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IT ALL STARTS WITH A DREAM

January 31, 2011 on 10:20 pm | In Dream Types | No Comments

Dreaming. Do you or don’t you ? Do you dream about the future or just have a fantasy dream after a couple of late night tacos ?

 

Dreams get us going. Dreams direct our lives, our focus our direction.

 

Many of us have forgotten how to dream or haven’t taken the time to dream in years. We get so busy that we never relax our mind and let it dream. Dare I say day-dream ?

 

When we were all kids , we would dream for hours. We had all the time in the world to dream. We had no limits. We had no fears. Short of the “boogie man” we had no idea what fear was.

 

We could lie in the grass, look at the clouds and dream and dream again. Our friends didn’t tell us our dreams were nonsense but instead dreamed BIG dreams at our side !

 

The what happened ? Parents, sport coaches, teachers and sometimes our older friends started to steal pieces of our dreams. We were told we would never make the big league- the pros because we just weren’t good enough. We were told we could never be that famous actor/actress –it would never happen. We were too fat, too short, we couldn’t sing, we couldn’t dance.

 

These dream stealers started to poke holes in our dreams. Then we started to doubt ourselves. When things didn’t work out the way we dreamed, we put up  a wall between daily life and our dreams. Heck, maybe you even just plain gave up but I guarantee that you started to settle. Settle for this. Settle for that ! I guess that it’s not that bad. I guess I can get by, etc. Words we all know. Words that start to steal our dreams.

 

Well it’s time for a change !!

 

It’s time to know and believe in our hearts that DREAMING IS NEVER OPTIONAL !

 

It’s time to dream and then dream again! Dreaming is never optional !

 

There is a famous philosopher- Mr. Mickey Mouse. Mickey tells us “Believe your dreams can come true. Never stop dreaming, and remember anything, anything can happen ! ”

 

It’s time to find some quiet time and just let it all go and start to dream as kid again.

 

 What do you really want ? Forget all about what Mom wanted for you or where you are “stuck” today.

 

One hour, one day of dreaming is not enough. It will take some time to remember just how to dream. It took years for you to forget how to dream so give yourselves some time to remember how. Regardless, it’s time to start dreaming once again !

“Taking the risk to follow our hearts gives energy to our future and breathes life into our dreams”—Debbie Ford

 

Once we know our dreams, goals can be established. Goals that will constantly take you a step closer-even if a small step closer towards your dreams. Goals are a plan to help us realize our dreams. Goals plan the actions that must take place.

 

Dreams and goals are the planning, the thinking , the blueprint of your life. Action is the how ! Action is rolling up your sleeves and going for it !

 

Accomplishing your dreams require;

* Solid clear goals

* Action

* Pursuit

* Persistence

 

Persistence is often the key. Persistence, or as my wife calls it with me “stubbornness”. Call it whatever you want but it is the will to keep going, keep pushing over , around, or though obstacles to get what you truly want in life !

 

Real dreams are what you truly desire deep down. Dreams are worth pursuing. Dreams are worth sacrifice. They are not-I wish! They are not – I want! They are a burning desire to accomplish something or have something.

 

You dreams will happen if you have the courage to pursue them !!

 

 Protect your dreams and the dreams of your love ones. Protect them because they are one of your most valued possessions. Don’t ever let anyone steal your dreams.

 

We have established that dreaming is NEVER optional ! So what are your dreams?? It’s now your turn to dream and dream again !!

 

“If one advances confidently in the direction of his dreams, and endeavors to live the life which he has imagined, he will meet with success unexpected in common hours.”-Thoreau

 

“ Twenty years from now, you will be more disappointed by things you didn’t do than the ones you did. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.” _ Mark Twain

 

 

 

 

Doug Evans is a business/life coach who has helped many people locate where they are “stuck” and move in the direction of their dreams. Doug is available to work with individuals, small groups or corporate staff. Watch for his speaking schedule in your area. Reestablishing dreaming, goal setting, goal accomplishment, master minding, marketing and embracing change all are favorite topics to speak on or help with.

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Dreams – Do They Have a Meaning?

January 31, 2011 on 7:44 am | In Dream Types | 4 Comments

There are too many recorded incidents to dismiss dreams as mere ‘vestiges of the day’ that get projected on the silver screen of the mind at night. For example, dreams have foretold impending deaths, saved people from certain fatalities, helped solve complicated problems, helped achieve some astonishing discoveries and inventions and have even turned the fortunes of many.

 

Our own experience also points to the fact that, at times, dreams do try to tell us something vital or important, but we are unable to comprehend them. The problem is that dreams don’t speak our lingo. They speak in symbols and require thorough knowledge of dream interpretation or a competent dream expert for interpretation.

 

In my years of experience in interpreting dreams, I have gained some immense insights into the meanings and workings of dreams. There are many, who claim that they don’t dream. We all do, only many of us don’t remember them on waking up.

 

Let us see some common dreams that most of us have dreamt at some point in our lives:

 

?          Exam dreams: Whether we are brilliant in studies or less than average performers, we cannot deny having had those frightful examination dreams. These run something like this: We are unable to reach the examination hall and the clock is ticking away; our pen just refuses to work; we just don’t seem to comprehend the question paper or recall the answers…the variations are endless. Fortunately, such dreams are not related to examinations at all. They suggest that we are being tested or scrutinised in some way in our waking lives. These may also be related to our self-esteem and confidence or the lack of it.

 

?          Chase dreams: Who has not broken into a cold sweat running scared from an assailant or a murderous mob in dreams? Howsoever fast we ran, the pursuer always seemed to catch up. At the exact moment of getting caught, we woke up with a start! Although these dreams can arise from an actual fear of being attacked, they often stem from our feelings of anxiety in waking life. These dreams indicate avoidance or running away from some unpalatable situation, rather than confronting it. These dreams are more common in women due to their physical vulnerability.

