Are Dreams Really Just Random Memories or Pathways to Other Worlds?
I Dreamed a Dream . . .
Dreaming is something we all do. Every single person around the world dreams when they go to sleep. In fact, it's a common belief that animals do it too.
And our dreams can be really funny things—sometimes we wake up laughing or smiling. Other times we get up feeling really depressed because we have had a nightmare or maybe just a 'feeling'.
But what are they?
The Western world tends to dismiss dreams. We just presume dreaming is a random way of clearing the clutter out of our minds when we sleep. Others believe that our sleeping brain actually works out equations like a super computer.
And let's face it, how many times do we wake up to find that the problem we had the night before has somehow miraculously worked itself out overnight?
There are many cultures round the world that believe dreams are much more than random thoughts. But what if it's something more bizarre?
A dream of flying is prevalent around the whole world!
Are We Mirrors of Ourselves in Dreams?
Many countries and cultures around the world do have a certain pattern of dreaming. For example, a man who lives in a war-torn country will dream of loss, war and pain. It seems that our day-to-day lives do impact our nighttime dreams.
Religious cultures tend to dream about their Gods and Goddesses. But however much our random thoughts sneak into our dreams, sometimes our mind takes us completely unawares and in a different direction.
In fact, sometimes we become someone else in our dreams. It's common enough to 'look' in a mirror in your dream and see you, but what if the image shows someone else?
Maybe that image is you, but with different hair color, glasses and clothes.
Are Dreams a Sign of Reincarnation?
Of course, there is the idea that we have lived before. If it is in fact true, then these dreams may just show us our previous existence.
Or, in a mixed up state of mind we will see someone who was dear to us back then, but only in a modern setting, which is confusing. I do think that some of my dreams must be reincarnation—they are so real and set in the past. But, how do I know for sure? There are other explanations which need more research.
The study of parallel worlds is in its infancy, but it does go a long way to explain certain things. Take Deja' Vu, for example. We have all had that strange feeling that we have been somewhere before. But we can never remember when or how, and it always leaves us with that weird sense of, 'I am missing something'.
But what if it just means that your double in the other dimension has already visited there? Or maybe even lives there!
Then it makes sense.
“If a coin comes down heads that means that the possibility of its coming down tails has collapsed, until that moment the two possibilities were equal.
But on another world, it does come down tails. And when that happens, the two worlds split apart.”— Phillip Pulman
Do Dreams Let Us Access Parallel Worlds?
Scientists are coming round more and more to the idea of parallel worlds. Not just other planets that look like ours, but whole dimensions that we cannot see that overlap our world. And if science is to be believed, then there are people there who look like us, sound like us and, well, are literally, us!
Sounds impossible? Maybe, but what if they are right? Would those other people do and say exactly the same thing as we do? What if they took a right turn and we took a left. A little like the old film Sliding Doors, with Gwyneth Paltrow and John Lynch.
In this scenario, Gwyneth Paltrow's character either catches the train, or she doesn't. Either way the story pans out to make the ending different in each case.
It's a great story, and really makes you think. What if?
So, coming back to dreams. How can they be involved in our twin worlds theory? And what if there is more than one other dimension? Would that make a difference or not?
Are We Living in a Multiverse?
Do Dreams Inspire Us to Live Our Dreams?
Let me tell you a story. For years, I have been dreaming about being on the stage. In this life I have never been particularly interested in being famous, or treading the boards so to speak. So why is it that in many of my dreams I not only belong to the local amateur dramatic club, but see myself standing on that stage singing and acting?
I got so fed up of dreaming it I actually went and joined in reality! True story! I know many of you will say, 'well, secretly you yearned for it.' But no, not one bit! My brain just kept on and on . . . until I joined, and now I love it.
Does this mean that my other self in her dimension is actually an accomplished actress? Maybe.
In another dream I am visiting or living in a part of the country where there is a large castle near the beach. Each and every road is familiar. I live there, and sometimes I work away, going back by coach. This dream has been going on for years. Why? Maybe I am living in that place in my alternate reality.
If I am, what's the point? I hear you ask.
Ah, now there's the question!
Maybe I need to find the right place and go visit!
