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Are Dreams Really Just Random Memories or Pathways to Other Worlds?

Nell has been an online writer for over eight years and is fascinated by the paranormal, including omens, time slips and the supernatural.

Dreams or pathways?

Dreams or pathways?

Are Dreams Portals to Other Worlds?

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 supercomputer.

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 around the world that believe dreams are much more than random thoughts. But what if it's something more bizarre?

Our parallel selves, other dimensionsal dreams

Our parallel selves, other dimensionsal dreams

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 yourself, but what if the image shows someone else?

Maybe that image is you, but with different hair color, glasses and clothes.

Magic worlds, parallel worlds through the mirror

Magic worlds, parallel worlds through the mirror

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?

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 with dreaming it that 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!

I dreamed a dream

I dreamed a dream

'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

Sir Isaac Newton scientist

Sir Isaac Newton scientist

Fate and Dreams

Maybe you and your parallel self help each other find the path 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', their lives could be very different indeed.

Henry VIII timeslip parallel worlds

Henry VIII timeslip parallel worlds

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 were 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.

  1. Take notice of your dreams.
  2. Write down any dreams the second you wake, and try to work out what they mean.
  3. 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'!
  4. 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

Question: 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?

Answer: 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.

Question: What does it mean to dream about emerging into other dimensions?

Answer: If your mind at night dreams of other dimensions then you are astral traveling to them.

Question: Can dreams actually be information from a life forgotten, before we entered this reality at birth?

Answer: Yes, I believe dreams are! I have had loads of dreams that cannot possibly be from this life.

Question: 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?

Answer: 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.

© 2016 Nell Rose


Nell Rose (author) from England on April 12, 2020:

Me too Tanya! Looking in a mirror and seeing a dark haired woman wearing glasses. And yes it was me. but not the me that sees in my mirror! Thanks so much for reading.

Tanya on April 10, 2020:

I constantly have dreams of other dimensions and every single dream ive ever had Has been absolutely realistic ive even had dreams with someone saying or doing things and it ALWAYS comes true im not sure as to why but my dreams are so so vivid ive even had dreams where i was another person washing my face looking at myself in the mirror and getting ready for work it showed a setting and all i even had the same thoughts as this person and i could tell they werent my own

Nell Rose (author) from England on March 31, 2020:

It could be a reincarnation dream maybe? Or another world! Amazing dream, thanks for sharing Nikki.

Nikki E on March 30, 2020:

Hi my dream was about a policeman who saved me. He is so kind and I think i fell inlove with him. I never saw him in real life. And I look so different in my dream. It feels so real

Nell Rose (author) from England on March 15, 2020:

Hi Annamh, I am sorry but I don't do email readings or dream interpretation. But there are plenty online for you to check out.

Annah from Johannesburg on March 14, 2020:

Hi there. I am struggling with explaining my dreams, they are hard to decipher. Can I send you an email somewhere maybe you can help me. I feel like maybe if I could understand this side of myself, it would be easy somehow. Please

Nell Rose (author) from England on May 14, 2019:

Thanks, Anna, I tend to do that, and to go up I 'sit' and push up with my hands! lol! and thank you for the compliment x

Anna on May 12, 2019:

Hi. Great blogpost :)

Do you know how many experience flying and doing so like when you swin with arms and legs doing that motion of breast swimming. I always start from the ground feeling like getting away from something on the ground and its hard at first getting airborne. After its still hard job but the flying feels natural and freeing like ive done it as much as walking. I wonder if others fly like that too :) kind regards. Love and light

Nell Rose (author) from England on April 27, 2019:

Thanks Dondre. I totally agree with you. I am always in Scotland I believe, but yes the technology is always far ahead, but its so familiar. Thanks for reading.

Dondre Young on April 26, 2019:

I agree 100%. When I’m dreaming I’ve experienced memories that I shouldn’t have. It’s as if Ik what’s going on when everything around me is foreign at times. Reading this just confirmed all my thoughts about dreams possibly being a link to parallel versions of ourselves. Everything seems to be the same, but different. It’s as if I’m spectating my double. The ppl he knows are the same ppl Ik a lot of the time. Sometimes it’s ppl I’ve never met. Some places look like they take place in the distant future. Technology has advanced far beyond what our world has to offer. It really is bizarre. I don’t think dreams are as simple as ppl think they are. Even tho our worlds are different, I can find areas of equilibrium. What really sales this idea to me is the fact that when I’m in these “other worlds”, I understand what’s going on. Ik the ppl that I shouldn’t know. My personality is different in many of them. My hairstyle is different in some of them as well. A point where they all link is my love for this one women that I’ve been chasing for all my life. In some of them I’m successful and some of them not so much. Things may be different, but that stays the same in all of them it seems.

