Tuesday, February 5, 2008

ONE World - ONE Heart

***DRAWING FOR THIS EVENT WAS COMPLETED FEBRUARY 14TH. YOU ARE WELCOME TO POST A COMMENT, BUT ENTRIES ARE CLOSED*** Welcome to my place! If you are stopping here because you came from the main even page I'm so glad you found me. If perchance you are a regular reader here is what this post is all about...
I came across the link to ONE World-ONE Heart and was really excited about what I saw there. This is the second annual blog-wide giveaway hosted by Lisa Oceandreamer. According to her blog set up for the event, "The original idea behind this was to bring bloggers together from around the world who may never ordinarily meet. It closes the gap of the blog community and enables us to interact, discover new and wonderful people." Here is her intention: "The blogging world is vast with more created all the time....and through blogging we can learn new things, read about other countries, learn of new ways to promote those vital issues, support causes as well as learn about new artists, writers, photographers et al. By having a list of those with a giveaway it is like a home tour with a map......going from place to place to see how others "live" and perhaps along the way make fabulous new connections and maybe win a door prize in the process." Enjoy your stay here!
The theme for my stop on the one world tour is: DREAMS.
They say that our dreams can tell a lot about us. I'm not talking about my dreams to learn languages, to travel, and to learn more about history and meaning, I mean the dreams we have when we are sleeping. According to Dream Moods , our dreams serve as a means for cleansing and release. Dreams are a safe outlet for our emotions. When we have a recurring dream, it is a clear indication that we have some unresolved issues to confront. We can be anyone, go anywhere, do anything in our dreams. So why am I dreaming the things I'm dreaming? I think I might be sending some signals that some change is in order! The other night, I first had a dream that I was selected to be in a beauty pageant. I had no gowns and went to Wal-Mart (!?) to pick some out. Surprise: I found nothing there I liked! Then I got back just in time to finish up to be ready to go on stage, when realized I had no make-up bag with me. Sigh..... "To watch or dream that you are in a beauty pageant, refers to your own insecurities about your appearances. You are constantly comparing yourself to others and how you measure up to them. You may also be subscribing to society's standards of beauty." So, I wake myself up, get a drink of water and go back to sleep..... This time in the dream I am taking a test. A science & math kind of test. I'm a chemist - no sweat, right! But I do not know one answer to any question. I do not even know enough to try to fake some work on the page for partial credit. Time is up and my page is turned in blank. "To dream that you are taking an exam, signifies insecurities, fear of not meeting others' expectations, and fear of failure." The next night, I dream that I am kidnapped by randomly scary people along with several other women. There is some torture involved.... I escape only to be chased and caught again by my captors. The captors are folks who are pretending to help me.... I end up killing them with a knife. Whoa. Very heavy! "To dream that you are being kidnapped, denotes feelings of being trapped and restricted. Someone or some situation may be diverting your concentration and your attention away from your goals. To dream that you are being tortured, indicates that you are feeling victimized or helpless in some relationship or situation. To dream that you are being chased, signifies that you are avoiding a situation that you do not think is conquerable. It is often a metaphor for some form of insecurity. To dream that you are carrying a knife, signifies anger, aggression and/or separation. There may be something in your life that you need to cut out and get rid of. " I'm thinking I need to take a closer look at how I am treating myself. There seems to be a major amount of self doubt here and fear of not measuring up. I am not focus on goals and avoiding things that need to be addressed. My subconscious is aware of this, but waking, I seem to be ignoring it. I've set my tone for the year and I think this qualifies as burning away some underbrush! I think I'd better take a serious look at what needs to be bolstered and what needs to be cut out of my life in order to bring some peace to my dreams... I want to get back to dreaming about my family near me, or flying through fluffy white clouds, or beautiful meadows of blooming flowers. Look up what those mean and you'll see why!
What have you been dreaming about?
In the spirit of the event, I too will be having a give away to thank folks for stopping by. We are recommended to close out the contest on February 13th. To account for time zones, and the fact that I moderate all posts, I will close out the give away when I wake up the morning of February 14th. Look for a post later that day which announces the winner! My prize is a small dream meaning book.
Please add a comment below which includes your name so that I can contact you when you win. I'd love it if you'd add something about icons that show up in your dreams and what they symbolize to you.

74 comments:

dunesza said...

This book about dream symbolism looks fantastic - please add me into your draw! Thank you!
:)Caren
PS:I'm also participating - please have a look at my blog - just scroll down a wee bit!

Lisa said...

