When we lay down our bodies to sleep each and every night, our minds travel to what is essentially known as another realm. This is in reality a separate dimension of existence. It is in this plane that dreams occur. Our minds travel to this dimension to gain new experiences. There are positive and negative dimensions that our minds can travel to.
Basically, our minds are intended to solely go to the positive dimensions because the negative dimensions contain harmful energy. Since the negative dimension is as easy to access as the positive dimension, our minds can go there by accident. Going to the negative dimension causes nightmares, disturbed sleep patterns, the feeling of not getting rested after a whole night of sleep and insomnia.
The dream world essentially consists of these two dimensions. The dimension you choose to go to is chosen by the kind of energy in you. Excess negative energy may cause your mind to go to the negative dimension where you may experience nightmares. Feeling positive makes the individual have a lot of positive energy, which makes you dream about a lot of positivity. Having nightmares essentially means that our minds traveled to the negative plane and such dreams we experience there can have long lasting impressions on us. We can have trouble in dealing with our present circumstances and relationships, thus making our day a lot more difficult than necessary.
Dreams can offer very valuable insight into the changes that occur in our lives. Research has found a direct connection between some dreams and certain events that happen or will happen to us.
Flying dreams often mean that we have found a sense of newly discovered freedom. If an aspect of your life could have been restricted, dreaming of flying signifies that you have overcome that obstacle.
Naked dreams have various meanings which depend on the individual’s feeling when they get when naked. If your nudity makes you feel embarrassed in your dream, it shows that you are hiding a secret and it is overburdening you. If you are proud of your nudity, it shows that your spirit is free and uninhibited.
Falling dreams are a recurring dream in most individuals. They signify a sense of insecurity, helplessness and anxiety. They can also indicate a missed opportunity or failure.
Because some dreams are more conspicuous, they have more relevance to our daily lives. It may be to give us insight into our psychology or to release the pent up anxiety and stress. Therefore, dreams are a form of therapy because they can tell us a lot about our personality and what is going on in our lives.
Do you remember your dreams? It’s a great idea to keep a dream journal and try to figure out why you dream some of the things that you do. Granted, you won’t be able to decipher every dream, but you may find some dreams that have some sort of meaning in your life.
Go ahead and put a dream journal beside your bed so that when you wake up you can write your dreams down right away before you forget. See if you find some common themes. Looking back over your dream journal over the years will prove quite interesting.
- REM sleep occurs in bursts totaling about 2 hours a night, usually beginning about 90 minutes after falling asleep.
- Dreams, once thought to occur only during REM sleep, also occur (but to a lesser extent) in non-REM sleep phases. It’s possible there may not be a single moment of our sleep when we are actually dreamless.
- REM dreams are characterized by bizarre plots, but non-REM dreams are repetitive and thought-like, with little imagery – obsessively returning to a suspicion you left your mobile phone somewhere, for example
It is my continued desire to share knowledge about all things that help us thrive, flourish, create, maintain and share happiness. I can’t emphasize enough what a good night of restorative sleep does for our bodies, minds and emotions. In my experience as health and wellness editor at Sleep and Wellness Magazine I have been called upon to weave a user-friendly true story about the nature of our inner garden and the impact of “sleep-fulness” and sleeplessness upon our overall health and wellbeing. Modern life has made many aspects of the daily routine easier and at the same time, added volumes of stress that make the simple pleasures, such as a great sleep, somewhat illusive. When we learn to slow down and “be” with life, in life and immersed with presence and attention wonderful things can happen. Enjoy this series on the Magic of Sleep!