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Every Dream Goes According to the Mouth

We learn in Masechet Brachot 55:b, in the name of Rabbi Bana'ah that all dreams go according to the mouth. In other words, dreams happen according to the interpretation given. He learns this from Yosef HaTzaddik who interpreted the dreams of the Cupbearer and the Baker and exactly as he interpreted, is as happened. We see from here how much power is in the mouth. It can be used to heal, and it could be used to kill, as Shlomo Hamelech says in Mishlei 18:21, "Life and Death are in the power of the tongue."

Our thoughts and our attitudes toward life create a reality. Dreams are random thoughts that we have at night, some divine but most are not. The way we choose to interpret these dreams creates a reality of what happens in real life. An optimistic interpretation creates an optimistic outcome and vice versa.

We can learn from here how important it is to have a good attitude. To be positive both in thought and in speech. To believe things are going to be good. Rabbi Menachem Mendel of Lubavitch (1789-1886) used to say, "Think good and it will be good." From what we learn from Brachos 55b (above) we can add "Speak good and it will be good." Speak positively, happily, cheerfully, believing that life is good and that good things are coming and this will create this reality.

Dream good. Think good. Speak good.

And it will be good.

Shabbat Hagadol Shalom,



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