Wonderful! Please enter me. I would love for you to stop by and enter my OWOH giveaway. :-)

Connie said...

isn't this fun? I love dreams. my favorite ones are about houses - always very small on the outside but when i go in side they are vast and have room for lots of people, and lots of rooms full of surprises and vintage old "treasures" )not money, just cool old things) sometimes it's a mobile home exterior, sometimes it's a cabin or a ranch house. but the interior is always wonderful and huge. sometimes there are secret passages and rooms. and i wake up happy.

chest of drawers said...

Just what I need!!

Lisa S. Oceandreamer said...

What a fantastic book, it positively intrigues me! Please toss my name in.also THANK YOU for participating. I hope you'll stop by my blog as well.
With joy,
Lisa Oceandreamer

kathywas said...

Oh, how cool! Ive always had an interest in what dreams mean. I seem to have some reoccuring ones! I'd love to be added to your drawing. Thanks so much for participating in this event.

Debby said...

Oh the dreams book looks very inviting. Would love to be included in your drawing. Pop my and checkout my offering at http://innerreflections.typepad.com

Debby

Sherry said...

This is a wonderful book to be giving away -- I love my dreams and usually find something "true" about each one. Please enter my name and if you haven't been to Esprit yet, please drop in and enter my giveaway.

www.espritdart.blogspot.com

jenzai studio said...

This is so cool! I would love to be signed up for the dream book. As for recurring icons/symbols in dreams, I seem to dream about houses a lot. It seems to be my way of working through change - walking through a house and looking at the furniture, making discoveries, etc.

beachgrl said...

I have certainly had some weird dreams that I have no idea why I would even dream them. Of course, I love my flying dreams the best.

Angie(quillysilly) said...

Heehee! Had a nice giggle at the Walmart Prom shopping! The book looks like loads of fun! Hope I win and would love to have you visit my giveaway too! Toodles..Angie

PEA said...

I dream so much and can usually remember all my dreams when I wake up...this book would truly help me understand some of them!! I often dream that there's a wolf after me and I'm running up my street to get home before it gets me but I can't find my house, it's not where it's supposed to be...I dream this one quite often but I have no idea what it means! lol Please enter my name in your draw and make sure you come over to my blog to enter my own giveaway if you haven't already done so!! xo

nici said...

My dreams are so vivid sometimes I wake up more tired than when I went to bed! LOL! Maybe I need to decipher the meanings better! Please add me, and please stop by my offering for the event! http://artshapedworld.blogspot.com/2008/02/one-world-one-heart.html

MissKoolAid said...

I LOVE to dream and to try and find the meaning of my dreams. Lately, I've been dreaming a lot about birds and kittens. I read somewhere that when a woman dreams of kittens, it means there will be pleasant flirtation. Since I'm single, I'm liking that interpretation!

Stop by my blog for my giveaway.

Cheers,
Sophie in Montreal, Canada

altered melissa said...

beautiful... toss my name in the hat as well... stop by mine for a chance.
melissa

Doodles said...

what a terrific idea to meet new bloggers.....I love it. I may be a bit late to the party for a giveaway but willing to give it a go.

stop by my photo blog tomorrow and see what I come up with.

http://imagineforme.blogspot.com/

Melissa said...

Lovely! Please enter me, thanks!

CreativSpirit said...

Hi, would love to be included in the draw for your little dream book, and do drop by and enter in my gift draw too.

Will you send out an email to the winner?

Rob

Laume said...

Interesting to stumble upon a post about dreams as I've been having a lot of complicated dreams lately. This morning I retold my dream to my hubby in order to try to remember more of it before it faded away. I don't usually have time to capture my dreams before life starts in on me each morning - phone calls, people talking to me, dog whining - but when I verbally recount my dream I often find I've dreamed in puns.

Mya said...

Looks interesting. Please include me. Thanks
-Mya

Courtney said...

Please count me in!

I would love for you to stop by my website and enter for a free pair of sterling silver, ornate Bali beads and korean jade earrings i’ve made.

http://courtneydesigns.ie/blog/index.php
info@courtneydesigns.ie

peace, light & love
Courtney/ Dublin, Ireland

Gemma said...

Hi Would love to win this. You can find me @ www.adesertgarden.blogspot.com
stop by and enter my give away!

Reeva said...

GREAT giveaway! I hope I'm the lucky winner!! :)

Http://bluedotfrog.blogspot.com

M.E. said...

Sounds like a neat book! Enter me, please!

artbrat said...

What a fascinating post. I do hope your dreams of shopping at Walmart for a formal are gone. I have been having some strange dreams lately so winning your book could be very useful. Thanks.

Carol ~ Spirit's Journey Designs said...

Absolute fun! Please include me in your drawing. Thank you for the inspiration!