 

?          Naked dreams: Turning crimson with embarrassment on finding ourselves completely or partially naked in public in our dreams generally leaves us unsettled on waking up. Such dreams are often a reflection of our lack of confidence or self-esteem in real life. We may be hiding something and are afraid that others might discover it by seeing right through us. Nudity also symbolises our fear of getting caught or exposed in something that we have done. This dream can have variations, which can range from embarrassment to feeling proud about your nakedness in public. Each, of course, has different interpretation.

 

?          Falling dreams: Almost all of us have experienced getting scared out of our wits while plunging down from dizzying heights in our dreams. No amount of convincing can rid us of the fear that we will not actually die if we do not wake up before we hit the ground! Falling can be of two types – one when we wake up alarmed before we hit the ground, the other when we do a soft landing, slowing just before the point of impact. Both have different interpretations. Generally, falling is an indication of insecurity, instability and anxiety. Such dreams occur when we feel overwhelmed and out of control in some situation in our waking lives.

 

?          Dreams of losing teeth: Dreams of falling teeth are quite common. These may take the form of teeth crumbling in our hands or falling out one by one with just a light tap. Such dreams not only horrify and shock us, but often leave us with a lasting image. It was thought that such dreams represented malnutrition, which may have been true for some dreamers. Actually, such dreams reflect our anxiety about appearance and how others perceive us. Don’t we all fall for that dazzling smile! Teeth are used for biting and chewing and represent power. To dream of losing teeth indicates powerlessness in some current situation.

 

Alas, dreams are certainly not limited to these themes. Just anything can be encountered in the windows of our mind. We are sometimes left perplexed by the very nature of our dreams – Why did I see a snake in my dream? What was my long lost friend, whom I had forgotten, doing in my dream? What was that woman, whom I had met only once, getting excited about in my dream? How did I explain this mind-boggling problem so simply and accurately in my dream? The dream content is infinite.

 

All dream imagery is symbolic. Each dream symbol is person specific. In other words, what a symbol represents for one person can have an entirely different meaning for another. This is the reason why dream dictionaries generally prove useless. Of course, a common streak runs through all symbols, but they have to be interpreted in the context of the dream content.  

 

But, if you can relate the changes happening in your life to the kind of dreams you are dreaming, you can certainly take a step towards understanding the meaning. It will help you immensely by putting your mind at ease.  

 

So, don’t let your dreams go waste, you never know what you will unravel. Great opportunities and fortunes await those who are able to interpret their dreams.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Lucid Dreaming Tips! 3 Tips for Learning to Lucid Dream!

January 30, 2011 on 6:33 pm | In Lucid Dreams | No Comments

Do you realize we spend about a third of our lives asleep? That is a large chunk of time that while absolutely vital to our wellbeing is not used to its fullest potential.

With the average life expectancy in he western world at about 75 years old that means we spend 25 years asleep! That is about 300 month or 1300 weeks or 9100 days or 218400 hours!

If we could spend even a small portion of that time doing something fun or productive how much more would we get out of our lives!

With Lucid dreaming you can be aware when you dream that you are not awake and can interact consciously with the dream world that your mind creates. While this talent is quite rare to simply know it can be learned!

Here are a few lucid dreaming basics you can use to get learning straight away!

1. Build your dream recall

People who have very good natural dream recall make very natural lucid dreamers as this is the first step to learning lucid dreaming.

Those who do not remember much of their dreams can train themselves to become better quote simply however it just takes some time.

To build your dream recall it is best to keep a dream diary. Whenever you wake from a dream immediately write down everything you can remember no matter how vague it is or how patchy your memory. By doing this you are training your mind to remember dreams and over time you will find you can remember more and more!

However DO NOT WAIT until morning to write these things down, do it straight away, as soon as you realize you are awake get your pen and jot it down or you will miss many details or the entire thing as dreams can be fleeting.

2. Reality testing

This is a technique that trains your mind to look for signs of dreaming. However you do it while you are awake as we have not started lucid dreaming yet!

*Reality test stage 1 – Carry a piece of paper with you with a few phrases on it or something similar. Throughout the day take this paper out and look at it, then look away and look back again. Did the text change? Try once more do the characters make sense or has anything changed. Obviously if it has you know you are dreaming! This teaches the mind a pattern if you do it often enough that can repeat in dreams and clue yourself into the dream.

*Reality test stage 2 – Imagine very hard while awake that you are dreaming and that all that surrounds you is a dream, changeable and fleeting. Then imagine what fantasy you would do the next time you are dreaming, flying, meeting famous people or whatever you want! Again this activity encourages your mind to understand dreams and behave in ways and patterns that may reoccur in dreams and lead to a lucid experience.

3. Mnemonic Induction of Lucid Dreams – M.I.L.D.

This is well tested technique that gets you to remember in the future, in particular of course remembering that you will be lucid in your next dream.

MILD is best tried just after you have a dream. When you wake write down the dream then get yourself comfortable again. As you try to get back to sleep repeat to yourself “I will remember I am in a dream next time I dream!” Repeat this line over and over and over to yourself and as you do imagine what you were doing last time you were dreaming and focus on that. If you can finds a dream sign (a signal that obviously means your dreaming, something out of the ordinary) then you may have lapsed back into sleep and started dreaming again. If you can hold onto that and stay dreaming while being conscious of it then congratulations you are in a lucid dream! If not just keep trying and you will fall to sleep and you can try again later.

All these tips are designed to train your mind into a better awareness of dreaming and lucidity and allow cues for it to realize when it is dreaming. They may not happen soon but the more you do these things the better you will become and soon you will be able to use some of that sleeping time to much better effect!

Happy dreaming!!

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Lucid Dreaming and Psychophysiology

January 30, 2011 on 5:12 am | In Lucid Dreams | 1 Comment

Beginning with some experiments performed by Stephen LaBerge in the 1970s, evidence began to appear showing that lucid dreams take place during REM sleep. Subsequent experiments performed were able to confirm this evidence and also shed some light on other psychophysiological aspects of lucid dreaming (LaBerge, 1990, ¶4).

