Today I wanted to talk about dreams.
Wikipedia says: "Dreams are successions of images, ideas, emotions, and sensations that occur involuntarily in the mind during certain stages ofsleep. The content and purpose of dreams are not definitively understood, though they have been a topic of scientific speculation, as well as a subject of philosophical and religious interest, throughout recorded history."
That is a very vague and shallow understanding of what dreams are.
The fact is, dreams are so so much more than just images, ideas, emotion and sensations, at least in my experience.
When I dream, it is a journey.
What do I mean by journey?
I mean that my consciousness, travels to a different place of existence.
Perhaps you know what I am talking about, and maybe, you don't so let me explain a little bit.
I believe that during sleep, or deep meditation our consciousness, our awareness, can leave our bodies, and change frequencies, kind of like, changing the radio station.
So lets say you are listening to the radio, and you are on.. 99.5.
You are receiving the 99.5 information.
Does that mean that 99.6, 98.7 101.3(etc.) are not going on?
No! Those stations are still broadcasting, you are simply tuned to a different frequency.
It is the same way with reality. Dreams are reality, simply a different frequency.
So yes, I mean that dreams are just as real as right now, this reality. Now, when you wake up from a dream, it seems distant, vague, foggy, like dreams usually are, and so they feel, unreal.
Let me ask you this, remember back to yesterday, yesterday afternoon, what did you eat for lunch? What was going on? Really get back into that memory..
Do you see how similar a memory is in contrast to a dream? It is because when you awake from a dream, you are now tuned to a different frequency, you are no longer in that other place, but back here, it is all a distant memory.
Thus, they do not "feel" real, but you are only remembering them, if you would "feel" them while they are going on, it would be very much "real"
What that is called is lucid dreaming. Becoming aware during a dream.
Lucid dreaming is a huge subject, which will have to be gotten to another day.
But here is some reference material in case you are interested right now.
Dreams are a very important part of being human, enjoy your night time exploration!
This book on lucid dreaming is very informative and a good place to start if you are interested in exploring your dream life!