WendyP said...

dreaming of winning your giveaway, smiles and hugs

altermyworld said...

so nice of you, please add me
altermyworld.angw@gmail.com
ANg

Quiltmoose - Dagmar said...

Fantastic giveaway! Please include me in your drawing!!!
I am participating also on my blog at: http://quiltmoose.blogspot.com/2008/01/one-world-one-heart.html

Dagmar

ladybug said...

Thank you for sharing your dreams and for being a part of One World One Heart! I'm loving getting to know so many new bloggers during this!

http://thelightifind.blogspot.com/2008/02/one-world-one-heart.html

sandee said...

This is a great idea! However, I just moved across country and have most of my stuff in storage. What I would like to do, is go into as many of the blogs as I can and sign in. If my name gets pulled by anyone as a winner, I will donate $100 to AIDS Foundation in memory of my brother. If my name gets selected more than once, I will up the ante an additional $10 every time it gets pulled (greedy I know, but one can dream!!!) If my name is not pulled by anyone, I will still make a $50 donation. This way, everyone is a winner.

I hope to get my name drawn at least once.

heather said...

ohhhh! I would love this book. Please count me in.

Diana said...

very nice giveaway! Please enter my name to win your drawnig and stop by to enter mine if you haven't yet. thanks!

carylsrealm said...

Fabulous! Please count moi in! And stop by my blog giveaway!

Dragonlady said...

Wonderful, enter me please and come by to see my offering..
Brenda

Margo :-) said...

OWOH is an awesome idea.... I am from Ontario, Canada! So fun to read blogs and "meet" such talented artists from all over!! :-)

Antonella said...

the meaning of dreams is a neat idea - please enter me and if you get the chance stop by my giveaway. Hugs, antonella :-)

http://quilling.blogspot.com/2008/02/one-world-one-heart.html

Angela said...

Please enter me in your giveaway! I'm participating as well, at:

http://gavemyheart3162.blogspot.com/2008/02/one-world-one-heart.html

Bethel of Bethania said...

G'day Connie,
I would love to be included in your beautiful giveaway, please ... OOroo ... Bethel
Please Pop on over to my place as I'm a player too ... http://tinyurl.com/39pob3

Jo Anne O. said...

Hi Connie!

I have always been interested in dreams and dream of tornados quite a lot...I have heard somewhere that it means change is coming...but not sure.

I would love a chance to win this book...and would like to welcome you to my blog for my give away as well!

Have fun with this event!

By the way, your blog name is great!

Farmchick said...

I LOVE your giveaway. Be sure to stop by my blog for a chance to win my heavenly smelling OWOH giveaway!

Farmchick

sue said...

Learning more about dreams-fun! I bookmarked the link you gave for the dream dictionary, will be checking that out! Love all your flower photos, I worked in a greenhouse/florist for eons! Come on over & see what I'm giving away!

Fabulous Finds Studio said...

Fabulous! I would love to win, please enter my name. I'm having a giveaway, too...please stop by!

Best Wishes,
Julie

freebird said...

Dreams. Oh boy, I love and hate them. I know they are my subconscious speaking it's own language to me so I always try to listen. The really good book I have is called The Complete Dream Book by Gillian Holloway, PhD. I just realized through it that my dream is cautioning me to not only read all these blogs but keep on doing some of my creative projects that are due (and I am letting slide which my subconscious knew and now my conscious does too)! What is the name of your book. Oh, you see, I really am into dreams.
Timaree (freebird)
Come see what I am offering.

Gabrielle Madsen said...

Oh, how very lovely!

Rice said...

Please enter me in your drawing, I really need this. Maybe I can figure out why I have the strangest dreams, like a skunk wearing a pink and black dress with pink and black tennis shoes. No I am not kidding. : ) Anyway please visit my blog and enter my drawing as well. http://quiltsnmore.blogspot.com/: )

Spirithelpers said...

wonderful gift. Please include me.

Last week I dreamed that I found a sleeping owl in a tree, it awoke and followed me and then flew at me, in midair it turned into a black wolf that landed on it's hind legs with front paws on my shoulders. We danced. It felt so real. I was left with a feeling of it being my man.
Tammie

Staci Rose said...

Great idea!

I'd like to enter your drawing and invite you to visit my blog and enter mine.

Thanks,
Staci
http://stacirose.blogspot.com

Charlie McGee said...

I WOULD LOVE A BOOK THAT TALKS ABOUT DREAMS, MY AUNT IS ALWAYS GETTING HER BOOK OUT TO TELL ME WHAT MY DREAMS MEAN. MAYBE I WILL WIN YOURS AND HAVE MY OWN BOOK.
THANKS,
CHARLIE

Ele at abitofpinkheaven said...

I would love to win your drawing. Please stop by my blog as I am also part of this great event!