In one early study, subjects were asked to move their eyes (during REM sleep) in specific ways when they realized that they were dreaming. These eye movements were recorded on a polygraph, and the results proved that the subjects were truly lucid while they were sleeping.

LaBerge then conducted some more experiments on dreamers, and thus learned that the physiological effects of the waking and dreaming states are almost the same. For example, the duration of time and the control of respiration were almost the same, actual muscle jerks corresponded to those muscles used in the dream, and most physiological responses to sexual activity were almost identical to those of the waking state (LaBerge, 2004, p.19).

Research has also shown that higher brain activation is necessary for lucid dreaming, especially during the first 30 seconds preceding and following the onset of lucidity, and that eye movement during this period is almost always above average (Brylowski, 1987, ¶3-4). Brain mapping technology has allowed researchers to see the distribution of brainwave activity in different states, and the consensus seems to be that if there is less Alpha wave activity in a particular region, then it is more activated (¶17).

Other studies have shown that it is necessary to have an elevated central nervous system activation level in order to have a lucid dream. There is a high level of cognitive function involved in lucid dreaming which requires a high level of neuronal activation. Also, a certain level of working memory is required in order for one to realize that s/he is dreaming, and the capacity of working memory corresponds to cortical activation, and this level of cortical and cognitive function is available only during the phasic (more active) REM portion of sleep (LaBerge, 1990, ¶22).

The result of these studies shows that what one experiences during REM sleep is the effect of neural activity that affects people’s bodies. This helps to explain why people often think that their dreams are real. With regard to neural activity, dreaming about something and actually experiencing it is virtually the same thing (LaBerge, 2004, p.20). Some studies have even shown that people were able to help alleviate physical ailments such as menstrual cramps and hives through the use of lucid dreaming (Gackenbach, 1988 ¶25), and this leaves us wondering the extent to which one can actually use lucid dreaming to heal his or her own body.
References

Brylowski, Andrew and LaBerge, Stephen. (1987). Proceedings from the second annual lucid dreaming symposium session 1: what is a lucid dream: psychological and physiological considerations, EEG and other physiological findings [Electronic version]. Lucidity Letter, 6(2). Retrieved February 18, 2007, from http://www.spiritwatch.ca/Issue6_2/LL6_2_LaB_Bryl.htm.

Gackenbach, Jayne. (1988). The potential of lucid dreaming for bodily healing [Electronic version]. Lucidity Letter 7(2). Retrieved February 18, 2007 fromhttp://www.spiritwatch.ca/Issue7_2/LL7_2_Gackenbach.htm.

LaBerge, Stephen. (1990). Lucid dreaming: psychophysiological studies of consciousness during REM sleep [Electronic version]. In Bootzen, R. R., Kihlstrom, J.F., & Schacter, D.L., (Eds.) Sleep and Cognition (pp.109-126). Washington, D.C.: American Psychological Association. Retrieved February 18, 2007 from http://www.lucidity.com/SleepAndCognition.html.

LaBerge, Stephen. (2004). Lucid Dreaming: A concise guide to awakening in your dreams and in your life. Boulder, Co: Sounds True, Inc.

Stacy is a certified massage therapist in San Francisco, California, and is studying for an MA in Philosophy, Cosmology, and Consciousness at the California Institute of Integral Studies. You can find more information about her work at: www.LittleEpiphany.com
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How to Have Lucid Dreams – the Secrets to Lucid Dreaming Revealed

January 29, 2011 on 5:01 pm | In Lucid Dreams | No Comments

For someone who likes to have unique dreams you might be wondering how to have lucid dreams.  If you do not know what a lucid dream is, it is a dream that makes you think that it is real and what happens in it can actually occur.  I personally have had lucid dreams that leave me awake with a feeling of panic because of what occurred.  A few have occurred that leave me feeling refreshed and calm when I wake but only if I have taken control of my dreams.  You can do that with lucid dreams, you can take charge of your dreams so that you control every move you make. 

Keeping record of your sleeping visions is a great way to learn how to have lucid dreams and also help you to control them.  You can do this by keeping a dream journal by your bedside or even a voice recorder.  As soon as you wake up you can record what happened.  This will help you figure out how to have lucid dreams in the future.  Knowing what happened and how it occurred can help you to encourage it to happen again.

There have been studies to suggest that the best time to have lucid dreams is by going back to sleep for a couple of hours after you wake up in the morning.  For me, this is when I have my best ones.  Dreams that leave me questioning if it was a dream or a memory when I wake up.  Keeping track of your personal sleep patterns can be very important in discovering when is the best time for you to have lucid dreams.  Lucid dreams generally come in ninety minute cycles and so if trying to recall the dream, try to wake before one of those cycles is complete. 

A good way to encourage lucid dreams is to set your alarm so that you wake about five hours or so after you have fallen asleep.  Of course make it so that you are setting the alarm to wake you an hour or two before you actually need to wake up.  Once the alarm goes off, lay back down and go to sleep.  That time frame is when you are most likely to have lucid dreams.  If for whatever reason you wake when having a lucid dream, try to fall asleep with that dream on your thoughts and focus on it the whole time you are dozing off and you could be able to start where you left off in your last dream.

How to have lucid dreams is something that is not hard to do once you know what you are doing.  Once you know how to control your dreams you will be able to control what happens in them and the outcome that can occur.  That will leave you able to make the dream just as entertaining as you want it to be. 

Samantha Miles is a lucid dreaming expert and instructor. She has helped thousands of people find their purpose in life by helping them understand their dreams and controlling them. Visit her website, www.luciddreamheaven.com and discover the secret lucid dreaming methods that can help you live your fantasies while you sleep.
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London Dreams Movie Review: Should I Watch London Dreams?

