everything changes when nothing stays the same and the flames of yesterday's treasure consume the past and formality hides the last ember of an unforgettable fire because the business of love is deluxe in stature when its hour of increase breaches the heart's gate soliciting the resurrection of feelings from ten thousand lifetimes past in a midnight garden of lucid ceremony in a dream awake consumed
REFLECTIONS BY THE AUTHOR: Author Notes CONSUMED ~ D James Breaux lucid dream (ˈluːsɪd driːm) noun: a dream in which the dreamer is aware that she or he is dreaming. The concept of "Consumed" is the gateway to a lonely heart which is caught up in a constant state of lucid dreaming about a love from a different time, consumed by its memory. In relation to the phenomenon of lucid dreams, Greek philosopher Aristotle observed: "often when one is asleep, there is something in consciousness which declares that what then presents itself is but a dream". Lucid Dreaming: A Lucid Dream is when a person dreaming becomes aware that he is dreaming, and is able to influence or control what happens. There are different types of lucid dreams, such as Dream-Initiated Lucid Dreaming which occurs when you are in the middle of a dream and suddenly realize that you're dreaming. Others are reportedly able to go directly from a waking state into lucid dreaming, which is known as Wake-Initiated Lucid Dream. Some people believe that Lucid dreaming has benefits including increasing creativity and aiding in problem-solving, and providing an opportunity to practice new skills while in a dream state. Lucid dreaming may also be used in a therapeutic manner, such as providing a safe venue to face one's fears and improve confidence by providing an opportunity to practice social skills.