DREAMS *

“God gave them knowledge and skill in all learning and wisdom: and Daniel had understanding in all visions and dreams.” –Book of Daniel 1:17

Dreams, we all have them, but why?
We have dreams while we sleep and even while we are awake.
Martin Luther King Jr. told a nation that was asleep to wake up and he told the nation about his dream;
a new America where all people were free. He traveled all the way to Washington, D.C. to speak directly to the hearts and minds of white America. His dream so powerful and beautiful and Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. held the loudest black voice for freedom the world has ever known. On that day, August 28th 1963 his dream being told white America looked at itself and saw a nation mired in racism and injustice toward black American citizens and realized the nation must change from it’s ugly ways and it did; it took awhile, but change did come and we all are better for it and the DREAM Dr. King held so dear.

Too often when we think of Dreams, we think of fantasies, usually visual, experienced during sleep.

SLEEP:
Sleep is as crucial to our survival as food, water, and shelter.
After one night without sleep, we become mentally unhinged.
After two nights without sleep we suffer from memory loss and diminished concentration.
A third night without sleep and delirium sets in.
A healthy human being can survive without eating for about a month, a human being will die without sleep in less than two weeks.
At the first stage of sleep alpha waves are random, their rhythm coming and going.
After about forty minutes we generate delta waves that oscillate less than 3.5 times per second.
In this deep stage of sleep the muscles of our body regenerate and during this state of sleep it’s hard to wake up.
Brain waves are in a rush climbing back to alpha levels. The eyes twitch back and forth, as if they are looking at a moving object.

It is during this stage of sleep that we dream.
Until the mid-19th century dreams were regarded as super-natural, often prophetic.
In the Bible many times we see where God will often times speak to people through a dream, whether we are talking about Mary, Joseph or Daniel; God spoke to them all via the dream.
God continues to speak to humanity through dreams.

The Wright brothers are a perfect example of this, consider the fact they had a dream of flight across the sky.
Orville and Wilbur Wright were two American brothers, inventors, and aviation pioneers who are credited with the first successful airplane. The ambition of these two brothers first began with a dream.

I argue:
The greatest super-natural force available to each of us is a dream!
The man or woman who has ceased to dream will quickly realize hell and slavery on earth.
A dream liberates the mind and spirit of a person and so the person is able to endure and move pass the most difficult situations.
Dreaming propels us to heights beyond the imagination.
Each time we dream we try harder, we come closer to our ambition.
When we dream we are really having a private conversation with God and he listens to us, He hears our hearts speaking and one fine day we awake from our slumber and realize the ambition has been met. And again we look for the next wonderful dream to be brought to realization.

“Let us dream where the land lies sunny
And live, like bees, on our heart’s old honey,
Away from the world that slaves for money.”
–Madison Cawein

Charles Micheaux
Micheaux Publishing
Atlanta*

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