January 28, 2011 on 8:23 pm | In Dream Types | No Comments

London Dreams produced and directed by Vipul Shah, on a grand platform, looks like it is made by two directors. At some places, the movie is excellent with good grip on drama and smooth handling of comedy and at other places, it looks amateurish and unconvincing. Though the director of course is one, the script stills look the culprit here as it did for the other much-hyped Blue. Other than this, London Dreams is a good one-time watch, if you are able to digest the loopholes in the script. You can afford to have the ‘devil may care’ attitude about logic in movies like All the Best, but movies like London Dreams and Blue, should have no room for errors Story of London Dreams London Dreams is inspired from the 1984 classic film Amadeus, which was a take on Mozart, and the story of two music directors. A similar kind of story was seen some years ago in the insipid Shakalaka Boom Boom. In that one, Bobby Deol had played the role that Ajay Devgan essays in this film, and Upen’s role has been played by Salman Khan Story of London Dreams: London Dreams revolves around the lives of two childhood kids Arjun (Ajay Devgan) and Mannu ( Salman Khan). Arjun has it in his DNA to be a musician and his dream is to perform at London’s Wembly Stadium, so that he could fulfill his grandfather’s unfilled dreams. Mannu (Salman Khan) is a happy-go-lucky guy whose main interest lies in bedding women but at the same time, he is blessed with unique ability to create music. Arjun moves to London at a very young age and Mannu passes his time in Punjab. After Arjun attains success and forms a music group London Dreams(titled aimed at the NRI market, mind you), he comes to Punjab and witnesses Mannu’s mastery over music. He arranges him to come to London and join their group. The group tastes success but there comes a point in time, when Arjun sees that Mannu becomes super-popular with the crowd, and Arjun begins to detest this. He also sees his love Priya(Asin) falling in love with Mannu. Not able to digest this, Arjun then schemes with a confidante group member (Ranvijay) to bring Mannu’s fall-from-grace. Mannu who has decided to reform his womanizing for the sake of Priya, finds himself sinking in a concoction of drugs, and stumbles towards numbness. Plus points of London Dreams 1. Salman Khan: He is the main point of interest in the film. Salman Khan has been given the best lines in the film and the director makes Salman Khan live up to his signature image and trademark humor, that the crowd loves 2. Excellent characterization of Salman Khan: The director and the script writer Suresh Nair has characterized Salman Khan’s character well, right from the childhood to the end of the move. The same cannot be said about Ajay Devgan’s character though. 3. Opulence: The grandeur of London Dreams is amazing. The Wembley Stadium’s mood and ambience is captured very well Minus Points of London Dreams There are many minus points in London Dreams, most of them related to script. Here goes: 1. Ajay Devgan’s characterization: Ajay Devgan’s character is established like that of a goal oriented and jealous person, but the script reduces him to foolish and indecisive especially at the end. He just seeks forgiveness from Salman Khan, as if he is sorry to steal his beer bottle. Instead, given the fact that he deeply relented for the way he destroyed Salman’s career; the scene should have been more emotional from Ajay’s side. 2. Formation of Arjun (Ajay Devgan’s) band: It is stupid about the way his band is formed. He croones at London’s Trafalgar Square and suddenly Zohaib(Ranvijay) on the keyboard and Wasim (Aditya Kapoor with an acoustic guitar) join him. By the time, the song is over; a band is formed, voila! And Zohabi and Wasim are happy to announce Arjun as their leader. All in a matter of two minutes. 3. Nothing is shown about how Ajay Devgn becomes a success, the director decided to bypass the struggle phase. 4. Asin’s entry in the group is with the hopeless question”Main kya karun?”, to which Ranviay says “Just go with the flow” Asin dances and grooves along with the groove and they manages to impress the judges. 5. What is perhaps the worst part about London Dreams is the last few scenes especially the climax, when Ajay Devgan emotionally bursts at a huge crowd assembled at Wembley. The lines are pretty lame and do not sound convincing. Also, we get the feeling that he gives in too easily. Something doesn’t gel: if the intense and non-compromising Ajay Devgan is so determined about seeing his performance at Wembley to success, why does he just go berserk and bursts when he sees Salman Khan? 6. Ranvijay who seems to be ‘shaana’(secretive) in the group spills the beans to Wasim and says he was the one who gave drugs to Salman Khan. Wasim never threatened him; Ranvijay just says it, why? Was the director ended in just wrapping it up? 7. Bad Music by Shankar Ehsaan Loy: Shankar Ehsaan Loy has disappointed with London Dreams. A musical movie like London Dreams has boring music, what can be more paradoxical? London Dreams is one of Shankar Ehsaan Loy’s worst albums, it may be critically ok, but London Dreams music should have been aimed at the youth and the mass. You cannot take Mozart seriously these days 8. One scene from London Dreams does look controversial, where the little Mannu wears reflectors on his shoes and follows girls so that he could see their undies on them. Such things shouldn’t be encouraged because this concerns the innocence of kids. Best scenes of London Dreams Whenever Salman Khan comes in the movie, there is fun and obviously, the best scenes revolved around Salman Khan 1. Salman Khan’s cute double-innuendoes with the airhostess and then with Asin is very funny. 2. Asin’s dance mix of classical and hiphop in the saree, to emphasize on her background, is superb and invites applause from the audience. Best performances of London Dreams Salman Khan is the soul of London Dreams. Though he looks disorganized, his style and charisma works to the maximum in the movie. Asin, who is nicknamed ‘Chennai Express’ looks beautiful, and shows promise in every scene. This girl is blessed with loads of talent and she should take more author-based roles to prove mettle. Ajay Devgan is miscast sadly, and though he acts his trademark intensity well in London Dreams, he does not seem cut-out for the role. The same Ajay Devgan who was superb in All the Best, the biggest hit of 2009, has his performance weighed down by lame lines and sad characterization in London Dreams. You cannot fault Ajay Devgan for his performance, but the guy needed better lines, especially at the climax and towards the end. To sum it up: London Dreams is an average movie made on grand scale. Take Salman Khan out, and the movie is nowhwere.