Nell Rose (author) from England on December 21, 2018:

Exactly Brian! I totally agree with you. thanks for reading.

brian from uk on December 21, 2018:

its really interesting because in present life you may not having anything exciting going on but your dreams can tell you a different story although at the time you wake you think what a wonderful dream if only that could happen to me and several years later it does happen its as if the universe is telling you through your dreams to not give up hope as impossible as it sounds ask and you be given these signs come in your dreams which a powerful effect on us all you just have to beleave

Yup on August 06, 2018:

What really weird is that its, (magic mirror) not (mirror mirror)

Nell Rose (author) from England on July 23, 2018:

Hi Jeff, yes its pretty weird isn't it? I always live in the same place down by the coast, weird! thanks for reading.

Jeff Schwab on July 22, 2018:

I keep having different dreams of different places. In these dreams I see people in detail that I know well in the dream but don't know them in this reality. I also have different occupations and live in other places not familiar to me. I could go on and on about my dream travels but I really just want to thank you for this article. It's nice to know that I'm not the only one having these experiences.

Nell Rose (author) from England on June 23, 2018:

Interesting stuff! thanks for reading.

Yali on June 22, 2018:

I don’t know man, my dream always tell me to be a hero and save the world, etc. or, it’s about adventures or some catastrophe, or magic, violence, and cult in the ancient world...kinda too hard to make the connections or “follow the dreams”...

Nell Rose (author) from England on June 15, 2018:

Hi Jason, its so confusing isn't it? I have learned to just write it down as it comes. When the real event happens I just tick my proof box. its the only thing to do. of course you could write a book about it! At the end of the day, what you are experiencing is real. you just have to learn how to focus it. thanks for reading.

Jason on June 15, 2018:

Since the first of three times Ive died, I've been what's been said to be a lucid dreamer. That started at age 5. I've know that they were not events I've done in my waking life on "Earth", as I've not piloted a plane at 5 years of age, yet in the dream, I knew how to. I'm now 39 and have experienced more lucid dreams than I've experienced waking days of living, but now they've started to take a different tone. They are beginning to feel like memories I already experienced. That might be easy to explain, to others, but in waking life, I do not consider it a memory until I've actually physically did it. It's become a different thing to dream now. It feels as if im becoming aware that I've truely forgotten some type of "mission", crazy I know, but since I've always know the difference between dreaming when the physical body is "out like a switch turned to the off position" and waking physically I am pretty confident in not crazy. Maybe I'm beginning to believe that my dreams aren't really a conglomeration of stresses I'm trying to "fix." What is happening?

Nell Rose (author) from England on May 28, 2018:

Thanks Jumper, yes I totally agree with you. we don't study these ideas enough. thanks for reading.

Jumper73 from Hungary on May 28, 2018:

I was always fascinated with dreams. Sometime I weak-up and then I quickly want to go back to sleep so my dream continues where i have left off.

Anyhow, yesterday I had a dream, again, and I was thinking: what if the dream reflect my own personality and actions from another dimension? I strongly believe that this is what happening. Some sort of connection to ourself from another dimension, where our life can be better or even worst, it might also happen that we are not even human in that dimension but still have the connection via dreams.

This is why I have googled this topic, and found your article, which is really great. Thank you.

Nell Rose (author) from England on May 27, 2018:

Wow! that does sound like something happened doesn't it? thanks for sharing

I woke on May 26, 2018:

I woke up after being chased by somethings. I know I went to look for them. Wokeup with bites on my chest bleeding. Showed the bites to co-wokers no one could explain the bites. I traveled somewhere. Dont know where.

Nell Rose (author) from England on May 19, 2018:

Good point Dreamer, thanks for reading.

Dreamer on May 18, 2018:

I have lived my life through my dreams. If I can’t dream in my waking life then I’d rather go to sleep.

