Sunday, February 6, 2011
WHY DO WE DREAM?
The question as it was posed;
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I once heard a religious man say that "Dreams are not to be taken seriously. If they were, they would be reality and not a dream..."
Often, I'm baffled by the weird dreams I have. Thus the question - Why do we dream??
Organized religions are usually the last source of credible information that you should trust, since they are usually blinded by the dogma of their particular faith. At last count that I know of, there were over 6000 religions worldwide, all, may I add, claiming theirs to be the only way to God and truth. Real truths will never be found kneeling in any church listening to someone explain why you are a sinner. Real truths do exist and they can be found by searching for that which exists within the psyche of each and every person. Organized religion, usually will not harm you but it most certainly will delay and impede your understanding of the true nature of the Universe, the God, and the Divine Processes that make up all realities.
Answer; You Dream Because You Must.........and here is the rest of the story.
Before we begin this discussion, it is imperative that you know that ALL CONSCIOUNESS dreams to some extent. Humans dream, animals dream, flowers and trees dream, insects and fish dream, and down to the microscopic level and beyond to the invisible particles that make up all psychical structures, they also dream. So there is no confusion, atoms, molecules and cells dream their dreams according to their levels of self awareness, certainly not of the same complexity as human dreams, but meaningful to them. It would not be wrong to say that all consciousness, to some extent, dream themselves into existence.
Dreams are wonderful things when understood for what they really are, and can be used to add a new dimension to your life or at least expand and enhance the quality of your life immeasurably. You obviously create your dreams, but as there are different levels of your “subconscious”, there are different levels of sources of your dreams within that subconscious.
Obviously, dreams reflecting activities of your daily life experience originate closest to the surface area of the awake ego and can be used to help solve problems occurring in your life at any given time. Dream reality was never meant to replace your awake physical experience, but to augment it and bring to your attention that inner reality that is so necessary to enjoying a full and fruitful life. A healthy, fruitful, fulfilled life = awake experience + dream experience.
Dreams that are more mysterious, sometimes chaotic in nature, coming from other levels of your subconscious, are to one extent or another, originated in the “inner ego” or by the “inner self”, the portion of your identity that deals more directly with the inner reality of your Soul/Entity. The inner ego is privy to information that you do not have easy access to. It does not relay information in “word oriented language”, so it doesn't structure dreams in English, French, German or any other physically spoken language, but a universal, symbolic language understood by all races of man.
The inner ego, transcends physical time and space, creates your dreams using symbols and events in all languages and in that respect, dream messages are universal to all races and societies, and that is one of the reasons they seem so disjointed or chaotic when you try to interpret them when you wake up in the morning. Your unconscious tries to reinterpret, sanitize and reorganize your dreams so their symbolic meanings can be somewhat understood by the waking ego in your native language.
Dreams are often dismissed as hallucinatory fantasy, junk left over from waking reality, but in fact dreams make your kind of reality possible. Were it not for dreams, you could not live. Dreams are in fact a very difficult thing to discuss and understand because you must necessarily try to examine your dream landscape from your exterior physical “awake” reality and so the results of your introspection are often so prejudiced in favor of the “waking reality” that little can be learned. I do believe that most of you have some lingering inner knowledge that dreams are more important than they are given credit, and here is why.
Your dream self always exists whether you are aware of dreaming of it or not. Now, imagine being fully awake in your dream image as your dream self is, and looking up into the physical universe and seeing you going about your daily duties. To this dreaming self, YOU are the hazy, transparent, image living a very chaotic physical existence. In other words, to the dreaming you, you are the dream personality and he/she is the awake, vital and vibrant version of you and you are the dream image.
Your physical image is your understanding of what you are materialized in time and space, but you also exist as a dream personality that exists just as real as your physical image, has structure and form and permanence, but it does not have mass, weight or bulk.
You are used to thinking that when you go to sleep at night, you drop off into a “temporary dream” where you participate for a given length of time in one or more events, until the dream ends and you wake up. You then assume that the dream ceases to exist, goes away, drifting off, lost somewhere in the mists of time or space. A dream is actually more of a vehicle that allows you to enter an ongoing dream universe, that exists independently, yet intimately with your own physical universe on other levels.
The truth is that there is an actual, real, dream universe that exists just as assuredly as your physical universe, and is quite as active and enduring. If the dream universe was physical, which it is not, at least in terms that I need not explain at this time, it would be located adjacent to and on the other side of the physical universe, and on the other side of the dream universe, you would find the universe of Anti Matter.