London Dreams produced and directed by Vipul Shah, on a grand platform, looks like it is made by two directors. At some places, the movie is excellent with good grip on drama and smooth handling of comedy and at other places, it looks amateurish and unconvincing. Though the director of course is one, the script stills look the culprit here as it did for the other much-hyped Blue. Other than this, London Dreams is a good one-time watch, if you are able to digest the loopholes in the script. You can afford to have the ‘devil may care’ attitude about logic in movies like All the Best, but movies like London Dreams and Blue, should have no room for errors

Story of London Dreams

London Dreams is inspired from the 1984 classic film Amadeus, which was a take on Mozart, and the story of two music directors. A similar kind of story was seen some years ago in the insipid Shakalaka Boom Boom. In that one, Bobby Deol had played the role that Ajay Devgan essays in this film, and Upen’s role has been played by Salman Khan

Story of London Dreams:

London Dreams revolves around the lives of two childhood kids Arjun (Ajay Devgan) and Mannu ( Salman Khan). Arjun has it in his DNA to be a musician and his dream is to perform at London’s Wembly Stadium, so that he could fulfill his grandfather’s unfilled dreams. Mannu (Salman Khan) is a happy-go-lucky guy whose main interest lies in bedding women but at the same time, he is blessed with unique ability to create music. Arjun moves to London at a very young age and Mannu passes his time in Punjab.

After Arjun attains success and forms a music group London Dreams(titled aimed at the NRI market, mind you), he comes to Punjab and witnesses Mannu’s mastery over music. He arranges him to come to London and join their group. The group tastes success but there comes a point in time, when Arjun sees that Mannu becomes super-popular with the crowd, and Arjun begins to detest this. He also sees his love Priya(Asin) falling in love with Mannu. Not able to digest this, Arjun then schemes with a confidante group member (Ranvijay) to bring Mannu’s fall-from-grace. Mannu who has decided to reform his womanizing for the sake of Priya, finds himself sinking in a concoction of drugs, and stumbles towards numbness.

Plus points of London Dreams

1. Salman Khan: He is the main point of interest in the film. Salman Khan has been given the best lines in the film and the director makes Salman Khan live up to his signature image and trademark humor, that the crowd loves

2. Excellent characterization of Salman Khan: The director and the script writer Suresh Nair has characterized Salman Khan’s character well, right from the childhood to the end of the move. The same cannot be said about Ajay Devgan’s character though.

3. Opulence: The grandeur of London Dreams is amazing. The Wembley Stadium’s mood and ambience is captured very well

Minus Points of London Dreams

There are many minus points in London Dreams, most of them related to script. Here goes:

1. Ajay Devgan’s characterization: Ajay Devgan’s character is established like that of a goal oriented and jealous person, but the script reduces him to foolish and indecisive especially at the end. He just seeks forgiveness from Salman Khan, as if he is sorry to steal his beer bottle. Instead, given the fact that he deeply relented for the way he destroyed Salman’s career; the scene should have been more emotional from Ajay’s side.

2. Formation of Arjun (Ajay Devgan’s) band: It is stupid about the way his band is formed. He croones at London’s Trafalgar Square and suddenly Zohaib(Ranvijay) on the keyboard and Wasim (Aditya Kapoor with an acoustic guitar) join him. By the time, the song is over; a band is formed, voila! And Zohabi and Wasim are happy to announce Arjun as their leader. All in a matter of two minutes.

3. Nothing is shown about how Ajay Devgn becomes a success, the director decided to bypass the struggle phase.

4. Asin’s entry in the group is with the hopeless question”Main kya karun?”, to which Ranviay says “Just go with the flow” Asin dances and grooves along with the groove and they manages to impress the judges.

5. What is perhaps the worst part about London Dreams is the last few scenes especially the climax, when Ajay Devgan emotionally bursts at a huge crowd assembled at Wembley. The lines are pretty lame and do not sound convincing. Also, we get the feeling that he gives in too easily. Something doesn’t gel: if the intense and non-compromising Ajay Devgan is so determined about seeing his performance at Wembley to success, why does he just go berserk and bursts when he sees Salman Khan?

6. Ranvijay who seems to be ‘shaana’(secretive) in the group spills the beans to Wasim and says he was the one who gave drugs to Salman Khan. Wasim never threatened him; Ranvijay just says it, why? Was the director ended in just wrapping it up?

7. Bad Music by Shankar Ehsaan Loy: Shankar Ehsaan Loy has disappointed with London Dreams. A musical movie like London Dreams has boring music, what can be more paradoxical? London Dreams is one of Shankar Ehsaan Loy’s worst albums, it may be critically ok, but London Dreams music should have been aimed at the youth and the mass. You cannot take Mozart seriously these days

8. One scene from London Dreams does look controversial, where the little Mannu wears reflectors on his shoes and follows girls so that he could see their undies on them. Such things shouldn’t be encouraged because this concerns the innocence of kids.

Best scenes of London Dreams

Whenever Salman Khan comes in the movie, there is fun and obviously, the best scenes revolved around Salman Khan

1. Salman Khan’s cute double-innuendoes with the airhostess and then with Asin is very funny.

2. Asin’s dance mix of classical and hiphop in the saree, to emphasize on her background, is superb and invites applause from the audience.

Best performances of London Dreams

Salman Khan is the soul of London Dreams. Though he looks disorganized, his style and charisma works to the maximum in the movie. Asin, who is nicknamed ‘Chennai Express’ looks beautiful, and shows promise in every scene. This girl is blessed with loads of talent and she should take more author-based roles to prove mettle. Ajay Devgan is miscast sadly, and though he acts his trademark intensity well in London Dreams, he does not seem cut-out for the role. The same Ajay Devgan who was superb in All the Best, the biggest hit of 2009, has his performance weighed down by lame lines and sad characterization in London Dreams. You cannot fault Ajay Devgan for his performance, but the guy needed better lines, especially at the climax and towards the end.