Nell Rose (author) from England on April 13, 2018:

That's it exactly Herany! Thanks for reading.

Herany on April 13, 2018:

I am so happy to see this page! i thought i was the only one who thinks that another world exists in dreams.i live a normal life during day time and another life in my dreams and the next morning my normal life will continue and the other life will also continue when i sleep.

Nell Rose (author) from England on March 19, 2018:

Hi Emma, its weird isn't it? I dream of being down the coast, I live there in my dream, but its definitely future! try and become aware that you are dreaming and try to steer it the way you want it. good luck!

Emma on March 19, 2018:

I dream of big metal pods huge huge I'm scared I feel like I'm on another world technology not from this planet never seen anything like it I want to go home my partner wakes me up cause I'm screaming it's repetitive so I googled it found this page I've had other nightmares too I can't explain I'm a vivid dreamer so I have never really thought about it until now I'm

40 it's on my mind dnt know why

Nell Rose (author) from England on February 08, 2018:

Yes! That's it exactly Myka! My dreams are always in the same place, but the technology is future. Not a long way into the future just enough for flying cars etc. In fact a few nights ago I dreamed I was flying in a convertible car! How on earth would I know what it was like unless I had done it? Thanks for reading.

Myka on February 08, 2018:

When I was very young I stared keeping a dream journal of my more emotionally powerful dreams, a couple of years ago I became nostalgic and started looking through the journals from an adult perspective.

I couldn't help but notice certain weird patterns, such as locations that I've never been to, people that I've never met, the laws of physics being slightly different in very specific ways, all recurring in dreams that are months, sometimes even years apart.

Over time I've started noticing that these specific types of dreams felt more like distant memories rather than dreams. At first I thought "it can't be a past life memory because the technology in some of these dreams has never existed and the laws of physics haven't changed."

Later, I read up on multiverse theories and realized that the concept of reincarnation might not be limited to our universe. If this is true then the difference in technology and laws of physics is easily explainable.

I honestly believe some dreams (not all, but some) are memories of other lives I've lived.

This would also explain 'predictions'. If you dream of an upcoming event before it happens, it's possible that you've lived that event before in a previous life.

Because that event left a powerful impact on you, our mind starts noticing the patterns leading up to it, this could be something as simple as you sitting by the window and looking at a bird while struck by the smell of a particular food. You don't realize what it is, but something feels 'off'.

This ends up triggering that dream.

Nell Rose (author) from England on November 25, 2017:

That is amazing akshay! and yes I totally believe it! I think your best bet is to go to a hypnotist who specializes in past life regression, that way you will find out one way or the other! Good luck!

Akshay on November 24, 2017:

I literally am crying going through your words sitting in wc. I am here because of a dream I had last night, the thing was so real that I refuse to believe it was just a dream, the worst/best (I don't know) part is that the dream I had was like a trailer to the movie but after seeing the "trailer" I remember the whole effing movie. How is that even possible? And not talking about deja vu that keeps on happening since I was a child to this day everyday. Now I am a man on a mission to find out what these things really are.

Beautiful article, ma'am.

Nell Rose (author) from England on November 12, 2017:

Hi Tionnie, its either wishful thinking or as we both believe its another world, what do you think really?

Tionnie on November 11, 2017:

me and my previous bf were together I only dreamt of him once now that we're apart iv dreamt of him many times even kissed him twice in dreams but we never kissed in REAL life what does that mean? that's are alturnitive demention selfs? that bc were not together here were together their? bc we never kissed they did?

Nell Rose (author) from England on November 08, 2017:

Exactly the same as me Iris! and yes to the big houses, the sea, castles and everything else too! there must be something in it, isn't there? thanks for reading.

Iris on November 08, 2017:

I always return to the same other world than our world and i return to this world many times and reconize places were i've been in a earlier dream in the same world. Dejavu's in my dreams. The world is much more beautiful than ours. I can move to big houses and never pay any money for a house. Money does not exist there.

Nell Rose (author) from England on September 30, 2017:

Thanks Glenn, yes you never know. I also have had quite a lot of precognition dreams about the world, so something must definitely be going on that we don't know. thanks again for reading.

Glenn Stok from Long Island, NY on September 29, 2017:

I always thought that dreams are the minds way of solving problems, or trying to make sense out of confusion. But I do realize that there is something more to it. And this is what attracted me to your article.