Bev said...

I'm now dreaming of winning this little book about dreams! Please put me in the drawing

http://bigblackdogstudio.blogspot.com/2008/02/its-valentines-day-give-away.html

katie said...

I would love to be entered into your drawing. Please feel free to sign up for mine. I'm giving away a handmade blank book.

http://www.rusticstains.com/artblog/?p=373

SherryRenee said...

I hope you start dreaming of those white fluffy clouds soon. I feel like your feeling alot and need to resolve this myself. I would love to win your book!! Please enter me in your giveaway and check out mine too! Thank you!!

Sherry
http://ificouldsetmysoulfree.blogspot.com/2008/02/what-is-one-world-one-heart-it-is-blog.html

misspvc said...

What a lovely giveaway! Please enter me in your drawing...and if you haven't already please stop by my blog and enter mine.
OWOH!
Patti V

frstyfrolk/Cyndi said...

I also DREAM AND BELIEVE! smiles, cyndi

love your site!
I am near the end of the train but I would love to be entered in your contest.

ByLightOfMoon
Http://bylightofmoon.blogspot/com

jayedee/florida, usa said...

GREAT giveaway! please toss my name in the hat! good luck everyone!

Nikki said...

Intresting book. Please count me in.

ahiltz said...

Hello, my name is Anita and I think you have a neat giveaway! I would love to read your book. I remember have odd dreams...I would see an old man who I didn't know that would be standing at the foot of my bed! I would see him several times and wonder who and what he meant? (kind of scared me actually!) Please enter me in your drawing! Thanks for doing this, too!
ahiltzy@yahoo.com

Enzie Shahmiri said...

Love it, please add me in!

If you have not already visited my blog, please drop in and sign up for my One World~One Heart giveaway of 'Masquarade'.

GraceBeading said...

Oh this is great... I was just searching dreams online this morning after a disturbing one I had last night about a cheating spouse (feelings of insecurities about my appearance among other things so I find), it was so intersting to read up on it. I have recurring dreams I'd like to look up too. Thanks so much for the great offering!

Faerie Mom said...

I am a mom. Most of my dreams revolve around one of the kids getting hurt! When I was a kid I had a recurring dream about getting shrunk down to ant size and exploring a giant boulder near my house. It was weird. Please enter me to win!

I'm Toni said...

Great book - please include me. I often have a recurring dream of being caught in a maze with no way out. My therapist says this is about avoiding something...
Please stop by and enter my drawing...
have fun!
toni
http://3amdesigns.blogspot.com/

Morgen said...

I love delving into the symbolism of dreams. What a cool giveaway. I dream of flying quite a bit and also of doing amazing acrobatics which I can't really do in my waking life. I also have animal dreams - big cats, bear, geese and fish. Please stop by my blog - I write about symbolism quite a bit. If you enter my draw please remember to leave a wish for a child/children
:) Morgen

windycindy said...

Hello, What an interesting giveaway! I always have dreams about past friends and we are living in cabins! Please enter me in your drawing. Thanks,Cindi
jchoppes[at]hotmail[dot]com

Latharia said...

Oh, how fun! Please do enter me in your drawing ... and visit my blog as well!
Latharia
http://loquacityoflatharia.blogspot.com

Ninnie said...

If you have not already visited my blog and entered my One World~One Heart Giveaway, please accept my invitation and do so. I would love a chance to win. Love the looks of the book.

Robin~Linton Manor said...

I just had a weird dream last night - I need that book!!
Please enter my name!

discodog01 said...

OH please sign me up! This looks like fuN!

Rita Bellanca
http://atomicwarbride.blogspot.com/

Anja said...

Great book. Please enter me.
Visit my blog too.

Jiffers said...

Hi! What a lovely give away. please count me in. My link is
http://kimmikat.wordpress.com/2008/02/12/one-world-one-heart/
You have a lovely blog, so I will be back for a meander through it when all this excitement dies down!
Take care and good luck,
Susie

Banna said...

please enter me and come on over to my blog and enter my giveaway if you have not already

Angela said...

a dream book! those are always interesting.

i'm participating, too!


-angela in oregon
funkycatstudio.com

seahagstudio said...

i love my dreams!! i am a vivid dreamer and love to tell my friends and family all about them. please sign me up id love to know what they mean!! thanks,tracy
seahagstudio@gmail.com

Kathryn said...

Hi,
Your giveaway is delightful! I absolutely love your album! I just added my giveaway today. I know it is late and didn't make the official site, but I am hoping it is the thought that counts. Please enter me in your giveaway. Thank you! Artful Blessings, Kathryn


http://kvcreativedesigns.blogspot.com/