one element of the dream does, which is a little disconcerting. I think it’s both amazing and wonderful that people have achieved things purely by the power of their dreams. Voted up and shared. :-)


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Vellur 2 years ago from Dubai

Great interesting read. It is sad I can only remember I had a dream but I can never remember the details clearly. I wonder if there is any special branch of science dealing with interpretation of dreams. Voted up.


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mary615 2 years ago from Florida

This is one of the most interesting articles I have read in a long time! I can never remember my dreams when I awake. I wish I could. You included a lot of facts and photos that make this Hub outstanding! Voted UP and shared.


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Nell Rose 2 years ago from England Author

Thanks so much Vellur for reading and the share, there probably is a branch of science studying it, in fact I do remember reading about it, I will have to go and look it up, thanks again, nell


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Nell Rose 2 years ago from England Author

Hi Genna, yes me too! I often dream things that are totally weird only to turn on tv and see it on there! lol! I would love to know how this works! thanks for reading, nell


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Nell Rose 2 years ago from England Author

Hi mary, thanks so much, I started out looking for a few people who had become famous for dreaming their ideas and was amazed at the amount there was! glad you liked it, and thanks


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bravewarrior 2 years ago from Central Florida

Nell, I'm not trying to blank out the past at all. If anything, I'm concentrating more on moving forward with my freelance business (which is a bit daunting). Perhaps I keep dreaming about these people from my past to either 1) cling to something familiar; 2) remember when life was a breeze; or 3) let myself know I got over losing a best friend and 2 other people I cared about, so I'll get over my fear of marketing and will succeed as the result. Hmmmm. What do you think?


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MartieCoetser 2 years ago from South Africa

I believe in my dreams - they always tell me what's bothering me and I even find missing stuff and solve problems in my dreams. But true, dreaming about, for instance, one's family, or about spiders, doesn't necessarily have the same meaning to all. We have to know ourselves to understand our dreams.

Brilliant article, Nell!


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tillsontitan 2 years ago from New York

I hope I have more than bats in my attic! Lately I haven't been dreaming, or let me rephrase that, lately I haven't been remembering my dreams.

This was a great read Nell. You do so much research and provide us with so much great information! This was entertaining and enlightening.

Voted up, useful, awesome, and interesting. I wish I could get my share button back!!


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Harishprasad 2 years ago from India

Nell Rose, this hub has very interesting tales about dreams. I remained glued to it till the last word of it. Yes, there is something around us which is shrouded in great mystery.


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Nell Rose 2 years ago from England Author

Hi bravewarrior, yes you may well be right. Sometimes we do need the stability of our past especially when we are starting something new, and allowing yourself to know you can tackle this part of your life, either way I know that when I dream of my lost family or friends it does make me feel more stable in my everyday life, thanks so much for coming back.


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Nell Rose 2 years ago from England Author

Hi Martie, thanks for reading, yes each and everyone else have different meanings to their dreams, can you imagine dreaming about a maths equation? lol! that guy above found his that way and that proves the point really, glad you liked it, and thanks as always, nell


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Nell Rose 2 years ago from England Author

Hi Maryt, lol! thanks so much for reading, I keep forgetting my dreams now I am trying to document them! how about that? lol! cheers, nell


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Nell Rose 2 years ago from England Author

Thanks Harish, glad you liked it and thanks for reading, nell


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DDE 2 years ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

An interesting hub about a great person with encouraging thoughts.


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Nell Rose 2 years ago from England Author

Thanks for reading DDE, have a great weekend!


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teaches12345 2 years ago

I do have dreams some nights with meaning and learn from them. I find your topic interesting, but then you always do write with creative flair!


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Nell Rose 2 years ago from England Author

Hi teaches, thanks so much for reading, I have started my diary and its really funny! I even invented something but can't work out the maths in it! haha!


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Suzanne Day 2 years ago from Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

I had a dream just an hour ago about putting together a giant garden light out of pieces. I'm not sure what that signifies except that maybe I feel like getting stuff organised. I like your idea of writing your own dream diary, based on observations about connecting dreams to what happens in life (eg when I dream I am drowning, it's usually a sign I'm badly dehydrated). A very nice hub, and voted AWESOME!


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Pamela99 2 years ago from United States

This is a fascinating hub about dreams, with many things I did not know. I seem to have periods of times where I remember my dreams, then I go for long periods where I don't remember. I have never had a dreams that changed my life, but obviously many have. Up and shared.