It's interesting that your dreams are mostly set in the past Nell. My dreams are usually in the future. Many of them include people I know, or wish I knew, and the scene is usually something that I would like to have happen.

Sometimes some of my dreams actually come true, as if I had had a vision of the future. Other times, it seems that my dreams are simply preparing me for an event about to happen. It's as if my mind is working on it ahead of time.

Besides all that, you enlightened me to a new idea that I find very interesting. I can't rule out that we might have parallel universes, and our dreams might be a pathway between them.

As you had been discussing in this article, we may also exist in these other universes, but with our lives taking an infinite variety of different turns. Our dreams simply connect us with the alternatives that are happening.

Nell Rose (author) from England on September 11, 2017:

Wouldn't it? I sometimes wish the stupid dreams would go away and just leave the good stuff too! lol! thanks Springboard!

Springboard from Wisconsin on September 11, 2017:

Fascinating article Nell. As for me, I really wish I could control more in my dreams. Not sure if it is even possible, although I have heard it is. But it would be cool to be in control but still KNOWING you are dreaming.

Nell Rose (author) from England on August 14, 2017:

Thanks Tori, glad you liked it, nell

Tori Harris on August 12, 2017:

This amazing i never knew there were different theories to different dimensions. Now I just feel smart. Also dreams in my opinion are warnings or signals of whats going to happen. Like when "Deja Vu" occurs. Sometimes my mind will try and explain and that soon equals immediate head-ache.

Nell Rose (author) from England on June 22, 2017:

Hi mgc94520, yes that's it! very similar to mine. I always dream I am down by the coast. its always the same coastline, roads and people. how cool is that? thanks for reading, nell

mgc94520 on June 21, 2017:

I am a firm believer that your dreams can be windows into parallel universes. I had had this same dream for the last few years. I wake from my sofa in my house and my dog is right there but everything is a bit different. Sometimes the differences are very subtle and sometimes they are crazy to the extreme. I remember every detail and they are so vivid.

Nell Rose (author) from England on June 19, 2017:

Hi Kat, I would love to know how old she is? the obvious answer is that she doesn't want to be baby sat, or she hates the one she already has. if she is older maybe its a fear that when she has a child she may leave her with the wrong person. she needs to learn to trust herself more, and speak up for herself and not be scared she is being impolite. thanks

Kat on June 19, 2017:

My great granddaughter has a recurring dream that she is being babysat in a haunted house. She is trying to get out and can't. She is frightened. Can anyone shed some light?

Nell Rose (author) from England on February 10, 2017:

Good point! :)

Nothing is true, believe in everything on February 10, 2017:

One thing I'll never understand about these " they says its This, but are they wrong and it's really That?" Articles. Why does it have to be one thing or the other?

That if you can explain it one way it's impossible to explain any other way? Why cant it be both true?

Idk just a thought.

Nell Rose (author) from England on January 02, 2017:

Thanks for reading James, sounds fascinating!

James Kamaunu on January 01, 2017:

Couldn't turn off the sound of music in this house, with many people gatherings to different sections of the house. Up and downstairs, tried desperately trying to turn off the sound system. I kept hearings this methodical drum rhythm.. And all the time, I tried explaining it to the people there that it wouldn't turn off. I disconnected the DC plugs, the speaker plugs and nothing seemed to stop it. All of a sudden I woke up in the chair I was sitting in, and I had the earphones on. And the drumming music was playing, and then I looked upon the table, and realized I slept for 12 minutes,.. but I also remembered to recording this rhythm percussion that I was going to use for my music. It's a weird experience for me, as if I was in 2 places at the same time, not realizing that one was real and the other was an attachment of my dreaming..

Nell Rose (author) from England on June 04, 2016:

Thanks hazel, yes I agree, I do think we have ours or others memories, and reincarnation makes the most sense, thanks so much for reading, nell

Susan Hazelton from Summerfield, Florida on June 03, 2016:

Nell, this is a fascinating hub. I have often wonder if some of our dreams do reflect a life that we had lived before. The feeling of having seen or been somewhere strengthens that belief that we don't live life once.

Nell Rose (author) from England on May 29, 2016:

Thanks words, but no they are much more than that. I have had precognition dreams all my life about world events. thanks for reading, nell

Al Wordlaw from Chicago on May 29, 2016:

Dreams are only entertainment or nightmares while sleeping.

