A dream is a manifestation. Just like what you live is a manifestation, but a dream is quicker and easier to achieve, and not so troublesome if there's something you don't want.
Excerpted from the workshop: Orlando, FL on February 15, 1997
You manifest what you want (and sometimes don't want) when you dream. Things just appear or happen! Your life could be like that but we allow our limiting beliefs, our doubts, other people, etc to get in the way and prevent the true materialization of what we've already manifested.
Visualization is close to dreaming especially once you get very good at it. Then you're able to remove your obstacles and produce what you want -- even if it's just in your imagination. The more you visualize, the more you begin to penetrate into your subconscious and get past those limitations.
Enjoy your life. Don't dwell on the things that make it tough or complicated. See if you can break it down into parts that are easier to handle. Recently I've been having a "less than enjoyable" time at work. So this week I decided to try to eliminate the emotions that are a very big part of me (I get passionate about things and people think I'm mad or something but I'm not, I'm just talking about something I care about) and not even respond to any thoughts that have an emotional content. Whenever something came to mind that involved emotion and not just getting the job done, I put it aside and went back to the logistical/practical aspects of work. It's been working well for the past few days. We'll see in a week or so what difference it ultimately makes. I have found that it makes me more productive. That is essential.
Use your emotions when you're experiencing the good things or things that you want more of in your life. Save them for then. Remember that your emotions affect your vibration and it's most likely that you're sending multiple mixed messages to the Universe. One minute you're happy and want this and the next you're not happy and "don't want" that. Focus on the things you want. It's not easy when times are hard but try to do it (remember the Kodak Moments you've created and draw upon them) and see if it makes any difference in how you feel. It should ultimately also bring more of the even keeled moments and less of the undesirable ones.
Let me know how things go.