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Nell Rose 2 years ago from England Author

Hi Suzanne, thanks so much for reading, yes try a diary, maybe you will get that giant garden light made! lol!


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Nell Rose 2 years ago from England Author

Hi Pamela, glad you liked it, yes its amazing isn't it? I wonder what we have dreamed that could have made us a fortune! lol!


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Sunshine625 2 years ago from Orlando, FL

I need to dream more often. Maybe, just maybe I'll finally find out what I'm going to do with my life once I grow up. Sweet dreams! :)


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Nell Rose 2 years ago from England Author

Hi Linda, lol! yes I can totally relate to that! thanks so much for reading, nell


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Eiddwen 2 years ago from Wales

What a wonderful read and I wish I had notifications when you have published. Voting up and wishing you a great day Nell.

Eddy.


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Eiddwen 2 years ago from Wales

Back again : now I know why there have been no notifications I wasn't following you but this is now remedied so you'll be seeing me often now haha!!!

Eddy.


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Nell Rose 2 years ago from England Author

Lol thanks Eddy, don't worry, I have lost total track of who I should be following, thanks so much, and have a wonderful day, nell


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kittythedreamer 2 years ago from the Ether

A novel that I am writing now was inspired/based on a dream that I recently had. And I am SO excited to be writing it! I loved this hub, Nell. I agree that dreams can provide a lot of inspiration but also incite into our subconscious...and even our pasts and futures. I have a couple dream diaries that are filled to the brim with dreams of mine from the weird to the amazing to the frightening. Always been a big dreamer, hence my name. :) Hope you are well, friend! :)


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Nell Rose 2 years ago from England Author

Hi kitty, good luck with your book! yeah! see what I mean? fame and fortune because of your dreams! lol! I am fine thank you, hope everythings okay with you? well done for starting to write I really must get my act together and do another one too, thanks, nell


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b. Malin 2 years ago

What a Fascinating read Nell. I kept nodding as I read it, it's so true. I love when I can remember a good dream...of course NIGHTMARES are another thing. A dream once made me believe that I had led another life, as an Actress who later died in a plan cash (this was BEFORE I was born). When I researched her, I knew the FACTS through my dream...I'm a Believer.


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Nell Rose 2 years ago from England Author

Hi b. Malin, that is amazing! that definitely sounds like reincarnation to me! have you written about it? its happened to me too, now I feel a hub coming on! lol! thanks as always, nell


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aviannovice 2 years ago from Stillwater, OK

Fascinating. I have solved problems this way as well, and have written a few things as the result of dreams. It sure DOES work. When the mind is at rest, it is most susceptible to great thoughts. Now deciphering them can be another thing.


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Nell Rose 2 years ago from England Author

Hi Deb, yes that's so true, sometimes we see things in a symbolic way which is a pain to translate! but yes I have come up with ideas through dreams too, glad you liked it and thanks as always, nell


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Denise Handlon 2 years ago from North Carolina

Nell, Dreams have always fascinated me, even as a little girl. Actually, in my undergrad degree I did my research on Dreamwork as my final senior thesis and received an A. Later, I was asked to present it in a forum with two professors, which thrilled me.

Very interesting subject which you covered well. I love the portrait of Madam Walker. What a beautiful woman and what a powerful dream! I rated it UP/U/I and A. Sharing on pinterest, etc.


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Nell Rose 2 years ago from England Author

Hi Denise, that sounds so fascinating! I am glad you liked it, and thanks so much for reading, nell


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kerlund74 2 years ago from Sweden

I just loved to read this. Interesting and fresh:) Dreams must be a part of us, but I think they tell us things we don't know that we know. I will begin writing down my dreams and see if I can find something useful;)


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Nell Rose 2 years ago from England Author

Hi kerlund, thanks so much for reading, yes that's so true! dreams are a part of us, but its like a little computer working out the computations in the background and coming up with amazing ideas, and that's great that you are going to write them down! let me know how you get on, and thanks, nell


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skye2day 2 years ago from Rocky Mountains

I do know dreams come to us by God as well as visions. I never gave much thought. Seems I do not dream much. When and if I do I usually forget it right off when I wake. A couple of times I did dream and the Spirit of God told me to write about it. I did and posted a couple of hubs per my dreams. It has been a long time since that has happened.

