According to March 2009’s Vogue magazine, Stephenie Meyer “woke up with a dream reverberating in her head. It was a vampire dream. She had not dreamed of vampires before, had not been reading about vampires. To this day, she has not figured out why vampires”
“I woke up (on that June 2nd) from a very vivid dream. In my dream, two people were having an intense conversation in a meadow in the woods. One of these people was just your average girl. The other person was fantastically beautiful, sparkly, and a vampire. They were discussing the difficulties inherent in the facts that A) they were falling in love with each other while B) the vampire was particularly attracted to the scent of her blood, and was having a difficult time restraining himself from killing her immediately. For what is essentially a transcript of my dream, please see Chapter 13 (“Confessions”) of the book.”
Stephenie is not the only one who got a million dollar idea from her dreams.
The Sewing Machine
Dr. Jeckyl and Mr. Hyde
The song Yesterday
The name for Nike shoes
All of these ideas came from a dream. Dreams are an invaluable resource. They not only help us to problem solve but they also give us great ideas! Thomas Edison used to keep a cot in his laboratory so he could “grab ideas from space.” He knew how to tap into his dreams for ideas. And thank God he did!
We are all geniuses when we dream. Unfortunately, the power of dreaming is under-estimated, under-valued and under-used. Now more than ever we should all be turning to our dreams to help us sort through this tough time. I guarantee you that your dreams are helping you figure out how to save more money, how to get that promotion and are even offering you great money-making ideas… if you would just pay attention.
There’s a reason we say “let me sleep on it.” We’re really saying, “let me dream on it.”
It’s very easy to use your dreams to help you with very specific issues. Whether you need that perfect guitar riff, an idea on how to deal with inlaws or just wanna have a roll in the hay with Brad Pitt, you can totally do it! I call it “dreaming on demand,” and I show you how in my book Cracking The Dream Code
You dream for a reason. Start using this built-in and powerful problem solver tonight! Once it starts working for you, you’ll wonder how you could’ve wasted your dreams for so long.