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Dreams again

Dreams

The powers of dreams have always been underestimated. There is a whole

new world in the sub conscious mind that helps us in a subtle way. In this

project you will see how a baby was born because of a dream, how nightmares can

be partially good for you, be given a background on dreams in general and

details on interpreting your own dreams amongst other things.

Background

Everybody dreams but not everybody can remember them. We usually don't

remember dreams when we suddenly wake up and move about. This happens when you

are usually in a rush, when your alarm clock goes off or you are pressured to

get up quickly. You remember dreams on such occasions as you lie in on the

weekends when you wake up slowly and gradually change from the sub-conscious

mind to the conscious mind. This is called lucid dreaming. With this you can

take partial control of what happens during a dream. Since you can do this you

don't have to be restricted to do all the things you do in real life but you

could do whatever you like because it's your mind that's controlling you not

your body and gravity. For example, you could fly or walk through walls.

The powers of dreams

The dreaming world could be a very powerful thing so much so that it

causes a baby to be born because of lucid dreaming. In a true story taken from

the book called Living with Dreams a woman dreamt that she just had a period in

her dreams. This was so realistic that she actually thought she had a real

period not one dreamt up in a dream. A few days later she had sex thinking that

it was the best time to have sex without becoming pregnant. Two or three weeks

she felt something strange was happening and so consulted a doctor who said that

she had become pregnant. All this happened just because of a dream.

Another dream that caused panic was when a student from university had

just completed a project and all he had to do was hand it in the morning.

Because he was thinking about this project so much the project became a part of

his dreams. In his dreams he had dreamt of handing it in. So the next morning he

got up thinking that he had handed in his project and went to university with

the project back home. The previous two examples tell us what dreams can make us

think and that they can have such an effect on our lives.

Interpreting dreams

Many people haven't got the skills of understanding what exactly their

dreams mean. For somebody to interpret other people's dreams they need to know a

lot about the person they're interpreting for as well as the dream itself. To

explain this, for example, seeing a elephant might mean totally different things

to different people such as a zoo keeper who'll probably see it as a harmless

and a beautiful mammal whilst another person might see the elephant as a ugly,

dangerous animal. With this example it tells us that everybody is different and

the same dream with a elephant could be differently interpreted to everybody.

Because everybody is different, and the same dreams mean different things to

different people, books which contain the guide to interpreting dreams cannot be

always correct but they could still remain useful to provide a stepping stone to

interpreting your own dreams.

Examples of interpreted dreams

The type of dreams you have relates to the way you are feeling. For

example, if you have confusing dreams you will probably feel confused in real

life. To show this, here's a example of a true dream when somebody dreamt of a

watermelon eating a pig. Here, the opposite occurs to what would happen in real

life. This indicates some confusion from the dreamer. Without this dream being

analysed by a professional the dreamer would have thought of it as a funny and

useless dream but since it was analysed the expert on dreams knew that the

dreamer had a lot of confusion in his life. This was to be later proved because

the dreamer admitted that he was having a affair with another woman and didn't

know whether to get a divorce , end the affair or just to continue as it was.

A second example that was interpreted was when there was giant talking

spider who has gradually taking over a man's house. This dream was from a man

who was having a affair with a woman rather than staying with his wife. The

purpose of this dream was to show that the affair had started small and then the

relationship had become worse (remember the spider took time to make the web

that had covered all the house). A reason he had this dream was to tell him to

stop the affair now or the relationship would get too out of hand in the future.

This example was bizarre but when it was analysed there was a obvious reason for

it.

Nightmares

Nightmares are the dreams that everyone feels they could do much better

without but as with other dreams they have a reason. This will be explained

later. When somebody has a nightmare you might have the feelings of being

paralysed, being suffocated and/or having another horrible thing. Unlike lucid

dreaming you have no choice but to remember the dream. Originally in the

Medieval times nightmares were known as a supernatural spirit that came to

haunt you in the night. These spirits that haunted you were usually female and

this was shown by the word "mare". They came to suffocate you during your sleep,

or so it was thought.

Nightmares occur when somebody is under stress or is having problems. In

nightmares the victim is usually on his own against the supernatural spirit

that's attacking them. When the person eventually wakes up from the nightmare

the person still thinks that they are being attacked. This leaves the person

crying for help, trying to get the creature off themselves and gasping for air

after suffocation. The person who's just had the nightmare needs reassurance

that everything is okay because they still feel that there's a unnatural

creature ready to get them.

In a reoccurring dream a young girl had she found herself in a dark

street near her home. When she was there she felt that there are some "things"

that were chasing her, this made her panic and run away. The problem for the

girl was that the further she ran away and the faster she ran she always had the

sense that some "things" were chasing her. Whatever the girl did she felt that

the "things" were chasing her no matter what happened. She woke up at the point

of the nightmare when she had run as far as she could and it was physically

impossible for her to run further. When she woke up she cried for help, was

soaking wet from her own sweat and was exhausted. The girl had tried to forget

all about the nightmares but this was impossible because it had kept the girl

awake most nights. The same nightmare had continued to occur with the girl

because she did think about the reason the dream had happened. In the end the

girl told somebody about these dreams and admitted that the "things" that had

chased her were her feelings towards her mother. She had these horrible feelings

towards her mother because her mother never congratulated her and gave her

praise. Even from this example of a nightmare it showed us that the purpose of

the nightmare being repeated night after night was to force the girl to get all

her feeling out into the open about her mother. After the girl had shared her

experiences she no longer had nightmares.

I feel that dreams are a part of our life that should take more notice

of. The powers of dreams have been expressed by the two examples of dreams you

have read, showing how a woman got pregnant because of dreams and how somebody

forgot to hand in a vital project. Dreams can give us clues about how we are

feeling and what the future will be like. It should be known that even the most

feared kind of dream, nightmares, cure problems and not cause them. It takes the

job of a trained dream interpreter to find out the true meanings of life. To

conclude I feel that the sub-conscious is too powerful to be ignored.

Bibliography

Edgar Cayce On Dreams by Dr. Harmon H Bro and edited by Hugh Lynn Cayce.

Published in 1989 by The Aquarian Press

Living with Dreams by Dr. Roderick Peters. Published in 1990 by Andre Deutsh

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