To sum it up: London Dreams is an average movie made on grand scale. Take Salman Khan out, and the movie is nowhwere.

V.S.ARUNRAJ, in his entertaining blog Bollywood Trends gives a low-down on the news, views, reviews, masala and trends of the biggest and the busiest film industry in the world-Bollywood

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Instruction In Lucid Dreaming – 5 Easy And Helpful Tips

January 28, 2011 on 5:41 am | In Lucid Dreams | No Comments

Lucid dreaming can be a very exciting and rewarding activity if you have the proper instruction in lucid dreaming. If done properly you can have lucid dreams at will and be able to have full control of them. What this actually means is that you can pick and choose exactly what you want to dream about. Think about that for just a few minutes… The possibilities are limitless. You can fly, win the lotto, have an erotic encounter, visit exotic destinations and do just about anything you can think of in your dreams. Of Course you will need the proper instruction in lucid dreaming before you can even begin.

I have found 5 highly effective tips for the instruction in lucid dreaming for the beginner as well as for the more experienced dreamers:

1. You need to do the mental preparation.

You have to strengthen your beliefs and change some of them if necessary. Ask yourself the following 4 critical questions and answer them truthfully:

Do you believe that you can do this?
Do you think your dreams important?
Are you sure you want to have lucid dreams?
What will you do when you have lucid dreams?

You need to replace doubt with confidence; you need to believe instead of being skeptical. You will need to cultivate and reinforce your desire and view your dreams as being important. You need to have a plan in place for when you have your first lucid dream.

2. Increase your dream recall.

You will need to do the following to increase your dream recall:

Wake slowly and motionlessly
Let your mind drift and go through a dream checklist, just think about all the things that have happened in your dreams before, see if it triggers your memory.
Try different sleeping positions to see if they mat trigger a memory
Above all keep trying

I know it can be difficult to remember your dreams but it is critically important that you do. If you can wake up and remember your dreams it will be so much easier to get back into your dreams and begin controlling them.

3. Keep an accurate dream journal

This is the single most important thing you can start doing to help you remember your dreams. This will help you remember your dreams by reinforcing, to your subconscious, the importance of your dreams. This will also help you to become more familiar with your dreams which in turn will help you to gain more control when lucid dreaming.

4. Add awareness to your consciousness when awake

By increasing and training our daily awareness will benefit us by the carryover effects that it has on our dreaming awareness. If you can become more aware of your environment while awake it will enable you to be more aware while dreaming.

5. Use binaural beats to speed up your learning process

Binaural beats are two separate frequency waves that are listened to using a set of stereo headphones. The mind reacts by creating a third, different tone, which will profoundly affect the brains ability to control the dream state. They will help in causing a shift in consciousness which in turn will help you to lucid dream.

Hopefully this instruction in lucid dreaming will help you to start having lucid dreams and start you on the right path to controlling your dreams. Practice them diligently and often, use the binaural beats to jumpstart your journey. They are readily available for download from various web sites on the Internet. Some sites will even allow you to try them free before you purchase them. This instruction in lucid dreaming only touches on the subject and I will be submitting much more on the subject soon.

To obtain a greater understanding of Instruction In Lucid Dreaming and have a better understanding of your life and also to get your FREE sample binaural recordings, please take a moment and visit: http://www.Binaurals.info you will be amazed at what you discover.
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Seven Reasons We Should Listen to Our Dreams

January 27, 2011 on 8:32 am | In Dream Types | No Comments

Some believe dreams are just random firings of the synapses in our brain. Others say that dreams are one of the brain’s ways of processing information from previous day. But is that what the Bible teaches us about dreams?

I don’t believe it is.

The Bible both tells us that God communicates through dreams and give us examples of God communicating with people through dreams. Below I’ll examine some of what I teach in my course about dream interpretation at a Christian university and online Bible college.

Some Scientific Observations Concerning Dreams
Sleep laboratories have proven that everyone dreams one to two hours each night during a certain period of sleep known as alpha level, which is light sleep. Every 90-minute cycle of sleep begins with alpha, then goes into deeper sleep which is called theta, and finally deepest sleep which is called delta.

At the close of the first 90-minute cycle each night, the individual returns to alpha level sleep, where he has a short, five-minute dream period. The next time he cycles up to alpha, he has a ten-minute dream period. The third time in alpha, the dream period is about 15 minutes, and so on. If one sleeps a full eight hours, the entire last hour is essentially spent in alpha level sleep. Thus, the average person sleeping for eight hours a night will dream about one to two hours of that time.

Alpha level sleep is where one has what is called Rapid Eye Movement (REM). Rapid Eye Movement is exactly what it sounds like: the eyes of the dreamer begin moving rapidly. He is actually watching the scenes in the dream, and thus his eyes are literally moving back and forth, observing the action. By observing the alpha level sleep when Rapid Eye Movement occurs, researchers in sleep laboratories have determined when a person is dreaming and how much time is spent dreaming in an average night.

Seven Reasons We Should Listen to Our Dreams
1. God declared that He WOULD speak through dreams and visions in the Old Testament.

And He said, “Hear now my words: If there be a prophet among you, I the LORD will make myself known unto him in a vision, and will speak unto him in a dream” (Num. 12:6).

2. God declared that He DID speak through dreams and visions in the Old Testament.

“I have also spoken by the prophets, and I have multiplied visions, and used similitudes, by the ministry of the prophets” (Hos. 12:10).

3. God declares that He WILL communicate through dreams and visions in the New Testament.

“And it shall come to pass in the last days,” saith God, “I will pour out of My Spirit upon all flesh: and your sons and your daughters shall prophesy, and your young men shall see visions, and your old men shall dream dreams” (Acts 2:17).

4. God declares that He WILL COUNSEL us at night through our dreams.

I will bless the Lord who has counseled me; Indeed, my mind (inner man) instructs me in the night (Ps. 16:7 NASB).

