As you peruse the biographies of individuals, the world would call the greatest of geniuses, you find a very interesting dynamic. These individuals credited their amazing discoveries, inventions, poetry, music and ideas to either an inner guide or to their dreams.
Robert Louis Stevenson describing his inner guides said, “…and for the Little People, what shall I say they are but just my Brownies, God bless them! Who do one-half my work while I am fast asleep, and in all human likelihood, do the rest for me as well, when I am wide awake and fondly suppose I do it for myself.”
Puccini stated, “…the music of Madam Butterfly was dictated to me by God; I was merely instrumental in putting it on paper and communicating it to the public.”
Goethe said of his writing of the novel, Werther, “I wrote the book almost unconsciously, like a somnambulist, and was amazed when I realized what I had done.”
William Blake said of his work, Milton, that “I have written this poem from immediate dictation, twelve or sometimes twenty or thirty lines at a time, without premeditation, and even against my will.”
Richard Strauss, said, “While the ideas were flowing in upon me, the entire musical, measure by measure, it seemed to me that I was dictated to by two wholly different Omnipotent Entities…I was definitely conscious of being aided by more than an earthy Power, and it was responsive to my determined suggestions.”
Brahms said, “I have to be in a semi-trance condition to get such results – a condition when the conscious mind is in temporary abeyance, and the subconscious is in control.”
“The English poet Shelley declared that ‘One after another the greatest writers, poets and artists confirm the fact that their work comes to them from beyond the threshold of consciousness.’”
The 1936 Nobel Prize in Physiology and Medicine was awarded to Otto Loewi, who discovered and demonstrated that nerve impulses are both chemical and electrical in nature. The experimental procedure to prove his theory came to him in a dream.
Rudyard Kipling stated that he had an ‘inner helper’ who he could get into contact with if he did not think consciously about reaching him but rather drifted toward him.
Dmitri Mendeleev in 1869 “…went to bed exhausted after struggling to conceptualize a way to categorize the elements of nature based upon their atomic weights. He later said, ‘I saw in a dream a table where all the elements fell into place as required. Awakening, I immediately wrote it down on a piece of paper.’”
Elias Howe worked for years to invent a lockstitch sewing machine. For years his attempts were futile. Due to a ‘nightmare,’ as he defined it, he was shown exactly how to build the device that he sought for so long. “He dreamed he was captured by a tribe of savages who took him prisoner before their king. ‘Elias Howe, ‘roared the monarch, I command you on pain of death to finish this machine at once.” Within the dream he was given the answer that he needed.
According to the poet Keats, “the description of Apollo in the third book of my poem, Hyperion, came to me by chance or magic – to be, as it were, something given to me.”
Obviously the names I have mentioned have been recognized as great innovators, trail blazers and individuals of great genius. They are recognized as great due to their contributions in their various fields. But would they have been considered great if they had not made their discoveries, composed their music or written their books? Perhaps and perhaps not!
There are hundreds of more examples of individuals who perceived through dreams, visions and help from within, information that has thrust them into the category of genius. I am proposing that some of them were just great listeners.
In my late twenties after I would awake during the night from a dream I would hear poetry. I keep a legal size pad next to my bed and without opening my eyes I would write down what I would hear. Some of the poetry is 24 lines long. I have never rewritten any words as they were dictated to me. If you are curious you can find some of my poetry at www.lesscomplicated.net I am fully aware of the two different entities that have given me the words as each has their own particular subject and style.
I also have over 5 thick books of dreams that I have recorded over the last 15 years. I wish that I had kept my dream journals from my late twenties through late forties. My dreams answered questions that I was pondering during the day; gave me commentary on the lives of people from the past or present; foretold future events and inspired me toward my healing work.
So, I am not just sharing stories of people from the past, I can tell you that all of this is possible.
Some of the individuals that I mentioned were seeking the answer to some question while others stated that they weren’t particularly searching for anything but received information. So, what about YOU!
Why not YOU! I believe, although I am biased, that our group is very spiritual, loving, beautiful and talented. If you have been with me for the last couple of years you know that I continue to share with you that all things are possible. All things are possible and you don’t need gurus, special courses or secret symbols to achieve wonderful results. So now I coming to you with an easy approach…how about just listening.
If you realize that this is possible then it will manifest for you. You can place your question in your mind and now you know you will get the answer if you believe and just listen. Hopefully you will now understand that if you weren’t meant to have this happen to you that you would not be reading my lines. I am here to awaken this concept in YOU.
Why not YOU? Yes, your guides and dreamers will work with you. In fact, they have always been working with you but you were not listening. By the way, in my last post I mentioned about sitting quietly for twenty minutes during the day. Just drifting off, relaxing and listening then will work for you.
With love, in love and through love to you.