Dreams are amazing. They demonstrate not only what our sub-conscious is thinking but they act as a filing and sorting system on the conscious mind also.
There are different types of dreams.
There are the dreams of prophesy which can be fulfilling and scary at the same time. These dreams are ones where you know something is about to happen and you are sure you are getting an advanced replay on something which hasn’t yet happened but is about to.
Some dreams are sorting of baggage.
These are the dreams where you replay in your head a million times a scenario. Sometimes the scenario has different scenes but the players may recur. Often this happens because the mind is trying to relegate its experiences into an order of priority of consciousness. If we think we have dealth with a person well, we will find resolve and happiness occurs in our dreams to show our mind we are ok. If we haven’t been able to resolve a persona or set of circumstances, we can find triggers will resurface a dream scenario as our mind tries to handle it when we are asleep. This is the subconscious mind attempting to shuffle and show us our baggage.
Electrically we dream differently I have found. Some people dream in colour and most in black and white.
The widespread belief exists that REM (Rapid Eye Movement) exists mainly to process memories of the preceding day’s events during dreams Dr Maurice is a scientist who believes it is only so the cornea receives oxygen during sleep as the eyelids flutter.
Eyelids flutter the moment your brainwaves hit the Theta Brainwave, such as in performing energetic healing and when you are under hypnosis. Also this fluttering of REM happens when you dream and sleep.
Another scientist Dr Hobson descrives dream response thus……. To Hobson, dreams are reactions to random nervous system stimuli, which the brain “interprets” as bizarre images and other sensory hallucinations. “The activation-synthesis hypothesis,” he asserts, “assumes that dreams are as meaningful as they ca n be under the adverse working conditions of the brain in REM sleep. The reason that dream content often seems disoriented or bizarre is because the activated brain-mind does its best to attribute meaning to the internally generated signals of the brain.”
Sciencetech magazine posted this in a UK Daily Mail article …….”Pensioners tend to dream in black and white, while young people dream in colour. Research has shown that once we reach our 60s, just one person in five has bright-coloured, vivid dreams; in contrast, as many as four in five experience them under the age of 30.Jul 20, 2011″
I think if you are needing some time to dream, you are overworked and overwhelmed and i need of some you time. For all of us dreaming shows us what we crave or what we have in some way present in our lives currently.
Recently I performed with the cast of Meander Down Broadway in Port Macquarie. The song I sang in duet with Bethany Cook was “I Dreamed A Dream” It is such a poignant reflection of dashed dreams and hopes from Les Miserables.
I am posting it here for you to reflect and enjoy. My dream has always been to do God’s work which I do in my sleeping times. I also dream of music, frequency and tones in healing and musical pieces. Here is my dream of singing in action.
Till next week, love and light
Katherine Bright ND