What are Dreams?

I’ve been answering questions lately regarding Dreams and I wanted to explain in slightly greater detail what I believe Dreams are. If you’ve been reading my posts from the start you’ll probably have a good idea of what I’m about to say. So, let’s get going!

First off, I’ll say this… Dreams, as an objective experience, do not exist.  Dreams are NOT what we think they are.  They’re not some random interplay of images and scenes that play out while we’re asleep.  What we humans call a dream is one part of a much bigger “non-physical whole”.

So what is a Dream? A Dream is you being in the non-physical and being completely oblivious of that fact. You go about the environment as if you were wide awake and living your physical life. The environment is being fueled entirely by your own subconscious thoughts, desires, intentions, beliefs… everything.

Now, what’s the difference between a remembered dream and a non-remembered dream? Well, obviously to remember a dream, you have to first experience it as it’s happening. Or at least, this is the only way *I* can remember a dream (if anyone else has another method for how they experience and remember a dream, please do head over to my forums and share your insights). This requires a form of conscious awareness which I call “Dream Awareness”.

There is the thought that we dream every night of our lives, even if we don’t remember it. I guess certain experiments using brainwave monitors have been used to figure this out. This means that we don’t remember these dreams because we’re simply not aware enough to remember them. We don’t experience them as they’re happening, so they don’t get pushed into our memories. That begs the question are these memories lost or do we actually retain them after the fact?

I think that about covers it for a more in-depth look at my opinion on Dreams.

If you have any specific questions or a comment regarding this post, please do visit my forum and ask! I’m always available there. 🙂