Dr. Kelly Neff: How Dreaming Can Lead to Amazing Creative Breakthroughs

Openhearted Rebel

109.-Creativity-Stems-From-DreamingWritten by Dr. Kelly Neff, The Mind Unleashed, Waking Times, September 29, 2014 – http://tinyurl.com/otdp3j9

Sometimes people spontaneously generate creative solutions to difficult problems through non-traditional methods, such as through epiphanies, intuitions or dreams. Psychologists use the term Eureka! Effect to describe the process in problem solving when a previously unsolvable puzzle becomes suddenly clear and obvious.

While these types of Aha! moments do happen during conscious waking states, the ones that occur in dreams are particularly fascinating. While we sleep, we become connected to the unconscious creative aspects of ourselves. The dream state is an important, vital time where expressions of the self can come through without judgment and flow with clarity and honesty. By gaining access to the unconscious mind, we can begin to pull heavily from intuition and our deeper self-knowledge that might be concealed or suppressed during our day-to-day life.

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