Nell Rose (author) from England on May 29, 2016:

Hi Gordon, sounds fascinating! I will take a listen. Its good to hear from you, I did wonder what you had been up to work wise etc, hope its all going well, nell :)

Gordon Hamilton from Wishaw, Lanarkshire, United Kingdom on May 29, 2016:

Hi, Nell. Hope you are well :) This is a subject which I find fascinating, as I do most aspects of science. Funnily enough, I have started remembering "weird" dreams over the past year or so where I went many years without ever waking to remember dreams. There is a guy called Ian Wallace who is a guest of Steve Wright in the Afternoon roughly once a month on Radio 2. You should look him up and try to listen to him on the wireless. He takes calls from listeners and interprets their dreams for them in incredibly logical ways. It's a good listen!

Nell Rose (author) from England on May 18, 2016:

ouch! Happylovejoy! not a good dream to have! hope it wasn't true! thanks for reading, nell

Kawai from Singapore on May 16, 2016:

Interesting topic..I never really had many recurrent dreams though - perhaps just dreams of going for exams but not being fully prepared for it (wonder if it could be a result of my traumatic school days?). Even though I believe in the existence of God, I don't deny that there could be other possibilities such as a world of another dimension..the universe is simply too big and too complex for there to be only us in existence...

I hope though that my last dream was really just a random dream and not something happening elsewhere because I just dreamt that someone was murdered!

Thanks for the article..enjoyed reading it..

Nell Rose (author) from England on May 05, 2016:

Thats fascinating Sandy! Dreams are strange things aren't they? thanks for reading, nell

Sandy Mertens from Wisconsin on May 05, 2016:

I have analyze my dreams as well. Some of my dreams are very vivid and it had seem to be some out of body experiences.

Nell Rose (author) from England on April 19, 2016:

Hi Shauna thanks for reading, yes I totally agree with you, I do think its parallel universes, nell

Shauna L Bowling from Central Florida on April 19, 2016:

Dreams have always fascinated me. I try to analyze my dreams, especially when several people (all dead except for one or two) take part in them at the same time. Usually I think those dreams are my way of mourning or remembering good times with these people.

I've also had recurring dreams that stop once the dream comes true - or at least the location of the dream becomes reality in my life. I suppose those dreams could be attributed to parallel universes. It just a bit of time to catch up to the "other" one.

Really interesting stuff, Nell.

Nell Rose (author) from England on April 18, 2016:

Thanks sneha, glad you liked it, nell

Sneha Sunny from India on April 18, 2016:

Such an interesting hub! Great work! :)

Nell Rose (author) from England on April 05, 2016:

Thanks Bill, it really does get the brain going doesn't it? are we just dreaming or is there really another world out there?

Nell Rose (author) from England on April 05, 2016:

Thanks so much pheonix, glad you liked it, nell

Bill Russo from Cape Cod on April 04, 2016:

This is an article of much substance about something ethereal. You gave me some new ideas and affirmed some things that I often think about. I call the dream and the half awake states part of the process of 'recreational sleeping'. As I go to sleep I think of what I want to dream about and most of the time it works. The interesting thing is that often the dreams are so vivid that when I wake up I am not sure if I am awake or if the waking state is actually the dream state. Great work Nell as usual.

Zulma Burgos-Dudgeon from United Kingdom on April 04, 2016:

Such fascinating food for thought. This is the kind of thing that keeps my imagination going for weeks on end. I'm heading over now to see how your debut went. ;)

Nell Rose (author) from England on March 28, 2016:

that's a great way of looking at it kitty! and yes you are totally right! thanks so much for reading, nell

Kitty Fields from Summerland on March 28, 2016:

Nell - Dreams are all of this and more. I've been a dreamer (hence my writing alias) for as long as I can remember. I believe we get to re-live memories from past lives, plus visit other dimensions and worlds too. Whenever I fly in my dreams, I know I am crossing the hedge to another the spirit world or possibly to a parallel world. Great hub!

Nell Rose (author) from England on March 27, 2016:

Thanks Ann, yes when I fly I sort of push the air up with my hands and go up! lol! strange isn't it?