5. Rather than our dreams being fatalistic, dreams are calling us to change SO WE WILL NOT PERISH.

For God speaketh once, yea twice, yet man perceiveth it not. In a dream, in a vision of the night, when deep sleep falleth upon men, in slumberings upon the bed; Then He openeth the ears of men, and sealeth their instruction, That He may withdraw man from his purpose, and hide pride from man. He keepeth back his soul from the pit, and his life from perishing by the sword (Job 33:14-18, emphasis mine).

6. God does very significant things WITHIN dreams. For example, He established the Abrahamic Covenant in a dream.

And when the sun was going down, a deep sleep fell upon Abram; and, lo, an horror of great darkness fell upon him….And God said to Abram….In the same day the LORD made a covenant with Abram, saying… (Gen. 15:12,13,18, emphasis mine).

7. God grants supernatural gifts THROUGH dreams.

In Gibeon the LORD appeared to Solomon in a dream by night: and God said, “Ask what I shall give thee….”

“Give therefore thy servant an understanding heart to judge Thy people, that I may discern between good and bad: for who is able to judge this Thy so great a people?”

“…Behold, I have done according to thy words: lo, I have given thee a wise and an understanding heart; so that there was none like thee before thee, neither after thee shall any arise like unto thee….” And Solomon awoke; and, behold, it was a dream (I Kings 3:5,9,12,15).

What have you been dreaming? What may God be trying to communicate with your through your dreams? I encourage you to take note of your dreams and work to interpret them. If you are not sure how to interpret dreams, please read my previous article, “Principles for Interpreting Dreams”.

Mark Virkler is with Christian Leadership University. CLU is a Christian University and Online Bible College offering Christian education including Christian counseling and Christian theology seminaries and offers certificates, undergrad, Masters, and Doctorates in the various Christian colleges of CLU.
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How Binaural Beats Help Achieve Lucid Dreams

January 26, 2011 on 5:45 pm | In Lucid Dreams | No Comments

If you are already doing some research into how to easily achieve lucid dreams then you likely have a fairly good idea of what lucid dreaming is. For those still learning about the subject lucid dreaming is being conscious that you are dreaming so that you are able to control what happens within your dreams.

 

Some people have naturally had some success with lucid dreams but for most of us we need a little help. Binaural beats are a safe and easy method to help tune the brainwaves to the exact right frequencies for lucid dreaming.

 

How to Regularly Achieve Lucid Dreams

 

There are a few really great tips that can make achieving lucid dreams far simpler. However before we get into those we will discuss the importance of using binaural beats along with practicing the special techniques.

 

Binaural beats are a type of brainwave entrainment. They have been scientifically proven to be an easy and safe way to work with your brainwaves in order to experience precise low frequencies to reach altered states of mind.

 

These low frequencies may have only been possible to achieve through years of meditation practice but with the use of binaural beats you can actually achieve these low brain frequencies within minutes.

 

It is possible to get a very affordable and good quality binaural beat recording that is specifically tuned to help with lucid dreaming. I can tell you from experience that using the binaural beats will make the process of achieving lucid dreams quick and easy.

 

Tips to Lucid Dreaming

 

Below are a few techniques that have been known to work very well for lucid dreaming.

 

Pick an object that you see every day. For example let’s say a ring.
During the day notice all the different rings that individual people wear. Notice the similar characteristics linking their ring to yours.
Really focus on rings throughout the entire day. Close your eyes and picture all of the rings you have seen as well as your own ring.
Before you know it you will be dreaming about your ring but it will likely look different than you remember.
You might feel a little confused that your ring looks different than the ring you have trained your mind to see. At this point you will realize you are dreaming!

 

Believe it or not this process has been known to work really well. You can use any object you want the point is simply to focus on it to such an extent that you begin dreaming about it.

 

Once you are able to realize you are dreaming you can then seize control of your dreams and manage what happens from there on as opposed to just slipping further into the dream state.

 

Binaural Beats can Make the Process far Simpler

 

A binaural beats recording can truly make the process of lucid dreaming a whole lot easier. The problem that most people have while trying to lucid dream is keeping their brain in the dream state. Inevitably the brain frequencies will slide towards the Delta state and once that happens your current dream will end.

 

A binaural

 

beats lucid dream audio will help to keep the brain frequencies at the right level for conscious dreaming. This combined with the techniques listed above are practically foolproof ways to achieve lucid dreams.

To learn much more about using binaural beats for lucid dreaming visit www.BinauralBeatsOnline.com where you’ll find everything you need to know about binaural beats.
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Dream Job … Reality or Myth?

January 26, 2011 on 1:38 am | In Dream Types | No Comments

Dream Job … Reality or Myth?

RedStarResume posted this question to our readers. Here are your answers:

“It depends on what is the basis of somebody defines his/her dream job.. Is it learning, Money, Foreign trips, Brand Name etc. etc. According to me, its about identifying who you are, what your natural talents are and then getting into a job where you get to apply your talents on a day to day basis. In other words you have an opportunity to do best every day and you look forward to coming to work everyday. Therefore, there is something which an Individual has to do to get a dream job (identifying what is he looking for and what talents he brings on table) and then there is something which Organizations have to do (identify the talent, put him in a right role and give him a great manager) and you might land into a dream job” 

“A dream job is one that makes you look forward for the Monday throughout the weekends, week after week, month after month & year after year” 

“The phrase to ‘create a personally satisfying career path’ doesn’t sound as snappy but is probably more helpful. The idea of ‘finding your dream job’ makes several assumptions, each of which has its limitations:

1) There is only one job that would fit you – you may have many options and you can’t do them all

2) It already exists out there – you may have to invent it

3) You will stay the same forever – your priorities and talents will change over time

4) The job will stay the same forever – the nature of the job may change

Sometimes the biggest problem is not ‘finding’ the job but recognizing it when you see it. Some people talk about a dream job as being something that has personal meaning. The question remains. Do you find a job that already has meaning or do you try to find the meaning in your job?”  