I love how you put your writing together Nell Rose. Your words move along like swift running, fresh water. You are a special and gifted writer. Very interesting hub of love. Thank you for sharing dear sister. I love you and I do hope all is well with you and yours. In Christ Jesus Skye

voted my dear friend, up up and away. All Good.


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Nell Rose 2 years ago from England Author

Hi skye, thank you so much for reading, I do believe Dreams are a way to show us different lives, or help us in our everyday lives, thanks again, nell


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DeBorrah K. Ogans 2 years ago

Nell Rose, Wonderful thought provoking hub on dreams! I have learned if I jot down a note as soon as I awake from a vivid dream I remember them much better. What is most interesting is that more than a few of them have actually come to past.

The Lord has many ways of speaking to us and dreams is one of them...Thank You for sharing this marvelous informative read.

Joy, Peace & Blessings!


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Nell Rose 2 years ago from England Author

Hi DeBorrah, yes it has happened to me to! strange isn't it? thank you so much for reading, and have a wonderful weekend, nell


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poetryman6969 2 years ago

Sweet dreams!


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Nell Rose 2 years ago from England Author

Thanks poetry! lol!


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BigSerious 2 years ago from Harrisburg, PA

Did you hear about the woman who focused, every night before bed, that she'd win the lottery, and under her pillow she kept a number on a piece of paper: $112 million. And wouldn't you know it: she won the lottery, and her winnings totaled $112 million? Pretty amazing.


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Radcliff 2 years ago from Hudson, FL

Wow! These stories are amazing! I always think I'll remember my dreams, but I usually forget or recall only bits and pieces. Your hub has definitely inspired me to keep a dream journal. Thanks, Nell!


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creativelycc 2 years ago from Maine

I really enjoyed reading this Nell. I really have to start writing down my dreams because I know I'm receiving messages from them. I frequently dream about family members who have passed, in particular my daughter and mother. I always feel at peace when I wake up after dreaming about them and feel that it's a way I get to visit with them. Thank you for this hub, it was very encouraging! The best to you!


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Nell Rose 2 years ago from England Author

Hi Big, Wow! I will have to try that! lol! that's amazing! just goes to show, the power of positive thinking! thanks for reading, nell


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Nell Rose 2 years ago from England Author

Hi Radcliff, I have started using a dream journal, that's of course when I remember to write in the darn thing! lol! thanks!


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Nell Rose 2 years ago from England Author

Hi creative, I totally agree with you, after dreaming about my mum dad and friends that I have lost I do feel so much calmer, maybe it really is a visit? hope so, thanks so much for reading, nell


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DREAM ON 2 years ago

I don't remember any dreams at night. I sleep like a log dead to the world. Once a fire engine pulled down our street siren blaring and lights flashing I never moved. My roommate woke me up. I can daydream real easy and maybe that makes up for it. Either way I love to dream day or night. Great hub I enjoyed from beginning to the end. I now have a dream book right by my bed just incase. I am ready. Have a beautiful night.


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Nell Rose 2 years ago from England Author

Hi Dream On, lol! good luck with the dream book! thanks so much, nell


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suzettenaples 23 months ago from Taos, NM

Excellent article, Nell. I don't know how I missed this. Dreams can really 'tell us' what we need to know and/or predict the future. I have premonition or prediction dreams and I agree with everything you write here. Madam CJ Walker came up with the idea of a reverse permanent to straighten African-Am. hair. She was amazing and I learned about her when I taught at an inner city school. A dream diary is a great idea and I should keep one because just like your dream before your kidney problem, I have those kinds of dreams too, and then wonder why I am dreaming it. I think dreams and the subconscious mind are an area of science/ medicine that needs much more research. I think some of us are more in tuned with our subconscious than others and I wish there was more information in this area. Thanks for an interesting and informative article on dreams


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tobusiness 23 months ago from Bedfordshire, U.K

I believe dreams are important, and we can learn from them. I have different types of dreams, some I know are about stuff that are on my mind, but occasionally, I'd dream about something that I know will happen, these dream will stay with me, only fading when I know that the event has occurred. Unfortunately, my dream predictions are never earth shattering, almost small things. like someone i dream about will telephone or something happens on the news maybe even something in a TV program. But now and again it can be more serious.