Ann Carr from SW England on March 27, 2016:

Just a quick revisit to read others' comments; it's interesting to read so many comments about flying. I've done the flying thing but in a particular way - my daughter told me that she flies and mentioned the same particular way. The strange thing is that I've never told her my method of flying in my dreams!

The moving slowly to escape is supposed to indicate the fear of being caught, the insecurity of it, and flying is the hope and freedom of being able to escape, or so I read once. It's all so fascinating!


Nell Rose (author) from England on March 26, 2016:

Thanks Mel, I am sure one of these days scientists will figure it out, I do believe science is behind it somewhere, thanks so much for reading, nell

Mel Carriere from Snowbound and down in Northern Colorado on March 26, 2016:

Famous psychologist Carl Jung proposes a collective consciousness, or a genetic memory, that could explain why people all over the world dream in the same symbols. He claimed that this is not mysticism, but a natural phenomenon. The new string theory seems to support the idea that entities from other dimensions could be crossing over to our world as well, and perhaps visiting our dreams. Interesting to speculate upon. I have had "dreams within dreams" on a couple of occasions, and not because I saw Inception, a film I thought was tedious and made me drowsy. Interesting things to think about. Great hub!

Nell Rose (author) from England on March 26, 2016:

Hi lawrence, yes I read about the particles, I was watching Jim Al Kalili the other night on TV, and he was talking about the vacuum in Space and how even without them bumping into each other they would just jump in or out of our reality! fascinating eh? so we must have at least another dimension, but yes you may be right too, maybe God is trying to talk to us, all possibilities are, well, possible! thanks for reading, nell

Lawrence Hebb from Hamilton, New Zealand on March 25, 2016:


Fascinating hub. The idea of more than the dimensions we see in our universe was actually proposed nearly seven hundred years ago by a Jewish Rabbi studying Genesis chapter 1!

If you don't think that's true then Google 'Mahmonodes' and see what comes up!

Some of what you talk of here is Quantum physics that explores the possibility that matter literally pops in and out of our dimensions all the time, but disappears as soon as it comes because once the particles collide they annhilate each other!

As for 'alternate worlds' Stephen Weinberg says they're 'possible but a stretch' in credulity (he has asked Richard Dawkins to stop using his name to give an air of respectability to the idea as he doesn't think it so)

I think sometimes dreams are God trying to talk to us.


Nell Rose (author) from England on March 20, 2016:

Hi Deb, thanks for reading, yes hopefully science will one day explain it all, nell

Nell Rose (author) from England on March 20, 2016:

Thanks Ann, yes I have experienced the out of body thing too, its pretty spooky! but I am sure science will explain everything one day, even the other world scenario, thanks again, nell

Nell Rose (author) from England on March 20, 2016:

Hi Michael, sounds fascinating! and thanks for reading, nell

Deb Hirt from Stillwater, OK on March 20, 2016:

Definitely something to take into consideration. There is so much yet to be unraveled, and we really know very little about the human mind.

Ann Carr from SW England on March 20, 2016:

A fascinating subject. When I was in my late teens/early 20s I could hold on to a dream and make myself dream it the next night but only if it was something I felt passionate about. I think our minds play tricks on us, or they explore ideas and possibilities whilst we're not asking them to concentrate on a myriad of things whilst we're awake.

The 'déjà vu' thing is another matter though and much more difficult to try to explain. I've had that feeling many times and I know I've never been to those places before. I suppose I could have seen pictures or photos of some but many times it's unexplainable.

I've also had, as did my father and his mother, some 'out of body' experiences, looking down on myself. If that's possible, then anything is!

You've started an interesting thought process; I'll probably dream about this tonight! Sharing.


Michael-Milec on March 18, 2016:

Very interesting Hub. Dreams are real, dreaming is part of our innermost, deep-inside subconscious or conscious existence. We might say " I think that is true..." only to confirm that ...'as a man thinks in his heart so is he'... depending on the "other side'' sources, many dreams caused meaningful impact in " our '' lives when correctly interpreted. Without mentioning details, I've been part of some...

Thanks for sharing.

Nell Rose (author) from England on March 18, 2016:

lol! you got a good point there Chitrangada! thanks so much for reading, nell

Chitrangada Sharan from New Delhi, India on March 18, 2016:

A fascinating hub and I always enjoy reading such hubs from you.

