How do we experience the dreams?
In dreams we experience events and places and a world is seen with all senses functioning as in awaken state. Example if we are hurt in a dream we feel pain, if we cry we feel the emotional state of that, if we are in danger we feel the natural reflect to run. When we wake up we realize that all of this happens only in our mind and brain because our physical body has not moved anywhere. As we wake up, dreams are so easily forgotten. We suddenly forget the dream state as we are entering into the awaken state… But this process is being witnessed by each one of us every day and every night in our dreams.
It is very clear that we can’t see other people’s dreams and we cannot even share them with the same feeling as we experience it, so at the same way, in the waking state our world as well is so unique. There are many types of dreams that we can experience, so here are some of them.
Our unrealized desires also appear in our head as dreams and consciously we take a process of working on them to bring them into our reality by visualizing what we want and hope that they happen. There are also people who during waking hours they enjoy to keep their attention into their imagination so this why it’s called a daydreaming. These dreams may come true via repetition in our mind so that’s our advantage to make positive events happen and this is considered as positive daydreaming. In the opposite of that, when we worry too much about our life it creates lack of self-confidence and as the cause of it, we attract unwanted or negative outcomes to happen. By repeating negative images in our mind, we give them power to make them happen. This is called negative daydreaming.
From ancient times prophetic dreams have occurred to many people to whom God has spoken clearly to the dreamer. From the book of Genesis through the Bible, dreams are one of the ways that God speaks to His people. These dreams are called prophetic because by the will of higher power through supernatural vision they come true. There is one example where it was said that Abraham Lincoln has dreamed of his own body in a coffin two weeks before he his assassination.
There is also a type of dreaming where we may be able to connect to someone else’s thoughts through a dream. These dreams usually occur with someone who we are close to. And, they are called Telepathic Dreams.
These types of dreams are while we are dreaming suddenly we become aware that it is only a dream. When this occurs the awareness of it becomes so magnificent and we feel so much power that gives us the ability to control and do whatever we want, knowing that whatever happens we may enjoy fully but yet at the same time to stay untouched by it. The feeling we have about an event’s reality does not mean that it is happening in the physical world that we all share when we are awake.
Most of people have normal dreams every single night. These are typical type of dreams where we have no idea what we’re dreaming until we wake up. They may be connected to our daily state of mind or experiences or contrary of it we may dream something that is totally out of our conscious thinking.
Nightmares are terrifying or deeply upsetting dreams of some intensity causing strong feelings of fear, horror and distress. They can be reflection of our mental waking state caused by stressing, unpleasantness as well anxiety from traumatic events. Nightmares can also be caused by medications or drugs like antidepressants or narcotics. Depression also is often accompanied by nightmares. To understand nightmares it may help us to know what’s happening in our thinking while we are unconscious. The parts of our brain that are involved in long term memory and emotions, the result of it causes bizarre dreams or nightmares especially when something has strong emotional impact. Nightmares can also begin in childhood and are considered normal unless they significantly interfere with sleep or psycho-social development.
So many people question themselves what makes our awaken state more real than the dream state? Many of us who are familiar with spirituality have heard from the spiritual teachers that there is an Awakening even from this ‘awaken’ state that we call our reality. This awakening is from the limited perception that this happens only through our mind, into the Universality of our unlimited Awareness that is a background of everything that we experience. Spiritual teachings always point to us very clear that we have a reality even beyond this world.