A few weeks ago, I dreamt that I went to work and found that my neighbour was a patient. I woke up and said to my husband, I hope *** is alright, and told him about the dream, the following day my neighbour told us that she went to the hospital for a echogram. I once dreamt a colleague at work had died, he was in his late fifties, I told him about it and we laughed. About a year later he was dead. thankfully, I don't have this types of dream very often. My husband is always telling me to dream about him winning the lottery..Yeah, I wish. Another smashing hub. Well done.


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PurvisBobbi44 23 months ago from Florida

Hi Nell.

I know how I missed this one---I was in bed with a broken leg and my computer did not get turned on for months.

I voted Up+++

I love your articles because they touch on what I like to read about and believe in.

You have a great new week.

Bobbi Purvis


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Nell Rose 23 months ago from England Author

Thanks suzette, yes our subconscious mind is an area that should be studied more, I know that so many inventions have happened purely because of dreams, I believe that we have dreams for a reason, thanks so much as always, nell


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Nell Rose 23 months ago from England Author

Hi Jo, that's amazing and yes does prove my point, it mostly is just small dreams that come true but sometimes as you said about your colleague it can be horribly true too, maybe something about them tells us subconsciously that they are ill? thanks so much for reading, nell


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Nell Rose 23 months ago from England Author

Hi Bobbi, thanks so much! hope your leg is much better now? I am glad you love the sort of articles I write, its such a fascinating subject isn't it? thanks again, nell


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aesta1 21 months ago from Ontario, Canada

I always enjoy inspiring stories. They make me aspire for greater things. I truly admire people who go beyond difficulties to create better lives not just for themselves but for others as well.


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Nell Rose 21 months ago from England Author

Thanks aesta, yes me too, its amazing isn't it how by just dreaming they all had such amazing ideas, and are now so rich!


vevelee4 14 months ago

WOW! I had wrote to you last week on your article about tarot cards but the truth is that I grew interested in the topic due to some dreams I had and today I stop by to see if you had responded and I scrolled randomly down allllllll of your many articles and when I stop I stopped here. Coincidence? Maybe or fate, we will never know. I've had a series of dreams in the past 3 years that eat away at me and a family member of a friend one day when she heard about it contacted me with the explanations ( a gift she tells many few about). The truth about this is that I never put much attention to what she said but EVERYTHING she predicted has happened at some given moment in the order she foresaw it, my wedding, my parents divorce, changes in jobs etc. but the last thing she mentioned was a change in career and being with kids but that with the details I gave her she could not give me more details... In the past 2 months, I began to work again with the friend that had told her about my dreams after almost 2 years working in different companies (coincidence???) and one day at work she mentioned to a co-worker about her dream while I was not there and later on I mentioned to the same co-worker the dream I had and when he heard it he was surprised; We had the same dream on the same night. She decides to tell her family member to see what she had to say but due to problems I am having at work I had been doing Tarot readings lately just for entertainment but the readings where making me uncomfortable since they were sooooo close to what I was living and I had no one to explain.... Then I came by your article.... You sent me this response:

Hi vevelee, thanks for reading here goes:

The Star shows that you have a secret ambition at the back of your mind that you always wanted to do, its probably a hobby that you want to turn into a business, or earn money from, but you may just like it through the thrill of painting, writing etc, by choosing this card it shows that your subconscious mind is telling you its time for you to go for it!

The World tells me that at this moment in time things are going good for you, but you feel things are a bit stale and want a drastic change, and,

The Chariot is telling that even though it may be hard for you to achieve these things, you don't care, you are going charge through the bad times to get where you want to go! Go for it! the time is now! good luck, nell

Well, a really long story short. I've been working on a business proposal that I kinda threw a side but really wanted to do because I'm tired of my actual employment and I'm having major inconveniences were I'm working. You now confirmed what I was doubtful about and my friend also got back to me about the dream and they told her that we would continue to work together in a business that is related to children and it would be successful. Dreams really need to be taken seriously.

Thanks for your articles and the reading!


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Nell Rose 14 months ago from England Author

That's great vevelee! I love it when the cards help to show you the way to go! I wish you all the luck in the world, I am sure its going to be really successful for you and who you work with! good luck! nell


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Vellur 12 days ago from Dubai

Amazing! Dreams have made people rich and famous. Such dreams have provided answers and solutions for humans in this world. Enjoyed reading.


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Nell Rose 12 days ago from England Author

Hi Vellur, that is so true! and thanks so much for reading Vellur, always good to hear from you.

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