The dream universe is a bi-product of the physical universe and the universe of Anti Matter is a bi-product of the dream universe, and with that thought in mind, you could say that the physical universe came into existence first. That does not infer that one is qualitatively less than the other, for all three exist in a mutual supportive way. You could assume that your familiar Positive Universe and the Universe of Anti Matter, both utilize the same Dream Universe in the furthering of their reality goals and mass psychic intents. Neither physical universe could exist without the dream universe.
The dream universe is permanent and there is a permanent dreaming version of yourself that is quite “at home” existing within that seemingly semi-transparent perspective. When you go to sleep at night, you do not just create a dream scenario and then jump into it, but you simply become aware of the dreaming side of your identity that is already there and insert a new scenario that your identity feels is relevant and wants to explore and learn from.
A dream then, does not just begin and end, but you become aware of the already existing dream universe as you drift off to sleep at night, and lose that awareness when you wake up. The dream universe goes on quite well whether you are aware of it or not. The Seth Entity explained it quite well with this analogy; When you enter a movie theatre while the movie is already running, you do not assume that the movie just began when you entered and took your seat. And when you decide to leave the movie theatre before the movie is finished, you do not assume that the movie ends when you walk out of the door. In much the same way, when you fall asleep at night and enter the dreaming perspective, you simply enter an ongoing universe of non-physical events and experience and insert your own relevant subject matter.
Because of dreams, you are not locked in an eternal present, since in your dreaming state, you are in a very real sense, taking excursions into the field of future probabilities, trying out possible future events for actualizations, without which, no potential future could be ascertained and no choices made. In the dream universe you have access to future and past events just as you have access to explore other (probable) versions of your present. There time is malleable, plastic and pretty much non-existent, so you can explore and relive past events as easily as an archaeologist explores ancient bones except in the dream universe, you are exploring the archaeology of the mind.
In dreams, your physical body jettisons accumulations of toxic chemicals that build up during daytime activities and must be released in order for the physical system to function properly and that requires a body that has, at least temporarily, lulled the ego consciousness to unknowingly release its pervasive hold on the physical body for these reactions to take place.
In your dreams, you as an individual personality, often recall and assess the results of your past actions and use that knowledge to help you create new ideas for constructive future creative life events. You, as a participating personality in mass world events do much the same. You contribute to your own private dream reality, but you also contribute to the mass world dream experience. World consciousness is connected in the dream state just as it is connected in the waking state, and all mass events of a local, state, country and world order are dreamed of before they are materialized in the physical world for all to see and experience.
In that respect, the recent events now taking place in Egypt and much of the Middle East and Arabian peninsula were visualized in dreams around the world long before the first mass demonstration took place in Tahrir Square.
The official Egyptian government believed that shutting down the mass media, the internet and telephone system would close off communications to the extent that dissent would be stifled or eliminated. What they didn't consider or even if the did, they would not understand the pervasive inner psychic connections of world populations through mass shared dreams. An idea longing for expression, can flash across the world faster than the fastest computer's data transmission of a Facebook page.
No war was ever fought, no government ever overthrown, no space vehicle ever landed on the moon whose reality was not first known by all, explored and knowledge disseminated in the dream state first. No idea and no great invention was ever created that was not first thought of in a dream. Some of the greatest inventors, statesmen, artists and scientists were accomplished dreamers.
You literally dream your personal/private world into consideration before you create it and en masse, your civilizations create your worldwide successes and disasters in the dream state before you actualize them and then see them miraculously materialize before your eyes, and then act surprised. In somewhat the same way, mass natural disasters are created as repressed dreams and aspirations of the citizens of cities, counties, states and countries begin to surface and affect world weather systems in unpredictable and sometimes catastrophic ways.
The energy behind despair locked up in an unhappy or frustrated population, communicated through dreams, not able to flow naturally, pent up, must be released and may express itself in a mass demonstration in a city square or in the devastation of an entire region, caused by a flood or tornado.
The flood or tornado could in that respect also affect areas hundreds of miles away, favors no one and does not discriminate, but the released energy must be vented somewhere sometime. So, you could very likely see demonstrations in other countries, not only in physical demonstrations of populations, but in natural disasters affecting the surrounding areas, as a fractured earth crust in one area of the ocean can affect a country by a tsunami hundreds or even thousands of miles away.
None of this is easy to understand, and my explanations are by necessity, short and abbreviated because of the format limitations of these articles. There are indeed countless physical and psychological components, intermixing, melding, adjusting, attracting other like components before the first atom attracts others of like propensities in its journey into physical objects and events.
Like any other skill, you can learn to dream more constructively by giving yourself the suggestion before sleeping of the information you seek, expect it to come, and remember, practice makes perfect.