I have dreams regularly but never remember them at all when I wake up. And I think it may be good for my mental health, otherwise it may take my whole day to figure out their interpretation.

Thanks for such an interesting read!

Nell Rose (author) from England on March 17, 2016:

Hi Jodah, thats funny you should say that, because I had a double in my town! many years ago a girl named Janice was my double, even down to the clothes and boots! at least I came face to face with her once, spooky! thanks for reading, nell

Nell Rose (author) from England on March 17, 2016:

Interesting stuff tsmog anything else you can remember now? thanks for reading, nell

Nell Rose (author) from England on March 17, 2016:

lol! hiya lily! that was spooky! pity about the gemstones, you did check I hope? thanks as always, nell x

Nell Rose (author) from England on March 17, 2016:

Thanks Alicia, I love anything mysterious that I can get my teeth into! lol! and this is just the top of the cake! thanks for reading, nell

Nell Rose (author) from England on March 17, 2016:

Hiya Jackie, great to see you, yes there are so many things going on here with dreams etc, hopefully one of these days they will figure it out, nell

John Hansen from Australia (Gondwana Land) on March 17, 2016:

This was quite captivating Nell, and much food for thought. I used to keep a notebook next to my bed to record my dreams. I can never recall having a recurring dream, though. I have had a couple of interesting occurrences, however. When I was about 12 I went to visit my grandmother and while walking up the road to the shop one day a boy of similar age approached me and asking what I was doing back in town? He called me Paul and was convinced I was a friend of his who moved away a year ago,

As an adult, I also made the acquaintance of a fellow who told me he was convinced I had a double he knew in a different state. Great hub.

Tim Mitchell from Escondido, CA on March 17, 2016:

Awesome Nell and awakening awareness for me just now. Waking less than an hour ago I awoke listening to myself going "ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh" like I was moaning. I had only a tad of glimpse of reading something. My ending segment of dream was me reading. I saw paragraphs before my eyes, but no page edge or book. Just the letters, sentences, and paragraphs. Go figure . . . and I'll contemplate.

Lillian K. Staats from Wasilla, Alaska on March 16, 2016:

Always top notch Rose! When I moved to my new apt. I dreamt there were gemstones in the floorboards! Some people believe witches can visit you in a dream. I had a recurring dream the these Satanists wanted me to join them. Lo and behold, I was living right next door from about 9 Satanists.

I moved, Rose; they made my belly ache...

Love you always, be well, be happy!

Linda Crampton from British Columbia, Canada on March 16, 2016:

I think the idea of parallel universes is absolutely fascinating. I hope scientists have more to say about them soon. Thanks for another very interesting and thought provoking hub, Nell

Jackie Lynnley from the beautiful south on March 16, 2016:

Great fun stuff you get into. I don't have weird dreams but I have had weird things happen and a couple of times I have been somewhere and all of a sudden I know it has all happened before and I feel so creepy about it. Been awhile though. Is that the Deja' Vu? Hope we do get answers to all this one day.

Nell Rose (author) from England on March 16, 2016:

Thanks so much kj force, glad you liked it. It is a fascinating subject, and so much more to learn, nell

kjforce from Florida on March 16, 2016:

WOW..that was an awesome article....

I believe in the" gulf of souls " so depending on how many times the soul has returned..Each time there is a % passed on.

Just as in " star children " ( which has proven more prevalent throughout todays world )...

Some people are more sensitive to memory bank also.

Great job on your research.

Nell Rose (author) from England on March 16, 2016:

Great points Jewels! you are so right, will we ever really know? thanks so much for reading, nell

Jewels from Australia on March 16, 2016:

The only dreams I remember are prophetic - they have messages. These are rare and a bit like billybuc, I feel cheated. They are usually in technicolor, so when they happen I take notice.

Astral spaces are a mindfield literally - so diverse and in many cases are so beyond our little minds. Images can be reflections of reality, impressions to ponder and learn from, and in most cases are random experiences that bare no meaning at all to your current reality. But then our reality is so tunnelled by our narrow consciousness, you could ask whether dreams have the intent to broaden it. Wonder is such a positive experience. :)

Nell Rose (author) from England on March 16, 2016:

Thanks Tebo, glad you liked it, yes its a fascinating subject isn't it? thanks for reading, nell