“There is potential in every job, to be a dream job? Well, I think so. Any job can be a dream job through your attitude, gratitude, and choice. Are you a clerk at a bookstore? Are you a city garbage truck driver? or is it washing cars or fixing computers ? Maybe you love to mow people’s lawns. Well, there are no menial jobs; only menial attitudes. Choose a job you love and you’ll never have to work a day in your life and that is your dream job”

“Walking to work with a big smile on your face on a Monday morning in anticipation of the day and week ahead is probably a good indicator. I also think that the challenge once you’ve found it is to continue to appreciate it, to be able to walk away from it on a Friday or in the evenings and not to covet it too much. Otherwise the ‘Dream Job ‘may be fleeting”

“A dream job is one that you’ll do even if you’re not paid for it”

“A dream job is one in which you are able to utilize your talents in meaningful ways, participate in activities that serve others and your higher self, and compensation becomes a byproduct of personal reward and satisfaction. Many people are fortunate enough to work in situations that inspire passion and growth in themselves and others. Learn what makes your heart sing and pursue it relentlessly” 

“This depends on your definition of the “Dream Job.” If you mean perfect in every way, obviously no one has this type of job. However, if you mean a job that has its hiccups along the way, but offers job satisfaction, self-fulfilment, the opportunity for advancement, the potential for increasing salary–the “Dream Job” certainly exists. My father once told me he had the best job in the world. He was teaching at a renowned university. He loved teaching. But he was also doing research and grant writing, and bringing in a lot of money for the university. He had the freedom to coach my baseball teams and attend any of our games. The money wasn’t great, but that increased over time. With realistic expectations, the “Dream Job” exists. It is not perfect, just as dreams are not perfect. I suppose a job without its problems would be boring and lack challenge”

“Absolutely!!!! It is when your passion, lifestyle, and abilities come together. I happen to have had several dream jobs”

“I had the pleasure some years ago to be driven at high speed around a race track by a professional racing driver. Talking to him afterwards I said that he must have found his “dream job” or words to that effect. He replied “It’s not bad but I really wanted to be a porn star!” Some people are never happy – funny old world isn’t it!“

“NO! You can have a job you enjoy, however keep in mind that a job is a job. There are things that you are not in control of when it comes to a job like keeping it or the attitude of your superiors. I would say the best situation you can be in is if you work for yourself” 

 “The dream job is the one you really like to do, matching exactly with your competences, your capabilities and your expectation, the one where you will face challenges, bringing you from competence to excellence, the one where you can give the best you can do, source of blooming and happiness”

“No, there aren’t any dream jobs. There are jobs that you live to do, that you can’t wait to do. But even with that type of passion, every job has its negatives. Co-workers you don’t get along with, managers, who don’t see eye to eye with you, too long hours, too little pay, and the possibility that your job will be eliminated or outsourced.  If you enjoy what you do and are eager to come to the office in the morning, that’s pretty special even if it’s not perfect”

“A dream always remains a dream. I wanted to be an artist but end up selling photo albums and in the printing industry. I have a dream about a girl I love when young, but gain it was a dream. Wild and silly dream like wanted to be John Travolta….but never happen….anyway, dreams keep me going”

“I think there are “dream roles” that you can envision as you grow and develop over your career. These tend to involve greater scope, stretching, and drawing on a different basket of skills that you want to strengthen. The goal is always elusive though, as you quickly grow into whatever dream role you eventually land, and it gets replaced with a new dream. To paraphrase Browning, a person’s reach should always exceed their grasp…I have had some amazing jobs but NEVER ONCE have I woken up first thing on a Monday wanting to do anything other than go back to sleep!”

“I think there are as many “dream jobs” as there are people in the world! I believe there are a lot of elements that come into play when somebody defines their dream job. They are in the right environment, with the right people, using the their strengths, compensating for weakness, doing the right things, achieving the right goals, etc… A seemingly simplistic view of a dream job might be when your life’s mission or purpose is fulfilled in the job you do. That’s certainly been the case for me and I am living my dream job!”

“Yes, Dream Jobs Do Exist! But the definition of a dream job is different for each one of us”

I understand where some of the previous responders are coming from, referring to the fact that a “job” can’t be compared to or labeled in the dream category. However, in the context of having a job, I have met many people who have described their experiences as “Dream Jobs.” There are people out there, my sister for instance, who are absolutely passionate about what they do and are living out their dream doing it – she is a Chief Nursing Officer and is dedicated to excellence in patient care and the professional development of nurses. This is not to say that dream jobs aren’t full of challenge and bad days. Most jobs are. Having a dream job does not mean your job is perfect. It just means it is exactly what you want to be doing, and for whatever reason, you find the ultimate satisfaction in doing it, whether this is through intrinsic rewards, professional or social benefits, monetary rewards, etc – you are living your dream job”

“Does a nightmare qualify as a dream??? I always try to keep in mind that any company with a career opportunity created that opportunity for a reason. The company more often than not is looking for some one to step up to a major challenge. If you are dreaming of being able to leap tall buildings in a single bound, then you can have your dream job”

“Sorry to put a bit of a damper on this discussion, but at some point those of us engaged in job search have to be realistic and make the best of what we can get” 

“A dream job is just a job that you look forward to going to. A job that makes you happy, it doesn’t have to be something outlandish or farfetched. And as for dreams go, once those die then we’re going to have issues” 

“Absolutely they exist! I have it – I LOVE going to work, love where I work and my job duties are well suited to my talents and personality! I encourage everyone to find this type of position where they are appreciated and can grow”

 

Gavin is the founder of RedStarResume

http://www.redstarresume.com/

The Job search market can be a tricky place to navigate. Whether you are just starting out, moving up the ladder or changing your current situation, RedStarResume have all the resources and FREE Tips from the Pros to help improve your chances of job success.

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