Wunschträume (Wish-fulfilment Daydreams)

7. Think big.
(again from “Die Psyche”) “In every regard it is allowed, in the wish-dream, to let the thoughts glide along the most imaginative paths, to build gigantic castles in the sky and to indulge in everything which is able to please the senses: happiness, love, beauty, understanding and everything which elevates the heart and feelings. There are no borders set for the imagining and no attempt should be made to restrict it. However it is most necessary to pay attention that the wish-fulfilment dream is always grasped immediately if even only the smallest negative thought attempts to break into the consciousness.”
Don’t think small. Billy, writing in “Arahat Athersata”, p.112. ”36. If a life was rich in good, forwardlooking thoughts and thoughts which were correct for life, the results were just as great and correct for life. 37. To the same extent to which it contained nonsense, despondency, faintheartedness and incorrectness in terms of life, it contained disappointments, deprivations and suffering, and so forth. 38. Only strong, spacious and courageous thinking leads life upwards, while weak, narrowminded and faint-hearted thinking oppresses everything, smashes it and ultimately annihilates it.”

8. All beginnings are difficult.
To begin with it will take an enormous amount of effort to concentrate on the wish-dream. The product of the negative thoughts which are habitually associated with one’s imagery will keep arising until new patterns of thought are thoroughly established.
This establishing of new thought habits can take only a few minutes under certain circumstances, depending on the difficulty of the case, but it can also even take several months. The power of the consciousness varies from human to human.

9. Details are important.
Exactness and clarity of dream ideas lead to exactness and clarity in the outcome.
But the process of thinking up dreams is extremely beneficial for other reasons.
One has to examine the logical details of it, whether it conforms to the laws and directives of Creation and whether some aspects contradict others. As soon as we think of dreams intended to have a real effect on our real lives, with the increasing understanding that our thoughts have a monstrous constructive or destructive might – we start to question whether we really do want the things we thought we wanted, and whether they are compatible with reality and compatible with our actual real circumstances.
(Chapter 4 of “Macht der Gedanken” gives examples of people wishing to change but not wishing for the right changes.)
Forming of wish-dreams is an excellent way of examining our thoughts, as we are advised to do in general.