The magic of dreams

Have you ever wondered how it is that some dreams come true and some just fade away? Have you ever experienced a dream come true?

I don’t know about you, but to me dreams are really fascinating! It seems to me that dreams have their own way which is difficult to explain and when I can’t explain something I call it magic!

I was 14 years old, living in the beautiful city of Gdansk in less than beautiful circumstances. Poland was ruled by a communistic power. Some of you might be familiar with these circumstances but for some of you this might be difficult to comprehend. One of the things was that we did not have a lot of freedom and we certainly did not have the freedom to travel abroad. We have been living in a huge prison, like birds in a cage…

I was always a curious child. I wanted to know! I wanted to experience. I wanted to know what the other countries looked like, how the people lived there, what were their dreams, what was important to them?

Back then the best way to get some knowledge was to read books. You see, travel books where not censored so much. Somehow the censorship could not see any harm in innocent travel books. Therefore, travel stories were my favorite to read. Especially books about sailing. Often while reading I closed my eyes and I could see myself on a yacht, sailing across an ocean, visiting interesting harbors and exotic countries.

With time my dreams become so real, so intense, so vivid that I could really see, feel, hear and smell all what was happening around me in my dream! In my mind there was no clear border between reality and my dream. One day I asked myself: could it happen to me, and then direct another question popped out: why not?

Little did I know what would happen next. This innocent question “why not?” triggered a sequence of events that till today is difficult for me to comprehend and for sure impossible to explain. One and a half-year later, on 15-meter-long yacht called Alf, I was leaving for my first sailing adventure, across Atlantic Ocean, around Iceland …I was just 16 years old… I don’t know how you would call it, but I call it magic.

Please think for a while about your life or the life of someone close to you. I am almost sure that when you will look carefully you will discover similar situations. Things that started as a dream and ended becoming reality, but when someone would ask you how did it happen, it is impossible to explain.

There are many books, workshops and seminars explaining the how to’s, the easiest ways and sure steps to make your dream come true, and I am sure that all of them have some value. But I was only 14 years old and I did not follow any of them. It all just happened to me.

Sometimes I wonder if I worked on my dream or my dream worked on me? Or maybe a little bit of both? Who knows…

Till today, the biggest value to me is the dream itself. This intense, real and vivid picture in my mind that is difficult to separate from reality. The sound of waves, the smell of water, the view of disappearing land in a misty air above the ocean. When you have such a dream and you believe that it can happen and you have faith that it can happen to you… well the chance is big that the Energy of the Universe will work its magic and soon you will find yourself sailing towards your new reality.

I don’t know the how to’s, I don’t know the easiest and the most certain ways, but I do know that dreams can come true! It happened to me more than once, it happened to many people around me so I am sure the magic can happen to anybody. The only thing we need to do is to allow ourselves to dream!