'Maybe Deja' Vu is just another way to let you know that the 'other you' has already visited that location and left you a sign to follow.'— Nell Rose
Fate and Dreams
Maybe you and your parallel self help each other to find the path that you are meant to tread. And maybe the parallel worlds theory makes sense of Fate. If you think about it, most of us believe fate interferes with our free life.
But what if our parallel world theory explains it all? If that world gets nearer to ours or maybe lines up with ours, then the singular fact that what we see as fate, means that it just meets up with the other dimensions or universes.
There, what do you think of that? Makes sense, eh? Maybe our Fate is only on the true path when all parallel worlds match up with each other! But what would we dream about then? Good question! Maybe how to fix those little flaws that all of our doubles and ourselves have!
Let's get back to reincarnation for just one moment. Maybe there is no such thing as reincarnation. Maybe those other worlds that overlap ours are not in time with us. Maybe they are still in the middle ages. Or even far ahead of us in the future. This could be why we dream of lifetimes that belong to 'us' but not us.
It could be that these worlds and lives are going on around us at this moment in time. Only they have never had an Einstein, or an Isaac Newton.
What if George Stephenson had never helped to invent the modern train that we take for granted today?
Just a few people missing from our history in this world would make a totally different landscape over here, so if they are not there in the 'Other Dimension World' then their lives could be very different indeed.
Henry VIII and Anne Boleyn
One of the most influential people in our world history has to be Henry the VIII of Britain. If he hadn't divided the Church by divorcing Catherine of Aragon so he could wed Anne Boleyn, then our world would be a darker one.
When Henry first came to the throne the country was Catholic. The Pope ruled every aspect of our religion. Not only the way we prayed, but the way Mass was held. And, more importantly, nobody was allowed to read the Bible other than the Clergy themselves. In fact, most aspects of reading, painting and other 'frivolous' activities was frowned on.
Then along came Henry. He changed our religion, making it much more open. We could attend Church and listen to priests without them speaking Latin, and—more to the point—we could read, paint and so on. If not for him, we would all still be Catholic. And maybe we would never have known Einstein, Newton and so on!
Scary thought, eh?
But that's my point. Maybe other worlds in other dimensions never had an angry ruthless King such as Henry VIII.
'All that we see, or seem, is but a dream within a dream.'— Edgar Allan Poe
Dreams Within a Dream
Whether we will ever learn about other dimensions or not, there are various things we can do to make the most of them.
- Take notice of your dreams.
- Write down any dreams the second you wake, and try to work out what they mean.
- If your dream keeps on repeating itself, it is definitely trying to tell you something. We believe that dreams are a way of sorting out problems. But maybe they are much more important than that. They could be telling you about your 'other selves'!
- And last but not least, if they keep telling you to learn something new, like my acting dream then go for it! What have you got to lose?
Questions & Answers
Can dreams actually be information from a life forgotten, before we entered this reality at birth?
Yes, I believe dreams are! I have had loads of dreams that cannot possibly be from this life.Helpful 12
What does it mean to dream about emerging into other dimensions?
If your mind at night dreams of other dimensions then you are astral traveling to them.Helpful 11
I concur entirely. Dreams represent past lives, as well as our lives in different dimensions. I also believe there is a high power, which can transport you into another person's altered state of mind. I wake up every night, drenched in sweat, multiple times each night. I know I am undergoing some trauma via a life other than this conscience, waking state. I’ve tried hypnosis to attempt to review what is happening to me however it was unsuccessful. Do you know of any other method to review one's past lives?
Have you tried hypnotic regression with a trained person? If you have then maybe keep a diary next to your bed so the second you wake you can scribble down any memories from the dream. Most of us lose at least a 3rd the few seconds after waking.Helpful 6
A friend was talking about buying a new bike, and in my dream, he told me the price. He bought the bike for 60. After a while this conversation really happened with a tiny difference, in reality, he told me a lie about the price. It was 100 and when I told him I dreamed this and you told me the price was 60, he confessed the price was 60 and he was lying about 100. So I dream he told the truth but realty he lied. So the dream was not the future. Do you, the writer of this article, think that other dream predictions occur similarly?
Well in one way. Sometimes when we dream we don't always see the future exactly. You have to make room for variations. There are two answers really. One is that we see things slightly different in dreams. The other is that it could be another dimension that we see that is slightly different.Helpful 2
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